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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large endowment income, best at university challenge.

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  1. Magdalen College 72

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
  2. Oriel College 67

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
  3. Balliol College 61

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27

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  1. Somerville College 53

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  2. St John's College 50

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. Christ Church 45

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. All Souls College 32

    1. Third largest endowment income, £5,822,690 in 2005/6. 64
    2. 38th best at University Challenge. 0
  5. Jesus College 28

    1. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Nuffield College 25

    1. Fifth largest endowment income, £4,578,538 in 2005/6. 50
    2. 24th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Merton College 23

    1. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. University College 20

    1. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. New College 18

    1. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. Brasenose College 16

    1. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Corpus Christi College 12

    1. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. Lincoln College 12

    1. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  13. The Queen's College 11

    1. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  14. Trinity College 8

    1. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Worcester College 8

    1. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. Exeter College 7

    1. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Wadham College 7

    1. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Hertford College 7

    1. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  19. St Antony's College 7

    1. 22nd largest endowment income, £1,239,874 in 2005/6. 13
    2. 10th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. St Anne's College 6

    1. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Wolfson College 5

    1. 24th largest endowment income, £995,870 in 2005/6. 10
    2. 15th best at University Challenge. 0
  22. St Edmund Hall 5

    1. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  23. St Hilda's College 5

    1. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Lady Margaret Hall 5

    1. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  25. St Peter's College 5

    1. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  26. St Catherine's College 3

    1. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. Keble College 3

    1. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  28. St Hugh's College 2

    1. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  29. Pembroke College 2

    1. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  30. Linacre College 2

    1. 33rd largest endowment income, £401,915 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 42nd best at University Challenge. 0
  31. Mansfield College 2

    1. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  32. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 28th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0

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