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

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  1. Wadham College 79

    1. The most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
  2. New College 50

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  3. 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. 21st most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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  1. St Hilda's College 43

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  2. Somerville College 39

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  3. St John's College 39

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  4. St Anne's College 35

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  5. Oriel College 33

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  6. Jesus College 33

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  7. Magdalen College 32

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  8. St Catherine's College 27

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  9. Brasenose College 27

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  10. Hertford College 26

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  11. Merton College 24

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  12. Lincoln College 23

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  13. Exeter College 21

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  14. Keble College 21

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Lady Margaret Hall 20

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  16. Worcester College 19

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  17. St Peter's College 18

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  18. Christ Church 17

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  19. St Edmund Hall 16

    1. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  20. University College 14

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  21. St Hugh's College 11

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  22. Pembroke College 6

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  23. Trinity College 2

    1. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. The Queen's College 2

    1. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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