The College's mission is to educate and develop professional who will be leaders in addressing the opportunities and challenges of Pakistan today. Edwardes’ many undergraduate and graduate programmes in sciences, arts and humanities, business administration and computer science are affiliated with the University of Peshawar and with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. Unlike many university colleges, Edwardes continued in private hands through the nationalization process of the 1970s. The College has a strong community life, which includes freedom of worship for persons of all faiths, sporting events, a debate society, drama productions and student publications.
The campus is located in an attractive part of the city and is within easy reach of the provincial museum and archives, the railway station, the airport and various other colleges. Good hostels are available on campus for about 200 men students.
Edwardes College is co-educational and was one of the first colleges in Pakistan to admit women. Currently 305 women study in a morning student population of 2,000, and there are 17 women faculty in a total faculty of 93. We expect the numbers of women will increase over time, and there is a Women's Centre on campus. The afternoon session of the College enrolls about 800 students.
As a community we seek to grow in mutual understanding across religious, linguistic and ethnic lines. Edwardes has a vital contribution to make in building up Pakistan at this stressful time in the nation’s history. We invite you to join us in strengthening the life and work of Edwardes College – in the words of the college motto, Ad majorem gloriam Dei – To the greater glory of God.