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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high percentage of private school students, old college.

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  1. University College 97

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
  2. Exeter College 91

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
  3. The Queen's College 90

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84

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  1. St Edmund Hall 87

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
  2. Balliol College 84

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  3. New College 83

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
  4. Brasenose College 79

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
  5. Trinity College 76

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
  6. Lincoln College 76

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
  7. Christ Church 74

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
  8. Pembroke College 74

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
  9. Merton College 74

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  10. Oriel College 72

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  11. Corpus Christi College 71

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
  12. Magdalen College 71

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
  13. Worcester College 61

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
  14. Jesus College 56

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
  15. Lady Margaret Hall 50

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
  16. St Peter's College 48

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8
  17. St Hugh's College 46

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  18. St John's College 46

    1. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  19. Wadham College 46

    1. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  20. St Catherine's College 43

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  21. Hertford College 40

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
  22. Somerville College 37

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  23. Keble College 37

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  24. St Anne's College 34

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  25. St Hilda's College 32

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  26. Mansfield College 26

    1. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
    2. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
  27. Harris Manchester College 7

    1. 32nd oldest, founded 1889. 13
    2. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0

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