Founded in 1794, École Polytechnique (Polytechnic School) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Palaiseau (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ile-de-France. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère des Armées, France (Ministry of the Armed Forces, France), École Polytechnique (L'X) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. École Polytechnique (L'X) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 225 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this French higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.