Founded in 1988, Islamic Azad University of Lahijan is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Lahijan (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Gilan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Astane, Roodsar, Amlash. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University of Lahijan is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University of Lahijan offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 28 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Iranian higher education organization a very selective institution. Islamic Azad University of Lahijan also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.