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NYU Demographics & Diversity

New York, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NYU are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 66% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of New York University students
Race Percent of Students
White 34%
Black 5%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 20%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 17%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at New York University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NYU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for New York University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for New York University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 22,033
Women 29,814

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

NYU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 74% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for New York University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 26%
Out of State 53%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,106 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
51,847
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.3%
Part time Undergrads 4.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193900 IPEDS survey data for New York University.