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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history (ancient and modern), large endowment income.

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  1. St John's College 92

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
  2. Christ Church 61

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  3. Somerville College 57

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14

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  1. New College 51

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
  2. Trinity College 50

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
  3. Magdalen College 48

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
  4. University College 45

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
  5. Balliol College 39

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  6. St Hilda's College 38

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  7. Corpus Christi College 37

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
  8. Lincoln College 37

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
  9. Oriel College 34

    1. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  10. Merton College 31

    1. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  11. St Hugh's College 27

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  12. Brasenose College 24

    1. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  13. Keble College 20

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  14. The Queen's College 19

    1. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  15. Worcester College 17

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
  16. Exeter College 15

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
  17. St Anne's College 14

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  18. Wadham College 7

    1. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Lady Margaret Hall 5

    1. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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