Thirty two Rhodes Scholarships are normally awarded to U.S. students every year for graduate or advanced undergraduate study at Oxford University. Rhodes Scholarships, which are among the most prestigious academic fellowships in the world, are awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, personal integrity and character, potential for leadership, social engagement, and physical fitness.

Ivy League students have always done well in the Rhodes competition. The following table shows the number of students from various schools who have received Rhodes Scholarships in recent years.

School

2006

2007

2008

2009

201020112012

2013

201420152016

Matriculation Year
(Rhodes Scholarships are awarded in November for study
commencing the following year)

Ivy League schools:

Brown

1 1 1 1 4 1 3 1

Columbia

2 1 1 1

Cornell

1 2 1

Dartmouth

1 1 1 1

Harvard

6 2 2 5 3 4 6 6 2 5

Penn

1 1 1 1

Princeton

1 1 2 3 1 2 4 2 3 4

Yale

3 4 1 1 2 2 2 7 3 4 3
Other national universities:
Carnegie Mellon 1
Duke 3 1 1 1 2
Emory 1 1 1 1
Georgetown 1 1 1
MIT 1 2 3 1 1 1 3
Northwestern 2 1
NYU 1 1 1 1
Rice 1 1
Stanford 2 3 3 1 1 3 5 2 3 2
University of Chicago 3 3 1 3 1
Washington U. 2 2 1
Liberal arts colleges:
Amherst 1
Bowdoin 1
Haverford 1
Smith 1
Swarthmore 1 1
US Air Force Academy 1 1 1 1 1
US Military Academy 1 1 1 2 2 2
US Naval Academy 4 1 1 1 2 1
Wesleyan 1
Williams 1