Sounds like you had a tough couple of years. Firstly the idea that college will be the best years of your life is extremely depressing and comes from an extremely limited mindset. College won’t be the best four years of your life the best is still to come. In terms of everything else who cares what people think, let me put it this way “those who matter don’t care and those who care don’t matter” simple. You seem lovely, nice and intelligent. You don’t seem to play games other people play and good for you. I can honestly say I am sure you will go 1000 times further in life than the people you have written about here. Good luck.