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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying biology, high overall academic performance.

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  1. St Hilda's College 77

    1. The most undergraduates studying Biology, with 24 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  2. Magdalen College 77

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
  3. St Catherine's College 76

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Biology, with 23 in 2007/8. 95
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57

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  1. Wadham College 74

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Biology, with 20 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
  2. Christ Church 74

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
  3. Merton College 66

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  4. Pembroke College 65

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 18 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  5. St John's College 62

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  6. Balliol College 62

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  7. New College 61

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  8. Lady Margaret Hall 56

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Biology, with 16 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  9. Hertford College 55

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  10. Somerville College 53

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 14 in 2007/8. 47
  11. Worcester College 53

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  12. St Hugh's College 52

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  13. The Queen's College 51

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  14. St Anne's College 51

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  15. Brasenose College 49

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  16. St Peter's College 46

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  17. Keble College 46

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  18. Jesus College 34

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0

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