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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying biology, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. St Catherine's College 89

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Biology, with 23 in 2007/8. 95
    2. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
  2. Pembroke College 84

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 18 in 2007/8. 68
  3. Christ Church 77

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63

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  1. St Hilda's College 76

    1. The most undergraduates studying Biology, with 24 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
  2. Lady Margaret Hall 72

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Biology, with 16 in 2007/8. 58
  3. Magdalen College 68

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
  4. Brasenose College 66

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  5. Worcester College 64

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  6. The Queen's College 64

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  7. St Peter's College 63

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  8. New College 62

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  9. St Hugh's College 60

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  10. Wadham College 60

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Biology, with 20 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  11. Somerville College 54

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 14 in 2007/8. 47
  12. Balliol College 52

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  13. St Anne's College 46

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  14. Keble College 45

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  15. Hertford College 45

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  16. Merton College 42

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  17. St John's College 36

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  18. Jesus College 29

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0

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