While some colleges may dazzle with their research and laboratories, others shine in a more fundamental but often over-looked area-- undergraduate teaching.

US News and World Report recently named the national universities with the best teachers. Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire took the top spot. Good for them!

Check out our slide show of the best colleges for teaching. Then tell us, what was your favorite class? Weigh in below!

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  • 15. Stanford University

  • 13. Wake Forest

    Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University

  • 13. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    The Old Well of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • 8. University of Notre Dame

  • 8. University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • 8. University of Chicago

    Hutchinson Hall, University of Chicago

  • 8. University of Chicago

  • 8. University of California Berkeley

    Clock Tower at the University of California, Berkeley

  • 8. Duke University

  • 6. College of William and Mary

    College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

  • 6. University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor

    President's House, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

  • 4. Brown University

    Brown Bear (1923) by Eli Harvey on College Green at Brown University

  • 4. Yale University

    The Old Campus Courtyard of Yale University

  • 3. Miami University

    Miami University in Oxford Ohio

  • 1. Princeton University

    Nassau Hall at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

  • 1. Dartmouth College

    Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.