Founded in 1845, University College Cork is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Cork (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), County Cork. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Cork (UCC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University College Cork (UCC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 174 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.