Established in 1989, United States International University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Nairobi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, United States International University (USIU) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. United States International University (USIU) 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. This 28 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Kenyan higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.