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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying biology, large number of tutors for biology, large endowment income.

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  1. Christ Church 64

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    3. Seventh most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  2. Pembroke College 58

    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. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
  3. St Catherine's College 54

    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. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6

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  1. St John's College 52

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    3. 16th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  2. St Hilda's College 50

    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. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  3. Magdalen College 50

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
    3. Fifth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  4. Brasenose College 49

    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. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
  5. Wadham College 38

    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. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  6. New College 37

    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. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
  7. Somerville College 34

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 14 in 2007/8. 47
    2. Fourth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  8. Hertford College 32

    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. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
  9. Lady Margaret Hall 29

    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. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
  10. Merton College 26

    1. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    3. 20th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  11. St Anne's College 23

    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. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  12. St Hugh's College 22

    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. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  13. St Peter's College 22

    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. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
  14. Balliol College 20

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
    3. 18th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Worcester College 19

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
    2. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
    3. 17th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  16. Keble College 19

    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. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  17. Jesus College 18

    1. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
    2. 19th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0
  18. The Queen's College 18

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
    3. 21st most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0

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