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

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  1. St John's College 79

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
  2. Jesus College 63

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
  3. Magdalen College 59

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46

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  1. Hertford College 57

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
  2. Christ Church 45

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  3. Merton College 44

    1. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  4. New College 39

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
  5. Oriel College 39

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
  6. Wadham College 35

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  7. Balliol College 35

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  8. Brasenose College 30

    1. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  9. University College 27

    1. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  10. The Queen's College 25

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
  11. Keble College 24

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  12. Trinity College 23

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
  13. Worcester College 22

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
  14. Somerville College 21

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  15. St Hilda's College 19

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  16. Lincoln College 19

    1. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  17. St Catherine's College 17

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
  18. St Anne's College 13

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  19. St Edmund Hall 12

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
  20. St Peter's College 12

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
  21. St Hugh's College 10

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  22. Pembroke College 9

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
  23. Lady Margaret Hall 5

    1. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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