So, what’s the difference between a “Top” animation school and a “Best” animation school? Not so much. What is different is the way each list comes together. The people behind many “Top” lists base the decision on whether or not a school is cost-effective, convenient, or if it plays an active part in helping students find work after they graduate. These issues are on the top of the priority for most students, which his why many student groups are behind these lists.