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

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  1. Magdalen College 67

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    3. Fifth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  2. Somerville College 59

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 14 in 2007/8. 47
    3. Fourth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  3. Pembroke College 56

    1. The most tutors for Biology, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 18 in 2007/8. 68
    3. 44th best at University Challenge. 0

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  1. St Catherine's College 52

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Biology, with 23 in 2007/8. 95
    2. Third most tutors for Biology, with 4 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  2. St Hilda's College 47

    1. The most undergraduates studying Biology, with 24 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Sixth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  3. Balliol College 42

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    3. 18th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  4. Brasenose College 39

    1. Second most tutors for Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    3. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  5. Christ Church 34

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Seventh most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Wadham College 33

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Biology, with 20 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 13th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Hertford College 27

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
    2. Eighth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Lady Margaret Hall 26

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Biology, with 16 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 15th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. New College 26

    1. Ninth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    3. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. St Hugh's College 21

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
    2. 11th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. St Anne's College 19

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 12th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  12. St Peter's College 19

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 10th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  13. St John's College 19

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 16th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. Keble College 17

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 14th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Worcester College 14

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 17th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  16. The Queen's College 11

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 21st most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Merton College 11

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 20th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  18. Jesus College 0

    1. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 19th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0

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