un·​der·​grad | \ ˈən-dər-ˌgrad How to pronounce undergrad (audio) \

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Student protesters told the Sun that four students — two graduate students and two undergrads — were among the seven people arrested. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "7 Arrested by Baltimore Police, Breaking Up Monthlong Johns Hopkins Protests Against Private Police, ICE Contracts," 8 May 2019 Among those undergrads is Ryan Castle, a junior electrical engineering and computer science major from Kenosha. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some day passengers might travel 700 mph underground thanks to UW students' efforts," 22 Apr. 2018 Lionel was with The Commodores in the 1960s and 1970s, a group that formed as undergrads at Tuskegee University. Marie Milano, Country Living, "A Detailed Timeline of Lionel Richie's Marriages and Relationships," 3 Mar. 2019 However, Sama, a fan of the beer while a University of Chicago undergrad in the 1990s, pounced on the Baderbrau name after discovering its trademark had lapsed. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Baderbrau Brewing for sale, no longer making beer, as craft beer industry tightens," 8 June 2018 Every nation has schools that groom an elite, but while Harvard enrolls some 1,600 undergrads every year and Oxford 3,200, ENA admits 40 to 60. Pascal-emmanuel Gobry, WSJ, "The Failure of the French Elite," 22 Feb. 2019 Klobuchar’s path was glitterier: Yale undergrad, University of Chicago law school, a stint in corporate law before two terms as Hennepin County Attorney (the biggest public law office in Minnesota), and then her successful Senate bid. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Personable, Popular, Pragmatic: Is Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar the Democrat’s Secret Weapon?," 15 Jan. 2019 Her immersion in art school — first as a Rutgers undergrad, then as an MFA in painting at Rhode Island School of Design — is a rude awakening. Kathleen Hirsch, BostonGlobe.com, "A portrait of the artist as an older woman," 29 June 2018 Most people, most of undergrad to be clear, is not the person going to Georgetown or the person going to Stanford. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: 2U CEO Chip Paucek on Recode Decode," 14 Oct. 2018

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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