Lahore College for Women University, with a full time enrollment of about more than 13,000 students and a teaching faculty of more than 500 members, is one of the most prestigious institutions of Pakistan. It admits students at the Intermediate, Graduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels.
At the time of autonomy, in 1990, there were Masters classes in only six areas, but now with the University status, LCWU is o¬ffering degrees at graduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. BS 4 year degree program is being o¬ered in 39 disciplines and 5 years Phram-D and Architecture degree is being o¬ered. University is o¬ering M.A/M.Sc. in 6 subjects and MS/M.Phil degree in 28 subjects. The University is also o¬ering Ph.D. programs in 16 disciplines i.e. Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, City & Regional Planning, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Physics, Political Science, Education, Applied Psychology, Islamic Studies, Urdu, Punjabi and Fine Arts.
Lahore College for Women University, established in May 1922 as an intermediate residential college, was originally housed in a building on Hall Road, Lahore, with strength of 60 students (25 boarders) and 13 sta¬ members. By 1950, the college strength increased to 600 students and was shifted to the present building on Jail Road.