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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of tutors for classics and modern languages, high overall academic performance.

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  1. Christ Church 89

    1. Second most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 93
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
  2. Balliol College 86

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Sixth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 80
  3. Magdalen College 86

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Fifth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 80

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  1. The Queen's College 86

    1. The most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
  2. St John's College 80

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Ninth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
  3. Merton College 80

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 14th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 60
  4. Brasenose College 74

    1. Third most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  5. Trinity College 73

    1. Eighth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
    2. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
  6. Exeter College 69

    1. Seventh most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  7. Oriel College 69

    1. Fourth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
  8. Wadham College 68

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 12th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 67
  9. New College 65

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 17th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 47
  10. St Hugh's College 64

    1. 11th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  11. Worcester College 62

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 13th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 60
  12. Jesus College 61

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 15th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 53
  13. Lady Margaret Hall 60

    1. 10th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  14. University College 58

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 16th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 47
  15. Somerville College 53

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 18th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 47
  16. St Anne's College 53

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 19th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
  17. Mansfield College 24

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 20th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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