Established in 1954, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Federal University of Espírito Santo) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Vitória (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Espirito Santo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Alegre, São Mateus. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) 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 63 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Brazilian higher education organization a very selective institution. UFES also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.