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

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  1. Hertford College 74

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  2. Magdalen College 72

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
  3. New College 65

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43

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  1. Jesus College 65

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  2. Brasenose College 62

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  3. The Queen's College 62

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  4. Trinity College 62

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  5. Balliol College 58

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  6. Worcester College 57

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  7. Pembroke College 57

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  8. St Catherine's College 56

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  9. University College 56

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  10. St Peter's College 52

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  11. Keble College 51

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  12. Oriel College 51

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  13. Wadham College 49

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  14. Merton College 48

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  15. St Edmund Hall 47

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  16. Lincoln College 46

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  17. 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. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  18. St John's College 46

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  19. Christ Church 45

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Somerville College 44

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  21. Lady Margaret Hall 43

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  22. 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. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  23. St Anne's College 34

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14

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