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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance.

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  1. Merton College 100

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
  2. Balliol College 92

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
  3. Magdalen College 92

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92

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  1. St John's College 87

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
  2. Christ Church 85

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
  3. New College 84

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
  4. Lincoln College 76

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
  5. Trinity College 73

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
  6. The Queen's College 71

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
  7. Wadham College 69

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
  8. University College 69

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
  9. Jesus College 68

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
  10. Corpus Christi College 68

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
  11. Hertford College 67

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
  12. St Anne's College 65

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
  13. Worcester College 64

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
  14. St Edmund Hall 64

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
  15. Pembroke College 62

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  16. Brasenose College 61

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  17. St Hugh's College 61

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  18. Keble College 60

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
  19. Somerville College 59

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
  20. Exeter College 58

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  21. St Catherine's College 57

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  22. St Peter's College 55

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  23. St Hilda's College 55

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  24. Lady Margaret Hall 54

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  25. Oriel College 51

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
  26. Mansfield College 48

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
  27. Wycliffe Hall 48

    1. 30th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.77% for 2006–8. 48
  28. St Benet's Hall 35

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
  29. Blackfriars 32

    1. 32nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  30. Campion Hall 32

    1. 33rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  31. Harris Manchester College 32

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  32. Regent's Park College 32

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  33. St Stephen's House 0

    1. 36th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 52% for 2006–8. 0

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