• College Gate—(or Chertsey's Gate) Rochester
    College Gate—(or Chertsey's Gate) Rochester
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n college a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
    • n college the body of faculty and students of a college
    • n college an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The queer old lady who went to college The queer old lady who went to college
A View of Harvard College A View of Harvard College

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money
    • College A building, or number of buildings, used by a college. "The gate of Trinity College ."
    • College A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops. "The college of the cardinals.""Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who, to secure their inheritance in the world to come, did cut off all their portion in this."
    • College A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges .
    • College Fig.: A community. "Thick as the college of the bees in May."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four
    • n college An organized association of men, invested with certain common powers and rights, performing certain related duties, or engaged in some common employment or pursuit; a body of colleagues; a guild; a corporation; a community: as, an ancient Roman college of priests; the college of cardinals; the Heralds' College in England; a college of physicians or surgeons.
    • n college An endowed and incorporated community or association of students within a university. See university. A college corporation in the English universities consists of a master, fellows, and scholars.
    • n college The institution or house founded for the accommodation of such an association. Such houses began to be established about a. d. 1200, as charitable foundations for affording food and lodging to poor students, and did not at first undertake to subject them to any regular discipline or to order their studies. But schools were early attached to them, and the entire instruction of most of the universities was ultimately given in the colleges.
    • n college In Scotland, the United States, and Canada, an incorporated and endowed institution of learning of the highest grade. In the United States college is the generic name for all such institutions (sometimes given even to professional schools), university being properly limited to colleges which in size, organization (especially in division into distinct schools and faculties), methods of instruction, and diversity of subjects taught approach most nearly to the institutions so named in Europe.
    • n college A school or an academy of a high grade or of high pretensions.
    • n college An edifice occupied by a college.
    • n college In France, an institution for secondary education, controlled by the municipality, which pays for the instruction given there, and differing from the lyceum in that the latter is supported and directed by the state. The curriculum is nearly the same in both, the college being usually modeled on the lyceum.
    • n college A collection or assembly; a company.
    • n college A debtors' prison.
    • n college The whole body of bishops of the historical church, regarded as continuing and possessing in their corporate capacity the authority of the original assembly of apostles.
    • n college A church connected with a college.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1905 football season, 18 men were killed in college games in the United States, and 159 more were permanently injured.
    • n College kol′ej an incorporation, company, or society of persons joined together generally for literary or scientific purposes, and often possessing peculiar or exclusive privileges: a member of the body known as the university:
    • n College inmate of a prison, &c
    • n College kol′ej (U.S.) often used as the equivalent of university: a seminary of learning: a literary, political, or religious institution: the edifice appropriated to a college
    • ***


  • Herbert True
    Herbert True
    “One half who graduate from college never read another book.”
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    “A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.”
  • Thomas Ehrlich
    Thomas Ehrlich
    “A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.”
  • Helen Keller
    “College isn't the place to go for ideas.”
  • Bill Cartwright
    Bill Cartwright
    “I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. collège, L. collegium, fr. collega, colleague. See Colleague
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. collège—L. collegium, from col, and legĕre, to gather.


In literature:

There are a Nonconformist grammar school, a diocesan training college for mistresses, and other educational establishments.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Your devotion to college and to college responsibilities amounts to a fetish.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
The killing of the college student in protest against the partiality to College Hill was the first blast that ripped their unity.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
In 1865 with the founding of Vassar College, the first woman's college was established.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
If he made himself work, drawing on what money he had, he might get ready for college by fall.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
Stick to your college work and your college play, and don't bother about the outside world for a while.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
On the opposite benches were the friends of the other competitors, and college flags and college cries were much in evidence.
"Dolly's College Experiences" by Mabel Cronise Jones
But you will find most colleges and most college societies bar religious instruction and discussion.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He was prepared for college by Mr. Lovell.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
ALL SOULS' COLLEGE, a college of Oxford University, founded in 1437 by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various

In poetry:

"Design my plow, sirs,
They use it still,
Or found my college
At Charlottesville.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Julia, pitiless as cold,
Lo the vengeance due from Heaven!
College Living he doth hold;
Single bliss to thee is given.
"Julia" by E W Bowling
Poor Dance! I always pitied him
For he was just from college,
And never having learned to swim,
Was drowned with all his knowledge.
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
All in a college study,
Where books were in great plenty;
This rat would devour
More sense in an hour,
Than I could write—in twenty.
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone
Who really have been to college,
And know the Latin and the Greek;
And are so charged with general knowledge
That it requires no little cheek
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott
The Senate, College, Hall, and Bar,
Famous for flowr's of rhetoric are;
Yet their persuasive powers are small;
A child of three surpasses all.
"The Valentine" by William Hutton

In news:

A tennis player at Laredo Community College will get to prove just how good he is at the small college championships later this week.
Who's Hiring College Grads and Other College News.
Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students.
Hartnell College and City College of San Francisco didn't disappoint.
Westminster College sophomore quarterback Joe Plassmeyer dissected Rockford College for 390 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Jays' 40-0 victory in Saturday's season opener.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is sacked by Texas A&M's Sean Porter (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct 20, 2012, in College Station, Texas LSU won the game 24-19.
Just once in his college football career, Travis Long wants the opportunity to play a college football game after November.
The Newberry College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the All-Sports Pep Rally on the Portico on Wednesday at the Holland Hall Portico on the campus of Newberry College.
Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was selected for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Kentucky Community and Technical College System All-Academic team.
Our author looks at books about college admissions—and at the unexamined prejudices fueling the "elite" college admissions frenzy.
Woodward Academy is metro Atlanta's long-proven college- preparatory independent school for families who want the certainty of more complete preparation for college and life.
The Stephens College women defeated Pincipia College 64-59 on Thursday night.
Marietta Middle School and multiple buildings on the Marietta College campus were without water for a couple of hours Wednesday after a water line was broken during construction of a parking lot at the college.
He was the vice president of Brevard Community College and president of Palm Bay Community College.
As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are turning away from the glorified halls of private colleges and exploring the opportunities available to them at state run institutions.

In science:

This paper was written during the first author’s stay at Universit´e Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, supported by the European Doctoral College and by a joint CNRS –T ¨UB ˙ITAK exchange program.
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
Department of Mathematics Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 Eran.
On the Genus of a Random Riemann Surface
Consider that a college student in a large state university might be connected to the president of the United States through five intermediaries on a first name basi s (e.g., student–professor– department chair–dean –university president–president o f the US) in a connection path of length six.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Supported by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK and a Fellowship of Trinity College Cambridge.
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
Crone Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London B.
The DataFlow System of the ATLAS Trigger and DAQ