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

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  1. Balliol College 64

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 12 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. St Hilda's College 41

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. Third most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
  3. Hertford College 39

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25

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  1. Oriel College 38

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
  2. Wadham College 37

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
  3. Somerville College 32

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
  4. St John's College 32

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  5. Exeter College 32

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  6. Keble College 21

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  7. Magdalen College 18

    1. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  8. Lady Margaret Hall 15

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  9. New College 15

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  10. St Peter's College 14

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
  11. St Edmund Hall 14

    1. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  12. St Hugh's College 11

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  13. The Queen's College 11

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  14. Corpus Christi College 9

    1. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Christ Church 9

    1. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  16. St Catherine's College 9

    1. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. Worcester College 7

    1. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  18. Trinity College 7

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  19. University College 6

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

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

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