Established in 1979, Lapin yliopisto (University of Lapland) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Rovaniemi (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Lapland. Officially accredited/recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland), Lapin yliopisto is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Lapin yliopisto offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 38 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Finnish higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Lapin yliopisto also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.