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

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  1. Balliol College 96

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
  2. Exeter College 58

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
  3. New College 50

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17

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  1. Magdalen College 50

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  2. Christ Church 47

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  3. Hertford College 46

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  4. St Hilda's College 44

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
  5. The Queen's College 44

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  6. St John's College 44

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  7. Wadham College 43

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  8. Somerville College 42

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  9. Oriel College 42

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
  10. Trinity College 41

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  11. University College 38

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  12. St Edmund Hall 36

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  13. St Peter's College 36

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 35

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  15. Corpus Christi College 34

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  16. Worcester College 32

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Brasenose College 31

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  18. St Hugh's College 30

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Keble College 30

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. St Catherine's College 29

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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