a student is a person who is enrolled or attending an educational institute to undertake any course of study provided by that institute.
rules associated with this usage include specifying if the student is attending a course at a college, university, or any other educational institute.
1. The students crowded into the lecture hall.
2. The students were required to submit their assignment on time.
3. Our students are making great progress in their academic endeavors.
When referring to a group of students collectively, take note of the number of students that are associated with it. For instance, if the group consists of three or more persons, use the plural form (i.e. ‘students’).