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

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  1. Hertford College 78

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    3. Eighth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 67
  2. Magdalen College 74

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 15th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
  3. Balliol College 70

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Seventh most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 75
    3. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43

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  1. St John's College 68

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 14th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
    3. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
  2. Oriel College 65

    1. Second most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    3. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Merton College 64

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 16th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  4. The Queen's College 64

    1. Fourth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 92
    2. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  5. Christ Church 62

    1. Third most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  6. Wadham College 62

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 11th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
    3. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
  7. St Catherine's College 59

    1. Fifth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 92
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  8. St Peter's College 57

    1. The most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  9. Trinity College 56

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 10th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 67
    3. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  10. Jesus College 55

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    3. 24th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 25
  11. New College 53

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 20th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 33
  12. Pembroke College 53

    1. Sixth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  13. Brasenose College 52

    1. Ninth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  14. St Edmund Hall 46

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 13th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  15. St Hugh's College 45

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 12th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
    3. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  16. St Hilda's College 44

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 17th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  17. Worcester College 42

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 19th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  18. Somerville College 40

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 21st most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  19. Keble College 40

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 25th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 17
  20. St Anne's College 38

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 22nd most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  21. University College 36

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 23rd most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  22. Lady Margaret Hall 32

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 18th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 42
    3. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Lincoln College 30

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 26th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 0

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