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

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  1. St Catherine's College 86

    1. The most tutors for Chemistry, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    3. Second most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 34 in 2007/8. 75
  2. University College 80

    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
    3. Third most tutors for Chemistry, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Balliol College 61

    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
    3. Sixth most tutors for Chemistry, with 4 in 2007/8. 43

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  1. Exeter College 58

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Seventh most tutors for Chemistry, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 17th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 23 in 2007/8. 36
  2. Pembroke College 56

    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. Ninth most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  3. New College 55

    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
    3. 26th most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  4. Magdalen College 54

    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
    3. 19th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  5. Jesus College 52

    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
    3. 14th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  6. Christ Church 52

    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
    3. 15th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  7. Trinity College 51

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 13th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 21 in 2007/8. 29
  8. St Hugh's College 50

    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
    3. 18th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  9. Brasenose College 49

    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
    3. 23rd most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  10. St Edmund Hall 47

    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
    3. 12th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  11. Hertford College 47

    1. Second most tutors for Chemistry, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 19 in 2007/8. 21
  12. The Queen's College 46

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Eighth most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
  13. Wadham College 46

    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
    3. 17th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  14. Worcester College 45

    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
    3. 20th most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  15. Corpus Christi College 45

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. Fourth most tutors for Chemistry, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 16 in 2007/8. 11
  16. Lady Margaret Hall 44

    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
    3. 25th most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  17. St Peter's College 44

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 11th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
  18. St John's College 43

    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
    3. 10th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  19. 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. Fifth most tutors for Chemistry, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 18th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 22 in 2007/8. 32
  20. Merton College 40

    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
    3. 16th most tutors for Chemistry, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  21. Somerville College 38

    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
    3. 27th most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  22. Lincoln College 36

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 22nd most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 17 in 2007/8. 14
  23. Keble College 35

    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
    3. 28th most tutors for Chemistry, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Oriel College 28

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 21st most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 26th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 16 in 2007/8. 11
  25. St Anne's College 23

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 24th most tutors for Chemistry, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 28th most undergraduates studying Chemistry, with 13 in 2007/8. 0

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