Student Population by Gender

Northwestern University has a total of 22,127 enrolled students. By gender, 11,108 male and 11,019 female students (the male-female ratio is 50:50) are attending the school.
8,642 students have enrolled in undergraduate programs and 13,485 students joined graduate programs.
Total Student Enrolled By Gender
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total22,1278,64213,485
Men11,1084,1926,916
Women11,0194,4506,569

Student Distribution by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, 9,673 White, 1,170 Black, and 3,112 Asian students out of a total of 22,127 are attending at Northwestern University. Comprehensive enrollment statistic data by race/ethnicity is shown in the next chart.
All Students Undergraduate Graduate
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (all students)
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (Undergraduate)
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (Graduate)

Transfer-in Students (Undergraduate)

Among 8,642 enrolled in undergraduate programs, 160 students have transferred-in from other institutions. The percentage of transfer-in students is 1.85%.
Transfer-in Students Population by Attendance Status

Online Classes (Distance Learning) Enrollment

Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially who want to continue education and work in field. At Northwestern University, 654 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
All StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online Courses Enrolled in Some Online Courses
All Students22,1276540
Undergraduate8,64200
Graduate13,4856540
Online Program Student Population


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