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

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  1. New College 86

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 88
    2. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
  2. Wadham College 85

    1. The most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
  3. Magdalen College 65

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38

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  1. Brasenose College 56

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  2. Christ Church 55

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  3. Lincoln College 50

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  4. Merton College 50

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  5. St John's College 50

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  6. Somerville College 48

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  7. Exeter College 48

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  8. St Catherine's College 47

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  9. University College 47

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  10. Jesus College 47

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  11. St Hilda's College 46

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  12. St Anne's College 45

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  13. Worcester College 45

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  14. St Peter's College 40

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  15. Lady Margaret Hall 40

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  16. St Edmund Hall 38

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  17. Oriel College 38

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  18. Pembroke College 37

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  19. Trinity College 36

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. The Queen's College 36

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  21. Hertford College 33

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  22. St Hugh's College 30

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Keble College 30

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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