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

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  1. Merton College 51

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 15th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  2. St Anne's College 47

    1. Sixth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    3. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  3. St Peter's College 44

    1. The most tutors for History and Politics, with 10 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11

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  1. Balliol College 43

    1. Third most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  2. The Queen's College 43

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 18 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 23rd most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  3. Wadham College 43

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 16th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
  4. Mansfield College 42

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 18th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  5. Magdalen College 42

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 11th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  6. Pembroke College 42

    1. Fourth most tutors for History and Politics, with 8 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  7. Hertford College 40

    1. Ninth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
  8. Corpus Christi College 38

    1. Fifth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  9. St Catherine's College 38

    1. Eighth most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  10. St John's College 37

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 25th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  11. Harris Manchester College 37

    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
    3. 28th most tutors for History and Politics, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  12. 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 tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 22
  13. Keble College 36

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 19th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
  14. Christ Church 35

    1. 10th most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  15. Brasenose College 32

    1. Second most tutors for History and Politics, with 9 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6
    3. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  16. New College 30

    1. 13th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  17. Lady Margaret Hall 30

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 21st most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    3. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  18. St Edmund Hall 29

    1. 14th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  19. St Hugh's College 28

    1. Seventh most tutors for History and Politics, with 7 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    3. 29th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Jesus College 28

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 24th most tutors for History and Politics, with 4 in 2007/8. 25
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  21. Lincoln College 25

    1. 20th most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
  22. Trinity College 24

    1. 12th most tutors for History and Politics, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  23. University College 23

    1. 22nd most tutors for History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 5 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  24. Worcester College 11

    1. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 26th most tutors for History and Politics, with 3 in 2007/8. 13
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Politics, with 1 in 2007/8. 6

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