Founded in 1955, Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi (Karadeniz Technical University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Trabzon (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (English: YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi (KTU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi (KTU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 61 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Turkish higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KTU 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, as well as administrative services.