Founded in 2006, Pharos University in Alexandria is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the metropolis of Alexandria (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 11 years old 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 Egyptian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PUA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.