According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall, unfortunately).
Most of the various college rankings strike me as somewhat silly, but I’ll make an exception for this one, because it says something nice about my home institution, which coincides very well with my own impression. Lots of places claim to be good at both teaching and research, but my experience at UR is that we really mean it. The faculty are excited both about their scholarship and about working closely with undergraduates, and the university’s reward structure conveys that both are valued.
I always say that student-faculty research is the best thing about this place. I’m glad the WSJ agrees.
In case you’re wondering, the data used to generate this list consisted of two pieces: number of research papers per faculty member, and a student survey asking about faculty accessibility and opportunities for collaborative learning. A school had to do well on both to make the list, although I don’t think they said exact recipe for combining them.