They were of an undenominational character and English was the medium of instruction.
No religious tests are imposed on teachers and religious teaching is confined to undenominational Bible teaching.
The university, established in 1855, is undenominational, and grants degrees in the faculties of arts, law, medicine, science, civil engineering and music; instruction in theology is left to the affiliated colleges.
In educational matters he waged a long and successful struggle on behalf of undenominational schools and for the establishment of the intermediate school system.
Mills, Gordon Hall and James Richards, three students at Williams College, Massachusetts, formed themselves into a mission band which ultimately became the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (June 1810), an organization which, like the London Mission, originally undenominational and still catholic, has become practically Congregational.