Some schools have perennial prestige, of course. But some rise slowly throughout history, eventually becoming truly great institutions.
US News and World Report recently ranked the 10 most "up and coming" colleges. How did they determine this?
US News has more:
[They asked experts] to identify institutions in their 2013 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.
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