Up-and-Coming Schools

National Universities

Up-and-Coming Schools Methodology

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.

Rank School
#10 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

#10 University of Denver

Denver, CO

#10 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Boston University

Boston, MA

#14 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

#14 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

#14 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

#14 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

#14 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

#14 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

1 2 3

Show 10 schools

College Search

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Paying for College
Finding the Right School
Applying to College

Find Accredited Colleges

AA, AS and Other 2-Year Degrees; BA, BS and Other 4-Year Degrees; MA, MS, MBA and Other Master's Degrees; Professional Certificates and Certifications.
Learn More at www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com!