Rush University

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 & 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.

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Contacting Rush University

Rush University
600 S. Paulina St. STE 440
Chicago , IL 60612
General Phone: (312) 942-7100

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Rush University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine250registered nursing, nursing science
Medicine132neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist, health professions
Medical Support and Technology78audiology, speech pathology, cardiovascular tech, perfusion tech, clinical lab tech
Science28biochemistry, biophysics, anatomy, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, biotechnology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26nutrition sciences, occupational therapy
Medical Administration15health care administration
Therapy and Counseling0medical ethids

Number of programs and degrees for Rush University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree17417
Doctor's degree509
Bachelor's degree1514
First-professional degree1251
Post-master's certificate292

Rush University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rush University had a total enrollment of 1,596 students (1,076 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 16%
Graduate 57%
First Professional 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 17%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 3%
22-24 32%
25-29 36%
30-34 12%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%

Rush University Room and Board (2007)

Rush University offers campus housing for 544 of its 1,076 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rush University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Rush University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 5,880

Financial Aid:
Rush University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 980000)

Rush University Faculty

Rush University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track273253
Non-tenured and not on tenure track895

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$112,7576$111,296
Associate professorcalendar year3$95,94523$96,034
Assistant professorcalendar year77$74,81248$83,656
Instructorcalendar year21$54,73034$60,356
All faculty totalcalendar year111$75,003111$80,578

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rush University Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics

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