Art Institute of Portland

I’ve been speaking with some faculty at Ai Portland, and they have been really helpful, but of course they are not going to give me a full picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Can anyone speak from experience about the school’s ID program, or any programs from any Ai in the US? I currently have a BS in Architecture, and in my undergraduate program I saw some students really make the most of what they were given and move on to Ivy League Master’s programs, and I saw some students flounder their way through the program, so I know that a lot of design school is based on individual students’ drive and talent. Do employers really focus more on where you got your education rather than your portfolio? As far as a design school, is an Ai adequate? Are there any helpful resources for more information?

Thanks in advance.