14 things that are harder to get into than the most selective university in the US

Stanford University's acceptance rate hit an all-time low for the class of 2020, with 4.69% of applicants accepted into the prestigious California-based school.

That means Stanford is the most selective college in the US, beating out all Ivy League institutions.Advertisement

But while getting into Stanford might seem like a nearly impossible task, many other achievements in life - like acceptance into some elementary schools - are more difficult than earning a spot within the school's prestigious walls.

Ben Winsor also contributed to this story.