Education vs. Happiness?
I am a freshman currently enrolled at a pretty well known university for visual journalism (photojournalism), but I don't like it here. I've had a pretty rough year with things back home and I have made friends on campus and everything but honestly I'm not sure it feels right here. I get decent grades, I'm pushing myself to do better obviously, but lately i've been toying with the idea of applying to other schools much farther away from home. I guess I kind of feel like going to school in an area that I grew up in and know so well isn't what I want anymore. I'm not worried about being homesick but I do worry if trading a degree at a more prestigious university (thats private and costly) for a much larger public university that may not have as well known a program is going to hurt me in the long run. Does it make sense to switch? Should I just stick it out 3 more years and then leave or should I get out now?
If anyone is wondering the university i'm looking at is University of Alabama, the one I currently attend is RIT. Switching stupid?