Founded in 1984, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Tonekabon (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mazandaran. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Shahsavar. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon (TONIAU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon (TONIAU) 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 32 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Iranian higher education organization a very selective institution. TONIAU 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, as well as administrative services.