Brigham Young University has once again placed in the top 10 among universities nationwide in its enrollment of National Merit Scholars, according to the National Merit Corp.

In fall semester 1994, BYU enrolled 128 Merit Scholars, one less than ninth-place Princeton University. Harvard University was in first place, followed by the University of Texas at Austin, Rice, Texas A&M, Stanford, the University of Oklahoma, Yale and the University of Florida.In addition, BYU placed sixth in the nation in the number of Merit Scholars sponsored and funded by the university as opposed to corporate or National Merit sponsorship.

BYU also placed in the top 10 in 1991, and has been consistently ranked in the top 15 over the past five years in its National Merit Scholar enrollment.

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The National Merit program, one of the most prestigious academic scholarships in the nation, was established to honor exceptionally able U.S. high school students and to encourage them to pursue rigorous college studies, according to the National Merit Corp.

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