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Source: NewsTalk ZB, 1/16/2017

More than a dozen Kiwis have been offered places in the top US universities, with more students from rural and diverse backgrounds securing the prestigious places, according to NewsTalk ZB.

(Note: Kiwi is the nickname used internationally for people from New Zealand, according to Wikipedia.)

In what is known as early decision and early action offers, five of the eight Ivy League institutions – Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard, Princeton, and University of Pennsylvania – as well as top-ranked Stanford, Duke, Amherst College, Babson College and Vanderbilt University, have all offered coveted places to New Zealand students nine months before semester begins.

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