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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history (ancient and modern), large number of tutors for history (ancient and modern), best at university challenge.

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  1. Somerville College 67

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    3. 17th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 9
  2. Magdalen College 59

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 10th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 27
  3. Balliol College 55

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 16th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 18

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  1. Oriel College 51

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 13th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 18
  2. Corpus Christi College 50

    1. Second most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. St Hilda's College 43

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. Third most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 8 in 2007/8. 64
    3. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Brasenose College 39

    1. The most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  5. University College 35

    1. Fourth most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 7 in 2007/8. 55
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Trinity College 34

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 12th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 18
    3. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. St John's College 34

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 11th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 18
    3. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Keble College 23

    1. Sixth most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Christ Church 23

    1. Seventh most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. Lincoln College 23

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 15th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 18
    3. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  11. New College 22

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 23rd most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  12. Exeter College 18

    1. Eighth most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 36
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. St Hugh's College 17

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 21st most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 15

    1. Fifth most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 45
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Merton College 12

    1. 14th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 18
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. St Benet's Hall 9

    1. Ninth most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 27
    2. 11th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. The Queen's College 9

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 19th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 9
    3. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  18. St Anne's College 6

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 22nd most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Worcester College 6

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 20th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Wadham College 3

    1. 18th most tutors for History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 9
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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