General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation METU
Teachers 1,373
Students 25,686
Foreigners 6%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Red and white
Campus type Suburban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Scientia Dux Vitae Certissimus
• YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu
• European University Association (EUA)
• Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking503
Country ranking2
Academic Reputation309
Employer Reputation241
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities368
Engineering and Technology184
Natural Science334
Social Sciences and Management293
Cost of living in Ankara, USD/month
Accommodation 75 124
Food 108 197
Transportation 26 75
Communications and utilities 45 59
Clothing 16 60
Sports and leisure 19 62
Accommodation in Ankara, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre75
Shared room in city centre126
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre132
1 bedroom apartment in city centre229
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking503
QS World University Rankings434
Webometrics Ranking490
Alternative title
tr Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi
Location on map - Middle East Technical University
Middle East Technical University or Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU) - public higher education institution in Turkey.

Middle East Technical University - Description

Middle East Technical University (METU), founded in 1956, is an international research university which seeks excellence in serving the country, region and the world. METU has 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties. Moreover, there are 5 Graduate Schools with 97 masters and 62 doctorate programs and a "School of Foreign Languages". METU accepts students only from top 1.5 % of approximately 1.8 million applicants taking the National University Entrance Examination, each year. METU, currently has about 23,000 students of which 4,500 are in masters and 2,700 are in doctorate programs. METU strives to maintain a high standard of education by international standards. Thus, the medium of instruction at METU is English at both undergraduate and graduate levels. METU has always sought external assessment, accreditation and certification by international organizations, and been committed to a "quality culture". The University has completed the process of "Institutional Evaluation" by the EUA in 2002. As a part of its efforts to ascertain world-quality education, in 1991 METU initiated a long-term program to have all its engineering programs accredited by ABET. Since its foundation, METU as an international research university has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international...
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