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OU Makes History with Record-Setting Number of Freshman National Merit Scholars

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4-1-2015      

NORMAN – For the first time in history, the University of Oklahoma ranks first in the nation among both public and private universities in the enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars, with 313 scholars in the fall 2014 class.

No other public institution has ever enrolled more than 300 Merit Scholars in a freshman class.

The rankings for the fall 2014 class were recently released as part of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s annual report. 

 Name of Institution Number of Freshman Scholars
 1. The University of Oklahoma 313
 2. University of Chicago
 299
 3. Harvard College 240
 4. Vanderbilt University 237
 5. University of Southern California 235
 6. Northwestern University 216
 7. Washington University in St. Louis 212
 8. Stanford University 188
 9. Yale University 180
 10. Texas A&M University 162

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