The Hochschule Niederrhein (HN) has around 14.485 students, of which some 3042 are first-year students (as per Winter Semester 2017/18), making it one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. Today, the HN is a regional university with a national and international reputation. An above average proportion of women (51,2%) and foreigners (9,6%) are enrolled at the Hochschule Niederrhein. The foreign students come from some 100 countries.