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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of tutors for history and politics, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. St Peter's College 94

    1. The most tutors for History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
  2. Brasenose College 92

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Second most tutors for History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 88
  3. Pembroke College 88

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. Fourth most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75

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  1. Christ Church 76

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 10th most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  2. Balliol College 74

    1. Third most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 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. Trinity College 73

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 12th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  4. St Catherine's College 73

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. Eighth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  5. Corpus Christi College 72

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. Fifth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  6. St Hugh's College 71

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. Seventh most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
  7. New College 68

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 13th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  8. University College 67

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 22nd most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  9. St Edmund Hall 65

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 14th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  10. Lady Margaret Hall 62

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 21st most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  11. Magdalen College 61

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. 11th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  12. The Queen's College 60

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 23rd most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
  13. St Anne's College 58

    1. Sixth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  14. Lincoln College 58

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 20th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  15. Hertford College 55

    1. Ninth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  16. Merton College 51

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 15th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  17. Worcester College 49

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 26th most tutors for History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 13
  18. Keble College 48

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 19th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  19. St Hilda's College 44

    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 Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  20. Jesus College 42

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 24th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
  21. Wadham College 40

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. 16th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  22. Mansfield College 38

    1. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
    2. 18th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
  23. St John's College 30

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 25th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
  24. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0
    2. 28th most tutors for History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0

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