Choose Your Oxford College

Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: old college, large endowment income.

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  1. St John's College 78

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
  2. Christ Church 74

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
  3. Merton College 70

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46

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  1. University College 68

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
  2. All Souls College 68

    1. 11th oldest, founded 1438. 72
    2. Third largest endowment income, £5,822,690 in 2005/6. 64
  3. Balliol College 61

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  4. Oriel College 61

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
  5. Magdalen College 58

    1. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
  6. New College 57

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
  7. Jesus College 55

    1. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
    2. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
  8. The Queen's College 53

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
  9. St Edmund Hall 51

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
  10. Exeter College 51

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
  11. Lincoln College 48

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
  12. Brasenose College 47

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
  13. Corpus Christi College 42

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
  14. Trinity College 37

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
  15. Wadham College 32

    1. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
    2. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  16. Nuffield College 27

    1. Fifth largest endowment income, £4,578,538 in 2005/6. 50
    2. 38th oldest, founded 1958. 4
  17. Worcester College 26

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
  18. Pembroke College 26

    1. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
    2. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
  19. Hertford College 23

    1. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
    2. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
  20. Somerville College 14

    1. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  21. St Anne's College 13

    1. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
    2. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  22. Lady Margaret Hall 12

    1. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
    2. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
  23. St Hilda's College 11

    1. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
    2. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  24. Keble College 11

    1. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
    2. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  25. St Hugh's College 9

    1. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  26. St Antony's College 9

    1. 22nd largest endowment income, £1,239,874 in 2005/6. 13
    2. 37th oldest, founded 1953. 5
  27. St Peter's College 9

    1. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
    2. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
  28. Mansfield College 9

    1. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
    2. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
  29. Harris Manchester College 7

    1. 32nd oldest, founded 1889. 13
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0
  30. Wolfson College 6

    1. 24th largest endowment income, £995,870 in 2005/6. 10
    2. 43rd oldest, founded 1981. 1
  31. St Catherine's College 5

    1. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  32. Linacre College 4

    1. 33rd largest endowment income, £401,915 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 39th oldest, founded 1962. 4

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