Middle East Technical University

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Middle East Technical University is located in Ankara and founded in 1956. It’s a state university and it’s one of the most preferred universities of Turkey. Scientifically, many firsts in Turkey took place in METU. Many firsts such as education in foreign language, technocity, first internet connection, central computer system, .tr domain name service took place in METU. It is the only Turkish university to be ranked in the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World’s Best Universities Rankings in 2014. The school has 3 campuses: METU Ankara, Cyprus and Erdemli Campuses. METU has approximately 27 thousand students. There are 5 faculties, 43 departments. There are faculties of Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Architecture, Arts and Sciences and Education. Law and Medicine departments, which students often prefer, are not included in METU.

Main Campus

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The campus is very large and like a city in itself. For this reason, it has been designed in such a way that all needs can be met easily. There are markets, banks, post offices and various cafes and restaurants for shopping. There are two dormitory areas, the East and the West Dormitories, and one supermarket in each of the two regions. In addition to various sports groups, there are two individual sports halls, tennis courts, football fields, jogging tracks in the green of the campus, two swimming pools, one outdoor and one indoor, and the Devrim Stadium. Department buildings are scattered around the campus. Almost every department has its own building. In addition, there are study rooms in both departments and dormitories. There is a cafeteria on campus, serving lunch and dinner. Although this means waiting in line as the school population is high, there are affordable alternatives in the canteens of dormitories and departments, except for cafes and restaurants.


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There are 19 student dormitories within the METU campus. Middle East Technical University dormitories are located in two different areas: “Numbered Dormitories” and “Demiray Dormitories”. Students residing outside of Ankara can apply to METU dormitories.

Prep. School

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In order to start undergraduate education at METU, you have to pass the English Proficiency Exam or you must have the score determined by the university in exams such as IELT / TOEFL. The grade for passing the preparation at Middle East Technical University is 59.50.


Middle East Technical University library is the first university library in Turkey. The library is divided into two parts. The silent section consists of 4 floors and there are 1335 work desks.

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University Website: https://www.metu.edu.tr/tr

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