Choose Your Oxford College

Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, high percentage of state school students.

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  1. St John's College 76

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
  2. Merton College 74

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  3. Harris Manchester College 66

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32

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  1. Wadham College 64

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
  2. Balliol College 60

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  3. Hertford College 60

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
  4. Magdalen College 59

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  5. St Anne's College 55

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
  6. Mansfield College 55

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
  7. Jesus College 55

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  8. St Hilda's College 52

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
  9. Keble College 51

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
  10. Somerville College 50

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
  11. New College 49

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  12. Lincoln College 48

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  13. Christ Church 47

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  14. Oriel College 46

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  15. Corpus Christi College 43

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  16. St Edmund Hall 42

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
  17. St Hugh's College 41

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  18. Worcester College 39

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  19. Trinity College 39

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  20. The Queen's College 38

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  21. St Catherine's College 37

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  22. University College 36

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  23. Lady Margaret Hall 34

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  24. St Peter's College 33

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  25. Brasenose College 33

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  26. Exeter College 31

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  27. Pembroke College 31

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0

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