Founded in 1993, Islamic Azad University, Ahar is a private higher education institution located in the large town of Ahar (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), East Azerbaijan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Ahar is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Ahar offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. This 23 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Islamic Azad University, Ahar also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.