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

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  1. Balliol College 94

    1. Third most tutors for Classics, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    3. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
  2. Brasenose College 87

    1. The most undergraduates studying Classics, with 28 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most tutors for Classics, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    3. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  3. Corpus Christi College 84

    1. The most tutors for Classics, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 25 in 2007/8. 83
    3. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68

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  1. Christ Church 76

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Fourth most tutors for Classics, with 5 in 2007/8. 75
    3. 10th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 22 in 2007/8. 67
  2. Magdalen College 71

    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
    3. Sixth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  3. St Hilda's College 65

    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
    3. Fifth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  4. Lady Margaret Hall 59

    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
    3. Eighth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  5. University College 58

    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
    3. Ninth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  6. The Queen's College 57

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. Seventh most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
  7. New College 56

    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. 20th most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  8. Wadham College 55

    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
    3. 18th most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  9. Merton College 55

    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
    3. 15th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  10. Trinity College 53

    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
    3. 12th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  11. St Anne's College 46

    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
    3. 22nd most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  12. St John's College 45

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 16th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 14 in 2007/8. 22
  13. Worcester College 45

    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
    3. 11th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  14. Exeter College 39

    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
    3. 17th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  15. Oriel College 38

    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
    3. 14th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  16. Somerville College 36

    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
    3. 21st most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  17. St Hugh's College 34

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 10th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Classics, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  18. Jesus College 34

    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
    3. 19th most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  19. St Benet's Hall 20

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 13th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying Classics, with 10 in 2007/8. 0

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