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

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  1. Balliol College 90

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
  2. New College 84

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
  3. Wadham College 82

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Classics, with 27 in 2007/8. 94
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69

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  1. Magdalen College 82

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
  2. Brasenose College 81

    1. The most undergraduates studying Classics, with 28 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  3. Christ Church 76

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 22 in 2007/8. 67
  4. Corpus Christi College 76

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
  5. St Hilda's College 72

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  6. Merton College 69

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 17 in 2007/8. 39
  7. St Anne's College 69

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
  8. Trinity College 67

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 21 in 2007/8. 61
  9. Lady Margaret Hall 63

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  10. University College 62

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 20 in 2007/8. 56
  11. The Queen's College 61

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
  12. Somerville College 55

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
  13. St John's College 55

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 14 in 2007/8. 22
  14. Worcester College 54

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 18 in 2007/8. 44
  15. Jesus College 51

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 16 in 2007/8. 33
  16. Exeter College 45

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 16 in 2007/8. 33
  17. Oriel College 45

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 17 in 2007/8. 39
  18. St Hugh's College 39

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Classics, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  19. St Benet's Hall 17

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Classics, with 10 in 2007/8. 0

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