Founded in 1992, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Qazvin (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin (QAZVIN) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Qazvin (QAZVIN) 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 and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Iranian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. QAZVIN 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.