I recently managed to finally narrow down the list of schools I am applying to for graduate school. I've struggled with settling on a reasonable number. I finally settled on picking certain areas I would be happy with and picking schools nearby. Most of them are around Portland, OR because, why not?
University of Oregon
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
While I'm at it, check out RaccoonSpoon and KittyKonundrum's thesis work so far! They are incredible. Just all around.