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

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  1. St Hilda's College 74

    1. The most undergraduates studying Biology, with 24 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
  2. Wadham College 69

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Biology, with 20 in 2007/8. 79
    2. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
  3. St Catherine's College 56

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Biology, with 23 in 2007/8. 95
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17

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  1. St John's College 51

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  2. Hertford College 47

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
  3. Magdalen College 45

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  4. Somerville College 44

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 14 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  5. St Anne's College 41

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  6. Merton College 39

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  7. Keble College 36

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
  8. Christ Church 36

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  9. Lady Margaret Hall 36

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Biology, with 16 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  10. Pembroke College 34

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 18 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  11. St Hugh's College 32

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  12. Balliol College 30

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  13. Worcester College 28

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 13 in 2007/8. 42
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  14. New College 25

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  15. St Peter's College 24

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  16. Jesus College 21

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Brasenose College 21

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  18. The Queen's College 18

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 11 in 2007/8. 32
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4

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