How will these factors affect my application?

<p>I'm applying to Oberlin ED, and wanted to know how the following things would affect my application, if at all.</p>

<p>Being able to pay tuitition up front.</p>

<p>Average high school ACT score. (Between 18-21 at my HS, I got a 31)</p>

<p>Percentage of students that plan to go to college (About 60 percent of my class are planning on 4 year, 20 percent 2 year)</p>

<p>Also, does anyone know how grade recalculating works at Oberlin? How important is GPA to them? I know US NEWS etc says "very important" on the website, but is it really the top priority? I have a 3.3 with almost exclusively honors and AP classes, and I know that is below their average (3.5). Are the averages GPAs listed on US News etc before or after the grade recalculating?</p>