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

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  1. Merton College 71

    1. Fourth oldest, founded 1264. 94
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  2. Oriel College 64

    1. Seventh oldest, founded 1326. 86
    2. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  3. Balliol College 61

    1. Third oldest, founded 1263. 95
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28

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  1. St John's College 61

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 17th oldest, founded 1555. 57
  2. Harris Manchester College 57

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 32nd oldest, founded 1889. 13
  3. St Edmund Hall 56

    1. Fifth oldest, founded 1278. 93
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
  4. Wadham College 54

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 19th oldest, founded 1610. 49
  5. University College 50

    1. Second oldest, founded 1249. 96
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  6. Magdalen College 48

    1. 12th oldest, founded 1458. 69
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  7. Jesus College 48

    1. 18th oldest, founded 1571. 54
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  8. Lincoln College 47

    1. 10th oldest, founded 1427. 73
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  9. Exeter College 47

    1. Sixth oldest, founded 1314. 88
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  10. New College 46

    1. Ninth oldest, founded 1379. 79
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  11. The Queen's College 44

    1. Eighth oldest, founded 1341. 84
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  12. Hertford College 42

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 22nd oldest, founded 1740. 33
  13. Corpus Christi College 40

    1. 14th oldest, founded 1517. 62
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  14. Mansfield College 38

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 31st oldest, founded 1886. 14
  15. Christ Church 34

    1. 15th oldest, founded 1546. 58
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  16. Brasenose College 33

    1. 13th oldest, founded 1509. 63
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  17. Trinity College 31

    1. 16th oldest, founded 1554. 57
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  18. St Hilda's College 31

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 33rd oldest, founded 1893. 13
  19. St Anne's College 30

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 29th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  20. Keble College 29

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 24th oldest, founded 1870. 16
  21. Somerville College 27

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. 28th oldest, founded 1879. 14
  22. Worcester College 25

    1. 21st oldest, founded 1714. 36
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  23. Pembroke College 24

    1. 20th oldest, founded 1624. 48
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  24. St Hugh's College 17

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 30th oldest, founded 1886. 14
  25. Lady Margaret Hall 14

    1. 27th oldest, founded 1878. 15
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  26. St Catherine's College 10

    1. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
    2. 40th oldest, founded 1963. 4
  27. St Peter's College 10

    1. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
    2. 36th oldest, founded 1929. 8

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