Deslide offers a list of the most exclusive institutions in the world. Here are a few of those featured:
Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world ...
The Cambridge, Massachusetts, school accepted just 5.2% of roughly 39,000 applications for its class of 2020. As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said in 2014, "We could fill our class twice over with valedictorians."
A spot at one of New York City's top elementary schools ...
The elementary admissions process in New York City is utterly grueling. Among exemplary schools, one stands out as the gold-standard: Hunter College Elementary School.
Each year, Hunter chooses 25 girls and 25 boys from all of Manhattan to be admitted to its incoming kindergarten class.
They're hand-selected from a pool of about 2,500 applicants, according to the website Inside Schools. That makes the acceptance rate for Hunter 2%.
NASA's class of 2017 ...
The NASA class of 2017 received 8,300 applications this year for less than 15 slots. That means if 14 people are selected, the acceptance rate will be .08%, Business Insider's Natalie Walters and Jacquelyn Smith reported.
"Applications opened Dec. 14, and closed Thursday, but that is just the beginning of an 18-month process that will end with the selection of 8-14 individuals for the opportunity to become astronaut candidates," the official press release explains.
So, what’s harder to get into, Harvard, Hunter, NASA or Heaven? The answer to that question depends on how one applies. If you hope to get into any of these institutions based on personal merit, then the answer is Heaven is the most exclusive. The Bible makes it clear that no one meets the standard of holiness required for entrance. It declares, “all have sinned and have fallen short …” (Romans 3:23). Since sinners aren’t allowed into Heaven, that’s a 0% acceptance rate.
If, however, you hope to get in based on grace, in that case, NASA is the hardest. And Heaven goes from the hardest to the easiest. The Bible says that all who humbly “call upon the Lord will be saved.” That’s a 100% acceptance rate!
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many” (Matthew 713).
"God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God" (Ephesians 2:8)