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Northwestern Student Population

Population Highlight
Total Enrollment 22,603
Undergraduate 8,559
Graduate 14,044
Men 10,906
Women 11,697

Northwestern Student Population

There are 22,603 students including 8,559 undergraduate and 14,044 graduate students at Northwestern University for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 17,736 full-time and 4,867 part-time students with gender distribution of 10,906 male and 11,697 female students. Northwestern University is offering the distance learning opportunity (online degree program) and total 329 students have enrolled online program exclusively.

Student Gender Distribution

Northwestern University has a total enrollment of 22,603 with a gender distribution of 48.25% male (10,906 students) and 51.75% female (11,697 students). There are 4,065 male and 4,494 female students in undergraduate school and 6,841 male and 7,203 female students are attending graduate school at Northwestern University.
Student Population By Gender
Northwestern University
TotalMenWomen
Total22,60310,90611,697
Undergraduate8,5594,0654,494
Graduate14,0446,8417,203
Full-time17,7368,5069,230
Part-time4,8672,4002,467
[Chart] Northwestern University 2021 Gender Distribution of Enrollment

Enrollment by Attending Status

Northwestern University has 17,736 full-time and 4,867 part-time students. In undergraduate school, 8,095 students are attending classes with full-time status, and 464 students are attending with part-time status. In graduate school, 9,641 students are full-time and 4,403 are part-time students.
Student Population By Attendance Status
Northwestern University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total22,60317,7364,867
Undergraduate8,5598,095464
Graduate14,0449,6414,403
Men10,9068,5062,400
Women11,6979,2302,467
[Chart] Northwestern University Enrollment by Attending Status

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

At Northwestern University, 329 students have enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students have enrolled in some online courses out of total 22,603 students.
2021 Distance Learning Enrollment
Northwestern University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total22,6038,55914,044
Online Exclusively3290329
In Some Online Classes000
Not In Online Classes22,2748,55913,715
[Chart] Northwestern University Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at Northwestern University. There are 29 American Indian/Native American, 9,745 White, 1,282 Black/African American, 3,507 Asian, 2,089 Hispanic, 8 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 881 students with other races.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
Northwestern University
TotalMenWomen
Total22,60310,90611,697
American Indian/Native American291415
Asian3,5071,7461,761
Black/African American1,282512770
Hispanic2,0899841,105
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander826
White9,7454,7375,008
Two More907379528
Race Un-Known1,361502859
[Chart] Northwestern UniversityRace/Ethnicity Distribution