Texas A&M Ranks Among Top 10 Universities in Enrollment of New National Merit Scholars

COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 27, 2011—Texas A&M University continues to rank among the country’s top 10 institutions in enrollment of new National Merit Scholars—and is tops in Texas and second nationally among all public universities, according to tabulations compiled from the newly released annual report of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The report shows that 177 of these nationally recognized high-achieving students are members of Texas A&M’s freshman class. Overall, the university’s student body includes more than 500 National Merit Scholars, officials estimate.

The top-10 list this year is headed for the first time by the University of Chicago, followed by Harvard, which had been ranked first for many years. Other institutions ranking among the top 10 are (in order) University of Southern California, Northwestern University, University of Oklahoma, Yale University, Washington University (St. Louis), Princeton University and Vanderbilt University.

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Contact:  Lane Stephenson, News & Information Services, at (979) 845-4662


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