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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of tutors for english and modern languages, high overall academic performance.

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  1. St Catherine's College 79

    1. The most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 19 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  2. St John's College 72

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Seventh most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  3. Magdalen College 71

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 16th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. Christ Church 71

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Fifth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  2. Merton College 69

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 21st most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 38
  3. Pembroke College 68

    1. Second most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  4. The Queen's College 64

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 10th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  5. St Peter's College 62

    1. Third most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  6. Balliol College 62

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 24th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 31
  7. Hertford College 62

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 11th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  8. Trinity College 61

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 15th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
  9. St Anne's College 61

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. Ninth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  10. St Edmund Hall 60

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. Sixth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  11. Wadham College 60

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 14th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
  12. New College 58

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 23rd most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 31
  13. Exeter College 57

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 12th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  14. Oriel College 57

    1. Fourth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
  15. Jesus College 56

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 18th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 44
  16. Brasenose College 56

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 13th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
  17. St Hilda's College 56

    1. Eighth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  18. St Hugh's College 52

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 17th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 44
  19. Worcester College 51

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 20th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 38
  20. Lady Margaret Hall 49

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 19th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 44
  21. Somerville College 45

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 22nd most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 31
  22. Keble College 43

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 25th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 25
  23. University College 41

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 26th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 13
  24. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 27th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 0

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