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Error with 2011–2012 enrollment[edit]

Someone is screwing around with the Texas A&M enrollment, table needs to be fixed. Rauschpotato (talk) 00:21, 18 November 2012 (UTC)


Archive 1 - Page creation - March 2009


NYU is not a single campus. It has never been a school with a single campus. It has many subdivisions in numerous nations London, Paris, Florence, Prague, Madrid, Berlin, Accra, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires. [1] It recently merged with Polytech which is located in Downtown Brooklyn. Polytech has at least 2800 students there. [2]. We should take a look at lowering some of the numbers because I'm 100% sure NYU used numbers from all of these campus' (talk) 21:23, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

If there is a way to find the exact number for their main campus, then we should use it. i searched all over their site and couldn't find a campus by campus breakdown. I do know that NYU is the largest NPO private school in the US, so the number may be lower, but I am still sure it is the largest single campus. Dgreco (talk) 22 February 2009.

what is npo? at the very least you can subtract 2800 from the current total of 38,000. i guess we can find out what the current number of students in each location is. (talk) 05:46, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Not-For-Profit Organization. Sorry. Dgreco (talk) 22 February 2009.

the virtual map shows that it is simply a bunch of buildings. this would be the closest to a campus. This link here [[3]] shows what is around the washington square park location.

  • Washington Square Center
  • College of Arts and Science/CAS (1832)
  • School of Law/LAW (1835)
  • Graduate School of Arts and Science/GSAS (1886)
  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development/ED (1890)
  • Leonard N. Stern School of Business/STERN (1900)
  • Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/CIMS (1934)
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies/SCPS (1934)
  • Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service/WAGNER (1938)
  • School of Social Work/ESSW (1960)
  • Tisch School of the Arts/TSOA (1965)
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study/GAL (1972)

Which means that:

  • NYU School of Medicine (550 First Avenue)
  • David B. Kriser Dental Center (324 East 24th Street)
  • Institute of Fine Arts (1 East 78th Street)
  • New York University Midtown Center (11 West 42nd Street ), as well as Poly Tech are not there. If the numbers of eac of these other schools can be found. Than a more exact number can be found. (talk) 05:56, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

alright, well with that being considered. i'll be adding Touro College (talk) 20:07, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

NYU also has two very distinct areas Washington Square Park, New York and Union Square (New York City) which serve as student centers.[4] . This adds to its no "true" campus. (talk) 09:28, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

If we were to keep NYU as is. What is really the difference between it and Touro College which as 23,651 students. [5]

i added touro college to the list (talk) 09:16, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Aren't you (anon) arguing that NYU shouldn't be on the list because it has multiple campuses? But Touro also has multiple campuses so neither should be on the list. (Unless the enrollment of the Washington Square Park campus of NYU can be verified.) -Nicktalk 18:00, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

i'm saying its number should be lowered to basically its largest campus. the same can be done for touro. i have already made a list of the campus' . —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:33, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Start subtracting from Columbia University[edit]

map of columbia


medical center 3,231 total [7]

address 630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032 [8]

40 blocks away.. so it is a different campus. so subtract 3,231 from original number. (talk) 06:12, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Proposed Move[edit]

The page List of largest United States universities by enrollment (whose talk page redirects here by the way) appears to list both colleges and universities. I think that the name of the page should reflect this. Perhaps “List of largest United States colleges and universities by enrollment” GromXXVII (talk) 13:18, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


There have been some edits trying to list Florida State on this list. I don't know where all of the info is coming from, but the official standardized enrollment count for FSU in Fall of 2008 (which is what this table lists) is 38,682, thus it does not appear in the top 15. -Nicktalk 16:54, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

I've doubled checked FSU's enrollment numbers from their site and indeed they are not in the top 15. --Scpmarlins (talk) 07:31, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Fall 2009 enrollment[edit]

Here's the table from the main article. As you become aware of the fresh enrollment numbers from FALL 2009 put them into the correct spot (do what's necessary) and when it's completed we can put it in the main article.--Scpmarlins (talk) 22:01, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

(List is in same order to make it easier to edit for now)

List of schools updated:

  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • Arizona State University
  • University of South Florida
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Minnesota
  • Michigan State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • DePaul University
  • Ohio State University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Liberty University
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Brigham Young University

