Teach for America 2011 acceptance rate: 11 percent

If you thought getting into a prestigious college was tough, just try getting accepted into Teach for America, which was yet again a top employer for graduates at many top universities, the Washington Post reports. Teach for America places recent graduates, grad students and professionals in underserved urban or rural public schools for two-year teaching stints, and it received a record number of 48,000 applications for this fall. The organization selected 5,200 applicants to be teachers—77 percent graduated this spring, 6 percent of them graduate students and 17 percent professionals…

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