Established in 1971, Shumen University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Shumen (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Dobrich, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo. Officially accredited/recognized by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, Bulgaria, Shumen University (SHU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shumen University (SHU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 45 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 40-50% making this Bulgarian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SHU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.