I pretty much second what Polisci_gal says.
I did my MA at a smaller institution, and I have had LOTS of opportunities for extra TA work, various graduate research assistant opportunities, and a lot of one on one support from faculty. I have friends who completed degrees at larger institutions, and these sorts of experiences were harder to come by. What I was told by several people at different Universities is that University doesn't much matter. What matters is quality experience and quality publications + a strong dissertation. So from that perspective faculty fit matters much more th