Choose Your Oxford College

Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, large endowment income.

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  1. St John's College 94

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
  2. Christ Church 87

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
  3. Merton College 73

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46

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  1. Magdalen College 69

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
  2. Jesus College 62

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
  3. New College 60

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
  4. Balliol College 60

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  5. University College 54

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
  6. Lincoln College 49

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
  7. The Queen's College 47

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
  8. Brasenose College 46

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
  9. Corpus Christi College 46

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
  10. Trinity College 45

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
  11. Oriel College 43

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
  12. Wadham College 42

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  13. Worcester College 40

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
  14. Hertford College 40

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
  15. St Anne's College 39

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  16. St Edmund Hall 37

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
  17. Somerville College 37

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  18. Exeter College 36

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
  19. Keble College 33

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  20. Pembroke College 33

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
  21. St Hugh's College 33

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  22. St Peter's College 32

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
  23. St Hilda's College 32

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  24. Lady Margaret Hall 32

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
  25. St Catherine's College 32

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
  26. Mansfield College 26

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
  27. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0

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