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

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  1. Brasenose College 99

    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. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
  2. Corpus Christi College 88

    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 highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
  3. Balliol College 87

    1. Third most tutors for Classics, with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Classics, with 26 in 2007/8. 89
    3. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72

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  1. Christ Church 77

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    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. Lady Margaret Hall 69

    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. Eighth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  3. University College 67

    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
    3. Ninth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  4. The Queen's College 65

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Seventh most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 19 in 2007/8. 50
  5. Magdalen College 65

    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
    3. Sixth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  6. St Hilda's College 63

    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
    3. Fifth most tutors for Classics, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  7. Trinity College 60

    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
    3. 12th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  8. New College 57

    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. 20th most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  9. Worcester College 52

    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
    3. 11th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  10. Exeter College 51

    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
    3. 17th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  11. Wadham College 45

    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
    3. 18th most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  12. St Anne's College 42

    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
    3. 22nd most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  13. Oriel College 41

    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
    3. 14th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  14. St Hugh's College 40

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 10th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Classics, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  15. Merton College 39

    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
    3. 15th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  16. Somerville College 37

    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
    3. 21st most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Jesus College 31

    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
    3. 19th most tutors for Classics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  18. St John's College 27

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 16th most tutors for Classics, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying Classics, with 14 in 2007/8. 22

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