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

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  1. Brasenose College 81

    1. The most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  2. Merton College 70

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  3. Somerville College 70

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59

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  1. Magdalen College 66

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  2. New College 62

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  3. The Queen's College 56

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  4. Wadham College 55

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  5. Jesus College 54

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  6. St Anne's College 53

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  7. Christ Church 53

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 20
  8. Worcester College 52

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  9. St Hugh's College 50

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  10. Exeter College 49

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 40
  11. Trinity College 46

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 20
  12. Balliol College 46

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  13. St John's College 44

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  14. University College 34

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Lady Margaret Hall 27

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  16. Oriel College 25

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Mansfield College 24

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Classics and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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