Stackwyck is going through ongoing renovations. Not all buildings are renovated yet. Prior to rennovations, the individual rooms had carpeting. It can be raised about 4-5 feet high without bunking.
There is AC in Stacwyck.
I think you are correct, the first floor living rooms do not have windows. I think that is because of the hill and how they are not fully above ground.
Apartment living can be found in Stacwyck, Bryckwyck, RAHPS A or B and Polytechnic. We do not specifically have a dorm for transfer students.
Yes on the first floor.
Again, there is no best dorm. Some students prefer apartment style living their sophomore year so RAHPs and Stacwyck are appealing.