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

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  1. The Queen's College 98

    1. The most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
  2. Brasenose College 91

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Second most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 86
  3. Trinity College 83

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71

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  1. St Peter's College 80

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
  2. St Edmund Hall 76

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. Third most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
  3. Pembroke College 64

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  4. St Anne's College 63

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  5. Exeter College 62

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  6. New College 58

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  7. Merton College 55

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  8. Magdalen College 51

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  9. Worcester College 50

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  10. Lady Margaret Hall 50

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  11. University College 48

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  12. St Hugh's College 46

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  13. Christ Church 45

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  14. Keble College 44

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  15. Oriel College 43

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  16. Balliol College 43

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  17. St Catherine's College 41

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  18. St Hilda's College 40

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  19. Somerville College 30

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Jesus College 29

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  21. Wadham College 28

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  22. Hertford College 24

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. St John's College 18

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Harris Manchester College 7

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying English and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0

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