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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of tutors for mathematics and philosophy, high overall academic performance.

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  1. Balliol College 81

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Fifth most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 70
  2. St Catherine's College 79

    1. The most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 11 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  3. Merton College 75

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 18th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. St Peter's College 73

    1. Second most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 10 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  2. St Anne's College 73

    1. Third most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 9 in 2007/8. 80
    2. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
  3. Christ Church 73

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. Ninth most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 60
  4. New College 72

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 11th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 60
  5. Corpus Christi College 69

    1. Eighth most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
  6. Worcester College 67

    1. Sixth most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
  7. Pembroke College 66

    1. Seventh most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
  8. St Hugh's College 65

    1. Fourth most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 70
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  9. Hertford College 63

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 10th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 60
  10. Magdalen College 61

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 26th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  11. Wadham College 60

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 17th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  12. Jesus College 59

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 13th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  13. St John's College 59

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 24th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  14. St Hilda's College 57

    1. 12th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 60
    2. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
  15. The Queen's College 56

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 19th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
  16. Brasenose College 56

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 16th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  17. University College 54

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 22nd most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
  18. Exeter College 54

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 14th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  19. St Edmund Hall 52

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 21st most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
  20. Lady Margaret Hall 52

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 15th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 50
  21. Trinity College 51

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 23rd most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  22. Somerville College 45

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 25th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  23. Mansfield College 44

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 20th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
  24. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 27th most tutors for Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 0

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