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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, large number of undergraduates.

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  1. Balliol College 90

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
  2. Magdalen College 89

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
  3. Christ Church 87

    1. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85

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  1. New College 87

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
  2. St John's College 84

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
  3. Merton College 84

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
  4. Wadham College 84

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
  5. St Anne's College 80

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
  6. St Catherine's College 79

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  7. University College 76

    1. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
  8. Hertford College 76

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
  9. Worcester College 75

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
  10. St Edmund Hall 74

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
  11. Keble College 73

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
  12. Pembroke College 73

    1. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  13. St Hugh's College 72

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 72

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  15. Jesus College 72

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
  16. The Queen's College 71

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
  17. St Hilda's College 70

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  18. Lincoln College 70

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
  19. Brasenose College 70

    1. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  20. Somerville College 69

    1. 19th most undergraduates, with 342 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
  21. Trinity College 68

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
  22. St Peter's College 67

    1. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  23. Exeter College 66

    1. 22nd most undergraduates, with 329 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  24. Corpus Christi College 60

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
  25. Oriel College 58

    1. 25th most undergraduates, with 288 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
  26. Mansfield College 48

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
  27. Wycliffe Hall 26

    1. 30th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.77% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 33rd most undergraduates, with 25 in 2007/8. 4
  28. Harris Manchester College 25

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
  29. Regent's Park College 25

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 31st most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
  30. St Benet's Hall 21

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 32nd most undergraduates, with 39 in 2007/8. 7
  31. Blackfriars 16

    1. 32nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 35th most undergraduates, with 8 in 2007/8. 0
  32. St Stephen's House 0

    1. 34th most undergraduates, with 9 in 2007/8. 0
    2. 36th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 52% for 2006–8. 0

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