Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I currently attend the school that I grew up saying I would never attend and know for a fact I would not be happier had I stayed at my previous institution, nor would I have likely found my major and future profession.
Be brave enough to leave home, even if your group of friends is staying at home and together. In the end, you'll be glad you branched out and you'll be more mature, experienced, and traveled. It's only four years.
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Advice for students:
I think that a university that spends more time enabling its students to be more successful and independent will have a better turn out that would lead to reaching the university goals of being in the top 25 schools in America.