Can You Pass Harvard’s 1869 Entrance Exam?

(Business Insider) In those days colleges had to go out of their way to attract students. Harvard pointed out in a newspaper ad that 185 of 210 candidates passed the entrance test and were accepted in the previous year. Click here to read more.

(Good Culture) Can You Pass Harvard’s 1869 Entrance Exam? (We Bet Not)

A New York Times education blogger recently uploaded to the web an 1869 Harvard entrance exam (PDF) in a post reminiscing on the days when college was “a buyer’s bazaar.”

Long before attending college was a cutthroat affair, so eager was Harvard to get qualified applicants that it would boast in its ads of the ease of the application exam. Click through to see if you think it’s easy.

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