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

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  1. Balliol College 98

    1. The most undergraduates studying History, with 38 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most tutors for History, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    3. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
  2. Christ Church 85

    1. The most tutors for History, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History, with 37 in 2007/8. 97
    3. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
  3. University College 79

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History, with 33 in 2007/8. 84
    3. 11th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57

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  1. Oriel College 77

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. Third most tutors for History, with 7 in 2007/8. 86
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying History, with 25 in 2007/8. 59
  2. Merton College 71

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History, with 26 in 2007/8. 63
    3. 14th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
  3. Brasenose College 68

    1. Seventh most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    3. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
  4. Magdalen College 64

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History, with 32 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
    3. 15th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  5. St Edmund Hall 59

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    3. 25th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  6. The Queen's College 58

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 13th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  7. Lincoln College 57

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    3. 24th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  8. Pembroke College 56

    1. Fifth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
  9. New College 54

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. 18th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
  10. Corpus Christi College 54

    1. Sixth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    3. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
  11. Hertford College 53

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. Eighth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
  12. Exeter College 51

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 28th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  13. Wadham College 50

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
    3. 22nd most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  14. Trinity College 48

    1. 12th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    3. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  15. St Peter's College 48

    1. Fourth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    3. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
  16. St John's College 48

    1. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    3. 21st most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  17. St Hugh's College 48

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History, with 29 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 10th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  18. Lady Margaret Hall 44

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History, with 30 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 16th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
  19. Somerville College 42

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 20th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  20. Jesus College 39

    1. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    3. 27th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  21. St Anne's College 38

    1. Ninth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    3. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  22. St Catherine's College 37

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 17th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  23. Worcester College 37

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    3. 26th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  24. St Hilda's College 33

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 19th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  25. Keble College 29

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 23rd most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  26. Mansfield College 23

    1. 26th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    2. 29th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
  27. Regent's Park College 8

    1. 23rd oldest, founded 1810. 23
    2. 30th most tutors for History, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 31st most undergraduates studying History, with 6 in 2007/8. 0
  28. St Benet's Hall 7

    1. 35th oldest, founded 1897. 12
    2. 30th most undergraduates studying History, with 9 in 2007/8. 9
    3. 31st most tutors for History, with 1 in 2007/8. 0

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