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

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  1. Christ Church 96

    1. The most tutors for History, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History, with 37 in 2007/8. 97
    3. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
  2. Balliol College 91

    1. The most undergraduates studying History, with 38 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most tutors for History, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    3. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  3. University College 79

    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. 11th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57

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  1. Brasenose College 79

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Seventh most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
  2. St Peter's College 75

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. Fourth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
  3. Pembroke College 74

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. Fifth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
  4. St Hugh's College 69

    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
    3. 10th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
  5. Lady Margaret Hall 68

    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. 16th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  6. Oriel College 68

    1. Third most tutors for History, with 7 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History, with 25 in 2007/8. 59
    3. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  7. Magdalen College 66

    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
    3. 15th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  8. St Catherine's College 64

    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
    3. 17th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  9. The Queen's College 61

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 13th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  10. Trinity College 61

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 12th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
  11. Corpus Christi College 60

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. Sixth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
  12. Lincoln College 59

    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
    3. 24th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  13. Hertford College 58

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. Eighth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  14. Merton College 57

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History, with 26 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 14th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  15. Somerville College 57

    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
    3. 20th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  16. New College 57

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 18th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
  17. St Edmund Hall 55

    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
    3. 25th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  18. Worcester College 54

    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
    3. 26th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  19. Exeter College 53

    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
    3. 28th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  20. St Anne's College 52

    1. Ninth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  21. Wadham College 47

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 22nd most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  22. St Hilda's College 46

    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
    3. 19th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  23. Keble College 44

    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
    3. 23rd most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  24. St John's College 41

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 21st most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  25. Jesus College 40

    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
    3. 27th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  26. Mansfield College 31

    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
    3. 29th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14

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