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

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  1. Wadham College 78

    1. Second most undergraduates, with 427 in 2007/8. 98
    2. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
  2. St John's College 73

    1. 17th most undergraduates, with 357 in 2007/8. 81
    2. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
  3. St Anne's College 71

    1. Third most undergraduates, with 419 in 2007/8. 96
    2. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46

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  1. Hertford College 68

    1. 12th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
  2. St Hilda's College 67

    1. 10th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
  3. Keble College 64

    1. Ninth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
  4. Somerville College 59

    1. 19th most undergraduates, with 342 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  5. St Catherine's College 59

    1. The most undergraduates, with 437 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  6. Jesus College 58

    1. 21st most undergraduates, with 330 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  7. Harris Manchester College 58

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 30th most undergraduates, with 79 in 2007/8. 17
  8. Merton College 57

    1. 24th most undergraduates, with 298 in 2007/8. 68
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  9. Balliol College 57

    1. Seventh most undergraduates, with 382 in 2007/8. 87
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  10. Magdalen College 57

    1. 11th most undergraduates, with 377 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  11. Mansfield College 55

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 29th most undergraduates, with 214 in 2007/8. 48
  12. Oriel College 53

    1. 25th most undergraduates, with 288 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  13. St Hugh's College 52

    1. 15th most undergraduates, with 367 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  14. St Edmund Hall 52

    1. 13th most undergraduates, with 371 in 2007/8. 85
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
  15. Lady Margaret Hall 52

    1. Fourth most undergraduates, with 393 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  16. New College 51

    1. Sixth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  17. Worcester College 50

    1. Eighth most undergraduates, with 379 in 2007/8. 86
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  18. Christ Church 50

    1. Fifth most undergraduates, with 391 in 2007/8. 89
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  19. St Peter's College 44

    1. 20th most undergraduates, with 341 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  20. University College 43

    1. 16th most undergraduates, with 365 in 2007/8. 83
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  21. Lincoln College 43

    1. 26th most undergraduates, with 285 in 2007/8. 65
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  22. Pembroke College 42

    1. 14th most undergraduates, with 370 in 2007/8. 84
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  23. Brasenose College 41

    1. 18th most undergraduates, with 345 in 2007/8. 79
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  24. Exeter College 40

    1. 22nd most undergraduates, with 329 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  25. The Queen's College 37

    1. 23rd most undergraduates, with 308 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  26. Corpus Christi College 35

    1. 28th most undergraduates, with 229 in 2007/8. 52
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  27. Trinity College 34

    1. 27th most undergraduates, with 281 in 2007/8. 64
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5

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