Renee Manley (rmanley) wrote in little_details,
Renee Manley

19th Century University Admissions and Home Schooling

I'm coming up short in my search. I've done combinations involving 19th century, England, university, admissions, tutoring, Oxford, Cambridge, and all I'm getting are general references to oral versus written exams, interviews, knowledge of Latin and Greek, and children of the upper-class. The focus also tends to be university life, politics, and reform, but nothing on the transition into university.

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.
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), uk: education, uk: history: victorian era

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