Founded in 1995, Trakia University is a for-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Stara Zagora (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, Bulgaria, Trakia University (TrU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Trakia University (TrU) 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 21 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 70-80% making this Bulgarian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. TrU 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.