Transfer Questions

Hi, I am current freshman at the University of Vermont, but I am planning on transferring for the Fall 2020 semester. Some things I did not like about UVM included the weather, the location, and the department for my major. I am a chemistry major. I am looking for somewhere with a better science department, better student life, and closer to home (within 4 hrs). Some of the schools I am looking into include:
-Penn State
-University of Maryland
-St. Joe’s
-West Chester University
If anyone has any input or insight into transfer student life, student life in general, personal experience, or anything in general please let me know!