Queens Arts program and acceptance requirements?

<p>My daughter is seriously considering Queens. She is a strong all around student and really enjoyed a recent visit to Kingston/Queens. Queens has an excellent reputation and a great vibe. She is interested in Art History, History, possibly a minor in Studio Art. We have a couple questions:</p>

<p>1) Queens has a big focus on Engineering and Commerce. We heard rumors that the Arts programs were losing some funding. Any comments, first hand knowledge? How do people rate Queens in the Arts?</p>

<p>2) My daughter is a US citizen. It is hard to find real information on the kinds of grades/score that are required. The stated minimum ACT is 26 and GPA is B-. We suspect the standards are higher, how much higher and are they harder for a US Citizen?</p>