…in 1793. For a research project (to be revealed in time) I have been looking at The Laws of Rhode-Island College (later renamed Brown University). It begins:
No person shall be admitted into this College, unless upon examination by the President, or in his absence one Professor and two at least of the Tutors, he shall be found able to read accurately, construe, and parse Cicero’s Orations, Virgil’s Aeneid, and the Greek Testament; and to write Latin grammatically. he shall have learned the rules of Vulgar Arithmetic, also be able to produce satisfactory credentials of his good moral character.
The criteria change somewhat in 1835 edition, but they remainclose.
Immediately following admittance the student pays eight dollars in advance.