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It's Harder to Get a Job at Walmart Than It Is to Get Into Harvard

Mar 31, 2014

It's pretty difficult to get accepted to Harvard, if you were unaware. This year, the elite institution admitted just 5.9% of applicants, according to newly released data.

Here's the thing, though. Getting into Harvard is truly a piece of cake compared to getting accepted for a job at Walmart, at least according to data crunched by The Washington Post.

The Washington Post reports that when a new Walmart opened in D.C., 23,000 people vied for 600 job openings. That means just 2.6% were accepted. Compare that to Dartmouth's 11.5%, Cornell's 14%, University of Pennsylvania's 10% and so on, and you'll see that Walmart is way choosier than all the Ivy League institutions. Even Harvard. We repeat, even Harvard.

Sorry, Ivy Leaguers, but Walmart is officially a way more elite and exclusive club.

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