undergrad

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

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Recent Examples on the Web After four years of undergrad and four years of medical school, physicians are required to practice at least three years as part of a residency program at salaries of $40,000 to $60,000 a year. NBC News, "These medical workers are tackling the coronavirus. They're also saddled with student debt.," 14 Apr. 2020 That’s a hefty number at Stanford, ranging from at least $17,619 for undergrads to $20,725 for law school students and $24,354 for first-year business school students. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Stanford, UC Berkeley among schools still planning to charge full tuition for spring term," 3 Apr. 2020 Looking into the void’ Andres Salerno, a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, stayed in his off-campus house after classes went online, one of only a few remaining undergrads in what feels like a ghost town. New York Times, "For the Class of 2020, a Job-Eating Virus Recalls the Great Recession," 27 Mar. 2020 Boston University undergrad Anna Weis has qualified for the Olympic sailing regatta with partner Riley Gibbs in the Nacra 17 (hydrofoil) mixed event. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, "Three women’s berths at stake at US marathon trials," 22 Feb. 2020 About 50 undergrads have remained in Kunshan with a small group of staff. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "China’s coronavirus crisis forces Duke Kunshan University to teach online," 22 Feb. 2020 The student-athletes’ 94 percent six-year graduation rate is well ahead of the 80 percent rate for all Twin Cities undergrads. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "Gophers setting academic success records, but how does grade inflation factor in?," 1 Nov. 2019 Recognition is awarded to full-time undergrads who earned at least a 3.4 GPA for not less than 12 semester hours of credit in the fall semester. cleveland, "Baked or fried, it’s fish fry time: Olmsted Dates and Data," 14 Feb. 2020 Physics undergrads at the University of Leicester have made a growth equation for the Star Trek universe’s infamous troubling tribbles—purring balls of fluff that rapidly multiplied aboard the USS Enterprise in a classic 1967 episode. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Geniuses Determine How Long It Would Take for Star Trek's Tribbles to Completely Fill the Enterprise," 25 Feb. 2020

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Undergrad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undergrad. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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