Founded in 1859, Ateneo de Manila University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Quezon City (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), National Capital Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Rockwell, Makati City. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 159 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 10-20% making this Philippine higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.