I highly advocate for living in a dorm during the first year of college. That’s where you learn all the tricks to succeed academically – exam sources, study grouping, etc. Once you learn the tricks and have enough friends to suffer through college with, you can choose to live off campus.
First couple of years of college (esp at state schools like Berkeley) would be dominated by “pre-med” students - 500 students in one calculus or inorganic chem class. Those “pre-meds” will all fail, of course, but you don’t want to be an odd duck missing out on past exam papers when everyone is competing like mad. You need to do this not because you also want to go to med school, but because it’ll impact on future GPA for your CS degree.