A lot of people seem to have a negative idea about college for some reason...Either they are pretentious fucks, or all the students they know do arts.

College, or university, is a large institute of further learning which one attends after secondary school. Often, students leave home and live on their own with other students, learning how to pay their own bills and keep up a home on their own without calling mum and dad every time some little thing goes wrong.

While at college, it is traditional to consume large amounts of alcohol, marijuana, and sex. Students must also attend lectures and, for the sart people (ie those doing science and engineering) there are labs as well.

College is not like school. In school, the emphasis is completely on memorization, while in college, it is very much on grokking. Also, the lecturers are actual professionals (such as scientists, engineers, lawyers, artists, etc) rather than mere teachers.

After three or four years, the student graduates with a degree. An arts degree is pretty useless, but most others are handy for getting a good job so that the former student may pay back whatever debt they may have accrued.

see also student
I'm in college, studying science. I'm going for degrees in microbiology and biochemistry so that I can find the cure for AIDS and make the world a better place.
by Darth Ridley November 04, 2006
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A magical place where it is rumored that learning takes place, although to those who enter it is often described differently afterward, as a beatiful land in which beer flows in amber currents next to a golden pasture, where virgins lie naked with gentle smiles upon their calm, inviting faces; but more precisely, a Shangri-La rite of passage into adulthood which involves rampant consumption of alcoholic beverages, flagrant and promiscuous sexual behavior, and a general and fundamental disregard for any form of responsibility by its habitants.
Thank you sir, may I have another?
by Phlagellum September 23, 2003
the place where you enter inexorbitant amounts of debt to "learn" things you will never apply once to your actual occupation. Basically, an expensive 4-year waiting period for a paper called "degree".
I will owe Wells Fargo my first born so I can pay off my college.
by Drenam February 02, 2003
an expensive daycare center
I'll be retirin' soon, and the kids is gettin' too old for no one to notice if I kill 'em...
by retarded student November 25, 2003
a place to get drunk, have sex, and then start all over again. Oh by the way it's a place to get an edukacion...i mean edukation... shit education, there we go
After nine years at a junior college, i finally graduated and then become CEO of Penthouse
by Zachary Brown October 14, 2004
Too FUCKING expensive.
I pay 5 times as much in college tuition as the in-state guys for the same fucking classes, even though I have lived in the state for two years now. And to think that all the money is going to some corporate executive's pay bonus pisses me off royally.
by out-of-state student November 06, 2003
Aplace were people go for one or two of the two possible reasons.
reason 1: To smoke lots of pot, waste your parents money and get kicked out.
reason 2: To get a piece of paper stating that your brain is full of shit information that you probrably already learned from the "magic schoolbus" and that you are allowed to work somewere other than a fast food restaurant.
Son: Mom, Dad, I got accepted for college.
Mom: That's great son.
Dad: How much will it cost?
Kid: Around 10k.
Mom and Dad have heart attacks and die later in the hospital. Kid goes to college, but than drops out cause he's stupid.

by Nik The Prick May 17, 2003
High school that costs 40k and has ash trays and a better library and features even more useless knowledge
Dude: this is just like high school with hotter chicks.
Dude2: YA
by greywolf February 23, 2004

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