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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying classics, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. Brasenose College 98

    1. The most undergraduates studying Classics, with 28 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
  2. New College 85

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
  3. Corpus Christi College 82

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81

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  1. Balliol College 81

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  2. Lady Margaret Hall 79

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
  3. Christ Church 78

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 22 in 2007/8. 67
  4. Trinity College 78

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 21 in 2007/8. 61
  5. University College 76

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 20 in 2007/8. 56
  6. The Queen's College 73

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
  7. Magdalen College 73

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
  8. St Hilda's College 70

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
  9. Wadham College 68

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Classics, with 27 in 2007/8. 94
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  10. Worcester College 65

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 18 in 2007/8. 44
  11. Exeter College 64

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 16 in 2007/8. 33
  12. St Anne's College 63

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  13. Somerville College 55

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
  14. Oriel College 49

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 17 in 2007/8. 39
  15. St Hugh's College 48

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Classics, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  16. Jesus College 46

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 16 in 2007/8. 33
  17. Merton College 46

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 17 in 2007/8. 39
  18. St John's College 29

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 14 in 2007/8. 22

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