- In 1693 ― The first American college to receive its charter from King & Queen of England under the Seal of the Privy Council, thereby making it the “Royal College of William & Mary”.
- In 1776 – The first college to establish an intercollegiate fraternity – Phi Beta Kappa.
- In 1779 ― The first college to become a university and to have an Honor System.
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