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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying mathematics and philosophy, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Balliol College 94

    1. The most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 8 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
  2. Magdalen College 88

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
  3. Merton College 56

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38

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  1. Exeter College 50

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 88
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  2. St Hugh's College 44

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  3. St Catherine's College 38

    1. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
  4. New College 38

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  5. St John's College 38

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  6. Worcester College 38

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 6 in 2007/8. 75
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  7. University College 38

    1. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
  8. St Edmund Hall 31

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  9. St Peter's College 31

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 5 in 2007/8. 63
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  10. Pembroke College 25

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 50
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  11. Christ Church 25

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  12. Wadham College 19

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 38
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. St Hilda's College 13

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 13

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. Somerville College 13

    1. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  16. Brasenose College 13

    1. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
  17. Trinity College 6

    1. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  18. Corpus Christi College 6

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  19. St Anne's College 6

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. Jesus College 6

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. Hertford College 6

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. Mansfield College 6

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 13
    2. 37th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  23. The Queen's College 0

    1. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  24. Harris Manchester College 0

    1. 39th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Mathematics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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