Established in 1997, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (English: Polytechnic Institute of Tomar) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Tomar (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Lisboa. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (English: Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 19 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Portuguese higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. IPT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.