Choose Your Oxford College

Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: old college, best at university challenge.

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  1. Balliol College 95

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
  2. Oriel College 93

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
  3. Magdalen College 84

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69

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  1. Somerville College 53

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  2. Blackfriars 50

    1. The oldest, founded 1221. 100
    2. 31st best at University Challenge. 0
  3. University College 48

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Merton College 47

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  5. St Edmund Hall 46

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Exeter College 44

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. The Queen's College 42

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  8. New College 40

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Lincoln College 37

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  10. All Souls College 36

    1. 11th oldest, founded 1438. 72
    2. 38th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Brasenose College 31

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  12. Corpus Christi College 31

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Christ Church 29

    1. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. Trinity College 28

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. St John's College 28

    1. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. Jesus College 27

    1. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Wadham College 25

    1. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Pembroke College 24

    1. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  19. Worcester College 18

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. Hertford College 16

    1. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Regent's Park College 12

    1. 23rd oldest, founded 1810. 23
    2. Ninth best at University Challenge. 0
  22. Keble College 8

    1. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  23. St Stephen's House 7

    1. 25th oldest, founded 1876. 15
    2. Seventh best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Wycliffe Hall 7

    1. 26th oldest, founded 1877. 15
    2. 17th best at University Challenge. 0
  25. Lady Margaret Hall 7

    1. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  26. St Anne's College 7

    1. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  27. St Hugh's College 7

    1. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  28. Mansfield College 7

    1. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  29. Harris Manchester College 7

    1. 32nd oldest, founded 1889. 13
    2. 28th best at University Challenge. 0
  30. St Hilda's College 6

    1. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  31. Campion Hall 6

    1. 34th oldest, founded 1896. 12
    2. 33rd best at University Challenge. 0
  32. St Benet's Hall 6

    1. 35th oldest, founded 1897. 12
    2. 11th best at University Challenge. 0
  33. St Peter's College 4

    1. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  34. St Antony's College 2

    1. 37th oldest, founded 1953. 5
    2. 10th best at University Challenge. 0
  35. Nuffield College 2

    1. 38th oldest, founded 1958. 4
    2. 24th best at University Challenge. 0
  36. Linacre College 2

    1. 39th oldest, founded 1962. 4
    2. 42nd best at University Challenge. 0
  37. St Catherine's College 2

    1. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  38. St Cross College 2

    1. 41st oldest, founded 1965. 3
    2. 22nd best at University Challenge. 0
  39. Green Templeton College 1

    1. 42nd oldest, founded 1979. 1
    2. 26th best at University Challenge. 0
  40. Wolfson College 1

    1. 43rd oldest, founded 1981. 1
    2. 15th best at University Challenge. 0
  41. Kellogg College 0

    1. 41st best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 44th oldest, founded 1990. 0

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