Common college student phrases

crowd of students walking on east campus

Students are very different, but they do have common thoughts.

Learning in a place that brings together many different personalities, cultures and ideologies, college students across the country have one thing in common — their everyday phrases. The unscientific facts prove that at any moment throughout the day, you will find 1 out of every 10 college students thinking or saying one of the following phrases.

  • Is ___ a good professor? (immediately searches name on
  • Do I really need to buy this? “This” is usually referring to something essential, like food.
  • Do I really want to go to class today?
  • I should go to the gym today… Maybe tomorrow.
  • Do you have a charger I can borrow?
  • The page requirement of the paper is 5-10 pages? Five pages it is.
  • I’m ready to graduate.
  • I need a nap.
  • That exam wasn’t that bad (usually said while internally screaming and crying).
  • Did I turn in my assignment on Blackboard?
  • I’m really tired. I’m not going out this weekend (ends up at a crazy party).
  • I love you. You have never let me down. You’d think that the typical college student is talking about their girl/boyfriend, but we’re actually talking about our bed.
  • The professor said that this assignment can’t be done in one night? Challenge accepted.
  • My bank account hates me.
  • If it doesn’t show up on Google, it doesn’t exist.
  • Wait… I’m graduating already? I don’t wanna leave!

We college students are peculiar people. We are all different, yet we all think the same.


Christian GrayChristian Gray is a senior majoring in marketing with a focus in promotion and communications and a minor in economics. He is president of the Student Activities Board. When he’s not planning events or doing schoolwork, you’ll catch him watching something sports related (#KOBE) or vibing out to music. His career goal growing up was to be Batman. He won’t tell you if he was successful on that mission, but let’s be real ­– have you ever seen him and Batman in the same place before?

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