Founded in 2004, Albanian University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Tirana (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministria e Arsimit dhe Sportit, Shqipëri (English: Ministry of Education and Sport, Albania), Albanian University (AU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Albanian University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 12 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.