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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying human sciences, high overall academic performance.

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  1. St Catherine's College 79

    1. The most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 19 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  2. St John's College 72

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 11 in 2007/8. 58
  3. New College 71

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 11 in 2007/8. 58

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  1. Magdalen College 67

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 8 in 2007/8. 42
  2. St Hugh's College 65

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 13 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  3. Wadham College 53

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 7 in 2007/8. 37
  4. Hertford College 52

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 7 in 2007/8. 37
  5. Somerville College 51

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 8 in 2007/8. 42
  6. Jesus College 50

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 6 in 2007/8. 32
  7. Mansfield College 40

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 6 in 2007/8. 32
  8. Harris Manchester College 29

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 5 in 2007/8. 26
  9. St Hilda's College 27

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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