University of the Punjab

University of the Punjab Ranking

country rank: 2
world rank: 2287

University Overview

The University of the Punjab was founded in 1882 and is a non-profit public higher education institution situated in the urban environment of Lahore (population range of over 5,000,000 people), Punjab. There are additional branch campuses for this school in the following cities: Jehlum, Gujranwala. University of the Punjab (PU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Pakistani higher education institution legally connected with the Islamic faith. It is officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. In a variety of fields of study, the University of the Punjab (PU) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees like as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 138-year-old Pakistani university has a rigorous admissions process based on entrance exams and candidates’ previous academic records and ratings. The entrance percentage ranges from 10% to 20%, making this Pakistani higher education school very exclusive. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students have access to a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services at PU.

University of the Punjab Ranking

University Identity

Name University of the Punjab
Acronym PU
Founded 1882
Motto Faith, Unity, Discipline
Colours Sea green

University Location

Address Quaid-e-Azam Campus, PO Box No. 54590 Lahore 54590 Punjab Pakistan
Tel +92 (42) 9923 1102
Fax +92 (42) 9923 1103
Other locations Gujranwala, Jehlum

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Room# 215, 2nd Floor, Centre for Undergraduate Studies, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of the Punjab Lahore 54590 (42) 9923 0259

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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