Sakarya University is located in Sakarya, Turkey. It is one of the most popular universities of Turkey. Since there is a large student body, the city of Sakarya is influenced by the university. It was founded as Sakarya Engineering and Architecture in 1970. It renamed as Sakarya State Engineering and Architecture Academy in 1971. It opened Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) programs in 1980. The programs were executed by ITÜ (Istanbul Technical University) Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences. It was bounded to Istanbul Technical University in 1982 as Sakarya Engineering Faculty in 1982. Vocational Schools of Sakarya and Düzce were bounded to her at same year. Finally It left from ITÜ and became Engineering Faculty of Sakarya University in 1992. Düzce Vocational School left from Sakarya Engineering Faculty and bounded to Abant Izzet Baysal University at same year.