List of 100 best universities in Pakistan

We ranked 100 best universities in Pakistan based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 2.71M citations received by 188K publications made by 175 universities in Pakistan, measured the popularity of 346 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Pakistan
#344 in Asia
#1297 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1882
#2 in Pakistan
#466 in Asia
#1631 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1983
#3 in Pakistan
#623 in Asia
#2112 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1985
#4 in Pakistan
#659 in Asia
#2212 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1965
#5 in Pakistan
#705 in Asia
#2350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1961
#6 in Pakistan
#720 in Asia
#2388 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1950
#7 in Pakistan
#787 in Asia
#2571 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962
#8 in Pakistan
#834 in Asia
#2686 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
2000
#9 in Pakistan
#933 in Asia
#2987 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1975
#10 in Pakistan
#1049 in Asia
#3325 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1980
#11 in Pakistan
#1070 in Asia
#3367 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1980
#12 in Pakistan
#1110 in Asia
#3457 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1947
#13 in Pakistan
#1172 in Asia
#3604 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1950
#14 in Pakistan
#1200 in Asia
#3678 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1991
#15 in Pakistan
#1398 in Asia
#4160 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1921
#16 in Pakistan
#1405 in Asia
#4183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2002
#17 in Pakistan
#1425 in Asia
#4226 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2009
#18 in Pakistan
#1438 in Asia
#4254 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1963
#19 in Pakistan
#1477 in Asia
#4342 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1925
#20 in Pakistan
#1482 in Asia
#4355 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
34,404
Founded
1999
#21 in Pakistan
#1513 in Asia
#4443 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2013
#22 in Pakistan
#1535 in Asia
#4485 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1955
#23 in Pakistan
#1609 in Asia
#4697 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2004
#24 in Pakistan
#1678 in Asia
#4878 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1864
#25 in Pakistan
#1749 in Asia
#5048 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1998
#26 in Pakistan
#1794 in Asia
#5152 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2002
#27 in Pakistan
#1827 in Asia
#5224 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1864
#28 in Pakistan
#1872 in Asia
#5340 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1975
#29 in Pakistan
#1874 in Asia
#5344 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2002
#30 in Pakistan
#1945 in Asia
#5534 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1993
#31 in Pakistan
#1967 in Asia
#5588 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2004
#32 in Pakistan
#1980 in Asia
#5624 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1881
#33 in Pakistan
#1982 in Asia
#5626 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1963
#34 in Pakistan
#1996 in Asia
#5655 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1995
#35 in Pakistan
#2004 in Asia
#5671 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1979
#36 in Pakistan
#2012 in Asia
#5695 in the World
Enrollment
9,057
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1990
#37 in Pakistan
#2016 in Asia
#5703 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2000
#38 in Pakistan
#2038 in Asia
#5766 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2002
#39 in Pakistan
#2042 in Asia
#5776 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1922
#40 in Pakistan
#2063 in Asia
#5827 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1952
#41 in Pakistan
#2066 in Asia
#5832 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1860
#42 in Pakistan
#2100 in Asia
#5913 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1967
#43 in Pakistan
#2115 in Asia
#5940 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1995
#44 in Pakistan
#2167 in Asia
#6069 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2002
#45 in Pakistan
#2176 in Asia
#6090 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1970
#46 in Pakistan
#2185 in Asia
#6118 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1974
#47 in Pakistan
#2289 in Asia
#6409 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1881
#48 in Pakistan
#2325 in Asia
#6480 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1957
#49 in Pakistan
#2340 in Asia
#6541 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2007
#50 in Pakistan
#2344 in Asia
#6550 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1995
#51 in Pakistan
#2367 in Asia
#6602 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1998
#52 in Pakistan
#2396 in Asia
#6674 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2002
#53 in Pakistan
#2410 in Asia
#6705 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2002
#54 in Pakistan
#2435 in Asia
#6761 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1991
#55 in Pakistan
#2436 in Asia
#6765 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2002
#56 in Pakistan
#2512 in Asia
#6956 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2002
#57 in Pakistan
#2535 in Asia
#7015 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1993
#58 in Pakistan
#2537 in Asia
#7017 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1994
#59 in Pakistan
#2550 in Asia
#7059 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1913
#60 in Pakistan
#2558 in Asia
#7075 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2002
#61 in Pakistan
#2589 in Asia
#7148 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2012
#62 in Pakistan
#2592 in Asia
#7155 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1995
#63 in Pakistan
#2608 in Asia
#7188 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1977
#64 in Pakistan
#2614 in Asia
#7200 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2001
#65 in Pakistan
#2638 in Asia
#7265 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1997
#66 in Pakistan
#2663 in Asia
#7316 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
7,033
Founded
2002
#67 in Pakistan
#2708 in Asia
#7413 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2002
#68 in Pakistan
#2721 in Asia
#7447 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1970
#69 in Pakistan
#2728 in Asia
#7465 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1981
#70 in Pakistan
#2786 in Asia
#7580 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1954
#71 in Pakistan
#2863 in Asia
#7740 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1980
#72 in Pakistan
#2879 in Asia
#7782 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1997
#73 in Pakistan
#2890 in Asia
#7803 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2005
#74 in Pakistan
#2895 in Asia
#7819 in the World
Founded
2017
#75 in Pakistan
#2921 in Asia
#7869 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2002
#76 in Pakistan
#2963 in Asia
#7968 in the World
Enrollment
7,697
Founded
1987
#77 in Pakistan
#2989 in Asia
#8026 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1996
#78 in Pakistan
#2997 in Asia
#8043 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2000
#79 in Pakistan
#2999 in Asia
#8047 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1998
#80 in Pakistan
#3001 in Asia
#8050 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1913
#81 in Pakistan
#3004 in Asia
#8055 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2001
#82 in Pakistan
#3043 in Asia
#8131 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2001
#83 in Pakistan
#3076 in Asia
#8197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005
#84 in Pakistan
#3130 in Asia
#8317 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1985
#85 in Pakistan
#3143 in Asia
#8350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2002
#86 in Pakistan
#3171 in Asia
#8407 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2008
#87 in Pakistan
#3191 in Asia
#8452 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2008
#88 in Pakistan
#3203 in Asia
#8476 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1998
#89 in Pakistan
#3214 in Asia
#8496 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2007
#90 in Pakistan
#3232 in Asia
#8531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1993
#91 in Pakistan
#3280 in Asia
#8624 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1974
#92 in Pakistan
#3285 in Asia
#8632 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1948
#93 in Pakistan
#3306 in Asia
#8663 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1984
#94 in Pakistan
#3311 in Asia
#8674 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2001
#95 in Pakistan
#3377 in Asia
#8821 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
2010
#96 in Pakistan
#3379 in Asia
#8823 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
2014
#97 in Pakistan
#3381 in Asia
#8826 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1964
#98 in Pakistan
#3500 in Asia
#9075 in the World
Enrollment
1,937
Male:Female
70:30
Founded
2012
#99 in Pakistan
#3508 in Asia
#9096 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1989
#100 in Pakistan
#3520 in Asia
#9115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2012

The best cities to study in Pakistan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and Faisalabad.

Average cost of living for students in Pakistan is $205 + $23-165 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).