Hello, this may sound silly but I'm legitimately anxious about my university not being challenging enough. I'm attending Longwood University in Virginia but have decided to transfer next year since as a computer science major, there are far more opportunities in both research and industry for me if I were to be accepted to GMU or VT. There wasn't a lot of communication between me and my parents and they had me convinced that they wouldn't pay for college so I had decided to go for the most affordable thing that also had a relatively decent reputation in the state. They end up saying they'd pay for room and board at the last minute, which SUCKS because I could have gone to a university further away and better fitted for my academic plans.
Anyway though, I'm scared that even for my first year, I won't learn even a 1/4 of what people at STEM universities or larger universities are learning. I know many people transfer from cc and are successful but it just makes me worried since I feel like I'm shooting myself in the foot as someone who wants to go into research one day. I know it's the first few weeks but my psych major friends at other universities are claiming that they're reading 60 pages a week for each of their classes. I read more than that for my english and public speaking (it's called citizenship but it's about discussing different topics and learning how to speak in public, it's a pre-req at my university.) but my compsci doesn't even use a textbook and my math class is rather flexible, switching between textbook and just a slide show. This scares me since I really don't want to be behind most other STEM majors.
Any advice? It is really starting to create a lot of anxiety for me. Sorry if I didn't post this in the right section.