Choose Your Oxford College

Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, high percentage of private school students.

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  1. Christ Church 88

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
  2. New College 86

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
  3. Trinity College 84

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73

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  1. The Queen's College 83

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
  2. University College 83

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
  3. Balliol College 82

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  4. Magdalen College 82

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
  5. Pembroke College 81

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  6. Brasenose College 78

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
  7. Lincoln College 77

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
  8. Merton College 76

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  9. Exeter College 76

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  10. Worcester College 75

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
  11. Corpus Christi College 75

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
  12. St Edmund Hall 72

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
  13. St Peter's College 72

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 70

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
  15. St Catherine's College 70

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  16. St Hugh's College 70

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  17. Jesus College 63

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  18. St John's College 61

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  19. St Anne's College 60

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  20. Somerville College 60

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
  21. Keble College 59

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
  22. Hertford College 57

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  23. Wadham College 56

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  24. Oriel College 55

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
  25. St Hilda's College 53

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
  26. Mansfield College 43

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
  27. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0

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