Graphic design forums like core 77?

I am a graphic design student and I am applying to various schools. I have read a lot of what you have wrote about I.D. programs and it has been very helpful but I was wondering if you knew where I could get advice specific to graphic design(core77 forums are so much better than any graphic design forums I could find).

A few of the schools I was looking at were CCA, Art Center, and RISD. I am pretty sure I will be accepted to the first 2 but not sure about RISD. If you wouldn’t mind letting me know your opinions of these schools even from a industrial designers perspective that would be much appreciated.

*I am taking night classes at Art Center now and love it but I grew up in Los Angeles and sort of want to experience a new environment.