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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high percentage of private school students, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 86

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
  2. Balliol College 80

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  3. University College 67

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38

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  1. St Catherine's College 66

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
  2. Brasenose College 54

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  3. Trinity College 54

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  4. Exeter College 54

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  5. Christ Church 51

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  6. Pembroke College 50

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  7. New College 50

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. The Queen's College 48

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  9. 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. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  10. Lincoln College 46

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  11. Merton College 45

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  12. St Peter's College 44

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. Worcester College 43

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 43

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Oriel College 42

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  16. Corpus Christi College 41

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  17. St Edmund Hall 40

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. Somerville College 36

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  19. St John's College 30

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  20. Keble College 29

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. Jesus College 29

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. St Anne's College 27

    1. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  23. St Hilda's College 26

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  24. Hertford College 24

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  25. Wadham College 21

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  26. Mansfield College 19

    1. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  27. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0

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