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When Walmart is more exclusive than Harvard
Stats show it's easier to get into Harvard than to get a job at Walmart — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
 
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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.

 

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