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

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  1. Balliol College 97

    1. The most undergraduates studying History, with 38 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
  2. University College 90

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History, with 33 in 2007/8. 84
  3. Merton College 78

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History, with 26 in 2007/8. 63

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  1. Christ Church 77

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History, with 37 in 2007/8. 97
    2. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
  2. Magdalen College 75

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History, with 32 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
  3. St Edmund Hall 74

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
  4. Oriel College 73

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History, with 25 in 2007/8. 59
  5. Lincoln College 71

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
  6. Exeter College 69

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
  7. Brasenose College 66

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
  8. New College 60

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
  9. The Queen's College 58

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  10. Wadham College 53

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
  11. Jesus College 51

    1. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
  12. Hertford College 51

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
  13. St John's College 50

    1. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  14. Pembroke College 49

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
  15. Corpus Christi College 45

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
  16. Lady Margaret Hall 45

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History, with 30 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
  17. Trinity College 44

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  18. St Hugh's College 43

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History, with 29 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  19. Somerville College 42

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  20. Worcester College 41

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
  21. St Peter's College 37

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
  22. St Catherine's College 35

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  23. Keble College 30

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  24. St Anne's College 29

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  25. St Hilda's College 28

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  26. Mansfield College 27

    1. 26th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    2. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
  27. Regent's Park College 12

    1. 23rd oldest, founded 1810. 23
    2. 31st most undergraduates studying History, with 6 in 2007/8. 0
  28. St Benet's Hall 11

    1. 35th oldest, founded 1897. 12
    2. 30th most undergraduates studying History, with 9 in 2007/8. 9

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