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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 percentage of private school students.

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  1. The Queen's College 72

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Fourth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 92
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  2. Hertford College 71

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Eighth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 67
    3. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  3. St Peter's College 68

    1. The most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14

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  1. St Catherine's College 68

    1. Fifth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 92
    2. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  2. Magdalen College 68

    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. 15th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
  3. Oriel College 67

    1. Second most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    3. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  4. Pembroke College 66

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. Sixth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 83
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  5. Brasenose College 64

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Ninth most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 67
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  6. Trinity College 64

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    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
  7. Balliol College 63

    1. Seventh most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    3. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  8. Christ Church 63

    1. Third most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  9. New College 54

    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
    3. 20th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 33
  10. Wadham College 52

    1. 11th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  11. Jesus College 52

    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
    3. 24th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 25
  12. St Edmund Hall 51

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    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
  13. St Hugh's College 50

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    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
  14. St John's College 50

    1. 14th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 58
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  15. Worcester College 49

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    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
  16. Merton College 49

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    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
  17. University College 45

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    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
  18. St Hilda's College 43

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    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
  19. Lady Margaret Hall 42

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    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
  20. Somerville College 41

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    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
  21. Keble College 39

    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
    3. 25th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 17
  22. 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 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
  23. Lincoln College 31

    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
    3. 26th most tutors for History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 0

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