Etymologically derived from study, a student is one who studies. Also known as a disciple in the sense of a religious area of study,
and/or in the sense of a "discipline" of learning. In widest use, student is used to mean a school or class attendee. In many countries, the word student is however reserved for higher education or university students; persons attending classes in primary of secondary schools being called pupils.
- A separate article is about William Sealey Gosset, who wrote under the pseudonym Student.
Currently, many children and young adults are subject to compulsory education: by law they are required to attend some form of school. Laws vary from country to country, but most students are allowed to abandon their education when they reach the legal age of consent.
November 17 is the International Students' Day, which commemorates those students killed at the beginning of World War II who called for peace.
In the USA, where undergraduate degree courses commonly last four years, the following terms are used:
A freshman is a first-year student in college or university, or, chiefly in the United States, in high school.
A sophomore is a second-year student. Etymologically, the word means 'wise fool'; consequently sophomoric means "pretentious, bombastic, inflated in style or manner; immature, crude, superficial" (according to the Oxford English Dictionary).
A junior is a student in the third year and above of high school or college.
A senior is a student in the fourth and last year at a school, college, or university.
Freshman and sophomore are sometimes used figuratively, mainly in US English usage, to refer for example to a first or second effort ("the singer's freshman album"), or to a politician's first or second term in office ("sophomore senator") or an athlete's first or second year on a professional sports team. Junior and senior aren't used in this figurative way to refer to third and fourth years or efforts, because of those words' broader meanings of 'older' and 'younger'. (A junior senator is therefore not one who is in his or her third term of office, but rather merely one who has not been in the Senate as long as the other senator from his or her state.)
Since girls and women can also be students, freshman may sound a little strange, and so the alternative fresher also exists, and is commonly used in the UK.
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Pratt Institute student. Includes a resume.
Frederick C. Zahrn: Eruditio et Religio
A student at Duke University. Site includes research projects and extensive classical piano resources.
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A Psychology major, his life story and links he likes.
About the author and his college, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There are also some dorming tips, his current class schedule and a link to his main web site.
de Silva, Brendan- The House of Bren
Includes literature, book reviews, films, art, chess, history, and theology pages from a Boston University of Theology student.
Kettering University Dorm Webpage - Unit 13 (2000-2001)
Ongoing documentary of seventeen guys living in the dorms of Michigan's Kettering University.
Funny links, photos, and interesting thoughts on life at the University of North Texas.
McMaster University links, C tutorials, Managing Information Science (MIS) discussion and tutorials, Engineering Physics stuff, engineering humour and lore.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Major at West Virginia University. Information for PIC programmers as well as information concerning automobiles by Honda (including Acura). Links to his Senior Design Project, his girlfriend Joni DeJesus, and sister Lori Calmbacher.
Krishnan, Balaji C.
Personal and professional interests from the University of Memphis.
Occidental College student with website containing personal information, photos, interests, and ranting about daily life.
Friends, interest, resume, pictures from Northeastern University.
Lingo Lai - Anlee's Xing
About her friends, interests and life at Rice University.
Dunn, Kevin M. : Tampering with Nature
Chemistry student at Hampden-Sydney College. Includes class schedule and CV.
His current courses, projects, and past projects. Student at New Mexico State University.
Parks, Michael S.
Links to articles, image gallery, academic proposals, biography. University of Houston student.
About a gay college student at Webster University. Includes information about his job, as well as his interests in music and photography.
A UTB Zlin student, his interests and information about his home town.
Contact information, course syllabi and material, as well as projects and professional work at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
An obese, greasy necrophilic hermaphrodite with halitosis and multiple STDs! (A Princeton Student.)
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Random thoughts and rants from the author at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Battle, Eric Yann
Links to his personal interests, photos of his friends and family and information about Carleton College. Also includes his resume.
Student at McNeese State University. Includes information about her and her family.
About Dickenson College, the author's computer science classes, hobbies and games.
Student from Dublin City University. Her friends and their lives.
MBA gradute from Peter F. Drucker School of Management in Claremont, CA. Includes school and personal links, as well as a resume.
Student at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Slang dictionary, resume, schedule, music, and pictures.
Retro look and feel. A student at the University of Cambridge.
Website of a computer science grad student at the University of New Mexico.
Biography, research interests, and links. PhD student at Brunel University.
His family and friends at Southern Methodist University. Includes university links, sports and a guestbook.
Shaw, George Clayton II
Photographs, travel logs, programs, Genealogy information, and his life at Amherst.
