Racial Demographics & Diversity


Students at Northwestern University are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity.

Racial demographics of Northwestern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 6%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 17%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 8%
Race Unknown 2%

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.5%
Part time Undergrads 4.2%

Student Family Income

Median Household Income
$81,811 per year

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147767 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern University.