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Founded in 1264, Merton is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford and, with its medieval buildings, one of the most beautiful. Merton only admits around 90 undergraduate students each year and has a strong sense of community and a friendly atmosphere. The relatively large number of Fellows and college lecturers enables much of the undergraduate teaching to be done within the college, ensuring maximum continuity for undergraduates. The college encourages applications for joint schools and has a separate quota to ensure a fair chance of success.