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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 time when doing crazy things and exceeding social norms is acceptable
"after graduating college, doing the crazy things i did then doesnt seem acceptable anymore"
by holidayinn598 September 21, 2007
A place to pursue higher education and out do all the losers in the world who were stupid enough to drop out of school. And by the way, it's not the education that matters, it's the degree that gets a job paying twice as much as a job you would receive without a degree.
I'm going to college and I'm going to make triple what you will!
by Amandaa May 15, 2005
Intellectual stimulation in an ideal living environment. The combination of 1,800 talented 18-22 year olds, alcohol, drugs, and some of the most brilliant minds on the planet. A place where all men (and women) are indeed equal, and where the free exchange of ideas flourishes.

Forget Disney World - college is the most magical place on Earth.
I am smart. I want to learn, have fun, and have a future. Therefore, I am going to college.
by DreamingSpires August 23, 2004
a place where your friends are all you need, pass out at 3, wake up at 10, go out to eat and do it all again
That party last night was awfully crazy i wish we taped it. I danced my ass off and had this one girl completely naked... Man I love college.
by Rikkkkkkkki April 18, 2009
A place for people who are:

1) Scared to go out into the real world
2) Shelterd
3) Want to be average and middle class forever
Stake my own claim? In the real world? I would rather hide in college, so there is nothing to compare my failures to, except grades and a lifetime of loans.
by Brian Leeon January 16, 2006
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

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