student body


Definition of student body

: the students at an educational institution

Examples of student body in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this iteration, the children of the original characters are now students at Bayside, which, thanks to Governor Zack Morris’s fumbling, is welcoming the student body from an underfunded, now-shuttered high school. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 26 Nov. 2020 Its enrollment has increased by 10 percent every year, expanding the student body from 30 to more than 400. Daniella Zalcman, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Inspiring Quest to Revive the Hawaiian Language," 17 Nov. 2020 Data on Harvard’s own admissions shows that race-conscious admissions have benefitted all communities, including Asian Americans, producing a more diverse student body, Yang said. NBC News, "70% of Asian Americans support affirmative action. Here's why misconceptions persist.," 14 Nov. 2020 South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND – Another round for everyone at the ‘Backer and go ahead and let loose student body, but please send more coronavirus tests to campus as soon as possible. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, "Need Notre Dame to finally win a big game before you again take this program seriously? Check.," 8 Nov. 2020 In a statement Wednesday, UC affirmed its commitment to attracting a diverse student body and expanding enrollment of underrepresented groups. Alexei Koseff,, "Prop. 16: Why California voters refused to lift affirmative action ban," 4 Nov. 2020 Geathers is the first Black woman to become student body president at MIT. NBC News, "A wave of Black students takes presidencies at top-tier universities," 8 Dec. 2020 Students are struggling, said Dan Alpert, the student body president, and the choice to disburse thousands in unused dollars was a no-brainer. Washington Post, "U-Md. student government will distribute $400,000 to students facing hardships, mental health challenges," 3 Dec. 2020 In 1958, he was elected student body president, the third Black to hold the office in school history. Beth Harris,, "Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at age 86," 2 Dec. 2020

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Student body.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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: the students at a school

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