Founded in 1933, Istanbul Üniversitesi (Istanbul University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in 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 Üniversitesi is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Istanbul Üniversitesi offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 86 years old Turkish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Istanbul Üniversitesi also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.