Established in 1956, Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi (Middle East Technical University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large city of Ankara (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Northern Cyprus Campus, Mersin-Erdemli. Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (English: YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU) 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 60 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Turkish higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. METU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.