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

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  1. Balliol College 86

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 18th highest percentage of private school students: 46.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 72
  2. Exeter College 77

    1. Sixth highest percentage of private school students: 54.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. Second most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 58
  3. The Queen's College 56

    1. Third highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17

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  1. St Peter's College 53

    1. Eighth highest percentage of private school students: 52.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 89
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  2. University College 53

    1. Second highest percentage of private school students: 54.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 97
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  3. New College 52

    1. Ninth highest percentage of private school students: 51.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 87
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  4. Trinity College 52

    1. Fifth highest percentage of private school students: 54.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 95
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  5. Lady Margaret Hall 51

    1. 11th highest percentage of private school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  6. Christ Church 49

    1. Seventh highest percentage of private school students: 52.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 90
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  7. Brasenose College 48

    1. Fourth highest percentage of private school students: 54.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 96
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  8. Oriel College 46

    1. 21st highest percentage of private school students: 41.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 58
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
  9. St Edmund Hall 44

    1. 14th highest percentage of private school students: 49.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 80
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  10. Worcester College 43

    1. 10th highest percentage of private school students: 51.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 86
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  11. Somerville College 43

    1. 19th highest percentage of private school students: 42.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 60
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  12. St Hilda's College 42

    1. 25th highest percentage of private school students: 39.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 51
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
  13. St Catherine's College 41

    1. 12th highest percentage of private school students: 50.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 83
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  14. Corpus Christi College 41

    1. 13th highest percentage of private school students: 49.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 81
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Magdalen College 41

    1. 17th highest percentage of private school students: 46.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 73
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  16. St Hugh's College 39

    1. 16th highest percentage of private school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 79
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Hertford College 36

    1. 26th highest percentage of private school students: 38.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 48
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  18. Keble College 29

    1. 20th highest percentage of private school students: 42% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 59
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Wadham College 29

    1. 27th highest percentage of private school students: 36.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 42
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  20. St John's College 18

    1. 29th highest percentage of private school students: 34.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to private students. 35
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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