What are the academics like at your school?
For the most part, professors do a solid job. Often times though, I rely on the old adage that college is what you make of it. If you go out of your way to introduce yourself, make yourself known during class, go to office hours, etc. then you'll take the most away from your academic experience. You can cruise and get C's and D's if you want, but you can also put in some effort, learn some new things, and get some good grades.
I habitually have political discussion with my friends and professors outside of class. In fact one professor invites students out to dinner at the Rat before each of our classes just to talk.
Often times however, it feels like there is more emphasis on learning for a good job (especially in the business school) rather than finding an intrinsic value in education.