In spring 2013, for the sixth year in a row, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to our annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in their 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life. All of the schools that received the most nominations from top college officials in their ranking peer group for being up-and-coming are listed here.
University of Maryland–Baltimore County
Arizona State University
University of Cincinnati
Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
George Mason University
North Carolina State University–Raleigh
Portland State University