Auburn University more than doubled its number of newly enrolled National Merit Scholars this year, ranking 34th nationally, according to a new National Merit Scholarship Annual Report.
Auburn enrolled 64 new scholars last summer and fall, which is an increase of 106 percent over the previous year's number of 31.
Of the 64 students, 32 are residents of Alabama and 32 are non-residents.
The 2009-2010 figure places Auburn fourth in the Southeastern Conference.
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