Established in 1968, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Cerdanyola del Vallès (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Catalonia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Barcelona, Sabadell. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 51 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.