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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of tutors for english and modern languages, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. St Catherine's College 91

    1. The most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 19 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
  2. Pembroke College 88

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. Second most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 75
  3. St Peter's College 79

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. Third most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 69

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  1. The Queen's College 76

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 10th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  2. Exeter College 75

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 12th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  3. Christ Church 73

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. Fifth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  4. Brasenose College 73

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 13th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
  5. Trinity College 73

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 15th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
  6. St Edmund Hall 68

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. Sixth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
  7. Lady Margaret Hall 65

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 19th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 44
  8. Worcester College 62

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 20th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 38
  9. Magdalen College 61

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. 16th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
  10. St Hugh's College 61

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 17th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 44
  11. Oriel College 60

    1. Fourth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  12. New College 59

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 23rd most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 31
  13. St Anne's College 55

    1. Ninth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  14. University College 55

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 26th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 13
  15. St Hilda's College 54

    1. Eighth most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
  16. Hertford College 52

    1. 11th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  17. Balliol College 52

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. 24th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 31
  18. Jesus College 51

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 18th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 44
  19. Wadham College 46

    1. 14th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  20. St John's College 46

    1. Seventh most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  21. Somerville College 46

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 22nd most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 31
  22. Merton College 45

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 21st most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 38
  23. Keble College 42

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 25th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 25
  24. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0
    2. 27th most tutors for English and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 0

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