Anyway, what was the general process of admitting undergraduates in the mid-19th century?
I guess my concern is more about whether or not a boy who's tutored by his clergyman father (or, if he comes from a wealthy family, a hired tutor) is at a disadvantage in terms of university preparation compared to one who's formally trained in school.
Thanks in advance for your help.
EDIT: I had to reword my question since I was a bit muddled on certain points the first time around. Sorry for the confusion.