University vs. College

University vs. College — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between University and College

Universitynoun

An institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities typically including a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.

Collegenoun

An institution of higher learning that grants the bachelor's degree in liberal arts or science or both.

Universitynoun

The buildings and grounds of such an institution.

Collegenoun

An undergraduate division or school of a university offering courses and granting degrees in a particular field or group of fields.

Universitynoun

The body of students and faculty of such an institution.

Collegenoun

A junior or community college.

Universitynoun

Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some exceptional cases able to take younger students) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.

The only reason why I haven't gone to university is because I can't afford it.

Collegenoun

A school offering special instruction in a professional or technical subject

a medical college.

Universitynoun

the body of faculty and students at a university

Collegenoun

The students, faculty, and administration of one of these schools or institutions

new policies adopted by the college.

Universitynoun

establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

Collegenoun

The building, buildings, or grounds where one of these schools or institutions is located

drove over to the college.

Universitynoun

a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees

Collegenoun

Chiefly British A self-governing society of scholars for study or instruction, incorporated within a university.

Collegenoun

An institution for secondary education in France and certain other countries that is not supported by the state.

Collegenoun

A body of persons having a common purpose or shared duties

a college of surgeons.

Collegenoun

An electoral college.

Collegenoun

A body of clerics living together on an endowment.

Collegenoun

(obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.

Collegenoun

(in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.

College of Cardinals, College of Surgeons

Collegenoun

(politics) An electoral college.

Collegenoun

An academic institution.

Collegenoun

A specialized division of a university.

College of Engineering

Collegenoun

An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.

Collegenoun

Attendance at an institution of higher education.

These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.

Collegenoun

A postsecondary institution that offers vocational training and/or associate's degrees.

Collegenoun

A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.

Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College, London

Collegenoun

(UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level; sixth form.

Collegenoun

(UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).

Collegenoun

A high school or secondary school.

Eton College

Collegenoun

(Australia) A private (non-government) primary or high school.

Collegenoun

(Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, possibly having its own tutors.

Collegenoun

(in Chile) A bilingual school.

Collegenoun

the body of faculty and students of a college

Collegenoun

an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

Collegenoun

British slang for prison

Collegenoun

a complex of buildings in which a college is housed