Established in 1972, Universidad Nacional de Catamarca (National University of Catamarca) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of S. Fdo. del Valle de Catamarca (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Catamarca. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Santa María and Andalgalá. Officially accredited/recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria, Argentina (National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation, Argentina), Universidad Nacional de Catamarca (UNCA) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Catamarca (UNCA) 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 44 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Argentine higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNCA 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.