Academic choice is a complex decision for students since it determines the kind of profession that they intend to pursue in life. The study is designed to see the effect of family background on academic choice of students at university level in South Asian countries. The main concern of the study is to describe the factors that affect the academic choice among universities‟ students in Pakistan. The study is an attempt to go through the related literature. For this purpose certain articles and researches were consulted, material was also collected through internet. The objectives of the study were:1 to find out the influence of family background on academic choice among university students.2 to checks the influence of predictor on academic choice among university students. This study was based on descriptive research and quantitative by nature. Population of the study was the students of public and private universities. Sample of this study consists of six hundred and five (605) students was drawn through cluster random sampling, four hundreds seventeen (417) students of this study is from public universities and one hundred and eighty eight (188) students from private universities of Lahore. Questionnaire was used as an instrument for this study. Questionnaire was consisted of twenty five statements. Responses were added on five point Likert scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Data were analysed by SPSS with the combination of descriptive and inferential statistics which contained frequencies, percentage, mean, standard deviation while inferential analysis included correlation, t-test and one way ANOVA. Then analysis data was interpreted in table and findings were drawn and conclusion was given. There was no significant difference between the male and female students with family background. There was no significant difference between the public and private students with family background. There was no significant difference between the parents‟ educations and students‟ subject selection. There was no significant difference between the father‟s occupation and students‟ subject selection. There was a significant difference between the siblings‟ education and students‟ subject selection.