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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high percentage of private school students, best at university challenge.

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  1. Magdalen College 86

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
  2. Balliol College 84

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  3. Oriel College 79

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58

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  1. Somerville College 76

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
  2. Pembroke College 50

    1. The highest percentage of private school students: 56% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 100
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. University College 48

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Brasenose College 48

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  5. 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. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Trinity College 48

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Exeter College 47

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Christ Church 45

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. 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. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  10. New College 43

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Worcester College 43

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. 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. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. St Catherine's College 41

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. 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. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. 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. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  16. Lincoln College 39

    1. 15th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  17. St Hugh's College 39

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Keble College 29

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  19. Jesus College 29

    1. 22nd highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. 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. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Merton College 26

    1. 24th highest percentage of private school students: 40% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 53
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  22. 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. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  23. Hertford College 24

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Wadham College 21

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  25. Mansfield College 19

    1. 28th highest percentage of private school students: 35% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 38
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  26. St John's College 18

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 28th best at University Challenge. 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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