Any one know a good source for finding the grading profiles for a school? For scholarship purposes I'd like to know what percentile a 3.25 GPA at Hofstra would leave you in. Any help/links would be great...
I was in a similar situation.
The University of Minnesota offered scholarship and fellowship money that was contingent on my maintaining a 3.33 gpa. The grading percentile cut-offs were not posted on any of the "prospective students" or "visitors" areas of their web site. However, I looked at the area for prospective employers in the career services section and found the cut-off gpa's for each quartile for the two most recent classes. So despite Minnesota choosing not to publicize class ranking, they thought it necessary to provide enough information about their grading curve to give employers a sense of which quartile a given GPA would fall into.
That information was enough to determine that I would have to rank in the top 1/4 or so to keep my grant money. My suggestion might not work, but it is worth a try. Also, I called Minnesota afterward to see what they had to say about the requirement and the admissions director I talked to said that she was surprised that more people didn't ask. Be direct with Hofstra if you need to and do everything that you can to make a fully informed decision.
I found the the gpa requirement I was given to be too risky. Minnesota refused to lower it and I declined their offer. Again, find out all you can about the grading at Hofstra before enrolling.
Edit: I see you already called them. Maybe try again and have them tell you what the curve was during the most recent 3-5 years. Some information is better than nothing at this point.