Top 175 universities in Pakistan

  1. University of the Punjab logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1882
  2. Aga Khan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1983
  3. Lahore University of Management Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1985
  4. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1980
  5. National University of Sciences and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  6. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2000
  7. Quaid-i-Azam University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1965
  8. University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  9. University of Karachi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1950
  10. Institute of Business Administration logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1955
  11. Bahauddin Zakariya University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  12. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1961
  13. International Islamic University, Islamabad logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1980
  14. NED University of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1921
  15. University of Sindh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1947
  16. Mehran University of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1963
  17. Government College University, Faisalabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  18. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1925
  19. Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2009
  20. University of Peshawar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1950
  21. The University of Lahore logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    34,404
    Founded
    1999
  22. University of Management and Technology - Lahore logo
    Enrollment
    9,057
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1990
  23. Forman Christian College logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1864
  24. University of Central Punjab logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2002
  25. Fatima Jinnah Women University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1998
  26. University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1975
  27. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1957
  28. University of Gujrat logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2004
  29. Government College University, Lahore logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1864
  30. National Defence University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1963
  31. King Edward Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1860
  32. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1995
  33. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1979
  34. University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1952
  35. Bahria University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2000
  36. University of Education - Pakistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  37. Riphah International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1995
  38. University of Sargodha logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  39. Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1881
  40. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  41. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1967
  42. Khyber Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2007
  43. Air University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2002
  44. National University of Modern Languages logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  45. Institute of Business Management logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1995
  46. Information Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2013
  47. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  48. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1881
  49. Gomal University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1974
  50. Iqra University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1998
  51. University of Health Sciences, Lahore logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  52. Lahore College for Women University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  53. Institute of Space Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  54. Hazara University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2002
  55. Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1997
  56. The University of Agriculture, Peshawar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1981
  57. DOW University of Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2004
  58. Karakurum International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2002
  59. Beaconhouse National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  60. The University of Faisalabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2002
  61. Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,033
    Founded
    2002
  62. Shah Abdul Latif University logo
    Enrollment
    7,697
    Founded
    1987
  63. University of Balochistan logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  64. Lahore School of Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  65. Islamia College Peshawar logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1913
  66. Fatima Jinnah Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1948
  67. Superior Group of Colleges logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2000
  68. Sindh Madresatul Islam University logo
    Enrollment
    1,937
    Male:Female
    70:30
    Founded
    2012
  69. Sindh Agriculture University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1977
  70. Jinnah Sindh Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  71. National College of Arts logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1985
  72. Kohat University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2001
  73. Hamdard University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1991
  74. Isra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1997
  75. National Textile University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1954
  76. Kinnaird College for Women logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1913
  77. Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2001
  78. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1974
  79. Institute of Management Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2002
  80. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1993
  81. Ziauddin University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1995
  82. Habib University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2014
  83. University of Haripur logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2008
  84. Qurtaba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2001
  85. Lahore Garrison University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2010
  86. Indus University, Pakistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2012
  87. Mirpur University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2008
  88. University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1980
  89. University of Malakand logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2001
  90. Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1989
  91. Foundation University Islamabad logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2002
  92. Minhaj University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1984
  93. National University of Medical Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2015
  94. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2004
  95. GIFT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  96. HITEC University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  97. Jinnah University for Women logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1998
  98. Abasyn University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2007
  99. Preston University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1984
  100. CECOS University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  101. City University of Science and Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2001
  102. The Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2013
  103. National College of Business Administration and Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  104. KASB Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1999
  105. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1998
  106. Dawood University of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1964
  107. Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2012
  108. Hajvery University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2002
  109. DHA Suffa University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  110. Ghazi University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2012
  111. University of Wah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2005
  112. Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2012
  113. University of Science and Technology, Bannu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2005
  114. University of Baltistan, Skardu logo
    Founded
    2017
  115. NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2012
  116. Ilma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    3,768
    Founded
    2001
  117. Government College for Women University, Sialkot logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2012
  118. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2009
  119. Muslim Youth University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    2015
  120. Rawalpindi Medical University logo
    Founded
    2017
  121. University of Swat logo
    Enrollment
    1,411
    Male:Female
    88:12
    Founded
    2010
  122. Bacha Khan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2012
  123. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  124. Iqra National University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  125. Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1994
  126. University of South Asia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2000
  127. National University of Technology - Islamabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
  128. The Women University, Multan logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  129. Baqai Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1996
  130. Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2006
  131. The University of Poonch logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2013
  132. University of Swabi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  133. Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2009
  134. Government College Women University, Faisalabad logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2012
  135. Greenwich University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1987
  136. Lahore Leads University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  137. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2004
  138. Textile Institute of Pakistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1994
  139. Institute of Southern Punjab logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  140. Khushal Khan Khattak University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2012
  141. Newports Institute of Communications and Economics logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1993
  142. Karachi School for Business and Leadership logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2010
  143. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  144. Alhamd Islamic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2005
  145. Gandhara University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  146. Imperial College of Business Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1991
  147. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2012
  148. The Institute of Management Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1987
  149. FATA University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2013
  150. Northern University - Pakistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  151. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2008
  152. Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2000
  153. Nur International University logo
    Founded
    2015
  154. Qarshi University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2011
  155. Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  156. Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  157. Nazeer Hussain University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2013
  158. University of Turbat logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2012
  159. University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  160. Al-Khair University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1994
  161. Ali Institute of Education logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2010
  162. Women University Swabi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2015
  163. University of Loralai logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2013
  164. PIMSAT Institute of Higher Education logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  165. Global Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1995
  166. Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1993
  167. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University logo
    Founded
    2013
  168. Founded
    2006

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

Average cost of living for students in Pakistan is $206 + $23-168 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).