Definition of undergraduate in English:

undergraduate

noun

  • A student at a college or university who has not yet earned a bachelor's or equivalent degree.

    • ‘Many undergraduates also opposed increasing the winter break to four weeks.’
    • ‘We will be asked to teach more undergraduates with fewer faculty and smaller operating budgets.’
    • ‘The crew of four undergraduates and one MSc postgraduate are the first to win Henley's newest event, inaugurated this year.’
    • ‘However it is clear that poor undergraduates are worse hit here, because they are more reliant on these aspects of student funding.’
    • ‘He spent his last few years at Wolfson college and continued to lecture undergraduates until last year.’
    • ‘Two thirds of York's undergraduates live in university accommodation.’
    • ‘Is it up to universities to provide undergraduates with the facilities to get such experience, or is it up to industry?’
    • ‘I first started reading Ulysses in the late 1990s, as an undergraduate at University College Dublin.’
    • ‘Erika is an undergraduate at San Diego State University, majoring in biology.’
    • ‘I think urban universities enrol larger numbers of adult undergraduates.’
    • ‘Dundee's Caird Hall, the venue for the student enterprise summit, was buzzing with undergraduates and postgrads.’
    • ‘Many of our students study as undergraduates or post-graduates abroad.’
    • ‘Student debt is increasingly putting prospective undergraduates off going to university.’
    • ‘Community colleges enroll almost one half of all undergraduates in the United States each fall.’
    • ‘He makes a point of hiring undergraduates in addition to the graduate students to work with him on his research.’
    • ‘He invited a few undergraduates from state schools for drinks and discovered many had teacher parents.’
    • ‘This is an excellent text, useful for undergraduates and graduate students alike.’
    • ‘Apartments are planned for upper level undergraduates on the north and south fringes of campus.’
    • ‘What approaches to that study do the teachers of those undergraduates take?’
    • ‘Students started working with her as undergraduates and then continued through graduate school.’
    first-year student, undergraduate
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Pronunciation:

undergraduate

/ˌəndərˈɡrajo͞oət/