Up-and-Coming Schools

Regional Universities (North)

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.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Rank School
#1 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

#2 Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

#2 University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

#4 St. Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

#6 Endicott College

Beverly, MA

#6 Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

#6 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway, NJ

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