Founded in 1971, Southern Cross University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Lismore (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Southern Cross University (SCU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Southern Cross University (SCU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 45 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, 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.