Leadership roles and their role in college applications

<p>This is more of a question. .
I've noticed that many people on CC emphasize leadership as an important aspect of applications.
How important is leadership to major universities?
I'm a junior in high school and I've had many leadership roles so I understand the need for people to take an interest in leadership. I just need to understand why it's so important to universities - there are many virtues one can have. Why, out of inquiry, is the ability to lead so fundamental?</p>

<p>Would you rather have a school full of people who can be the leaders of tomorrow in every discipline or just followers?</p>