Established in 1982, Islamic Azad University, Rasht is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Rasht (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Gilan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Rasht is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Rasht offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. This 34 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Islamic Azad University, Rasht also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.