Established in 1975, South-West University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Blagoevgrad (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, Bulgaria, South-West University (SWU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. South-West University (SWU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 41 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 20-30% making this Bulgarian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SWU 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, as well as administrative services.