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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of tutors for classics and modern languages, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. The Queen's College 98

    1. The most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
  2. Christ Church 92

    1. Second most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 93
    2. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
  3. Brasenose College 91

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Third most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 87

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  1. Exeter College 87

    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 Classics and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 80
  2. Trinity College 84

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Eighth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
  3. Magdalen College 76

    1. Fifth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
  4. Balliol College 76

    1. Sixth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  5. Lady Margaret Hall 76

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 10th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 67
  6. Worcester College 73

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 13th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 60
  7. St Hugh's College 73

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 11th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 67
  8. Oriel College 72

    1. Fourth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  9. University College 72

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 16th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 47
  10. New College 67

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 17th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 47
  11. Merton College 56

    1. 14th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 60
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  12. Jesus College 56

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 15th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 53
  13. St John's College 54

    1. Ninth most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  14. Wadham College 54

    1. 12th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  15. Somerville College 53

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 18th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 47
  16. St Anne's College 47

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 19th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
  17. Mansfield College 19

    1. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
    2. 20th most tutors for Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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