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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large endowment income, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 73

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
  2. St John's College 63

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  3. Balliol College 57

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27

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  1. Christ Church 51

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  2. All Souls College 45

    1. Third largest endowment income, £5,822,690 in 2005/6. 64
    2. Sixth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  3. Merton College 42

    1. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  4. University College 39

    1. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  5. Nuffield College 38

    1. Fifth largest endowment income, £4,578,538 in 2005/6. 50
    2. 10th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  6. Oriel College 30

    1. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  7. St Catherine's College 28

    1. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
    2. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
  8. Jesus College 28

    1. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  9. New College 24

    1. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  10. Brasenose College 22

    1. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  11. St Antony's College 19

    1. Eighth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
    2. 22nd largest endowment income, £1,239,874 in 2005/6. 13
  12. Lincoln College 18

    1. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  13. Trinity College 15

    1. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Exeter College 13

    1. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  15. Somerville College 13

    1. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  16. Corpus Christi College 12

    1. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  17. The Queen's College 11

    1. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. St Hugh's College 9

    1. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  19. Worcester College 8

    1. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. Linacre College 8

    1. 15th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 33rd largest endowment income, £401,915 in 2005/6. 4
  21. Wadham College 7

    1. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. Hertford College 7

    1. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  23. St Anne's College 6

    1. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  24. Wolfson College 5

    1. 24th largest endowment income, £995,870 in 2005/6. 10
    2. 27th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  25. St Edmund Hall 5

    1. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  26. St Hilda's College 5

    1. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  27. Lady Margaret Hall 5

    1. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  28. St Peter's College 5

    1. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  29. Keble College 3

    1. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  30. Pembroke College 2

    1. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  31. Mansfield College 2

    1. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  32. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0

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