Established in 2000, Islamic Azad University, Damavand is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Damavand (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tehran. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Damavand (IAUD) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Damavand (IAUD) 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 16 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 50-60% making this Iranian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. IAUD 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, as well as administrative services.