It Is More Difficult To Get Into Wal-Mart Than Harvard

March 30, 2014 3:53 pm

Agreed, that kind of comparison makes no sense whatsoever. But if The Washington Post can connect the two, spotting the comparison is only natural. We spotted this stat today –

“Last year when Wal-Mart came to D.C. there were over 23,000 applications for 600 jobs. That’s an acceptance rate of 2.6%, twice as selective as Harvard’s and over five times as choosy as Cornell.”

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Ivy league schools are selective. Far more selective, in today’s economy, are firms that can actually pay you a salary.

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