Swapped UCF into third position (University that was in third put into UCF's old position) according to news articles Jerr (talk) 02:27, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Note - Ohio State is on the quarter system, so their 21st day enrollment figures probably won't be out for a few weeks. -Nicktalk 05:08, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Also Note: Refs for UCF and OSU contradict each other. News articles are not reporting UCF as one of the top five, but UCF's press release claims that it's third. -Nicktalk 02:31, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
UCF third largest university in nation as reported by nine different independent news organizations:
Currently working on getting the numbers for the private colleges. --Scpmarlins (talk) 03:32, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Ten Largest Public University Campuses as of Fall 2009
Ranking University Location Enrollment
1 Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 55,552[1]
2 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 55,014[2]
3 University of Central Florida a[›] Orlando, Florida 53,537[3]
4 University of Minnesota Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota 51,659[4]
5 University of Texas at Austin a[›] Austin, Texas 51,032[5]
6 University of Florida a[›] Gainesville, Florida 49,679[6]
7 Texas A&M University a[›] College Station, Texas 48,787[7]
8 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 47,100[8]
9 University of South Florida a[›] Tampa, Florida 46,612[9]
10 Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania 43,998[10]
Ten Largest Private University Campuses as of Fall 2009
Ranking University Location Enrollment
1 New York University Manhattan, New York, New York 44,404[11]
2 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 33,747[12]
3 Liberty University a[›] Lynchburg, Virginia 33,604[13]
4 Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 32,955[14]
5 Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 31,766[15]
6 Nova Southeastern University a[›] Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 28,378[16]
7 DePaul University Chicago, Illinois 25,072[17]
8 Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts 24,752[18]
9 Long Island University a[›] Brooklyn, New York, New York 24,449[19]
10 Columbia University Manhattan, New York, New York 23,196[20]

Grand Canyon[edit]

I'm a little suspicious of Grand Canyon University as the #10 spot. GCU is primarily an online school, but they have a small campus in Phoenix, AZ. I am positive that their total includes online students (which aren't counted in this list). I will look into it. -Nicktalk 00:11, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

I could not find a place to get exact numbers, but I think you may be right. I added them just for the time being since we definitely know Columbia isn't in the top 10. I also think there could be a few others we have missed, such as UPenn, Stanford, Northwestern, etc... I will continue to search though Dgreco (talk) 01:02, 29 October 2009 (UTC)


When you update for 2010 and 2011, put UCF as #2. See article: "The University of Central Florida has become the second-largest university in the nation in student enrollment, surpassing Ohio State."

Zach0220 (talk) 09:55, 12 November 2010 (UTC) zach0220

UCF has eleven regional campuses, are you guys certain that the 53,000 student number only includes the Orlando campus? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danwoodard (talkcontribs) 21:49, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

This is addressed by Note B in the respective sections. UCF does not release enrollment for the individual campuses.--Scpmarlins (talk) 23:08, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Liberty University[edit]

Liberty University does not belong on this list per this source, which is from the school itself:

--Scpmarlins (talk) 21:59, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Ohio State[edit]

I noticed in one of the sections it was referred to as "Ohio State University" and in another section it was referred to as "The Ohio State University." This is inconsistent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:39, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Fixed.--Scpmarlins (talk) 19:25, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
I question the claim that the enrollment at OSU Columbus was identical in two consecutive years (12-13 & 13-14). That seems more likely to be an error or double report of the same statistic than an actual identical count (the exact number must be subject to chance variation (sickness, death, accidents, costs constraints, etc.) Since the links provided are NOT RELEVANT to the numbers reported here, I am unable to check this claim. (At least not quickly).Abitslow (talk) 00:18, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

2010 Enrollment Table[edit]

Another year, another table. The quarter schools should be reported by now. I'll put up a table later to start filling. In the mean time, here's OSU:, and here's ASU: samadam (talk) 21:24, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

The table for 2010-2011 academic year should be up shortly, I've been working on it for the past few days now. If you have any more links or information, please feel to post it here. --Nemesis63 (talk) 15:04, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

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  1. ^ [18]
  2. ^ ASU's Tempe campus now nation's largest
  3. ^ UCF Moves Up, Now Nation’s 3rd Largest
  4. ^ University of Minnesota releases enrollment numbers for current school year : UMNews : University of Minnesota
  5. ^ The University of Texas at Austin Preliminary Enrollment Analysis for Fall 2009
  6. ^ Office of Institutional Planning and Research - UF Factbook
  7. ^ A&M Fall Enrollment Record High
  8. ^ MSU enrollment up slightly from a year ago
  9. ^ 2009-2010 First-Day Enrollment Figures
  10. ^ Penn State enrollment up slightly for 2009
  11. ^ NYU Demographics - 2009
  12. ^ USC at a glance, 2009-10 enrollment
  13. ^ LU enrollment
  14. ^
  15. ^ About BU 2008 enrollment
  16. ^ NSU first look, 2008-09 enrollment
  17. ^ DePaul University Achieves Record-Breaking Enrollment Over 25,000, Despite The Recession
  18. ^ [19]
  19. ^ LIU Facts and Figures
  20. ^ [20]