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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high percentage of private school students, large number of undergraduates.

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  1. Pembroke College 92

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
  2. St Catherine's College 91

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
  3. University College 90

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83

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  1. Christ Church 90

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
  2. New College 88

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
  3. Lady Margaret Hall 88

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
  4. Brasenose College 87

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
  5. Worcester College 86

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
  6. Exeter College 85

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 22nd most undergraduates, with 329 in 2007/8. 75
  7. St Peter's College 83

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
  8. 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. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
  9. St Edmund Hall 83

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
  10. St Hugh's College 81

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
  11. Balliol College 80

    1. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  12. Trinity College 79

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
  13. Magdalen College 79

    1. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
  14. St Anne's College 75

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. 23rd highest percentage of private school students: 40.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 54
  15. Keble College 73

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
  16. Lincoln College 72

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
  17. Wadham College 70

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
  18. Somerville College 69

    1. 19th most undergraduates, with 342 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
  19. St Hilda's College 69

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
  20. Jesus College 67

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  21. Corpus Christi College 66

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
  22. Hertford College 66

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
  23. Oriel College 62

    1. 25th most undergraduates, with 288 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
  24. Merton College 60

    1. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
    2. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
  25. St John's College 58

    1. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
    2. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
  26. Mansfield College 43

    1. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
    2. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
  27. Harris Manchester College 8

    1. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 30th highest percentage of private school students: 22.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 0

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