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

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  1. Somerville College 93

    1. Second most undergraduates studying English, with 36 in 2007/8. 96
    2. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
  2. Balliol College 76

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying English, with 27 in 2007/8. 57
  3. Magdalen College 60

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22

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  1. Oriel College 50

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying English, with 14 in 2007/8. 0
  2. St Anne's College 50

    1. The most undergraduates studying English, with 37 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  3. St Hilda's College 43

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying English, with 34 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Lady Margaret Hall 43

    1. Third most undergraduates studying English, with 34 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  5. Wadham College 39

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying English, with 32 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. St Edmund Hall 35

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying English, with 30 in 2007/8. 70
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Christ Church 33

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying English, with 29 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Pembroke College 30

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying English, with 28 in 2007/8. 61
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Lincoln College 30

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying English, with 28 in 2007/8. 61
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  10. St Hugh's College 26

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying English, with 26 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Exeter College 26

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying English, with 26 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. St Peter's College 24

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  13. St Catherine's College 24

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. New College 24

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Keble College 22

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying English, with 24 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. Hertford College 20

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Mansfield College 20

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Merton College 20

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  19. Worcester College 15

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying English, with 21 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. Trinity College 13

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying English, with 20 in 2007/8. 26
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Brasenose College 11

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  22. University College 11

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  23. Jesus College 11

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Regent's Park College 7

    1. 26th most undergraduates studying English, with 17 in 2007/8. 13
    2. Ninth best at University Challenge. 0
  25. St John's College 4

    1. 28th most undergraduates studying English, with 16 in 2007/8. 9
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  26. Corpus Christi College 4

    1. 27th most undergraduates studying English, with 16 in 2007/8. 9
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 28th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 30th most undergraduates studying English, with 14 in 2007/8. 0

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