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

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  1. Magdalen College 85

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
  2. Oriel College 71

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Balliol College 69

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43

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  1. Somerville College 60

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  2. Hertford College 50

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. Jesus College 36

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Wadham College 29

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  5. St John's College 29

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. New College 21

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Merton College 21

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Keble College 21

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Brasenose College 14

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  10. St Hilda's College 14

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Worcester College 14

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. St Catherine's College 14

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Trinity College 14

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. The Queen's College 14

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  15. University College 7

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. St Hugh's College 7

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Pembroke College 7

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Lincoln College 7

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  19. St Anne's College 7

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  20. St Edmund Hall 7

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  21. St Peter's College 7

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  22. Christ Church 0

    1. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Lady Margaret Hall 0

    1. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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