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Could You Pass Harvard’s Entrance Exam From 1869?

April 10th, 2011 04:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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erfnet writes “The New York Times remembers back to when ‘college was a buyer’s bazaar‘ and digs up 19th-century classified ads from Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and others. In competitive efforts to attract students from the limited pool of qualified candidates, applications were taken as late as September for an October freshman class. Vassar offered lush room accommodations. The expectations were high: Latin, Greek, Virgil, Caesar’s Commentaries; Harvard’s entrance exam from 1869 is posted (PDF). Could any of us pass the exam today?”

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