This article was written by Abby Jackson. Before joining Business Insider's education team, Abby was at JPMorgan where she worked in the chief investment office and treasury. 

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.

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 and Christina Sterbenz also contributed to this story.