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

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  1. Pembroke College 89

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. The most tutors for Biology, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    3. Fourth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 18 in 2007/8. 68
  2. St Catherine's College 79

    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
    3. Third most tutors for Biology, with 4 in 2007/8. 60
  3. Brasenose College 71

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Second most tutors for Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37

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  1. Christ Church 64

    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
    3. Seventh most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  2. St Hilda's College 64

    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
    3. Sixth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  3. Magdalen College 59

    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
    3. Fifth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  4. New College 55

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Ninth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
  5. Lady Margaret Hall 55

    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. 15th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  6. Somerville College 49

    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
    3. Fourth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  7. St Peter's College 49

    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
    3. 10th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  8. St Hugh's College 47

    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
    3. 11th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  9. Wadham College 47

    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
    3. 13th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  10. Hertford College 43

    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
    3. Eighth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  11. Worcester College 43

    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
    3. 17th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  12. The Queen's College 42

    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
    3. 21st most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  13. St Anne's College 37

    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
    3. 12th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  14. Keble College 37

    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
    3. 14th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  15. Balliol College 35

    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
    3. 18th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  16. St John's College 31

    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
    3. 16th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  17. Merton College 28

    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
    3. 20th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  18. Jesus College 19

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 19th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0

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