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

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  1. The Queen's College 98

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
  2. Pembroke College 75

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
  3. 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. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39

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  1. University College 62

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  2. Christ Church 62

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  3. Magdalen College 61

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
  4. St Catherine's College 58

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  5. New College 57

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  6. Corpus Christi College 57

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  7. Trinity College 56

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  8. St Peter's College 55

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  9. Merton College 54

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  10. Brasenose College 51

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  11. Balliol College 50

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  12. St Edmund Hall 49

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  13. Lincoln College 48

    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 Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  14. Worcester College 46

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  15. St Anne's College 44

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  16. Keble College 43

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  17. St Hugh's College 39

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  18. Wadham College 38

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  19. Jesus College 37

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  20. St Hilda's College 37

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  21. Mansfield College 33

    1. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  22. St John's College 29

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  23. Hertford College 27

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  24. Harris Manchester College 6

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 11
    2. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0

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