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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying human sciences, large number of tutors for human sciences, high percentage of state school students.

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  1. St Catherine's College 72

    1. The most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 19 in 2007/8. 100
    2. The most tutors for Human Sciences, with 4 in 2007/8. 100
    3. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  2. St John's College 58

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 11 in 2007/8. 58
    3. Third most tutors for Human Sciences, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
  3. St Hugh's College 55

    1. Second most tutors for Human Sciences, with 3 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Second most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 13 in 2007/8. 68
    3. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21

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  1. Harris Manchester College 50

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 5 in 2007/8. 26
    3. Eighth most tutors for Human Sciences, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  2. Wadham College 48

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. Fifth most tutors for Human Sciences, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Seventh most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 7 in 2007/8. 37
  3. Hertford College 46

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. Fourth most tutors for Human Sciences, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
    3. Eighth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 7 in 2007/8. 37
  4. New College 40

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 11 in 2007/8. 58
    2. Sixth most tutors for Human Sciences, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  5. Magdalen College 40

    1. Seventh most tutors for Human Sciences, with 2 in 2007/8. 50
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 8 in 2007/8. 42
    3. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  6. Mansfield College 40

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 6 in 2007/8. 32
    3. 11th most tutors for Human Sciences, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  7. Somerville College 36

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 8 in 2007/8. 42
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    3. Ninth most tutors for Human Sciences, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  8. Jesus College 33

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 6 in 2007/8. 32
    3. 10th most tutors for Human Sciences, with 1 in 2007/8. 25
  9. St Hilda's College 16

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 12th most tutors for Human Sciences, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 12th most undergraduates studying Human Sciences, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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