Top 175 universities in Pakistan: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Aga Khan UniversityKarachi
2National University of Sciences and TechnologyIslamabad
3University of the Punjab15%Lahore
4Lahore University of Management SciencesLahore
5COMSATS Institute of Information Technology35%Islamabad
6Quaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabad
7International Islamic University, IslamabadIslamabad
8National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences5%Islamabad
9Bahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultan
10University of Engineering and Technology, LahoreLahore
11University of KarachiKarachi
12University of Management and Technology - LahoreLahore
13NED University of Engineering and Technology45%Karachi
14Institute of Business AdministrationKarachi
15University of Agriculture, Faisalabad35%Faisalabad
16The Islamia University of Bahawalpur85%Bahawalpur
17Mehran University of Engineering and Technology15%Jamshoro
18Government College University, Faisalabad25%Faisalabad
19Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture UniversityRawalpindi
20University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila15%Taxila
21University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar25%Peshawar
22The University of Agriculture, Peshawar65%Peshawar
23Pakistan Institute of Development Economics55%Islamabad
24University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesLahore
25Government College University, LahoreLahore
26Khyber Medical UniversityPeshawar
27Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology5%Topi
28Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied SciencesIslamabad
29University of SargodhaSargodha
30University of Gujrat75%Gujrat
31Abdul Wali Khan University MardanMardan
32University of Sindh25%Jamshoro
33University of Health Sciences, LahoreLahore
34Air UniversityIslamabad
35The University of Lahore95%Lahore
36Hajvery University45%Lahore
37University of Education - Pakistan95%Lahore
38National University of Modern Languages55%Islamabad
39Sukkur Institute of Business AdministrationSukkur
40Bahria UniversityIslamabad
41University of Central PunjabLahore
42University of Peshawar55%Peshawar
43DOW University of Health Sciences55%Saddar Town
44Riphah International University45%Islamabad
45Mohammad Ali Jinnah University55%Karachi
46Forman Christian CollegeLahore
47Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology15%Karachi
48Institute of Business ManagementKarachi
49Information Technology UniversityLahore
50Institute of Space TechnologyIslamabad
51Karakurum International University55%Gilgit
52Iqra UniversityKarachi
53University of BalochistanQuetta
54Hazara UniversityDhodial
55National Defence University65%Islamabad
56Fatima Jinnah Women University55%Rawalpindi
57University of MalakandChakdara
58Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology55%Karachi
59Gomal UniversityDera Ismail Khan
60Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and TechnologyGulshan Town
61Institute of Management SciencesPeshawar
62Ziauddin UniversityKarachi
63Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences25%Quetta
64Superior Group of Colleges65%Lahore
65Islamia College PeshawarPeshawar
66Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology45%Nawabshah
67Liaquat University of Medical and Health SciencesJamshoro
68Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology5%Karachi
69Dawood University of Engineering and Technology55%Karachi
70Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology55%Peshawar
71National Textile UniversityFaisalabad
72Shah Abdul Latif UniversityKhairpur
73Isra UniversityHyderabad
74Kohat University of Science and TechnologyKohat
75University of HaripurHaripur
76Qurtaba University35%Dera Ismail Khan
77Lahore School of Economics55%Lahore
78Lahore College for Women UniversityLahore
79The University of FaisalabadFaisalabad
80National College of Business Administration and Economics55%Lahore
81Beaconhouse National UniversityLahore
82Habib UniversityKarachi
83Hamdard UniversityKarachi
84National College of ArtsLahore
85Indus University, Pakistan45%Karachi
86Sindh Agriculture UniversityTandojam
87Indus Valley School of Art and ArchitectureKarachi
88University of Azad Jammu and KashmirMuzaffarabad
89King Edward Medical UniversityLahore
90Preston University45%Kohat
91Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences45%Lasbela
92Mirpur University of Science and TechnologyMirpur
93GIFT University75%Gujranwala
94CECOS UniversityPeshawar
95Baqai Medical UniversityKarachi
96KASB Institute of TechnologyKarachi
97University of South Asia55%Lahore
98Foundation University IslamabadIslamabad
99Newports Institute of Communications and EconomicsKarachi
100DHA Suffa UniversityKarachi
101Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University85%Quetta
102Textile Institute of Pakistan45%Karachi
103Abasyn University55%Peshawar
104HITEC UniversityTaxila
105Sindh Madresatul Islam UniversityKarachi
106University of Wah45%Wah Cantt
107Government College for Women University, SialkotSialkot
108Jinnah Sindh Medical UniversityKarachi
109Jinnah University for WomenKarachi
110University of Science and Technology, Bannu45%Bannu
111Greenwich University35%Karachi
112Kinnaird College for WomenLahore
113Ghazi UniversityDera Ghazi Khan
114Lahore Garrison UniversityLahore
115Bacha Khan UniversityCharsadda
116Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University55%Sheringal
117Muslim Youth University15%Islamabad
118Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women UniversityPeshawar
119NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology35%Multan
120University of Baltistan, SkarduSkardu
121Ilma University45%Karachi
122University of SwabiSwabi
123University of SwatMingora
124Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, MultanMultan
125Fatima Jinnah Medical UniversityLahore
126Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical UniversityLarkana
127City University of Science and Information Technology55%Peshawar
128National University of Medical SciencesRawalpindi
129Lahore Leads UniversityLahore
130Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology45%Khuzdar
131Abbottabad University of Science and TechnologyAbbottabad
132Minhaj UniversityLahore
133Pakistan Institute of Fashion and DesignLahore
134Rawalpindi Medical UniversityRawalpindi
135The University of PoonchRawalakot
136Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of LawKarachi
137Karachi School for Business and LeadershipKarachi
138The Women University, MultanMultan
139Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information TechnologyRahim Yar Khan
140Shifa Tameer-e-Millat UniversityIslamabad
141Iqra National UniversityPeshawar
142Gandhara University55%Peshawar
143Imperial College of Business StudiesLahore
144National University of Technology - IslamabadIslamabad
145Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women85%Nawabshah
146Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University LyariKarachi
147The Government Sadiq College Women University, BahawalpurBahawalpur
148Qarshi UniversityLahore
149Alhamd Islamic University45%Quetta
150Government College Women University, FaisalabadFaisalabad
151Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical UniversityIslamabad
152Nur International UniversityLahore
153The Institute of Management SciencesLahore
154Ali Institute of EducationLahore
155Khushal Khan Khattak UniversityKarak
156Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed BenazirabadNawabshah
157Mohi-ud-Din Islamic UniversityNerian Sharif
158Dadabhoy Institute of Higher EducationKarachi
159Institute of Southern PunjabMultan
160Northern University - Pakistan65%Nowshera
161University of Kotli Azad Jammu and KashmirKotli
162Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging SciencesKarachi
163FATA University25%Darra Adam Khel
164PIMSAT Institute of Higher EducationKarachi
165University of LoralaiLoralai
166University of TurbatTurbat
167Nazeer Hussain UniversityKarachi
168Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesSakrand
169Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir BaghKotli
170Al-Khair UniversityRawalpindi
171Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and TechnologyMultan
172Global Institute75%Lahore
173Women University Swabi75%Swabi
174Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City UniversityKarachi
175Gambat Institute of Medical SciencesKhairpur

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