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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 93

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
  2. Balliol College 87

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
  3. St Catherine's College 75

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50

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  1. University College 60

    1. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  2. St John's College 53

    1. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  3. Merton College 53

    1. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  4. Christ Church 51

    1. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  5. New College 51

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  6. Wadham College 49

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  7. St Hugh's College 48

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. St Anne's College 48

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  9. Brasenose College 46

    1. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  10. Somerville College 45

    1. 19th most undergraduates, with 342 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  11. Oriel College 45

    1. 25th most undergraduates, with 288 in 2007/8. 65
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  12. Lady Margaret Hall 45

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. Exeter College 44

    1. 22nd most undergraduates, with 329 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Keble College 43

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Worcester College 43

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. St Hilda's College 43

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  17. St Edmund Hall 42

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. Hertford College 42

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  19. Pembroke College 42

    1. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. St Peter's College 39

    1. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. Lincoln College 39

    1. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  22. Trinity College 38

    1. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  23. Jesus College 38

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  24. The Queen's College 35

    1. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  25. Corpus Christi College 26

    1. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  26. Mansfield College 24

    1. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  27. Regent's Park College 8

    1. 31st most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 41st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  28. Harris Manchester College 8

    1. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  29. St Benet's Hall 4

    1. 32nd most undergraduates, with 39 in 2007/8. 7
    2. 20th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  30. Wycliffe Hall 2

    1. 33rd most undergraduates, with 25 in 2007/8. 4
    2. 26th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  31. St Stephen's House 0

    1. 34th most undergraduates, with 9 in 2007/8. 0
    2. 21st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  32. Blackfriars 0

    1. 29th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 35th most undergraduates, with 8 in 2007/8. 0

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