The University of Oklahoma is No. 1 among all universities in the enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars. OU is home to over 1000 currently enrolled National Merit Scholars. Our Fall 2017 class of 314 National Merit Scholars includes students from 45 states plus New Zealand.
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.