Some of the best graphic design programs are offered at colleges in the Northeast, so you're in luck. The absolute best of those is RISD, the Rhode Island School of Design. They are a great art school with an amazing graphic design reputation. Very, very strong. Below RISD, but still quite good, are: Carnegie Mellon University, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. Those all rank very, very well in that major. The best of the best.
Other graphic design programs that are worth considering include those at: Mass Art, Maryland Institute College of Art (although they may be a bit south for you), Rochester Institute of Technology, Temple U, Syracuse U, Parsons School of Design, University of the Arts, and Rutgers New Brunswick. All of those are considered strong art schools, and good in your major. I also like the program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, although I believe they don't specifically offer graphic design as an actual, formal major. Boston University's program is also decent. UMass Amherst produces strong graduates in this field, although they aren't well known for this major.