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

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  1. Balliol College 64

    1. The most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
  2. Merton College 61

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
  3. St John's College 57

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 50

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  1. Magdalen College 51

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  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. 25th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  3. St Hugh's College 48

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  4. Wadham College 48

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  5. Exeter College 46

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  6. Worcester College 44

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  7. St Edmund Hall 41

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
  8. New College 38

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  9. Mansfield College 37

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  10. St Hilda's College 37

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  11. St Peter's College 37

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  12. Hertford College 32

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  13. St Anne's College 29

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  14. Jesus College 27

    1. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  15. Somerville College 26

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  16. Pembroke College 25

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0
  17. Christ Church 24

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  18. St Catherine's College 21

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
  19. University College 20

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  20. Lady Margaret Hall 20

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  21. Corpus Christi College 16

    1. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  22. Brasenose College 8

    1. 18th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  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. 26th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. 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. 27th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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