I'm not quite sure whether to put this in the education forum or this one because it deals with both. But to be honest I'd rather have CURRENT animators and animations students answer this rather than future students such as myself.
So here's a question for all you animation gurus out there: Is it the animation school or the animator? Does it really matter what school you go to? (Because personally I'm stuck between RISD and SVA animation courses. A lot of great people have come out of RISD but I've also heard some crappy comments about their program. Same goes for SVA.)