Established in 1867, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas. officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia (Ministry of National Education - National Council for Higher Education, Colombia), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) is a very large coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 150 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.