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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying modern languages, large number of tutors for modern languages, high overall academic performance.

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  1. The Queen's College 84

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 31 in 2007/8. 92
    2. Second most tutors for Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 90
    3. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
  2. Christ Church 81

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 30 in 2007/8. 88
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    3. Eighth most tutors for Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
  3. St Catherine's College 77

    1. The most tutors for Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 27 in 2007/8. 75
    3. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57

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  1. St Peter's College 72

    1. Third most tutors for Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 90
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 26 in 2007/8. 71
    3. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  2. New College 69

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 31 in 2007/8. 92
    2. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    3. 23rd most tutors for Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 30
  3. St Hilda's College 68

    1. The most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 33 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    3. 15th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 50
  4. St Edmund Hall 67

    1. Fifth most tutors for Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
    3. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
  5. Pembroke College 66

    1. Sixth most tutors for Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
    3. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  6. Exeter College 65

    1. Seventh most tutors for Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
    3. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  7. St John's College 64

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 12th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 20 in 2007/8. 46
  8. St Hugh's College 62

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 27 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    3. 16th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 50
  9. Oriel College 60

    1. Fourth most tutors for Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 21 in 2007/8. 50
  10. Magdalen College 59

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 13th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 25
  11. Wadham College 54

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 10th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 18th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 33
  12. Lady Margaret Hall 54

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    3. 21st most tutors for Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
  13. Worcester College 53

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 22 in 2007/8. 54
    3. 18th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
  14. Trinity College 53

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. Ninth most tutors for Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 15 in 2007/8. 25
  15. Merton College 52

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 20th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  16. St Anne's College 51

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 25 in 2007/8. 67
    2. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    3. 24th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
  17. Hertford College 48

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 11th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 60
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 17
  18. Keble College 46

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 23 in 2007/8. 58
    3. 25th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
  19. Jesus College 46

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 17th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 19th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 29
  20. Balliol College 44

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 19th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 0
  21. Brasenose College 41

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 14th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 13
  22. Somerville College 40

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 22nd most tutors for Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 16 in 2007/8. 29
  23. Lincoln College 36

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 17 in 2007/8. 33
    3. 27th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  24. University College 28

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 26th most tutors for Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 10
    3. 26th most undergraduates studying Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 4

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