I actually had circumstances similar to yours with regard to undergrad. I didn't want to go their at first....applied just before the deadline after I got waitlisted at my first choice school...was absolutely positive I was going to make kick-butt grades and transfer after one year. Funny thing....after one year...I did have great grades but I also loved my school and decided to stay. I certainly would never characterize my law school experience has a prison sentence. I did have fun and, as I stated, met some really interesting and cool people. It just wasn't quite as fun as my undergrad experience....but I don't think I really expected it to be.