For its prestigious annual Best Colleges 2010 publication, U.S. News & World Report asked the experts who respond to its annual peer assessment survey to identify schools that fit the profile of up-and-coming institutions. Of the 70 that received the most nominations, Grand Valley ranked No. 1 in the Midwest, ahead of Xavier University, Butler University, Truman State University and Alverno College.
Read what U.S. News had to say about up-and-coming schools here.
Also, for the fourth year in a row, Grand Valley was selected as one of "America's Best Colleges" in the same report. Grand Valley ranked 36th in the "Best Universities -- Master's" category.