Founded in 2008, Piri Reis Üniversitesi (Piri Reis University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban 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), Piri Reis Üniversitesi (PRU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Piri Reis Üniversitesi (PRU) 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 12 years old Turkish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Turkish higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PRU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.