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

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  1. Somerville College 96

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
  2. Magdalen College 74

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  3. Balliol College 73

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

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  1. Oriel College 67

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  2. Trinity College 42

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. St John's College 42

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. St Hilda's College 33

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  5. New College 33

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Lincoln College 25

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  7. St Hugh's College 25

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Corpus Christi College 25

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. University College 25

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. Keble College 17

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Christ Church 17

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. Worcester College 8

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Brasenose College 8

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  14. Merton College 8

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Exeter College 8

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. The Queen's College 8

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

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Lady Margaret Hall 0

    1. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Wadham College 0

    1. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. St Benet's Hall 0

    1. 11th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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