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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 96

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
  2. Balliol College 90

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
  3. Merton College 69

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38

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  1. St John's College 56

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  2. St Catherine's College 54

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
  3. University College 53

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  4. Christ Church 49

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  5. New College 48

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  6. Lincoln College 44

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  7. Trinity College 43

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. Oriel College 38

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  9. Brasenose College 37

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  10. St Hugh's College 37

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  11. Somerville College 36

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  12. The Queen's College 36

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. Exeter College 35

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  14. Wadham College 35

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Jesus College 34

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. Corpus Christi College 34

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  17. Hertford College 33

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. St Anne's College 33

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  19. Worcester College 32

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. St Edmund Hall 32

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. Pembroke College 31

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. Keble College 30

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  23. St Peter's College 28

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  24. St Hilda's College 27

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  25. Lady Margaret Hall 27

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  26. Mansfield College 24

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  27. Wycliffe Hall 24

    1. 30th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.77% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 26th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  28. St Benet's Hall 17

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 20th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  29. Campion Hall 16

    1. 33rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 44th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  30. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  31. Regent's Park College 16

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 41st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  32. Blackfriars 16

    1. 32nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 29th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  33. St Stephen's House 0

    1. 21st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 36th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 52% for 2006–8. 0

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