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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying classical archaeology and ancient history, large number of tutors for classical archaeology and ancient history, high overall academic performance.

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  1. Balliol College 93

    1. The most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    3. Second most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 6 in 2007/8. 86
  2. St John's College 84

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 6 in 2007/8. 86
    3. Sixth most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
  3. Magdalen College 83

    1. Third most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    3. Eighth most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 4 in 2007/8. 57

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  1. Keble College 71

    1. Seventh most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
  2. Christ Church 65

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Eighth most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  3. St Hilda's College 64

    1. Fifth most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 5 in 2007/8. 80
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  4. Lady Margaret Hall 62

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 10th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 4 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  5. Corpus Christi College 61

    1. Second most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  6. Lincoln College 59

    1. The most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    3. 18th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  7. Brasenose College 58

    1. Fourth most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  8. Worcester College 54

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 11th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  9. University College 52

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Ninth most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 4 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 12th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  10. Merton College 51

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 14th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  11. Exeter College 47

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 13th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
  12. Wadham College 44

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 15th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  13. Somerville College 41

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 16th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
  14. Oriel College 30

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 12th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 3 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 17th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  15. St Anne's College 28

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 17th most tutors for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 2 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 18th most undergraduates studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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