Established in 1984, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Karaj (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Tehran. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch (KIAU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch (KIAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 32 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Iranian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KIAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.