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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history and politics, large number of undergraduates.

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  1. The Queen's College 85

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
  2. Magdalen College 68

    1. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
  3. Pembroke College 67

    1. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. St Catherine's College 67

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  2. Wadham College 66

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  3. St Anne's College 65

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  4. Lady Margaret Hall 64

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39
  5. Merton College 62

    1. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
  6. Christ Church 61

    1. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  7. New College 59

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  8. Balliol College 57

    1. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  9. Keble College 57

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  10. University College 55

    1. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  11. St Hilda's College 54

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  12. St John's College 52

    1. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  13. St Edmund Hall 51

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  14. St Peter's College 50

    1. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  15. Worcester College 46

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  16. Jesus College 46

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  17. Hertford College 45

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  18. Corpus Christi College 42

    1. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  19. Brasenose College 42

    1. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  20. St Hugh's College 42

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  21. Lincoln College 41

    1. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  22. Trinity College 40

    1. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  23. Mansfield College 38

    1. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  24. Regent's Park College 17

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 31st most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
  25. Harris Manchester College 14

    1. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 11
  26. St Benet's Hall 4

    1. 32nd most undergraduates, with 39 in 2007/8. 7
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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