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

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  1. Hertford College 83

    1. The most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 13 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
  2. Balliol College 76

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Third most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 9 in 2007/8. 60
  3. St Catherine's College 74

    1. Second most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 12 in 2007/8. 90
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57

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  1. Magdalen College 61

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 13th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  2. Christ Church 58

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 14th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  3. Brasenose College 56

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. Fifth most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 50
  4. Corpus Christi College 54

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. Eighth most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 40
  5. St Hilda's College 52

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Fourth most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 50
  6. New College 52

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 18th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 20
  7. Trinity College 51

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 17th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  8. Keble College 50

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. Seventh most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 40
  9. Wadham College 50

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 10th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  10. University College 49

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 12th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  11. Worcester College 47

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 11th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  12. Oriel College 45

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. Sixth most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 40
  13. Exeter College 44

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 15th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  14. St John's College 44

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 23rd most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 0
  15. St Peter's College 43

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Ninth most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  16. Lady Margaret Hall 42

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 16th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 30
  17. The Queen's College 41

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 20th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 10
  18. St Hugh's College 40

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 19th most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 20
  19. St Edmund Hall 37

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 22nd most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 10
  20. Somerville College 35

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 21st most tutors for Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 10

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