Established in 1964, King Abdulaziz University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large city of Jeddah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Makkah. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Rabegh. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. King Abdulaziz University (KAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 52 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 20-30% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KAU 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, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.