undergraduate

An undergraduate is a college or university student who's not a graduate student. After high school, you can become an undergraduate.

Undergraduates are students of universities and colleges: they've graduated from high school and have been accepted to college, but they haven't graduated yet. If the under in undergraduate seems confusing, that's because there are also graduate students, students who have a college degree but are no longer undergraduates and are pursuing an advanced degree, like a Master's or Ph.D. Lots of people say being an undergraduate was one of the best times of their lives: it's an exciting thing to be.

Definitions of undergraduate
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n a university student who has not yet received a first degree

Synonyms:
undergrad
Types:
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co-ed, college girl
a female student at a coeducational college or university
lowerclassman, underclassman
an undergraduate who is not yet a senior
senior
an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
fresher, freshman
a first-year undergraduate
junior
a third-year undergraduate
soph, sophomore
a second-year undergraduate
Type of:
college boy, college man, collegian
a student (or former student) at a college or university

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