A place where parents tell their children that if they never go there, they work in mcdonalds or become a prostitute. College is really a 4 year (5 if your stupid) waste of time and money in order to get a piece of paper that doesn't even get you a job because the economy is crap.
I went to college and now I'm in debt and have no job.
by Mr. Zimpy November 23, 2009
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 dorms..how 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 Engalnd...by 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 SATS..im 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

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