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

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  1. Oriel College 71

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  2. Somerville College 65

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  3. Magdalen College 63

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27

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  1. Balliol College 62

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  2. Harris Manchester College 50

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 28th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. St John's College 32

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Mansfield College 31

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  5. Wadham College 29

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Hertford College 26

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. St Hilda's College 24

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Merton College 24

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. St Anne's College 23

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  10. Jesus College 21

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Keble College 21

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. St Hugh's College 11

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Lincoln College 11

    1. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  14. St Edmund Hall 10

    1. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Corpus Christi College 9

    1. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. St Catherine's College 9

    1. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Lady Margaret Hall 7

    1. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Worcester College 7

    1. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  19. New College 7

    1. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. St Peter's College 6

    1. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Christ Church 5

    1. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  22. Exeter College 3

    1. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  23. Trinity College 2

    1. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  24. Brasenose College 2

    1. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  25. The Queen's College 2

    1. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  26. University College 2

    1. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. Pembroke College 0

    1. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0

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