There are various colleges to visit in Oxford, but here are some of the top rated by visitors and locals.

Christ Church

Christ Church is a unique institution, one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford and the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Oxford. It has aworld famous Cathedral Choir; scholarly collections of books and art; and is enjoyed by many people as visitors or guests at conferences and Summer schools.

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New College 

New College is one of the largest Oxford colleges, with some 400 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduates.The College occupies a very attractive site near the centre of Oxford. The front quadrangle, dining hall, chapel and cloisters were built within a few years of the College's foundation in 1379.

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Magdalen College 

Originally founded in 1458 as Magdalen Hall, Magdalen College has some of the most beautiful buildings and grounds in Oxford. 550 years of rich and eventful history have left Magdalen with some of the most picturesque sights in Oxford, making it a must-see for the Oxford visitor.

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Exeter College 

In the heart of Oxford opposite the Bodleian Library, Exeter college is still situated in its original location. It was was founded in 1314 by Walter de Stapleton of Devon and is the University's fourth oldest college. The College is full of history; J.R.R. Tolkien was an undergraduate here, as were Alan Bennett, Martin Amis, and former President Kufuor of Ghana.

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Merton College

Founded in 1264, Merton is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford and, with its medieval buildings, one of the most beautiful. It is also home to Mob Library which is the oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students in the world.

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