I am also in the process of transferring from community college but I think I can answer some of these
What not to bring: bigger sort of items that the dorm already has, or that a roommate is bringing and is easily borrowable (things like tv, microwaves, refrigerators...). Also if you've ever been inside a dorm room you'll know not to bring a lot of stuff in general for obvious reasons...
Not sure. If you've already done some of the comm. college thing you might have already got some of the "pointless" work done. Best bet is to find an area of study where you can find a point to most of what you do, and the occasional things that seem pointless won't seem so bad.2. Are there any colleges that don't force you to do a bunch of bullshit pointless work, or is that a requirement for it to be a college?
I don't think it does... potential exception is if you are already strongly set on a certain field and the school has a really good program in that field. Other than that, I don't see much of a point. The "smaller schools" seem to offer a better sense of flexibility and acknowledging your existence if you happen to need help with anything.3. Does it *really* matter where I go to college? Is there a point in me working to get into a school with a bunch of rich entitled kids who work way too hard?
Not sure, I might get back to these...4. Major in engineering? Chemistry? Theoretical physics? What degrees are worth it?
5. What happens if I decide I want to be a doctor?
The second year can help a lot with transfer sometimes and with getting things out of the way when they are still relatively cheap.6. Should I do a second year of comm college, or if I can get into, say, Boston University, should I go there? Should I not even bother with an up there public college? How am I supposed to pick a college I will be happy with?
Look around online at all sorts of colleges... including those that are lesser known and even those around the country. Once you've narrowed it down to a few there's usually tons of information online that can give you a sense of whether the school will work for you.
Can't say for sure yet on the specifics but it does seem like more of a pain to live off a university campus... figuring out the whole living away thing and commuting can be a nightmare with some places.Is it good to live in a dorm? A lot of people I know hate it. What is to hate? What is to love?
West Coast Yes, we do have good outdoors.... I suggest continued consideration at least and I can tell you about some of the schools here /biasI also don't know where I want to go to college still- as far as what area. Boston really appeals to me, but I am considering the west coast. I like the outdoors there.