Founded in 1450, Universitat de Barcelona (University of Barcelona) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Barcelona (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Catalonia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitat de Barcelona (UB) 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 568 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 70-80% making this Spanish higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.