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AA academia academic(a) academic(n) academy alum alumna alumni alumnus assistant professor Associate of Arts associate professor audit BA bachelor's degree Big Man on Campus blue book brother BSc bursar bursary campus Cantab chair chancellery chancellor class coed college commencement community college conservatoire conservatory convocation course credit cum laude dean dean's list diploma dissertation doctor doctoral doctorate Doctor of Philosophy don dorm dormitory double first down elective examiner extension extramural faculty financial aid first class grad grad school graduate(n) graduate(v) graduate(a) graduate school graduation GRE Greek hall hall of residence haze higher education homecoming honor roll honours degree intercollegiate intramural joint honours junior college lectureship LLB LLD LLM MA magna cum laude major Master of Arts Master of Science master's master's degree matriculate mature student MBA MEd medic medical school MFA midterm Military Academy minor MLitt mortarboard MPhil M.Sc. option oral Oxbridge PhD Phi Beta Kappa pledge(n) pledge(v) poly polytechnic post doctoral post-grad postgraduate(n) postgraduate(a) practical prof professor professorial professorship Provost qualified quarter rag read readership redbrick rush(v) rush(n) sandwich course school semester seminar seminary senate senior single honours sophomore sorority spring break state university student union subject summa cum laude summer school survey course syllabus tech technical college tenure termly tertiary education theological college thesis third third class tutor tutorial(n) tutorial(a) two-two U. undergraduate uni university upperclassman upperclasswoman vac vacation varsity vice-chancellor visiting professor

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin collegium 'society', from collega; COLLEAGUE


col‧lege S1 W2

specialized education

[uncountable and countable] a school for advanced education, especially in a particular profession or skill:
a teacher training college
the London College of Fashion
Donna left school and went to art college.
at college
We were great friends when we were at college.
sixth form college

us university

[uncountable and countable] American English a large school where you can study after high school and get a degree [= university British English]
Some people who want to go to college still can't get there.
in college
Fran just finished her freshman year in college.
a decline in the number of college students studying history
community college, junior college

part of a university

[countable] one of the groups of teachers and students that form a separate part of some universities, especially in Britain:
Trinity College, Cambridge

students and teachers

[C also + plural verb British English] the students and teachers of one of these organizations

professional organization

[countable] a group of people who have special rights, duties, or powers within a profession or organization:
the American College of Surgeons

name of a school

[countable] British EnglishSE a word used in the name of some large schools, especially public schools