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

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  1. Hertford College 71

    1. The most tutors for Physics, with 11 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying Physics, with 26 in 2007/8. 61
    3. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
  2. Keble College 57

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics, with 33 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    3. 16th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  3. St Catherine's College 56

    1. Second most tutors for Physics, with 10 in 2007/8. 90
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 26 in 2007/8. 61
    3. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17

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  1. Wadham College 55

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    3. Sixth most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  2. Jesus College 50

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    3. 14th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  3. Merton College 48

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    3. 22nd most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
  4. Mansfield College 41

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. Fourth most tutors for Physics, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
  5. St John's College 38

    1. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
    3. 27th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
  6. Oriel College 37

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
    3. Fifth most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  7. University College 35

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 28 in 2007/8. 72
    2. Ninth most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  8. St Anne's College 29

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 17th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
  9. St Hilda's College 28

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. Seventh most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 27th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 16 in 2007/8. 6
  10. Balliol College 28

    1. Third most tutors for Physics, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
    2. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics, with 18 in 2007/8. 17
  11. Somerville College 27

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 20th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
  12. St Edmund Hall 25

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 23 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    3. 26th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
  13. St Hugh's College 23

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    3. 25th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
  14. Trinity College 23

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 21 in 2007/8. 33
    2. Eighth most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  15. New College 22

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 23 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
    3. 23rd most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
  16. Lady Margaret Hall 22

    1. 11th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  17. Corpus Christi College 20

    1. 12th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
    3. 24th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 17 in 2007/8. 11
  18. Christ Church 19

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 20 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 21st most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10
  19. Magdalen College 19

    1. 10th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
    3. 28th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 15 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Worcester College 19

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 18th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  21. Exeter College 17

    1. 15th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Physics, with 18 in 2007/8. 17
    3. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  22. Lincoln College 16

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 20 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    3. 28th most tutors for Physics, with 1 in 2007/8. 0
  23. St Peter's College 14

    1. 19th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
    2. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
    3. 25th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 17 in 2007/8. 11
  24. Brasenose College 13

    1. 13th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 16 in 2007/8. 6
    3. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  25. The Queen's College 12

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 24th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
    3. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4

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