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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 850 currently enrolled National Merit Scholars.

Our Program

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 2016 class of 278 National Merit Scholars includes students from 40 states.