Founded in 1976, Hawassa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Awasa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Wondo Genet, Yirgalem. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Hawassa University (HWU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hawassa University (HWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.