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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates, large endowment income.

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  1. St John's College 91

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
  2. Christ Church 89

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
  3. Magdalen College 66

    1. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46

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  1. Jesus College 65

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
  2. New College 62

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
  3. University College 62

    1. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83
    2. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
  4. Balliol College 57

    1. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  5. Merton College 57

    1. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
    2. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
  6. Wadham College 56

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  7. Brasenose College 55

    1. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
  8. St Anne's College 54

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  9. St Catherine's College 53

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
  10. Worcester College 51

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
  11. Oriel College 50

    1. 25th most undergraduates, with 288 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
  12. Lady Margaret Hall 50

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
  13. Hertford College 49

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
  14. St Hilda's College 48

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  15. St Edmund Hall 47

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
  16. Keble College 46

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  17. Somerville College 46

    1. 19th most undergraduates, with 342 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  18. The Queen's College 46

    1. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
  19. Pembroke College 44

    1. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
  20. Exeter College 44

    1. 22nd most undergraduates, with 329 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
  21. St Hugh's College 44

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  22. Lincoln College 44

    1. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
  23. St Peter's College 43

    1. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
  24. Trinity College 40

    1. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
  25. Corpus Christi College 37

    1. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
  26. Mansfield College 26

    1. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
  27. Harris Manchester College 8

    1. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0

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