best schools for graphic design

Hello all,
I’m looking for opinions on schools specifically for graphic design… I’m interested in Academy of Art in S.F, however, I would like some input on this school as well as others. This would be my foundation year.

This is a list of schools in the US arranged by state:
http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/design_schools

AIGA doesn’t rank them though. There is an ‘*’ next to the schools that are accredited by NASAD.

The Academy of Art in S.F. is accredited.

Cranbrook has an excellant program for 2d Design. Elliot Earls is the head. Was up for designer of the year in Blue print magazine. Has been very inspiring and I’m not even in his department. Cal Arts and Yale are outstanding as well. Good luck.