Founded in 1992, Sakarya Üniversitesi (Sakarya University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Sakarya (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (English: YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Sakarya Üniversitesi (SAU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Sakarya Üniversitesi (SAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 24 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SAU 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.