So this has been bothering me for a while: exactly how big is Beacon? And the other academies for that matter?
My thoughts so far: in the initiation sequence, there are 20 relics in the temple. That would seem to indicate that there are 40 students in them RWBY's class. However, during Ozpin's welcome to Beacon spech, I counted more than 80 characters (the fact that most of them were silhouette's made.it a bit hard to be exact). I doubt that the washout rate is that high, though I suppose some.of thoseight have been parents. And finally, there are only 16 people on the cliff at the beginning of the initiation.
So my best guess is somewhere between 64 and 160 students for all of Beacon. Anyone have a more accurate number?