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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying physics, large number of tutors for physics, best at university challenge.

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  1. Oriel College 56

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
    3. Fifth most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
  2. Hertford College 54

    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. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. Balliol College 51

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. Third most tutors for Physics, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
    3. 22nd most undergraduates studying Physics, with 18 in 2007/8. 17

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  1. St Catherine's College 50

    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. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  2. Somerville College 44

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 20th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
  3. Keble College 43

    1. The most undergraduates studying Physics, with 33 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 16th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Magdalen College 43

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. 10th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 28th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 15 in 2007/8. 0
  5. Jesus College 36

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 14th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Wadham College 36

    1. Third most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. Sixth most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    3. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  7. University College 34

    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. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. Merton College 33

    1. Second most undergraduates studying Physics, with 29 in 2007/8. 78
    2. 22nd most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
    3. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Trinity College 21

    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. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. Mansfield College 21

    1. Fourth most tutors for Physics, with 5 in 2007/8. 40
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    3. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. St Edmund Hall 18

    1. Eighth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 23 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 26th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
    3. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  12. New College 18

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying Physics, with 23 in 2007/8. 44
    2. 23rd most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
    3. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Lady Margaret Hall 17

    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. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. St John's College 16

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 27th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
    3. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  15. St Hugh's College 16

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 22 in 2007/8. 39
    2. 25th most tutors for Physics, with 2 in 2007/8. 10
    3. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. Christ Church 16

    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. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Exeter College 16

    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 best at University Challenge. 0
  18. St Anne's College 14

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 19 in 2007/8. 22
    2. 17th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
    3. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  19. Worcester College 14

    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. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. Corpus Christi College 14

    1. 12th most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 17 in 2007/8. 11
    3. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Brasenose College 12

    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. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  22. St Hilda's College 12

    1. Seventh most tutors for Physics, with 4 in 2007/8. 30
    2. 27th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 16 in 2007/8. 6
    3. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  23. The Queen's College 11

    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. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  24. St Peter's College 10

    1. 19th most tutors for Physics, with 3 in 2007/8. 20
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 17 in 2007/8. 11
    3. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  25. Lincoln College 9

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying Physics, with 20 in 2007/8. 28
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
    3. 28th most tutors for Physics, with 1 in 2007/8. 0

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