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

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  1. Wadham College 76

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Classics, with 27 in 2007/8. 94
    2. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
  2. St Hilda's College 69

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
    2. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
  3. St Anne's College 59

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
    2. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46

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  1. Balliol College 58

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  2. Brasenose College 52

    1. The most undergraduates studying Classics, with 28 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  3. Corpus Christi College 51

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  4. Magdalen College 50

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  5. New College 48

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  6. Somerville College 45

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  7. St John's College 44

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 14 in 2007/8. 22
  8. Lady Margaret Hall 43

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 23 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  9. Merton College 43

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 17 in 2007/8. 39
  10. Oriel College 40

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 17 in 2007/8. 39
  11. Christ Church 38

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 22 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  12. Jesus College 38

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 16 in 2007/8. 33
  13. Trinity College 33

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 21 in 2007/8. 61
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  14. University College 29

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 20 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  15. Worcester College 29

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 18 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  16. The Queen's College 27

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  17. Exeter College 19

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 16 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  18. St Hugh's College 19

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Classics, with 13 in 2007/8. 17

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