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

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  1. Christ Church 62

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 10th most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    3. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  2. Merton College 50

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 15th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
  3. St John's College 49

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. 25th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22

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  1. The Queen's College 49

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 23rd most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
  2. Magdalen College 49

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 11th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
  3. St Peter's College 44

    1. The most tutors for History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
  4. Balliol College 43

    1. Third most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  5. Pembroke College 43

    1. Fourth most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
  6. Brasenose College 41

    1. Second most tutors for History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
    3. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  7. Corpus Christi College 40

    1. Fifth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
  8. New College 38

    1. 13th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    2. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
    3. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  9. St Anne's College 36

    1. Sixth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  10. University College 35

    1. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
    2. 22nd most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  11. St Catherine's College 34

    1. Eighth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
  12. Jesus College 32

    1. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
    2. 24th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  13. Lady Margaret Hall 29

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 21st most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
  14. Wadham College 28

    1. 16th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  15. Trinity College 28

    1. 12th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
  16. Hertford College 27

    1. Ninth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  17. Lincoln College 26

    1. 20th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  18. St Edmund Hall 25

    1. 14th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
  19. Keble College 24

    1. 19th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  20. St Hilda's College 23

    1. 17th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  21. Mansfield College 23

    1. 18th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
  22. St Hugh's College 22

    1. Seventh most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
    3. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Worcester College 11

    1. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
    2. 26th most tutors for History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 13
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  24. Harris Manchester College 4

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 11
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0
    3. 28th most tutors for History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0

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