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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history (ancient and modern), most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 75

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  2. Balliol College 69

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  3. Somerville College 56

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13

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  1. St John's College 54

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  2. Trinity College 48

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  3. University College 44

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  4. New College 40

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  5. St Hilda's College 33

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  6. St Hugh's College 31

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  7. Lincoln College 31

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. Oriel College 29

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  9. Merton College 27

    1. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  10. Corpus Christi College 25

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  11. Christ Church 23

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  12. Keble College 17

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. Brasenose College 15

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Exeter College 15

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  15. St Anne's College 8

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. The Queen's College 8

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  17. Worcester College 8

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. Wadham College 0

    1. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. St Benet's Hall 0

    1. 20th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Lady Margaret Hall 0

    1. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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