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

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  1. Balliol College 64

    1. The most undergraduates studying History, with 38 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  2. Hertford College 61

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
  3. Wadham College 57

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56

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  1. Merton College 55

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History, with 26 in 2007/8. 63
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  2. Somerville College 54

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  3. St John's College 54

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  4. Magdalen College 54

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History, with 32 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  5. Christ Church 53

    1. Second most undergraduates studying History, with 37 in 2007/8. 97
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  6. Mansfield College 51

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
  7. Oriel College 51

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying History, with 25 in 2007/8. 59
    2. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  8. St Hugh's College 47

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History, with 29 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  9. St Hilda's College 46

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  10. Lincoln College 45

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  11. St Anne's College 45

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  12. Lady Margaret Hall 45

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History, with 30 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  13. Jesus College 44

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  14. University College 44

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History, with 33 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  15. Keble College 43

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
  16. St Catherine's College 42

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  17. St Peter's College 38

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  18. St Edmund Hall 38

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
  19. Brasenose College 37

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  20. Worcester College 30

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  21. Exeter College 28

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  22. New College 27

    1. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  23. Pembroke College 25

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  24. Corpus Christi College 23

    1. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  25. Trinity College 18

    1. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  26. The Queen's College 18

    1. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4

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