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Study at Rush University

Rush University, founded in 1972, is a co-educational, private university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is known for the wide range of medical courses that it offers. The university campus stretches across an area of 8 acres.

Rush University offers study through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate College
  • Medical College
The university campus is home to a number of student organizations, including Anesthesiology Interest Group, CHS - Student Government Association, Family Medicine Interest Group, Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) Student Interest Group, Medical Students for Choice, National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS), National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) of (AAMC). The university has an alumni association with a large number of members as well.

Profile of Rush University

Rush University is found in Chicago, IL. Chicago is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Rush University.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in medicine, nursing and emergency medicine, medical administration, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Rush University Selectivity

Admission to Rush University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Rush University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 596 in 2007 at the school. A very high share of students at Rush University are female.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The purposes of Rush University are to educate students as practitioners, scientists and teachers who will become leaders in advancing health care and to further the advancement of knowledge through research. As a major component of Rush University Medical Center, the University integrates patient care, education and research through the practitioner-teacher model. Rush University encourages growth of its students by committing itself to the pursuit of excellence, to free inquiry, and to the highest intellectual and ethical standards. "

Rush University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine200registered nursing, nursing science
Medicine118medicine, health professions, neuroscience, medical scientist
Medical Support and Technology69clinical lab tech, speech pathology, cardiovascular tech, audiology, perfusion tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29occupational therapy, nutrition sciences
Science23biotechnology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, biophysics
Medical administration20health care administration
Therapy and Counselling0medical ethids

Contact: Rush University

Rush University

600 S. Paulina St. STE 440

Chicago, IL 60612

General Phone: (312) 942-7100

http://www.RUSHU. RUSH. EDU

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