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

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  1. Balliol College 94

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 12 in 2007/8. 100
    2. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
  2. Magdalen College 54

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  3. Exeter College 35

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 7 in 2007/8. 58
    2. 18th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13

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  1. Oriel College 29

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  2. St Catherine's College 25

    1. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  3. University College 23

    1. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  4. Somerville College 19

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  5. St Hilda's College 17

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 4 in 2007/8. 33
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  6. New College 15

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  7. St John's College 13

    1. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  8. Hertford College 13

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 3 in 2007/8. 25
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  9. Trinity College 10

    1. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  10. Christ Church 10

    1. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
  11. Wadham College 8

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  12. St Peter's College 8

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  13. The Queen's College 8

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  14. Lady Margaret Hall 8

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 2 in 2007/8. 17
    2. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. St Hugh's College 6

    1. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  16. Brasenose College 6

    1. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  17. St Edmund Hall 4

    1. 14th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 1 in 2007/8. 8
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  18. Worcester College 0

    1. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  19. Keble College 0

    1. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  20. Corpus Christi College 0

    1. 31st most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying Physics and Philosophy, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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