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

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  1. New College 87

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 88
    2. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
  2. Brasenose College 73

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  3. Wadham College 71

    1. The most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42

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  1. Exeter College 66

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  2. University College 61

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  3. St Catherine's College 60

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  4. Christ Church 58

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  5. St Peter's College 57

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  6. Pembroke College 56

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  7. Worcester College 56

    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 Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  8. Lady Margaret Hall 55

    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 Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  9. Magdalen College 55

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  10. Lincoln College 52

    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 Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  11. Somerville College 49

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  12. The Queen's College 48

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  13. Trinity College 48

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  14. St Edmund Hall 46

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  15. St Hilda's College 44

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  16. Oriel College 42

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  17. Jesus College 42

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  18. St Anne's College 40

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  19. St Hugh's College 39

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Keble College 29

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  21. Merton College 26

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  22. St John's College 24

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  23. Hertford College 24

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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