Thoughts on Numbers of Students

Posted to the Marauderís Slash List

February 2004


"J.K. Rowling confirmed in an online chat that there are about 1,000
students at Hogwarts. [Online Chat with J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, 16
October 2000
.] "

A nice explanation about halfway down-


I was a bit surprised by that as well considering the current
numbers. Which, again, could be explained in Harry's year (and those
around his) by the lack of desire to procreate during the dark
years... but the full number probably couldn't be sustained by the
size of the school and class schedule. My guess is that she simply
estimated on the spot in the interview but it's hard to know anything
for certain when facts seem to contradict!