American Thinker Blog: It’s harder to get a job at Walmart than it is to be admitted to an Ivy League school.
Harvard College accepted just 6.9 percent of applicants for the class of 2015, its lowest rate ever. The numbers were not much better elsewhere in the Ivies: 8.2 percent at Princeton, 11.5 percent at Dartmouth.
In other words, there were nearly 15 applicants for every freshman freshperson class opening at Harvard, slightly over 12 for each spot at Princeton and just under 9 at Dartmouth.
In contrast, a new Walmart in Cleveland recently received 6000 applicants for 300 positions, and, not long ago, two Walmart stores in the Chicago area received 25,000 and 15,000 applications. The Cleveland store hired one in twenty applicants. The Chicago hiring rates were far more modest.