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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history (ancient and modern), high overall academic performance.

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  1. St John's College 85

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
  2. Somerville College 80

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
  3. Trinity College 78

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73

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  1. New College 75

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
  2. Balliol College 71

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  3. Magdalen College 71

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  4. Lincoln College 63

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  5. St Hilda's College 61

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  6. University College 59

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  7. Christ Church 59

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  8. Corpus Christi College 59

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  9. Merton College 58

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  10. St Hugh's College 55

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
  11. Keble College 47

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  12. The Queen's College 44

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  13. Oriel College 42

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  14. St Anne's College 41

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  15. Worcester College 40

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  16. Brasenose College 39

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  17. Exeter College 37

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  18. Wadham College 35

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Lady Margaret Hall 27

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. St Benet's Hall 17

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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