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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying modern languages, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. The Queen's College 94

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 31 in 2007/8. 92
  2. New College 89

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 31 in 2007/8. 92
    2. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
  3. Christ Church 89

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 30 in 2007/8. 88

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  1. Pembroke College 83

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
  2. Exeter College 81

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
  3. St Peter's College 80

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 26 in 2007/8. 71
  4. St Catherine's College 79

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 27 in 2007/8. 75
  5. St Hugh's College 77

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 27 in 2007/8. 75
  6. Lady Margaret Hall 76

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
  7. St Hilda's College 76

    1. The most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 33 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
  8. St Edmund Hall 74

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
  9. Worcester College 70

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 22 in 2007/8. 54
  10. St Anne's College 61

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  11. Trinity College 60

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 25
  12. Keble College 58

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 23 in 2007/8. 58
  13. Lincoln College 56

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 33
  14. Oriel College 54

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 21 in 2007/8. 50
  15. Brasenose College 54

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 13
  16. University College 50

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 4
  17. Magdalen College 49

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 25
  18. Somerville College 45

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 29
  19. Jesus College 44

    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 Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 29
  20. St John's College 41

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 20 in 2007/8. 46
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  21. Wadham College 38

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 33
  22. Balliol College 36

    1. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Merton College 35

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  24. Hertford College 32

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 17

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