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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
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
The American version of a University, consisting of gay arse Frats, brotherhoods, sorities and gay? who uses dorms? thats so grade 6 camp. Which they only call it "college" to be different from the rest of the English speaking world. (Even though English was invented in the way im not English), and as they do with other words such as Grey, or as they like to call it "gray" and mum which they prefer to spell and say as "mom". Aswell as that they claim to be a really lucky country with all that free education crap but in actual fact they have to pay $30 000 to attend one of these so called "colleges" or they cannot be educated..sounds kinda third world to me. In my country you dont have to pay to learn. Maybe America should quit spending all thier money on nuclear bombs and should invest in assisting thier youth in the feild of "college!"
Dave: "Woohooo i got 500 in my gonna be a doctor!"

College profesor: " your too poor to be a doctor..maybe you should learn how to make burgers!"
by aussieroo September 11, 2004
A place to achieve a higher education and earn 90% more than people with only a hig h school diplima

In Canada, a lower rank than university.

Elementary->high school->college->university

Its commonly accepted that if you go to college, you are dumb. Also: waterloo, queens and U of T round up the top 3 universities. Western is for spoiled brats.

In the states, everything is a "college". Why no word for university?
"I got into queens university. All it took was a 95.6% average, 200 hours of community service and a letter of reccomendation from the board of directors at my dad's financial firm"-Me
by Dr Doom January 03, 2005
A highly expensive institution ran by fascist liberals. Ridiculously easy to get into, except for the stuck up ivy league college that doesn't really have anything special aside from its name.

The Pros:
-After four years of of bullshit, you'll get a piece of paper which will help you get a job
-Alcohol flows like water
-A higher concentration of easy women than in a ghetto
-Drugs are just a skip and a hop away

The Cons:
-After four years of of bullshit, you'll get a piece of paper which will help you get a job
-The professors are stuck up assholes
-The elitists (feminists, pro-gay supporters, etc) are stuck up assholes
-The liberal arts students are stuck up assholes
-The classes you are forced to take are bullshit
-The extreme work is bullshit

Basically, the cons outweight the pros, but you have no choice, but to go there. Fortunately, alcohol and drugs might help you through. Unfortunately, alcohol and drugs might get you kick out.
Hmm, where to go to? Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton, some private college near me, or my local community college?

Eh, some private college near me. It's closer, cheaper, and they all teach the same thing anyway.
by BusinessMan May 01, 2005
A place where you go if you're too smart to try and find a job right out of high school but too dumb to get into a University.
I go to the University of Waterloo
by G June 17, 2003
Where your life begins (right after high school). College is the key to learning all there is to know to, basically, create your legacy, and even rake in shitloads of money!
"I'm finally goin' to college on August 27th; it's at Lake Superior College! ^_^ "

"There is also more freedom in college than in high school. ^_~ "
by Dave June 29, 2004
a place where people with no lives (considered as nerds) go to hang out with other nerds who actually listen to the teacher/professor and try to learn things that they eventually forget when they get out of college and become a burger flipper for the rest of their lives
Hey Scott, what college are you going to when you get out of high school?
by Dick April 30, 2004

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