The University of Oklahoma is No. 5 among public universities in the enrollment of freshmen National Merit Scholars. OU is home to over 1,000 currently enrolled National Merit Scholars. Our fall 2018 class of 156 National Merit Scholars includes students from 29 states.
Over 30 years ago, The University of Oklahoma made a commitment to the recruitment and retention of National Merit Scholars. Dedicated staff are available to assist prospective and current Scholars. The University's commitment has not wavered, and our national rankings in the recruitment of some of the nation's most outstanding students attest to that fact.