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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: old college, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Balliol College 91

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
  2. Magdalen College 85

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
  3. University College 67

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38

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  1. Merton College 66

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  2. Oriel College 56

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  3. Exeter College 50

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  4. Blackfriars 50

    1. The oldest, founded 1221. 100
    2. 29th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  5. All Souls College 48

    1. 11th oldest, founded 1438. 72
    2. Sixth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  6. St Edmund Hall 46

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  7. New College 46

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. Lincoln College 43

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  9. The Queen's College 42

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  10. St John's College 41

    1. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  11. Brasenose College 38

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  12. Christ Church 35

    1. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  13. Trinity College 35

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Corpus Christi College 31

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Jesus College 27

    1. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. St Catherine's College 27

    1. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  17. Wadham College 25

    1. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. Pembroke College 24

    1. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  19. Worcester College 18

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. Hertford College 16

    1. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. St Antony's College 15

    1. Eighth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
    2. 37th oldest, founded 1953. 5
  22. Nuffield College 15

    1. 10th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
    2. 38th oldest, founded 1958. 4
  23. Somerville College 13

    1. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  24. St Hugh's College 13

    1. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  25. Regent's Park College 12

    1. 23rd oldest, founded 1810. 23
    2. 41st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  26. Linacre College 8

    1. 15th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 39th oldest, founded 1962. 4
  27. Keble College 8

    1. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  28. St Stephen's House 7

    1. 25th oldest, founded 1876. 15
    2. 21st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  29. Wycliffe Hall 7

    1. 26th oldest, founded 1877. 15
    2. 26th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  30. Lady Margaret Hall 7

    1. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  31. St Anne's College 7

    1. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  32. Mansfield College 7

    1. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  33. Harris Manchester College 7

    1. 32nd oldest, founded 1889. 13
    2. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  34. St Hilda's College 6

    1. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  35. Campion Hall 6

    1. 34th oldest, founded 1896. 12
    2. 44th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  36. St Benet's Hall 6

    1. 35th oldest, founded 1897. 12
    2. 20th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  37. St Peter's College 4

    1. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  38. St Cross College 2

    1. 41st oldest, founded 1965. 3
    2. 24th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  39. Green Templeton College 1

    1. 42nd oldest, founded 1979. 1
    2. 38th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  40. Wolfson College 1

    1. 43rd oldest, founded 1981. 1
    2. 27th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  41. Kellogg College 0

    1. 34th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 44th oldest, founded 1990. 0

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