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01-03-01

Contacts: Marc Harding, Admissions, (515) 294-0815
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720



ISU RANKED IN TOP 10 FOR NATIONAL MERIT, ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARS

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University ranks in the top 10 public universities that enrolled National Merit Scholars and National Achievement Scholars in 2000.

In 2000, Iowa State enrolled 113 National Merit Scholars, which ranks it 9th in the nation among public universities. Last year, Iowa State enrolled 116 Merit Scholars and ranked 7th among publics.

Iowa State ranks 19th among all universities enrolling Merit Scholars in 2000.

In 2000, Iowa State enrolled 12 National Achievement Scholars. This places Iowa State 7th among public universities enrolling new National Achievement Scholars and 19th among all universities. Last year, Iowa State enrolled 9 Achievement Scholars, ranking it 10th among all publics.

The National Achievement Scholarship program recognizes outstanding academic achievement among African American high school students.

There are currently 533 National Merit and National Achievement scholars enrolled at Iowa State.

Iowa State is the only public university in Iowa that enrolled any new National Achievement Scholars for 2000. Drake University enrolled one Achievement Scholar. Iowa State enrolled more National Merit Scholars than all of Iowa's other colleges and universities combined.



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