Harvard and Radcliffe rank among the top three college choices of National Merit Scholarship winners, a nationally-conducted survey revealed recently. The College has attracted 212 Merit Scholars in the three years of the National Merit program, followed by M.I.T. with 167 and the Annex with 67.
Cal Tech is one behind the 'Cliffe in fourth place, having received 66 Merit winners, and Stanford, Yale, and Princeton complete the first seven. Altogether, 2,316 Merit Scholars have enrolled in a total of 343 colleges.
According to a random survey conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 52.9 per cent of scholars polled picked their institution "because it was a good college." Eighteen per cent selected a college." Close to home," and 16.5 per cent chose one "recommended by friends."