Or more honestly, something that you have to get in order to get a decent job. While most schools confer degrees, there is a new class of ttt schools, mostly online like University of Phoenix and Walden University, that basically sell degrees. While not technically a diploma mill, these new schools have such weak standards that US News and World Report doesn't even bother to rank them. So as long as you stick to a real college, UCLA, Harvard, Duke University, Texas A&M University, University of Miami, University of Michigan... (you know, real schools), your degree should be worth something.
Uni student: Can't.
Healthy, content human being: Why not?
Uni student: Need an 8.4 GPA on my degree to do my master's.
Guy 2: Follow the teaching Mr. Miyagi and train hard to obtain the power of the degree then you will get laid. But be careful, the pressure and stress you have to endure can turn the frogs into crude oil.