Includes his projects and class notes from Swinburne Institute of Technology.
Andrew - BigPorraz Layer
Resume, interests, calculus solutions manual and links about his school. Student at Florida International University.
Computer Science Ph.D. student at University of Maryland. Includes his academic work, course schedule, family and a resume.
Student sites from Binghamton University, circa 1997.
Case Western-Weatherhead School of Management MBA student doing research on Eastern European economy. Includes a resume, research interests, readings, and contact information.
Resume and pictures of her trip to Spain this summer from a student a Rollins University.
Friends at Central Michigan University.
Maddikaya, Sai Mahesh
Information about the author, his studies and work at the University of Kentucky.
Leatherwood, Jonathan M
A student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. About his interests including computer science, philosophy, and music.
Personal Pages Worldwide
College and University collections.
A doctoral student at Syracuse University. Interests include postmodern theology, philosophy and literary theory, particularly metaphysics and epistemology.
Includes personal writings, poetry, philosophy. Also has links to information about India and Virginia Tech.
Tarumingkeng, Rudy C
Population dynamic models, science philosophy papers and teaching materials of various science and technology disciplines for Bogor Agricultural Institute Graduate Program as well as for the public.
C Top Mid 2001
Ex-residents of the C TOP MID Wing of LLR Hall at Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. Includes photographs, news, trips and personal biographies.
Ph.D. research student at Network Technology Research Center, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Optical Networking research activities and related originak paper colloctions. Personal information, resume and photo albums.
Baylor, Mark - BaylorNet
Details about Mark Baylor, his girlfriend April Wible, college pictures, family pictures, and computer related topics. Illinois State University senior.
Student at Marshall University. Site includes articles she has written.
Student at Indian Institute of Technology. About the author and his studies.
Miller, Nicholas - Cassova Studios
Student at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Includes journal, poll, class-related projects.
Price, Ryan - eyekonograffy
Student portfolio of Ryan Price, an Image Arts student studying photography at Ryerson University.
Nameste From Manish
Short and simple site about the author, a student at University of Connecticut.
Student at SUNY Oneonta college. Includes pictures and information about her school, home and friends.
Contains syllabus for course.
T.J.'s Duke Page
Duke University student. Classes, his dorm and life in general.
Student at the University of the West Indies, Barbados. About his life and interests.
An online photo album and community for students at the University of Hertfordshire.
Santa Clara University student's list of fun stuff to do, friends with sites, and links to articles.
Beaver, Elijah - Eli's Web Dojo
Martial arts interests, residence life, academia and his personal life at Baylor.
Fletcher, Tim J
University of Wales, Swansea student. Includes reports, photographs and a resume.
Graduate in Computer and Information Science at University of Oregon. Projects, programs, and links to music, movies, technology and Indian sites.
Information about protein crystallography, structural biology, India and Tamil language by a student at Florida State University.
Nye, Christine - The Girl Called Tine
A student at the University of Delaware. Contains some random thoughts, quotes, and poetry.
Information about Turkey, personal pictures, education, resume (CV), research he is doing, links about music, Turkish newspapers, Turkish TV and radio stations, downloads. Student at Rochester University.
Jason Gorski -- Jay's Slice
A Computer Science student at the University of Western Ontario maintains a miscellaneous daily human edited weblog sort of thing.
His portfolio and resume. Also includes current projects, awards and personal interests. Student at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
A graduate student at the University of Delaware, Newark. Includes his resume, bookmarks and things to download.
Portland State University student with his resume, and links to his school and interests.
Iowa State University student studying Aerospace Engineering. Includes his resume.
Jordan's Page O' Random Stuff
Thoughts, his favorite pages, a pictoral autobiography, a webcam and his friends at Illinois Wesleyan University.
OPictures of his friends getting drunk, their activities at school and contact information at Ohio University.
Student at Ball State University. Some information about him and his friend at Wabash College.
Florence, Eric Zechariah - College Journey
Grand Valley State University student. Webcam, pictures, and daily updates.
The life and times of a college student at the University of Louisville. Pictures, interesting places to go in Louisville, and events on campus.
Copeland, Brandon - Moishen
College student at Western Kentucky University. Resume, pictures, life goals and a journal.
Computer engineering student at Portland State University. Includes his current projects.
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Pictures of her and her friends, as well as commentary on her life at Wellesley.
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About his studies and fun at Union College. Includes projects, photographs and information about his nephew.