20 Things Easier to Get into than Dartmouth
Last week, 2,176 lucky newbies were granted access to our august institution. If you’re one of those 2,000+ admittees, props to you for already being on Dartbeat (I’m impressed!), and for really beating the odds. With 20,765 applications, Dartmouth’s acceptance rate this year was 10.5%.
Long story short, getting into Dartmouth is hard. Really hard. In fact, Dartmouth is even harder to get into than…
- Skinny jeans with no belt loops
- The presidential race (Actually, this is so easy that a Kentucky cat named Limberbutt McCubbins entered the running in 2015. 16StillSalty I couldn’t get rush shipping on a “Limberbutt 2016” pin in time for political party tails.)
- Reading "Infinite Jest"
- The firewall at the Pentagon
- North Korea (actually)
- Those vacuum-seal plastic packages (unless you do it like this stock photo woman #LifeHack)
- Your own locked car
- Weird Russian synth music
- “The League” dating application (the app’s acceptance rate is about 20% in NYC and 25% in San Francisco)
- The fires of Mount Doom, where you will at last destroy the one ring
- Harvard Law (their acceptance rate is around 17%)
- Your crush’s pants (probably)
- The MLB, if you play college baseball (about 10.5% of NCAA players are drafted onto a major league team)
- Your aunt's boring work stories at Thanksgiving
- The University of Oxford (18% admittance rate in 2014)
- Childproof caps
- Kombucha. It smells like elephant pee. It tastes like the pond water your fish died in. It’s still easier to get into than Dartmouth.
- And, of course, Cornell.