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

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  1. Hertford College 76

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
  2. St John's College 61

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
  3. Wadham College 58

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57

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  1. Jesus College 57

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  2. Magdalen College 49

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  3. Merton College 45

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  4. Oriel College 42

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  5. Keble College 42

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
  6. St Hilda's College 39

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  7. Balliol College 35

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  8. Somerville College 34

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  9. St Anne's College 30

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  10. New College 28

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  11. St Catherine's College 23

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  12. Worcester College 21

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  13. St Hugh's College 18

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  14. Lincoln College 18

    1. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  15. St Edmund Hall 17

    1. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  16. Trinity College 17

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  17. The Queen's College 17

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  18. Brasenose College 17

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  19. St Peter's College 13

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  20. University College 9

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  21. Pembroke College 7

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  22. 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. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Christ Church 5

    1. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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