Sabanci University is a private, innovative academic institution. It is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To meet this challenge, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is organized around multi-disciplinary degree programs including Political Science, International Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, and Economics and offers honors minor degree programs in Psychology, Philosophy, Art Theory and Criticism as well as Gender Studies. The university admits top-ranking students for its undergraduate programs through a centralized university entrance examination. Faculty members are provided with excellent research support as well as health insurance, housing facilities on its campus.