student body


Definition of student body 

: the students at an educational institution

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The Georgetown Prep website offers a few demographics on the current student body. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Brett Kavanaugh's High School, Georgetown Prep," 27 Sep. 2018 Supporters point out that Asian students account for more than 30 percent of the student body at some schools. Donna St. George, Washington Post, "Holidays for all: Asian students ask for a day off school on Lunar New Year," 8 July 2018 Twelve of the 18 have majority black student bodies. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Black JCPS students tend to get novice teachers, analysis confirms," 23 June 2018 Spelman is a small institution; the student body is made up of about 2,100 students. Maya Rhodan, Time, "A New Era of Protest Is Energizing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. But There Are Challenges," 22 May 2018 Kelleher said she has been impressed by the flexibility of UAA, and the understanding that many in the student body are juggling more responsibilities and carrying more life experience than the typical 18-year-old. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "This UAA grad sought college success out of state, but found it back home," 7 May 2018 The researchers drew up a student body election with candidates and a pressing campaign issue: the fate of an alcohol ban on campus. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "How can Trump lie so much and be 'authentic' at the same time? Here's one explanation," 5 May 2018 During his tenure at Boca High, McKee grew the student body from 1,700 students to 3,300 and built up the number of college-level courses offered from 15 to 57. Lois K. Solomon,, "Former Boca Raton High principal demoted for letting students audit classes," 4 May 2018 But the getting in part is that this would expand their student body. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: 2U CEO Chip Paucek on Recode Decode," 14 Oct. 2018

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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: the students at a school

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