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

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  1. Magdalen College 70

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
  2. Balliol College 69

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Merton College 69

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43

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  1. Hertford College 66

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
  2. Oriel College 65

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Jesus College 63

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
  4. New College 61

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  5. St John's College 57

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
  6. The Queen's College 56

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  7. University College 55

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  8. St Edmund Hall 53

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  9. Wadham College 53

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
  10. Brasenose College 46

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  11. Lincoln College 44

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  12. Trinity College 43

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  13. Worcester College 32

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  14. Pembroke College 31

    1. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  15. Keble College 29

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  16. Christ Church 29

    1. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Somerville College 22

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  18. St Hilda's College 21

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  19. St Catherine's College 16

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  20. St Anne's College 14

    1. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  21. St Hugh's College 14

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  22. St Peter's College 11

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
  23. Lady Margaret Hall 7

    1. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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