- The sixth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by E and followed by G.
- A failing grade in a class or course. The next best grade is a D. Some institutions issue Es instead of Fs.
- A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a university or legislative body.
At the time I was a wide-eyed freshman, but I was soon to grow jaded and cynical.