Established in 1982, Marmara Üniversitesi (Marmara 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), Marmara Üniversitesi (MARUN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Marmara Üniversitesi (MARUN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 38 years old Turkish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. MARUN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.