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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history and politics, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 75

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
  2. Balliol College 58

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  3. The Queen's College 50

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0

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  1. Merton College 47

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  2. St Catherine's College 42

    1. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  3. University College 33

    1. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  4. Pembroke College 25

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  5. St John's College 24

    1. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  6. Christ Church 23

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  7. New College 20

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. Lady Margaret Hall 19

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  9. St Anne's College 17

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  10. Corpus Christi College 17

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  11. Wadham College 17

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  12. Lincoln College 15

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  13. Trinity College 15

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Keble College 14

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Mansfield College 14

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. St Hilda's College 11

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  17. St Peter's College 11

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. Brasenose College 9

    1. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  19. St Edmund Hall 8

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. Jesus College 8

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. Regent's Park College 8

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 41st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. St Hugh's College 6

    1. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Harris Manchester College 6

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 11
    2. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  24. Worcester College 3

    1. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  25. Hertford College 3

    1. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  26. St Benet's Hall 0

    1. 20th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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