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

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  1. Merton College 89

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Second most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
  2. Keble College 80

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics, with 33 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
  3. Wadham College 74

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69

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  1. Jesus College 73

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
  2. University College 70

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 28 in 2007/8. 72
    2. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
  3. New College 64

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 23 in 2007/8. 44
  4. Hertford College 64

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Physics, with 26 in 2007/8. 61
  5. St John's College 63

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
  6. St Catherine's College 59

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 26 in 2007/8. 61
    2. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
  7. Christ Church 56

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 20 in 2007/8. 28
  8. Balliol College 54

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics, with 18 in 2007/8. 17
  9. St Edmund Hall 54

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 23 in 2007/8. 44
  10. Trinity College 53

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 21 in 2007/8. 33
  11. Lincoln College 52

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 20 in 2007/8. 28
  12. St Hugh's College 50

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
  13. The Queen's College 47

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  14. Magdalen College 46

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. 28th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 15 in 2007/8. 0
  15. Oriel College 45

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
  16. St Anne's College 44

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  17. Worcester College 43

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  18. Somerville College 41

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  19. Corpus Christi College 39

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 17 in 2007/8. 11
  20. Lady Margaret Hall 38

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  21. Exeter College 37

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Physics, with 18 in 2007/8. 17
  22. Mansfield College 35

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  23. Brasenose College 33

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 16 in 2007/8. 6
  24. St Peter's College 33

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 17 in 2007/8. 11
  25. St Hilda's College 30

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 16 in 2007/8. 6

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