student body


Definition of student body

: the students at an educational institution

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At Stuyvesant, the most selective of these schools, the student body is 74% Asian, 19% white, 3% Latino and 1% African-American. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "De Blasio Sees Too Many Asians," 17 Dec. 2018 Fans will love the storyline of athletic student body president Jackson and the dark, edgy Maeve. Daisy Melamed Sanders, Seventeen, "Everything Netflix’s New Show “Sex Education” Gets Right About Awkward Hookups," 18 Jan. 2019 Sethi shared an excerpt of his book with Teen Vogue: A testimonial from Taylor Dumpson, the former student body president whose first full day in office included an incident that would be investigated as a hate crime. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Arjun Singh Sethi's American Hate Gave Hate Crime Survivors Like Taylor Dumpson the Chance to Tell Their Own Stories," 11 Dec. 2018 How important are athletics to the university and student body? Kate Murphy,, "Northern Kentucky University: New president Ashish Vaidya likes NKU's 'nimbleness'," 29 June 2018 The two ambitious students were locked in a battle for student body president. Daniela Altimari,, "Temperamental? Thin-Skinned? Republican Tim Herbst Says He's 'Authentic'," 28 June 2018 The population of the student body is around 1,500 students. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Things to know about Santa Fe High School, just south of Houston," 18 May 2018 Yet, Florida education is at a crossroads from the standpoint of planning for an evolving classroom, a growing and increasingly complex student body, and changing workforce needs. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 The staff of North Star College Preparatory Academy for Boys will be nearly all male for a student body in which half of the students live with only one parent, most likely their mothers. USA TODAY, "Fatherlessness is harder on Father's Day, but 'father figures,' other role models fill in," 15 June 2018

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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: the students at a school

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