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

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  1. Harris Manchester College 56

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 11
  2. The Queen's College 52

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  3. Merton College 51

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47

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  1. Wadham College 46

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  2. Mansfield College 45

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  3. St John's College 44

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  4. St Anne's College 39

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  5. Magdalen College 39

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  6. St Hilda's College 36

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  7. Keble College 35

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  8. Jesus College 29

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  9. Hertford College 29

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  10. Balliol College 28

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  11. Lady Margaret Hall 27

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  12. Corpus Christi College 26

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  13. St Catherine's College 25

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  14. Pembroke College 25

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  15. Christ Church 22

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  16. New College 20

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  17. Lincoln College 19

    1. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  18. St Edmund Hall 18

    1. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  19. St Peter's College 17

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  20. University College 16

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  21. Trinity College 11

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  22. St Hugh's College 11

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Worcester College 10

    1. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  24. Brasenose College 5

    1. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4

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