In H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, the narrator explains,
It is an unfortunate fact that relatively obscure men like myself and my associates, connected only with a small university.... As a geologist my object in leading the Miskatonic University Expedition was wholly that of securing deep-level specimens of rock and soil from various parts of the antarctic continent....
How big is Miskatonic University? Is it more or less the same size as comparable US or even international universities of the 1920's, or is there a notable smallness compared with institutions such as Harvard or Yale?
Miskatonic University has a copy of the Necronomicon, and they apparently have access to enough funds (internal funds and/or research grants) to fund an expedition to Antarctica, so they do not appear to be completely obscure and unimportant. Is the narrator here being ironic or humble, or is Miskatonic U really of such small size as to be considered nearly non-notable in the ordinary circles of Academia in the Cthulhu Mythos? Does Lovecraft give us any information such as student enrollment, faculty size, endowment, etc. that would allow a basis for a comparison?