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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history (ancient and modern), high percentage of state school students.

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  1. St John's College 74

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
  2. Somerville College 70

    1. The most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 6 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  3. St Hilda's College 58

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49

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  1. Trinity College 44

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 5 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  2. New College 40

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 4 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  3. Balliol College 39

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  4. Magdalen College 39

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  5. Oriel College 38

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  6. Keble College 37

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
  7. St Hugh's College 36

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  8. Lincoln College 36

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  9. Corpus Christi College 34

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  10. Merton College 32

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  11. St Anne's College 31

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
  12. Wadham College 29

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  13. University College 27

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 3 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  14. Christ Church 22

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 2 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  15. Worcester College 15

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  16. Exeter College 11

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  17. Brasenose College 11

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  18. The Queen's College 11

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 1 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  19. Lady Margaret Hall 7

    1. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History (Ancient and Modern), with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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