Should I transfer - again?
I know this is kind of odd, but let me explain.
Basically, I really struggled with the transition to college itself at my first university (was far away, got homesick, closed myself off) so I transferred into my state's large school(UIUC). I am past that transition state now, and have found that being around close friends from high school has really kept me from reaching out more. However, I'm getting a steep discount since I'm in state and I'm in a great program for CS. I feel like I was just not ready for college and had to find a quick fix for my mental state, but am now ready.
I guess it's really boiled down to: do I sacrifice money and (possibly) a highly ranked program for a more wholesome college experience?
Specifics: currently a sophomore (transferred 2nd sem freshman year), looking at reach schools of Princeton and CMU, but more realistically will be accepted to and willing to attend Cornell, UCLA, Northeastern... am also considering transferring back to my previous school
Is it worth it to transfer in my case? Thanks! :)