Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is often referred to as a silent killer due to its typically asymptomatic nature. It is a prevalent health issue in Pakistan. The high incidence of hypertension underscores the importance of spreading knowledge about its causes, symptoms, and available treatment options, especially among individuals pursuing higher education. The demands and stress associated with higher education can increase the susceptibility of students to hypertension. In this context, the present study aims to investigate two key aspects related to hypertension among students at Arid Agricultural University, Rawalpindi: 1) its prevalence and 2) the awareness of preventive measures. A sample of 100 students currently diagnosed with hypertension was selected following initial screening. Data was collected through structured interviews and subsequently analyzed using SPSS. Among the students interviewed, 51% fell within the age group of 24 to 27, while the remaining students were aged above 27. The study revealed that out of all respondents diagnosed with hypertension, 82 students were familiar with the disease and its health implications. Out of these 82, 65 students were actively receiving treatment. Notably, 75% (N=16) of the students were aware of the available treatments, and 56.25% (N=16) were currently undergoing treatment. In terms of educational attainment, MPhil and PhD students exhibited higher levels of awareness and engagement with hypertension, with sensitization and treatment rates of 93.33% for MPhil and 100.00% for PhD students, as opposed to 73.33% for MPhil and 75.00% for PhD students who had sought treatment. The study’s findings also point to the need to explore the root causes of hypertension and its potential impact on students’ academic performance, particularly in terms of their academic results. Additionally, the study suggests investigating the approaches students commonly employ to manage high blood pressure. Notably, students pursuing Master’s and Doctoral degrees tend to have a better understanding of hypertension and are more likely to receive regular treatment for the condition.