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

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  1. Christ Church 94

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History, with 37 in 2007/8. 97
    2. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
  2. University College 91

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. Third most undergraduates studying History, with 33 in 2007/8. 84
  3. Balliol College 86

    1. The most undergraduates studying History, with 38 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72

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  1. Brasenose College 82

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
  2. Lady Margaret Hall 80

    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, with 30 in 2007/8. 75
  3. St Peter's College 77

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
  4. Magdalen College 77

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History, with 32 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
  5. St Hugh's College 75

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History, with 29 in 2007/8. 72
  6. Pembroke College 75

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
  7. St Catherine's College 74

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
  8. Lincoln College 74

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
  9. Exeter College 72

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
  10. St Edmund Hall 68

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
  11. Worcester College 66

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
  12. Somerville College 64

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
  13. New College 64

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
  14. The Queen's College 63

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  15. Trinity College 63

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  16. Oriel College 59

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History, with 25 in 2007/8. 59
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  17. Hertford College 58

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  18. Merton College 58

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History, with 26 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  19. Corpus Christi College 55

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
  20. Jesus College 53

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
  21. Keble College 51

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  22. St Anne's College 49

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  23. Wadham College 49

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  24. St Hilda's College 47

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  25. St John's College 39

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  26. Mansfield College 39

    1. 26th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    2. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38

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