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

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  1. Balliol College 96

    1. The most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
  2. Merton College 88

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
  3. Magdalen College 83

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75

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  1. New College 73

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
  2. Exeter College 73

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  3. Worcester College 70

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
  4. St John's College 69

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  5. St Hugh's College 68

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
  6. St Edmund Hall 63

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
  7. Christ Church 61

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  8. St Peter's College 59

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
  9. Pembroke College 56

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
  10. Wadham College 53

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  11. University College 53

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  12. St Catherine's College 41

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  13. Jesus College 40

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  14. Corpus Christi College 40

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  15. St Hilda's College 40

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  16. Hertford College 40

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  17. Lady Margaret Hall 40

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  18. St Anne's College 39

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  19. Brasenose College 37

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  20. Trinity College 36

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  21. Somerville College 36

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  22. The Queen's College 36

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Mansfield College 30

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  24. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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