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

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  1. University College 98

    1. The most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 41 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
  2. St Catherine's College 79

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. Second most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 34 in 2007/8. 75
  3. New College 76

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 31 in 2007/8. 64

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  1. Balliol College 70

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 32 in 2007/8. 68
  2. Pembroke College 70

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 24 in 2007/8. 39
  3. Magdalen College 67

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 30 in 2007/8. 61
  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. 16th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
  5. Exeter College 65

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
  6. Jesus College 63

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 32 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  7. Christ Church 63

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
  8. Trinity College 62

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 21 in 2007/8. 29
  9. Worcester College 61

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
  10. St Hugh's College 61

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 25 in 2007/8. 43
  11. Lady Margaret Hall 59

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
  12. St Edmund Hall 56

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
  13. The Queen's College 55

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
  14. Wadham College 55

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 32 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  15. Keble College 53

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 26 in 2007/8. 46
  16. St Peter's College 52

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
  17. St John's College 50

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 31 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  18. Somerville College 50

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 24 in 2007/8. 39
  19. Lincoln College 46

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
  20. Corpus Christi College 46

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 16 in 2007/8. 11
  21. Merton College 46

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 24 in 2007/8. 39
  22. St Hilda's College 42

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
  23. Hertford College 35

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 19 in 2007/8. 21
  24. Oriel College 34

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 16 in 2007/8. 11
  25. St Anne's College 27

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 13 in 2007/8. 0

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