01/14/2013 10:14 am ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

12 Best Colleges For Undergraduate Teaching 2012: US News & World Report

American universities are known for innovations and world-class research, but much of that takes place at the graduate level. So which ones are all-stars for how they teach undergraduates? U.S. News & World report has the answers!

The ranking is based on a survey conducted in spring 2012, U.S. News said, and all the schools on the list are ones that received the most votes from top college administrators as paying a particular focus on undergraduate teaching.

Check out the 12 best colleges for undergrads in the slideshow below:

Best Colleges For Undergraduate Teaching 2012 (US News & World Report)