Founded in 1944, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Istanbul Technical University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Istanbul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Istanbul. Officially recognized by the YÖK – Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK – Council of Higher Education), Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (ITÜ) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (ITÜ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 76 years old Turkish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ITÜ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.