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

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  1. Harris Manchester College 53

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. Fourth most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 7 in 2007/8. 50
    3. 12th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 2 in 2007/8. 8
  2. Oriel College 40

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. Seventh most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
    3. Second most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 9 in 2007/8. 38
  3. Keble College 34

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. Sixth most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 6 in 2007/8. 40
    3. Fifth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 5 in 2007/8. 21

Others to think about

  1. Mansfield College 30

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 14th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 13th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 2 in 2007/8. 8
  2. St John's College 24

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 2 in 2007/8. 8
    3. 18th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 2 in 2007/8. 0
  3. Jesus College 23

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 16th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 3 in 2007/8. 10
  4. St Peter's College 19

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 6 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 10th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  5. Worcester College 17

    1. Ninth most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  6. Trinity College 14

    1. Eighth most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  7. Lady Margaret Hall 14

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    3. 17th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 3 in 2007/8. 10
  8. Christ Church 13

    1. 13th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
    3. 11th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 2 in 2007/8. 8
  9. Pembroke College 12

    1. 12th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 20
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 4 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  10. The Queen's College 6

    1. 15th most tutors for Philosophy and Theology, with 3 in 2007/8. 10
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
    3. 16th most undergraduates studying Philosophy and Theology, with 1 in 2007/8. 4

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