At or In University

'At university' and 'in university' are used in the English language but which one should be used and when to use each one of them.

"At" or "In" University

Which One Should Be Used?

Both 'in university' and 'at university' are correct and can be used. 'In university' is used to refer to the university as an institution. 'At university' is used to refer to the physical presence at the building or campus.

In university

'In university' is used for two purposes. It can be used to refer to the university as an institution. This means that the subject can be a student, an instructor, or a worker of the university. It can also be used to talk about the field of study. Have a look:

I study English Literature in university.

He has been teaching in university for over a decade.

At university

'At university' is used to refer to the location of the university. This can be the building and the campus of the university. Note that the subject may or may not be a student or a staff member. Take a look at the following examples:

I will meet you at university on Saturday.

He is a nerd, he spends most of his time at university.

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