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

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  1. The Queen's College 86

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
  2. Merton College 78

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
  3. Magdalen College 71

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. Balliol College 60

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  2. Christ Church 59

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  3. New College 56

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  4. Pembroke College 56

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
  5. St John's College 55

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  6. Wadham College 51

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  7. Corpus Christi College 51

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  8. St Anne's College 49

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  9. University College 48

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  10. Lady Margaret Hall 46

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39
  11. Lincoln College 46

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  12. St Catherine's College 45

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  13. Trinity College 45

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  14. Keble College 44

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  15. Jesus College 42

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  16. St Edmund Hall 40

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  17. St Peter's College 39

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  18. St Hilda's College 39

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  19. Mansfield College 38

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  20. Hertford College 36

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  21. Worcester College 35

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  22. Brasenose College 33

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  23. St Hugh's College 30

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Regent's Park College 25

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  25. Harris Manchester College 22

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 11
  26. St Benet's Hall 17

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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