Founded in 2001, Qurtaba University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Dera Ismail Khan (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Peshawar. Officially accredited/recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, Qurtaba University is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Qurtaba University 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 15 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 Pakistani higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Qurtaba University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.