Harvard and Rhodes: By the Numbers

When the Rhodes Trust announced the 2012 class of scholars-elect on Saturday, Harvard students claimed four of the 32 spots given to Americans. That number tied Harvard with Princeton and Brown, topped only by Stanford, where five lucky students were recipients of the award. Here's information on the scholarship and its scholars, by the numbers:

83: Number of students chosen worldwide, annually

32: Number of Americans elected each year

299: Number of institutions nationwide that nominate students for the scholarship

14: Number of students elected this year from Ivy League universities

17:15: Female to male ratio of American students chosen this year

4: Number of times American women have outnumbered American men

2: Number of American colleges represented this year for the first time (Bard College and California State University, Long Beach)

336: Number of Harvard students chosen over the course of the scholarship's existence

3: Number of Rhodes Scholars who have gone on to win Nobel Prizes

1: Number of Rhodes Scholars who have been president of Harvard University

Congratulations are in order, especially for our four new Rhodes scholars here at Harvard. We're all excited to see what Rhodes they'll take next.

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