Founded in 1920, North Ossetian State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Vladikavkaz (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Ossetia-Alania Republic. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, North Ossetian State University (NOSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. North Ossetian State University (NOSU) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank course levels and areas of studies matrix below for further details. This 97 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. NOSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.