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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history (ancient and modern), old college.

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  1. University College 73

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  2. New College 73

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
  3. Balliol College 72

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. Trinity College 70

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
  2. St John's College 70

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
  3. Lincoln College 62

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  4. Oriel College 60

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  5. Magdalen College 60

    1. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  6. Somerville College 57

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  7. Corpus Christi College 56

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  8. Merton College 56

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  9. Exeter College 52

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  10. The Queen's College 51

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  11. Christ Church 46

    1. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  12. St Hilda's College 40

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  13. Brasenose College 40

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  14. St Hugh's College 32

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  15. Worcester College 26

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  16. Wadham College 25

    1. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Keble College 24

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  18. St Anne's College 16

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  19. Lady Margaret Hall 7

    1. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. St Benet's Hall 6

    1. 35th oldest, founded 1897. 12
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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