New college admissions statistics reveal that it's easier to get into an Ivy League college than to land a job at Walmart or Google. The eight Ivy schools accepted just 8.9 percent of applicants last year. But a Washington, D.C., Walmart hired just 2.6 percent of 23,000 job seekers when it opened in 2013. Google, meanwhile, hires just 0.5 percent of applicants.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 13 Urban Outfitters controversies
- This is how the U.S. thinks China could invade Taiwan
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating
- Obama knows he can't really 'defeat' ISIS. Americans need to wake up to that reality, too.
- Can we lead spiritually fulfilling lives without religion?
- Surviving a plane crash
- Why you should stop believing in evolution
- Stop freaking out over the West's jihadi tourists
Subscribe to the Week