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

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  1. Wadham College 73

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and English, with 4 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    3. 11th most tutors for History and English, with 7 in 2007/8. 50
  2. Pembroke College 71

    1. The most tutors for History and English, with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    3. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and English, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
  3. Merton College 70

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Ninth most tutors for History and English, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and English, with 2 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. Balliol College 66

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Third most tutors for History and English, with 10 in 2007/8. 80
    3. 10th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  2. Jesus College 61

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and English, with 3 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    3. 13th most tutors for History and English, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
  3. Mansfield College 59

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and English, with 4 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    3. 15th most tutors for History and English, with 5 in 2007/8. 30
  4. St Hilda's College 58

    1. Fifth most tutors for History and English, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    3. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and English, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
  5. Corpus Christi College 54

    1. Sixth most tutors for History and English, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    3. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and English, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  6. Somerville College 53

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 10th most tutors for History and English, with 7 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and English, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
  7. St Peter's College 50

    1. Fourth most tutors for History and English, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    3. 12th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  8. St Catherine's College 49

    1. Second most tutors for History and English, with 11 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  9. St John's College 49

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Eighth most tutors for History and English, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  10. St Hugh's College 49

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Seventh most tutors for History and English, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 11th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  11. Exeter College 46

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and English, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 14th most tutors for History and English, with 5 in 2007/8. 30
  12. Worcester College 35

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 12th most tutors for History and English, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  13. Harris Manchester College 11

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 16th most tutors for History and English, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying History and English, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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