Ondokuz Mayıs University, located on two campuses in Samsun, is a state university with 13 faculties, five graduate schools for post-graduate studies, nine vocational schools, three schools and one conservatoire.
The central campus, Kurupelit, is located 15 kilometers from the city center on a large swath of land rising from near sea level to lowland forest. The campus hosts a range of faculties, a hospital and health service facilities, vocational schools, sports facilities and contains the management and administrative functions of the university.
The Atakum campus is five kilometers from the city center, situated near the sea and close to a lively commercial district. The campus is home to the department of fine arts, the state conservatory and various recreational and sports facilities.