National Scholars Programs
The University of Oklahoma is No. 1 among all public universities in the enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars. OU is home to over 800 currently enrolled National Merit Scholars.
Over 30 years ago, The University of Oklahoma made a commitment to the recruitment and retention of National Merit Scholars with the creation of our department, National Scholars Programs. 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.
Our Fall 2015 class of 288 National Merit Scholars includes students from 39 states.