Founded in 1968, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Polytechnic University of Valencia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Valencia (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Valencian Community. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Alcoy, Gandia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) 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 51 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 80-90% making this Spanish higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.