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Koc University

4.4 out of 5 (75 ratings / 72 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
The principle mission of Koç University is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates, well-rounded adults who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders. 

About

History

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond.

Education

Koç University’s strong academic offerings are further bolstered by a vivid social environment and dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. 

The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.

Research

The purpose of research programs at Koç University is to make qualified and genuine contributions to universal science and to positively influence the intellectual, technological, economic and social development of Turkey. 

The academic members recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and work as a team while also sustaining their independent research.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
401 100
2020
501 -100
2019
401
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
465 -14
2020
451 -3
2019
448
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
733 14
2020
747 -44
2019
703
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Library services

Suna Kıraç Library was established on 12 October 1993. Its initial collection of 1590 volumes was located on the İstinye Campus, built on the site of a former match factory. Dr. Ahmet Şimşek, Director of the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Office, held the additional charge of Director of the Library until December 1993.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities.
  • Koç University is a non-profit university in İstanbul, Turkey. It started education in İstinye in 1993 and moved to its current Rumelifeneri Campus near Sarıyer in 2000. 
  • Koç University has other campus locations: West Campus, İstinye Campus, Koç University Hospital, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) and Entrepreneurship Research Center (KWorks) which are located in İstanbul and Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) located in Antalya and Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center (VEKAM) in Ankara.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is one of the best universities in Turkey. First, it is at the top of a hill which makes it farther from the city center but closer to splendid views and clean air. It was hard to get to the city center at the beginning, but I would not change its location for anything. In terms of its education, my major recently changed its face, which made it much better. They hired...

A Green Science Gate: Koç University
Gülay Canbaloglu rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think, the best thing about my university is that it allows us to improve ourself in different fields. There are a lot of student clubs from space club to Krav Maga club. You can apply Work&Study to get to know an office you are curious about and also to earn small amount of money. Big student events arrenged by student clubs every year and many students from Koç or not...

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Yasemin Yıldırım rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is one of the best universities in Turkey, thanks to them I have an international understanding of business and management. They offer incredible opportunities for students who want to study another major, students can take as many classes as they need or they can have a double major or minor. Since it is an "American style" university we have lots of international...

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