Founded in 1997, Maltepe Üniversitesi (Maltepe University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural 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), Maltepe Üniversitesi is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Maltepe 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. Maltepe Üniversitesi also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.