Can You Get Into Harvard In 1870?

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An ad for Harvard published in an 1870 issue of The New York Times downplayed the difficulty of its entrance exam, telling prospective students that out of 210 candidates who took the test in June, 185 got in.

Want to see if you have what it takes to get admitted to Harvard in 1870? Click here [pdf] to read sample questions from the entrance exam that so many supposedly passed.