This is a list of the universities in New Zealand, of which there are eight. Many of the universities are descended from the former University of New Zealand, a federal university that existed from 1870 to 1961. In 2013, the universities provided tertiary education to over 180,000 students or 132,553 equivalent full-time students (EFTS).
funding ($M, 2013)
|Auckland University of Technology||Auckland||2000i||18,837||2,143||150||7,963||8.8|
|Massey University||Palmerston North||1927||19,074||2,994||185||9,849||6.4|
|University of Auckland||Auckland||1883||33,028||4,909||389||11,819||6.7|
|University of Canterbury||Christchurch||1873||12,108||1,907||152||12,739||6.3|
|University of Otago||Dunedin||1869||18,896||3,838||271||14,731||4.9|
|University of Waikato||Hamilton||1964||10,094||1,520||102||10,257||6.6|
|Victoria University of Wellington||Wellington||1897||17,227||1,886||159||9,501||9.1|
Faculties and Colleges of the Universities
The top-level divisions (faculties, colleges) of each university can vary widely from university to university. While all universities have faculties of science, for instance, fewer have faculties of education. The table below summarises the faculties and colleges of every university in New Zealand: 
|University of Otago||University of Canterbury||Lincoln University||Victoria University (Wellington)||Massey University||University of Waikato||AUT||University of Auckland|
|Arts||Division of Humanities||College of Arts||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences||College of Humanities and Social Sciences||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
|Faculty of Culture and Society
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development
|Faculty of Arts|
|Sciences||Division of Sciences||College of Science||Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Faculty of Environment, Society, and Design
|Faculty of Science||College of Sciences||Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
|Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences||Faculty of Science|
|Business||Otago Business School
(Division of Commerce)
|College of Business and Law||Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce||Victoria Business School||Massey Business School||Waikato Management School||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law||University of Auckland Business School|
|Health Sciences||Division of Health Sciences||College of Education, Health, and Human Development||Faculty of Health||College of Health||Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance||Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences||Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences|
|Medicine||Otago Medical School, Faculty of Dentistry||School of Medicine|
|Engineering||College of Engineering||Faculty of Engineering||College of Sciences||Faculty of Science and Engineering||Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies||Faculty of Engineering|
|Law||College of Business and Law||Faculty of Law||Faculty of Law||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law||Faculty of Law|
|Fine Arts, Architecture||School of Landscape Architecture||Faculty of Architecture and Design||College of Creative Arts||Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies||Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries|
|Education||College of Education, Health, and Human Development||Faculty of Education||Faculty of Education||Faculty of Education and Social Work|
|University of Auckland||67||52||46||50||65||61||68||82||83||94||92||82||81||82|
|University of Otago||114||186||79||114||124||125||135||130||133||155||159||173||169||151|
|University of Canterbury||—||—||333||188||186||188||189||212||221||238||242||211||214||214|
|Victoria University of Wellington||—||—||222||234||227||229||225||237||237||265||275||229||228||219|
|University of Waikato||—||—||340||319||378||314||316||357||374||401–410||401–410||338||324||319|
|Auckland University of Technology||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||451–500||471–480||501–550||481-490||441-450||441-450|
|University of Auckland||145||173||161||164||175||172||165||192|
|University of Otago||—||201–225||226–250||226–250||251-275||201-250||201-250||201-250|
|Victoria University of Wellington||—||251–275||251–275||276–300||276-300||351-400||351-400||401-500|
|University of Canterbury||—||301–350||301–350||301–350||301-350||401-500||351-400||351-400|
|University of Waikato||—||301–350||301–350||301–350||351-400||401-500||401-500||351-400|
|Auckland University of Technology||—||—||—||—||—||601-800||501-600||401-500|
|University of Auckland||201–300||202–301||203–300||201–300||203–304||201–302||201–302||201–300||201–300||151–200||201–300||201–300||201-300||151-200||201-300|
|University of Otago||301–400||202–301||301–400||201–300||305–402||201–302||201–302||201–300||201–300||201–300||201–300||201–300||201-300||301-400||301-400|
|Victoria University of Wellington||—||—||401–500||401–500||403–510||402–503||402–501||401–500||401–500||401–500||401–500||401–500||—||301-400||301-400|
|University of Canterbury||—||—||401–500||401–500||403–510||402–503||402–501||401–500||401–500||401–500||401–500||401–500||—||301-400||401-500|
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