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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying english, old college.

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  1. St Edmund Hall 81

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying English, with 30 in 2007/8. 70
  2. Balliol College 76

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying English, with 27 in 2007/8. 57
  3. Exeter College 70

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying English, with 26 in 2007/8. 52

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  1. Lincoln College 67

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying English, with 28 in 2007/8. 61
  2. Merton College 67

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
  3. Wadham College 64

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying English, with 32 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
  4. New College 64

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
  5. Christ Church 61

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying English, with 29 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
  6. University College 59

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  7. St Anne's College 57

    1. The most undergraduates studying English, with 37 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  8. Somerville College 55

    1. Second most undergraduates studying English, with 36 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  9. Pembroke College 54

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying English, with 28 in 2007/8. 61
    2. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
  10. Lady Margaret Hall 51

    1. Third most undergraduates studying English, with 34 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
  11. St Hilda's College 50

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying English, with 34 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  12. Magdalen College 45

    1. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  13. Oriel College 43

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying English, with 14 in 2007/8. 0
  14. Brasenose College 42

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  15. Trinity College 41

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying English, with 20 in 2007/8. 26
  16. Jesus College 38

    1. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  17. Hertford College 36

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
  18. Corpus Christi College 35

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying English, with 16 in 2007/8. 9
  19. Worcester College 33

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying English, with 21 in 2007/8. 30
  20. St Hugh's College 33

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying English, with 26 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  21. St John's College 33

    1. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying English, with 16 in 2007/8. 9
  22. Keble College 30

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying English, with 24 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  23. St Peter's College 28

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
  24. Mansfield College 26

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
  25. St Catherine's College 26

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  26. Regent's Park College 18

    1. 23rd oldest, founded 1810. 23
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying English, with 17 in 2007/8. 13
  27. Harris Manchester College 7

    1. 32nd oldest, founded 1889. 13
    2. 30th most undergraduates studying English, with 14 in 2007/8. 0

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