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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history, large number of tutors for history, best at university challenge.

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  1. Balliol College 99

    1. The most undergraduates studying History, with 38 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most tutors for History, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    3. Third best at University Challenge. 96
  2. Oriel College 82

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. Third most tutors for History, with 7 in 2007/8. 86
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying History, with 25 in 2007/8. 59
  3. Magdalen College 74

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History, with 32 in 2007/8. 81
    3. 15th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43

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  1. Somerville College 68

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    3. 20th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  2. Christ Church 66

    1. The most tutors for History, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History, with 37 in 2007/8. 97
    3. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. University College 47

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History, with 33 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 11th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Brasenose College 47

    1. Seventh most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    3. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  5. St Peter's College 46

    1. Fourth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    3. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  6. St Hugh's College 43

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History, with 29 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 10th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Hertford College 42

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. Eighth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Pembroke College 40

    1. Fifth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Merton College 40

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History, with 26 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 14th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. Lady Margaret Hall 39

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History, with 30 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 16th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. St Catherine's College 36

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 17th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. St Anne's College 34

    1. Ninth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    3. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Corpus Christi College 33

    1. Sixth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. Wadham College 33

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 22nd most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Lincoln College 32

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 24th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  16. The Queen's College 29

    1. 13th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
    3. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Trinity College 29

    1. 12th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
    3. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. St Hilda's College 29

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 19th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  19. St John's College 29

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 21st most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. St Edmund Hall 28

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 25th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  21. New College 28

    1. 18th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    3. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  22. Worcester College 25

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 26th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  23. Keble College 24

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 23rd most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Exeter College 21

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 28th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  25. Jesus College 20

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 27th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  26. Mansfield College 18

    1. 26th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    2. 29th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. St Benet's Hall 3

    1. 30th most undergraduates studying History, with 9 in 2007/8. 9
    2. 11th best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 31st most tutors for History, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  28. Regent's Park College 0

    1. Ninth best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 30th most tutors for History, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 31st most undergraduates studying History, with 6 in 2007/8. 0

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