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

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  1. Balliol College 84

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Third most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75
  2. St Peter's College 78

    1. The most tutors for History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  3. Merton College 75

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 15th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. Brasenose College 74

    1. Second most tutors for History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  2. Christ Church 74

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 10th most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  3. Magdalen College 71

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 11th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  4. Pembroke College 68

    1. Fourth most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  5. New College 67

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 13th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  6. Corpus Christi College 65

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Fifth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  7. Hertford College 65

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. Ninth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  8. St Anne's College 64

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. Sixth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  9. St Hugh's College 62

    1. Seventh most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  10. Trinity College 61

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 12th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  11. St Catherine's College 60

    1. Eighth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  12. St Edmund Hall 57

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 14th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  13. Lincoln College 57

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 20th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  14. St John's College 56

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 25th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
  15. Wadham College 53

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 16th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  16. University College 53

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 22nd most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  17. Keble College 49

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 19th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  18. The Queen's College 48

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 23rd most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
  19. Jesus College 47

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 24th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
  20. St Hilda's College 46

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 17th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  21. Lady Margaret Hall 46

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 21st most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  22. Mansfield College 43

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 18th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  23. Worcester College 38

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 26th most tutors for History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 13
  24. St Benet's Hall 17

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 29th most tutors for History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  25. Regent's Park College 16

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 27th most tutors for History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  26. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 28th most tutors for History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0

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