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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 state school students.

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  1. St Hilda's College 63

    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
    3. Sixth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  2. St Catherine's College 57

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Biology, with 23 in 2007/8. 95
    2. Third most tutors for Biology, with 4 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  3. Pembroke College 56

    1. The most tutors for Biology, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 18 in 2007/8. 68
    3. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0

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  1. Wadham College 52

    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. 13th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  2. Hertford College 45

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

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Fifth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  4. Somerville College 42

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 14 in 2007/8. 47
    2. Fourth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  5. St John's College 41

    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
    3. 16th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  6. Brasenose College 40

    1. Second most tutors for Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    3. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  7. Christ Church 38

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Biology, with 17 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Seventh most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  8. St Anne's College 34

    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
    3. 12th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  9. Keble College 31

    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
    3. 14th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  10. Lady Margaret Hall 31

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Biology, with 16 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 15th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  11. New College 30

    1. Ninth most tutors for Biology, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    3. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  12. St Hugh's College 28

    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
    3. 11th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  13. Merton College 26

    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
    3. 20th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  14. St Peter's College 23

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Biology, with 12 in 2007/8. 37
    2. 10th most tutors for Biology, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  15. Balliol College 20

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

    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
    3. 17th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Jesus College 14

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 19th most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Biology, with 5 in 2007/8. 0
  18. The Queen's College 12

    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
    3. 21st most tutors for Biology, with 1 in 2007/8. 0

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