Established in 1882, University of the Punjab is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Lahore (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Punjab. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Gujranwala, Jehlum. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, University of the Punjab (PU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. University of the Punjab (PU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 137 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Pakistani higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.