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#51 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

I can also confirm from Nova Scotia.

#52 Posted by Dunchad (506 posts) -

No wonder I've always been confused about what college actually means, since even you guys don't seem to agree on that.

Here we go to a university or a university of applied sciences - I guess the latter would be the college equivalent, since they mostly offer 3,5-4 year bachelor's degrees. Though even they can offer some master's degrees if you go back after 2 years of work experience within your field.

#53 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6402 posts) -

I use them interchangeably.

#54 Posted by Inkerman (1455 posts) -

University in Australia. Uni is the slang here.

#55 Posted by Box3ru13 (709 posts) -

College most of the time unless I'm speaking Spanish.

#56 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

I plan on going to college at a University but I'll never attend university.

#57 Posted by Wakka (80 posts) -

College. I think university sounds pretentious. IDGAF what the dictionary says.

#58 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

I can also confirm from Nova Scotia.

I am from QC and I can neither confirm nor deny this.

#59 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -

Im Canadian but I call them all colleges.  

#60 Posted by gla55jAw (2695 posts) -

College.

#61 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

At this point, "grad school." But in general, "college."

#62 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

And Alberta

CANADA UNITE!!!!!

#63 Posted by HistoryInRust (6401 posts) -

As an American in the midwest, I say and stress the two words different.

I attended college but went to a university.

College, when used in America, is more of an umbrella term for post-secondary school. University is typically a term in reference to a specific installation. "University of . . . " or "[Insert State or City Name Here] University."

It's dumb. And "university" gets used as an umbrella term more often than it probably should, if we want to get technical about it.

#64 Posted by MightyDuck (1524 posts) -

I went to "college" at a "university." I think that about covers it for me.

#65 Edited by Ariketh (606 posts) -

I say college when referring to a BA or an undergraduate student/situation, and University when referring to MA/PhD or a graduate student/situation.

#66 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i say college. i see college as community college, tech school, as i see university as 4 year school.

#67 Posted by Pr1mus (3946 posts) -

@AndrewBeardsley said:

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

And Alberta

CANADA UNITE!!!!!

YEAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#68 Posted by Subjugation (4740 posts) -

I say college. Outside influences, namely all of you Europeans here on Giant Bomb, have begun to influence me into using university more. I end up using college around Americans because that's what we all use and understand, but university around others since that is their common term. As long as you're effectively communicating your point it doesn't really matter.

#69 Posted by Sanaj (173 posts) -

Mostly university.

College for trade schools.

#70 Posted by SortedeVaras (111 posts) -

"Where did you graduate?" "San Jose Community University!"

#71 Posted by TheHT (11777 posts) -

depends on which one i'm talking about, obviously.

#72 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

College. I can't be bothered to use a different term for a different type of school. It's like you people expect me to differentiate. Madness!

#73 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2132 posts) -

Australian here. For the most part we say university (uni for short) unless you aren't in an actual university. Then we use the term college for pretty much the rest though tend to single out TAFE when it comes up in conversation (honestly never spent a second to think if that is considered college but I'll assume so unless someone corrects me).

#74 Posted by Vigil (231 posts) -

Living in the states, I usually use the term "college", but I would assume it just matters what region you live in.

#75 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

@Rapid said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Yup different here in AB also.

Yip. College = tech school or B tier post secondary. Uni = for realsies post secondary.

#76 Posted by Turambar (6890 posts) -

They mean different things.  I use both.

#77 Posted by Vonocourt (2164 posts) -

Uh, I went to the College of Professional Studies when I was enrolled at St. John's University.

#78 Posted by bio595 (307 posts) -

In New Zealand, many of our high schools are called colleges, though not all.

I personally went to Sacred Heart College.

I currently attend the University of Auckland (the best University in the country BTW).

We call tertiary institutions that dont offer degrees Polytechnics

#79 Posted by _Mattallica (203 posts) -

As I'm from England I call it University.

#80 Posted by Sergio (2247 posts) -

Both. Depends on where you go. I went to a college, then to a university.

#81 Posted by Emilie (28 posts) -

University.

#82 Posted by Zella (820 posts) -

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

I second the concurring from BC.

#83 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

College

#84 Posted by slyspider (1366 posts) -

College cause I'm from Texas and saying I'm going to university sounds way worse than I'm going to college

#85 Posted by Bigheart711 (1240 posts) -

I normally call it "College" instead of "University".

#86 Posted by Donkeycow (557 posts) -

@Zella said:

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

I second the concurring from BC.

Confirmed from the mighty bastion of Toronto.

#87 Posted by amir90 (2178 posts) -

Uni for uni college for college?
The difference is a lot bigger in my language.

#88 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

The school I attended has university in it's name so that's what I use.

#89 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

I graduated from Georgia State University but I always have and always will refer to it as college.

#90 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

Well one is one thing and one is another thing, so I say both.

#91 Posted by Korolev (1725 posts) -

In Australia, it's University when we refer to the actual Tertiary institution that does the teaching. The Colleges associated with the Universities are more like dorms - merely places for people to live (at least that's how it is at the University of Queensland).

I've been going to Uni for 6 years now. I have two degrees and I'm going for a third.

#92 Posted by Zleunamme (704 posts) -

I say college in informal conversations. I don't get hung up on the distinction of the two. What bugs me is that I work in retail -to make ends meet- and people talk to me like I'm stupid. Even though I have a high school diploma and Bachelors degree. Some folks lack courtesy and common sense. I'm surprised that the school of hard of knocks is not an option.

#93 Posted by Meltac (2007 posts) -

No such thing as a college where I live.

#94 Posted by thevigilanteoflove (514 posts) -

It seems like both words are used in the US and the UK, but differently. For example, I would say that I attend the University of Dayton, or Wright State University. But when discussing the idea of college or university as a whole, I use the word college. For example, "I don't want to college," or "I can't wait to go to college," or "Animal House is an awesome college movie." And from what I can tell about the UK users, they seem to use the word "university" in place of college for those examples.

#95 Posted by Pikawai (135 posts) -

University, simply because where I live "college" is actually middle school.

#96 Posted by Tomzombie (401 posts) -

MSJC. thats the one.

#97 Posted by blindisaac (141 posts) -

I go to college but its at a university. Thats why I use college.

#98 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@dennisthemennis said:

@AjayRaz said:

@Vasta_Narada said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

They mean two completely different things where I live (Canada).

Concurred from BC.

as a resident of QC i can also approve this

Verified from Nova Scotia.

I can also confirm from Nova Scotia.

Also confirmed, Newfoundland and Labrador reporting in.

#99 Posted by mtcantor (951 posts) -

Depends on if it is a college or a university.

#100 Posted by ShockD (2421 posts) -
@mandude said:

College refers to any third level educational institute where I'm from.

This. They're different things.