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    university and college

    What's the difference between university and college?

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    Re: university and college

    Which country?
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    Re: university and college

    skystar, have you noticed that your excellent thread title has enabled the system to find a number of Similar Threads (see below)?

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    Re: university and college

    I mean in America. you are right Rover but I can't get the exact meaning yet. I wonder every student should go to the college and then to the university or they can decide either to go to college or uni. I want to know what kind of degree is offered in a college?Thanks
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    I believe that in the USA many people use college and university synonymously. Or at least they used to when I was young. American colleagues?

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    Re: university and college

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I believe that in the USA many people use college and university synonymously. Or at least they used to when I was young. American colleagues?
    Generally, a college offers a four year degree (Bachelors's degree) while a university offers the bachelor's as well as advanced degrees (Master's and PHDs).

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    Re: university and college

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    What's the difference between university and college?
    There are no clear rules for the designations. Universities tend to be larger and broader in scope, but that is not always the case.

    See here: College vs. university - Grammarist

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    Re: university and college

    I got my BS from an "Institute" that had neither "college" nor "university" in its name and then got my master's degree from a school with "college" in its name.

    Note we say "school" for college/university here too.
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