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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates, best at university challenge.

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  1. Magdalen College 92

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
  2. Balliol College 91

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
  3. Somerville College 84

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 19th most undergraduates, with 342 in 2007/8. 78

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  1. Oriel College 83

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 25th most undergraduates, with 288 in 2007/8. 65
  2. St Catherine's College 50

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. Wadham College 49

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. St Anne's College 48

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  5. Lady Margaret Hall 45

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Christ Church 45

    1. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. New College 45

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Keble College 43

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Worcester College 43

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. St Hilda's College 43

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  11. St Edmund Hall 42

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  12. Hertford College 42

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Pembroke College 42

    1. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. St Hugh's College 42

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. University College 42

    1. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. St John's College 41

    1. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Brasenose College 39

    1. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  18. St Peter's College 39

    1. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  19. Jesus College 38

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. Exeter College 37

    1. 22nd most undergraduates, with 329 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  21. The Queen's College 35

    1. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  22. Merton College 34

    1. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  23. Lincoln College 32

    1. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Trinity College 32

    1. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  25. Corpus Christi College 26

    1. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  26. Mansfield College 24

    1. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. Harris Manchester College 8

    1. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 28th best at University Challenge. 0
  28. Regent's Park College 8

    1. 31st most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. Ninth best at University Challenge. 0
  29. St Benet's Hall 4

    1. 32nd most undergraduates, with 39 in 2007/8. 7
    2. 11th best at University Challenge. 0
  30. Wycliffe Hall 2

    1. 33rd most undergraduates, with 25 in 2007/8. 4
    2. 17th best at University Challenge. 0
  31. St Stephen's House 0

    1. 34th most undergraduates, with 9 in 2007/8. 0
    2. Seventh best at University Challenge. 0
  32. Blackfriars 0

    1. 31st best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 35th most undergraduates, with 8 in 2007/8. 0

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