Originally Posted by LondonCircle
I've considered Vandy, but they only take fall admissions and I don't really want to wait a whole year.
Most schools only take fall transfers. Even the ones which take spring transfers accept 20 at the maximum, and enroll in the single digits.
I think you need to step back and realize you are in a fortunate position compared to a lot of other students, who would take innocent lives to be at your school. You might loathe the environment, but you made the choice to go there, after all. Unless some miracle happens, you have to transfer in the fall of next year, when there will be many options available to you which could fit both your academic and social interests.
However, for the time being, you should also try to make your current college work for you. At most top schools, all most of the students do is study, so there's little school spirit for the other things students attend college for, like sports or parties. Then you have schools like Duke, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Michigan which embody the work hard, play harder motto. But overall, most students at high-ranked colleges just want to get out with their degree. So yeah, just try to find happiness where you are now. There's not much you can do to get out until next fall anyway.