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Magdalen College, Oxford

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Magdalen College (/ˈmɔːdlɪn/, MAWD-lin)[4] is a constituent college of the University of Oxford.[5] It was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete.[6] It has the highest total assets of any Oxford college, with £977 million as of 2022,[3] and is one of the strongest academically, setting the record for the highest Norrington Score in 2010 and topping the table twice since then.[7] It is home to several of the university's distinguished chairs, including the Agnelli-Serena Professorship, the Sherardian Professorship, and the four Waynflete Professorships.

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Magdalen College
The Cloister and Founders’ Tower
Arms: Lozengy ermine and sable, on a chief of the second three lilies argent slipped and seeded or
Scarf colours: black, with two equally-spaced wide bands of white
LocationLongwall Street and High Street
Coordinates51.752374°N 1.247077°W / 51.752374; -1.247077
Full nameThe College of St Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford
Latin nameCollegium Beatae Mariae Magdalenae
MottoFloreat Magdalena
Established1458; 565 years ago (1458)
Named forMary Magdalene
Sister collegeMagdalene College, Cambridge
PresidentDinah Rose KC[1]
Undergraduates390[2] (2018)
Postgraduates178[2] (2018)
Endowment£710.8 million (2022)[3]
Boat clubMagdalen College Boat Club
Magdalen College, Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Magdalen College, Oxford
Location in Oxford city centre

The large, square Magdalen Tower is an Oxford landmark, and it is a tradition, dating to the days of Henry VII, that the college choir sings from the top of it at 6 a.m. on May Morning.[8] The college stands next to the River Cherwell and the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Within its grounds are a deer park and Addison's Walk.