jlamar
jlamar,
UCLA ‘17
B.S., Physics
Features Included
2
Essays
13
Schools
13
Scores
0
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Oakland, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
556 Words
Family background
I was blessed to grow up in a family in which knowledge and reading were valued highly. This love of knowledge goes back several generations. My late grandfather was described as "Google before Google existed". Although I never knew him that well, relatives have remarked on my similarities to him in how my mind works. My mom is an avid reader with a love for Scrabble. My family watches every episode of Jeopardy and often calls out the answers before...
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Additional Essay Details
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It is a bit of a tradition in my family to watch every episode of Jeopardy. Early on, it became a life goal of mine to one day be on Jeopardy. For fun, I decided to take the online test to qualify for the Jeopardy Teen Tournament. Much to my delight, I was one of the 240 teens who was selected for an audition out of around 100,000 who took the online test. My audition took place in a hotel in Burbank. ...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.3
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2290
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

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