- Education is a high priority for Iranians. In Iran, the literacy rate is 80% of the population. About 90% of the children go to school.
- Public schools are free to all Iraninan families. There are a number different private schools although they charge a tuition.
- At all grade levels from primary school to university level students study very hard. In order to graduate from primary school and middle school, students must pass national standard tests in all subjects.
- Entrance for state universities is difficult and very competitive. In order to be admitted to university, students must pass a difficult national standard test. Private universities are increasing in numbers and some students go to schools in other countries.