Someone once asked how important it was to have a reputable art education in your background. They encountered some galleries that chose their artists on the basis of education and they wondered if that was a good criteria for selection.
I would be really leary of any gallery that chooses their artists based on academic training as opposed to marketability. You might get in but you could wind up having your work hung in the basement next to the furnace.
I'd rather show in a gallery that wants to sell my work rather than my scholastic lineage. Besides, I have my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and the best thing I learned in four years was how to weld steel. Most of my good artistic training came after I left the ivory towers.
And as far as schools go, I recommend to aspiring artists pick the one that teaches what they want to learn.
I found that teachers taught what they liked not what the student wanted to learn. And my best instruction came from private instruction. If they find an artist whose work they like and that also teaches, take lessons from them.
Don't waste your money on someone more interested in tenure than teaching.