Make learning fun, it sounds cliche but if a course is exciting and fun, it gives the course more appeal and students tend to learn more in that sort of environment.
Funding is important, I have had three admittances adviser, one of them talked pro's and con's was the best.........
Do not make studying abroad or taking a foreign language a requirement for anything. Honestly, I remember more Latin from middle school than Spanish from university.
have companies come in all the time to give real life knowledge to the students so they have some clue what it's really about
small classes<br />
independent studies<br />
outside opportunities for discussion/study groups<br />
it's been ages (literally) since I was in college, but I learned best when it was an intimate, dynamic, intellectual experience; small class with a caring professor.
I improved my under graduate learning when I had a sexual performance with a pretty grad student who liked doing it cowgirl style ;>}