transition from small to big school

<p>I attended Barnard College and I'm trying to decide between UMD and University of British Columbia.</p>

<p>At UMD, I will have to live off-campus. Has anyone transferred from a small school to a big school and lived off campus? Do you have any advice?</p>

<p>How is the transition from a small school to a very large school in general? I understand you need to put in effort, but only having experienced freshman year where people cling to those that live on their halls, I'm worried about meeting people.</p>

<p>I can't really help you with the transition question, but I have a friend who goes to UBC, so I can answer (some) questions if you'ld like.</p>

<p>yeah.. it's gonna be tough for you to meet new people if you're living off-campus. just join a lot of clubs i guess.</p>