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Rush University

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Are you looking for a university where health care knowledge and practice come together in innovative and inspiring ways ... where opportunities to learn and develop in a diverse community at one of the nation's most respected academic medical centers abound ... where training is multidisciplinary, real-world focused and always clinically relevant?

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With a history spanning more than 175 years, Rush has been part of the Chicago landscape longer than any other health care institution. It began with Rush Medical College, the first medical school in the city and one of the earliest in the Midwest.


Rush University offers a wide range of education and training options to prepare you for the next step in your health care career. Academic programs are offered through our four colleges:

  • Rush Medical College
  • Rush University College of Nursing
  • The College of Health Sciences at Rush University
  • The Graduate College at Rush University
In addition, we offer postgraduate training programs for residents and fellows, as well as continuing education for practicing health care professionals.
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Continuing Education


With a deep tradition of scientific discovery, Rush University offers chances to participate in research that advances the understanding of disease and contributes to a global improvement of public health.

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation is an Academic Affairs unit which conducts ongoing evaluation and research projects on student performance and institutional effectiveness, as well oversees the university assessment plan.


According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rush University leads Illinois universities in undergraduate students’ post-graduation earnings, with an average annual salary of $74,000.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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351 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
443 -29
414 -1
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

Student Services staff are committed to providing an atmosphere that will enhance each student’s academic experience. In collaboration with students, faculty and staff, we strive to identify the needs of our student body and implement programs and services to meet these needs, from registering for classes, to financing your education, to activities, social and emotional health, and much more.


  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Affairs
  • Registrar
  • Student Life and Engagement
  • International Student Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Commencement

Housing services

Unfortunately, CCG no longer has availability for the spring term. If you are still seeking housing, we have provided recommendations below, in the “Support” section.

Library services

The Library of Rush University Medical Center and the McCormick Educational Technology Center, or METC, offer a range of resources and services to support faculty, students and staff. The library contains spaces for collaborative work and individual study. From home or on campus, you can access our databases, e-journals and e-books.

Student Life

Campus life

Set in the Illinois Medical District near Chicago’s Loop — the nation’s largest urban medical district — Rush University Medical Center is part of a hub of leading-edge patient care, research and education. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Rush among the best medical centers in the country.Our campus also houses dozens of physician practices, classrooms and research labs. And we put your safety first with our own dedicated security services.Globally renowned museums, spectacular architecture, miles of beaches and paths along beautiful Lake Michigan, some of the country’s best restaurants — Chicago has a lot to offer. And that’s just a taste.

Student clubs

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)*
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)*
  • Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)*
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion Student Government Association
  • Clinical Research in Surgical Subspecialties (CRISS)
  • College of Health Sciences Student Government Association (CHS-SGA)
  • College of Nursing Student Council (CONSC)
  • Graduate College Student Council (GCSC)


The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation (OIRAA) serves Rush University by providing leadership and support in the area of institutional research, accreditation, assessment and regulatory mandates.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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