Discover the top 5 universities in Pakistan 2021 with Bluefireflys.

Pakistan is a rich country with lots of natural resources and beautiful scenes. From Karachi to Khyber every city has its own unique culture and their languages also vary according to their area. Moreover, In 2021 people are more aware of their educational needs and try to find out the top universities in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, there are almost 200 higher education institutions providing education to hundreds and thousands of students every year. Now multiple Pakistani universities are offering foreign students to enrol and study here in Pakistan. Foreign students come from various countries like China, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Africa, America and Europe.  

Everyone wants to study in a repetitive institution. But it’s hard to find out which institution will lead them towards a bright future. Moreover, students try to research over the internet and find try to find out which institutions are better for them. In this article, you’ll learn about the top 5 universities in Pakistan in 2021. In addition, the ranking is recognized by HEC and the information is also valid.

The list of top 5 universities in Pakistan 2021 is as follows:

  • Abdul Wali Khan University ( Mardan )
  • Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
  • COMSATS University Islamabad
  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad
  • Government College University Faisalabad

Abdul Wali Khan University (Mardan Campus)

Awkum is declared as the top-ranking university among top 5 universities in Pakistan 2021. The university was established in 2009 and the name is dedicated to a renowned secular socialist of Pakistan Abdul Wali Khan. He was also a Pakhtoon leader. This university is located in the city of Mardan KPK,  located in the north of Pakistan.

This university consists of 9 campuses, including the Mardan Campus.

  • Abdul Wali Khan University (Main Campus : Mardan)
  • University College of Science Shankar
  • University College for Women
  • Riffat Mahal Campus
  • Rahid Hussain Shaheed Campus
  • Swabi Campus
  • Pabbi Campus
  • Garden Campus
  • Palosa Campus


It has also 12,500 students enrolled with 500 academic Staff. Consist of the largest libraries, Computer labs, hostels for students and a sports complex within the campus.

University consist of 6 Faculties

  • Faculty of Business and economics
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Chemical and Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of numerical and physical sciences

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

QAU Islamabad is rank among the top 5 universities in Pakistan 2021. The University was established in 1967 and is currently based in the Capital City Islamabad, Pakistan. This university was established for research work and teaching practices but later started Masters and undergraduate programs.

This university has well-established links with the world’s top universities in Europe, South Asia & United States. Likewise, the professors of this university have worked in the world’s top universities such as the University of Columbia, Cambridge & Oxford.

Moreover, Quaid-i-Azam University is located below Margalla hills and it covers approx. 7km2 area. In addition, the place is lush green and suitable for university. Margalla Hills is a part of Himalayan and the hills are so beautiful to watch which makes the university more beautiful. A beautiful canal is also running from the university which makes it more beautiful.

Quaid-i-Azam university consists of the following faculties including the research working areas:

Natural Sciences

Biological Sciences

Social Sciences



The university also offers transport to its students located in Islamabad and nearly located areas. Standard classrooms, Well-equipped laboratories, hostels for both male and female students, mosque, ground for sports and so on.

COMSATS University Islamabad

COMSATS University Islamabad is ranked 3rd in top 5 universities in Pakistan 2021. The main campus is located in Islamabad. It is a multi-campus university that has multiple campuses in different cities of Pakistan. The university is established in 1998 and is renowned as the top-ranked university in Pakistan. University offers various degrees but the most popular faculty of COMSATS is Computer Sciences and IT. Also offers research work on IT and Computer Sciences.


The main campus is located in Chak Shehzad Islamabad. Wide area, lush green, peaceful place. The campus contains Standard classrooms, Well-equipped laboratories, a mosque, ground for sports and so on.

University consists of 8 Campuses including the main.

  • COMSATS main Campus (Islamabad)
  • Lahore Campus
  • COMSATS Attock Campus
  • Vehari Campus
  • COMSATS Abottabad Campus
  • Wah Cantt Campus
  • COMSATS Sahiwal Campus

Main faculties:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Administration
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Sciences and so on…

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad is ranked 4th among among top 5 universities in Pakistan 2021. The university is established in 1906 to enhance the productivity of the Agricultural field in the reign of Punjab.

At present times the main focus of the university is still agriculture development and also offer a variety of degrees in Veterinary Sciences, Farming, Food Engineering & Animal husbandry. Recently the university has started courses in other fields like Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Business Management.

Faisalabad is the city where the main campus is located. Moreover, Faisalabad is the 3rd most popular city in Pakistan. The university is located at University Road Police Lines, Faisalabad.


The university contains a wide green area which consists of plants and trees. The building is manufactured according to modern, classical architectures. Offers a variety of laboratories. Mosque, Sports ground and the list goes on. 

Government College University Faisalabad

Government College University Faisalabad is ranked 5th in Pakistan’s top 5 universities in 2021. Started as a primary school in Faisalabad back in 1905. Became an intermediate college in 1924. In 1933 the institution started the title Degree level programs. In 2002 the institution finally secured the title of university.


Government College University Faisalabad has 7 faculties which are as follows:

  • Economics and Management Sciences
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Islamic
  • Oriental Learning
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences


Currently, 20,000 students are studying in undergraduate programs and more than 2000 students are studying in the graduate program. Inside the campus, there’s a mosque, multiple canteens, Multiple Banks & a Daycare centre. Moreover, the main campus covers around 37 acres of area and is located on Jhand Road Faisalabad. 200 acres’ new campus is being build near this campus and will be functional in near times.

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