Established in 1828, University of Central Lancashire is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Preston (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), North West England. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Penrith, Carlisle. Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 188 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCLAN 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.