Established in 1150, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Pierre and Marie Curie University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Paris (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Ile-de-France. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) 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 868 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.