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Is Eagle-Scout Status an Admission Plus?

Question: I am an Eagle Scout. Will this help me gain admission to a highly selective school like Berkeley?

Being an Eagle Scout will definitely impress admission officers at top colleges. However, as you probably realize, it won’t replace outstanding grades and test scores. In fact, large state universities like Berkeley rely on a student’s “numbers” more than on other data and certainly more than smaller, private colleges do.

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