Established in 1964, University of Waikato is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Hamilton (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Waikato. This institution also has a branch campus in Tauranga. Officially recognized by the Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment of New Zealand, University of Waikato (UoW) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational New Zealand higher education institution. University of Waikato (UoW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old New Zealand higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this New Zealand higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UoW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.