student body


: the students at an educational institution

Examples of student body in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Achievement scores are highly correlated to the poverty rate of the student body at a school and not so much to the quality of instruction. Cynthia Howell,, 26 Nov. 2023 While West Point has said racial diversity provides educational and military benefits, Students for Fair Admissions argues the academy can achieve a diverse student body through race-neutral means. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 20 Sep. 2023 The makeup of the student body depends on the state of current affairs when the students apply. Stefania D'ignoti, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Nov. 2023 In the next swipe, Bieber appeared in the Burn Book — a diary used to trash talk members of the student body. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 The candidates had to deliver speeches in front of the student body. Robert Samuels, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2023 Roughly 22% of Cornell's student body is Jewish, and the school has seen a major spike in antisemitic threats since the beginning of the war in Gaza this month. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 30 Oct. 2023 At Penn, the campus Hillel noted that Jews had made up about a third of Penn’s student body several decades ago, but their percentage had declined to 16 percent. Stephanie Saul, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2023 With 67% of the student body comprised of non-white students, including a 32% Black population, HCC is a majority-minority school. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of student body was in 1841

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“Student body.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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