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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 state school students.

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  1. Balliol College 76

    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. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  2. Christ Church 69

    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. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  3. Oriel College 62

    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. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42

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  1. Hertford College 59

    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. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
  2. Merton College 56

    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. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  3. Wadham College 52

    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
    3. 22nd most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  4. Somerville College 51

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 20th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  5. St John's College 50

    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
    3. 21st most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  6. Magdalen College 50

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History, with 32 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 15th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  7. St Hugh's College 50

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History, with 29 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 10th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  8. St Peter's College 49

    1. Fourth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    3. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  9. St Anne's College 49

    1. Ninth most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying History, with 20 in 2007/8. 44
  10. University College 48

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History, with 33 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 11th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    3. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  11. Brasenose College 48

    1. Seventh most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    3. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  12. St Hilda's College 45

    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
    3. 19th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
  13. Lady Margaret Hall 44

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History, with 30 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 16th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  14. St Catherine's College 42

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History, with 27 in 2007/8. 66
    2. 17th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    3. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  15. Pembroke College 40

    1. Fifth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  16. Lincoln College 40

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying History, with 28 in 2007/8. 69
    2. 24th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  17. Corpus Christi College 39

    1. Sixth most tutors for History, with 6 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 29th most undergraduates studying History, with 15 in 2007/8. 28
    3. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  18. Mansfield College 39

    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
    3. 29th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  19. Keble College 38

    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
    3. 23rd most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
  20. St Edmund Hall 35

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History, with 24 in 2007/8. 56
    2. 25th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
  21. Jesus College 34

    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
    3. 27th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
  22. New College 32

    1. 18th most tutors for History, with 4 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History, with 19 in 2007/8. 41
    3. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  23. Trinity College 31

    1. 12th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
    3. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  24. The Queen's College 31

    1. 13th most tutors for History, with 5 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying History, with 16 in 2007/8. 31
    3. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  25. Worcester College 30

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History, with 21 in 2007/8. 47
    2. 26th most tutors for History, with 3 in 2007/8. 29
    3. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  26. Exeter College 23

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying History, with 22 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 28th most tutors for History, with 2 in 2007/8. 14
    3. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5

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