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

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  1. Magdalen College 80

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 30 in 2007/8. 61
  2. Balliol College 78

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 32 in 2007/8. 68
  3. University College 69

    1. The most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 41 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38

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  1. St Catherine's College 63

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 34 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
  2. St John's College 45

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 31 in 2007/8. 64
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  3. New College 38

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 31 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  4. Merton College 38

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 24 in 2007/8. 39
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  5. Jesus College 34

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 32 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  6. Wadham College 34

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 32 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  7. St Hugh's College 28

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 25 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. Somerville College 26

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 24 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  9. Brasenose College 24

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  10. Christ Church 24

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  11. Exeter College 24

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  12. Keble College 23

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 26 in 2007/8. 46
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. Trinity College 21

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 21 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Pembroke College 20

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 24 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Worcester College 18

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. Oriel College 18

    1. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 16 in 2007/8. 11
  17. Lady Margaret Hall 16

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. St Edmund Hall 16

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  19. St Hilda's College 16

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. Lincoln College 13

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  21. Hertford College 11

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 19 in 2007/8. 21
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. The Queen's College 7

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  23. St Peter's College 7

    1. 25th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  24. Corpus Christi College 5

    1. 27th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 16 in 2007/8. 11
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  25. St Anne's College 0

    1. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 13 in 2007/8. 0

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