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

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  1. St Anne's College 88

    1. The most undergraduates studying English, with 37 in 2007/8. 100
    2. The most tutors for English, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    3. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
  2. St Hilda's College 66

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying English, with 34 in 2007/8. 87
    2. Fourth most tutors for English, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  3. Pembroke College 65

    1. Third most tutors for English, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    3. Ninth most undergraduates studying English, with 28 in 2007/8. 61

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  1. St Catherine's College 64

    1. Second most tutors for English, with 7 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
  2. Lady Margaret Hall 61

    1. Third most undergraduates studying English, with 34 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    3. Fifth most tutors for English, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Somerville College 61

    1. Second most undergraduates studying English, with 36 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    3. 11th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  4. Christ Church 60

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying English, with 29 in 2007/8. 65
    3. 20th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  5. Wadham College 59

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying English, with 32 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    3. 14th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  6. Merton College 56

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    3. 25th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  7. Balliol College 54

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying English, with 27 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 29th most tutors for English, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  8. St Edmund Hall 54

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying English, with 30 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    3. 12th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  9. New College 54

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    3. 18th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  10. Lincoln College 50

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying English, with 28 in 2007/8. 61
    3. 28th most tutors for English, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  11. Hertford College 50

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. Ninth most tutors for English, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 17th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
  12. Magdalen College 47

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 23rd most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  13. St Hugh's College 47

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying English, with 26 in 2007/8. 52
    3. 13th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  14. St John's College 46

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Seventh most tutors for English, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 28th most undergraduates studying English, with 16 in 2007/8. 9
  15. Exeter College 46

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying English, with 26 in 2007/8. 52
    3. 21st most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  16. Jesus College 44

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Eighth most tutors for English, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  17. Keble College 44

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying English, with 24 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 19th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  18. St Peter's College 44

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying English, with 25 in 2007/8. 48
    3. 10th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  19. Trinity College 42

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 15th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying English, with 20 in 2007/8. 26
  20. Brasenose College 42

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Sixth most tutors for English, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  21. Worcester College 41

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying English, with 21 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 17th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  22. Mansfield College 39

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying English, with 23 in 2007/8. 39
    3. 26th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  23. Corpus Christi College 35

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 24th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying English, with 16 in 2007/8. 9
  24. University College 35

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying English, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 27th most tutors for English, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  25. Oriel College 27

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 22nd most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 29th most undergraduates studying English, with 14 in 2007/8. 0
  26. Regent's Park College 25

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 16th most tutors for English, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 26th most undergraduates studying English, with 17 in 2007/8. 13
  27. Harris Manchester College 11

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 30th most tutors for English, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 30th most undergraduates studying English, with 14 in 2007/8. 0

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