I was just denied from my first choice and I'm trying to piece together what happened. One thing that sticks out to me is that I listed my extracurriculars with Eagle Scout near the bottom of my Activities List and my jobs/NHS/academic honors near the top. A friend of mine who put Eagle Scout at the top of his Activities List got into his first choice and his grades were not as good as mine. I'm applying in a Regular Decision round soon and wanted to see how much importance colleges put on the order of Activities List, and which extracurriculars are the most appealing to them. Does Eagle Scout stand out more than other things? What's the most impressive activity in an admission officer's mind?