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

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  1. Wadham College 78

    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. 15th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 64
  2. New College 72

    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
    3. 21st most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 45
  3. St Catherine's College 65

    1. Second most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    3. Seventh most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38

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  1. Magdalen College 64

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 14th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 64
    3. Fourth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  2. Christ Church 64

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Sixth most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 82
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  3. Brasenose College 61

    1. Ninth most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    3. Third most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  4. St Peter's College 60

    1. The most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 14 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    3. Ninth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  5. Exeter College 56

    1. Seventh most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    3. Eighth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  6. Oriel College 56

    1. Fourth most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 91
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    3. 11th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  7. St Hilda's College 55

    1. Eighth most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    3. Fifth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  8. The Queen's College 54

    1. Third most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 13 in 2007/8. 91
    2. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    3. 26th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  9. Pembroke College 52

    1. Fifth most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 12 in 2007/8. 82
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    3. 18th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  10. St John's College 51

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 17th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 55
    3. 19th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  11. St Edmund Hall 50

    1. 10th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 11 in 2007/8. 73
    2. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  12. Merton College 48

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 18th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 45
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  13. Worcester College 48

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 16th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 9 in 2007/8. 55
    3. 14th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  14. Jesus College 46

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 20th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 45
    3. 15th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  15. Trinity College 45

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 11th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 64
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  16. Hertford College 44

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 13th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 64
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. St Anne's College 42

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 22nd most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 36
    3. 10th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  18. St Hugh's College 42

    1. 12th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 10 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Lady Margaret Hall 42

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 19th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 8 in 2007/8. 45
    3. 12th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  20. Somerville College 41

    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
    3. 24th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 6 in 2007/8. 27
  21. University College 37

    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
    3. 25th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 18
  22. Lincoln College 34

    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
    3. 26th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Keble College 32

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 23rd most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 36
    3. 23rd most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Harris Manchester College 11

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 27th most tutors for Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 0
    3. 21st most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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