Following are the rankings of Top 15 Universities in Pakistan according to Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). In the General Universities (Large) category of HEC rankings 2012, University of the Punjab is ranked 1st nationally, followed by University of Karachi in 2nd place and Bahauddin Zakariya University in 3rd place. In the General Universities (Medium) category, Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked 1st in the nation and ahead of Government College University, Lahore (2nd). In the General Universities (Small) category, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics took the top spot and followed by University of Faisalabad in 2nd place nationally.

General Universities (Large) Category:
- Large Pakistani universities with student enrollment of over 7000.
  1. University of the Punjab
  2. University of Karachi
  3. Bahauddin Zakariya University
  4. University of Peshawar
  5. International Islamic University
  6. Govt. College University, Faisalabad
  7. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
  8. University of Sargodha
  9. University of Sindh
  10. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  11. Hazara University Mansehra
  12. University of Education
  13. National University of Modern Languages
  14. University of Gujrat
  15. Bahria University
General Universities (Medium) Category:
- Medium level universities with student enrollment between 3000 to 7000.
  1. Quaid-i-Azam University
  2. Government College University, Lahore
  3. Gomal University
  4. Kohat University of Science and Technology
  5. The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  6. Shah Abdul Latif University
  7. Riphah International University
  8. Fatima Jinnah Women University
  9. University of Balochisan
  10. University of Management & Technology
  11. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology
  12. Forman Christian College
  13. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
  14. Hamdard University
  15. University of Central Punjab
General Universities (Small) Category:
- Universities with student enrollment less than 3000.
  1. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
  2. University of Faisalabad
  3. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University
  4. National Defence University
  5. Karakurum International University
  6. Textile Institute of Pakistan
  7. University of Malakand
  8. Foundation University
  9. Beaconhouse National University
  10. Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education
  11. Frontier Women University
  12. University of South Asia
  13. Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology
  14. GIFT University
  15. Indus Institute of Higher Education
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