Established in 1809, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Villeurbanne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation, France (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL) 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 210 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.