Choose Your Oxford College

Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, close to centre.

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  1. Merton College 95

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 13th closest to the centre, at 0.17 miles. 91
  2. Balliol College 92

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 11th closest to the centre, at 0.16 miles. 91
  3. Christ Church 89

    1. Eighth closest to the centre, at 0.15 miles. 92
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85

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  1. Lincoln College 88

    1. The closest to the centre, at 0.05 miles. 100
    2. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
  2. New College 85

    1. 18th closest to the centre, at 0.23 miles. 86
    2. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
  3. St John's College 84

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 23rd closest to the centre, at 0.3 miles. 80
  4. Magdalen College 84

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 25th closest to the centre, at 0.36 miles. 75
  5. Jesus College 82

    1. Third closest to the centre, at 0.09 miles. 97
    2. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
  6. Trinity College 82

    1. Ninth closest to the centre, at 0.16 miles. 91
    2. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
  7. Corpus Christi College 81

    1. Seventh closest to the centre, at 0.12 miles. 94
    2. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
  8. University College 80

    1. 12th closest to the centre, at 0.17 miles. 91
    2. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
  9. Brasenose College 79

    1. Second closest to the centre, at 0.08 miles. 98
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  10. The Queen's College 79

    1. 17th closest to the centre, at 0.21 miles. 88
    2. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
  11. Hertford College 79

    1. 10th closest to the centre, at 0.16 miles. 91
    2. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
  12. Wadham College 77

    1. 19th closest to the centre, at 0.23 miles. 85
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
  13. Exeter College 77

    1. Fifth closest to the centre, at 0.1 miles. 96
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  14. Pembroke College 76

    1. 14th closest to the centre, at 0.17 miles. 90
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  15. St Edmund Hall 74

    1. 20th closest to the centre, at 0.24 miles. 85
    2. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
  16. Oriel College 74

    1. Fourth closest to the centre, at 0.1 miles. 96
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
  17. St Peter's College 72

    1. 15th closest to the centre, at 0.2 miles. 88
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  18. Worcester College 69

    1. 26th closest to the centre, at 0.37 miles. 74
    2. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
  19. Keble College 64

    1. 30th closest to the centre, at 0.45 miles. 68
    2. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
  20. Campion Hall 60

    1. 16th closest to the centre, at 0.2 miles. 88
    2. 33rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  21. Somerville College 60

    1. 34th closest to the centre, at 0.55 miles. 60
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
  22. Mansfield College 60

    1. 29th closest to the centre, at 0.42 miles. 71
    2. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
  23. St Hilda's College 59

    1. 32nd closest to the centre, at 0.5 miles. 64
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  24. St Catherine's College 58

    1. 35th closest to the centre, at 0.56 miles. 60
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  25. Harris Manchester College 57

    1. 21st closest to the centre, at 0.28 miles. 82
    2. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  26. St Anne's College 56

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 37th closest to the centre, at 0.73 miles. 46
  27. Blackfriars 53

    1. 27th closest to the centre, at 0.38 miles. 74
    2. 32nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  28. Regent's Park College 52

    1. 28th closest to the centre, at 0.41 miles. 72
    2. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
  29. St Benet's Hall 51

    1. 31st closest to the centre, at 0.46 miles. 68
    2. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
  30. Wycliffe Hall 45

    1. 30th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.77% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 38th closest to the centre, at 0.77 miles. 43
  31. Lady Margaret Hall 45

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 42nd closest to the centre, at 0.86 miles. 35
  32. St Hugh's College 40

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 43rd closest to the centre, at 1.07 miles. 18
  33. St Stephen's House 20

    1. 39th closest to the centre, at 0.81 miles. 39
    2. 36th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 52% for 2006–8. 0

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