University Rankings: A List of Top 10 Universities in Pakistan
For most students, choosing a university is one of the most important decisions they will make before pursuing their education. And with so many great universities to choose from, it can be difficult to make the right decision. So here is a list of top 10 universities in Pakistan to help you make an informed decision on which university suits your needs best.
List Of Top 10 Universities 
1. Govt. College University
2. National University of Science and Technology
3. Lahore University of Management Sciences
4. Lahore School of Economics
5. Forman Christian College University
6. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
7. Quaid-i-Azam University
8. National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan
9. The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
10. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
1. Forman Christian College University
Forman Christian College University (FCCU), formerly Forman Christian College (FCC), is a private higher education institution located at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
FCCU was originally founded in 1858 as a seminary for girls’ higher education. By 1970, it had over 750 girls’ colleges operated by 140 colleges.
In 1978, when Pakistan struggled economically, the school in Lahore began to receive aid from the United Nations. The students in both genders were also encouraged to apply to colleges in the United States or Europe.
In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed the Korea Education Act, which provided not only economic assistance but also academic scholarships from the American government.
However, the act also stipulated that the first policy to be instituted by the FCCU must be that of universal higher education. This policy meant that all FCCU students had to be able to obtain a high school equivalency diploma regardless of where in the world they studied. This made FCCU the first all-girl educational institute in the world accepted by the U.S. Department of State as a non-profit educational institution.
FCCU, which as of 2014 has 27 colleges and their partial history, was the first school in South Asia to be awarded a Carnegie Science Award, among many accolades.
However, in 2011, due to the global financial crisis, the school tried a “Bail-In” plan of shutting down, leaving 20,000 students unable to attend their last two classes. This meant that 6,000 students lost their last semester. After negotiations between FCCU and the students, they were able to reopen, along with all their classes.
The School of Business Administration offers 170 credit-bearing bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs. The Bachelor of Arts in International Business Studies and the Master of International Business Studies are accredited by the World Financial Network, the Accrediting Association of Manufacturing Index and the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
2. National University of Sciences and Technology
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was established in 1989 and is ranked among the top five engineering universities in Pakistan. It is a federal university and its campus is located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is Pakistan’s leading university in the fields of Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Technology and Management Sciences.
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3. Lahore University of Management Sciences
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It was ranked the best business school in Pakistan by HEC in 2009 and 2011, and is currently ranked as the best business school in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.LUMS offers programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business administration, finance, human resources, marketing and management, accounting, and related areas.
4. Punjab University (Lahore Campus)
The University of Punjab (Urdu: جامعہ پنجاب) is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the oldest university in Pakistan, and among the oldest in South Asia. It was founded in 1882 to replace the Lahore College.
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Are you ready to study around the world? You can choose to enter any state schools in the United States or study abroad in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Korea, and other countries. Some colleges no longer offer degree programs, but offer certificate programs that can be followed by a degree and subsequent certification.
To earn a degree, you must complete an academic program that is based on your chosen discipline. Most colleges require two years of college courses from which you draw your general education requirements. After that, you take all the required college classes and the rest is up to you.
Take advantage of university financial aid in exchange for a small degree.
5. Quaid-e-Azam University (also known as QAU)
Quaid-e-Azam University (also known as QAU) is a public research university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is the largest university in Pakistan and the second largest university in the country after University of Punjab.
Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) is the flagship institution of Pakistan’s government. It encompasses two campuses, both of which are residential in nature. QAU is the only university in Pakistan that offers full-fledged degree programs in engineering, commerce, law, medicine, and computer science. It’s a land grant college, meaning that students have to provide financial aid. Each semester, students have to certify that they have meet the specific financial requirements of the program they’re pursuing.
There are 118 degree offered by Quaid-e-Azam University. This school has five academic departments that offer 91 degrees; the law, commerce, dentistry, medicine, and computer science. There is also an integrated engineering program that includes a concentration in organic chemistry and computer science. Quaid-e-Azam University also has a satellite campus, which hosts around 200 students. Located on the outskirts of the city of Islamabad, the satellite campus is dominated by University Park — the home of the NCAA Division I University football team.
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