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

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The campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. John Coletti / Getty Images

The Ivy League institution has an acceptance rate of 5.9%, but a recently opened Walmart in Washington D.C. only hired 2.6% of applicants

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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