The professors were passionate about what they taught and extremely helpful towards students who had trouble (including myself). One of my favorite courses was the First Year Experience course because it taught me how to study in college as opposed to high school. It also helped me work better in groups. Following that semester I earned straight A's until I graduated. I was also inducted into an honors society.
To incoming students, I highly recommend taking first year experience your first semester. It's really helpful.
I also recommend joining clubs, especially if you want to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people. I made a good number of friends by joining a few clubs on campus.