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About Rush University

Exclusive Health Science Focus

Offering more than 30 unique degree or certificate options in medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research, Rush is a small private university integrated within Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Rush University is known for its practitioner-teacher model, translational research, nurturing academic environment and focus on community and global health.

Based on the most recent rankings of U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, Rush University a top ranked university with an exclusive health science focus.

Learn more about Rush University's academic programs, ask a question or sign up for an open house now.

The Rush Experience:

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? Are you looking for a university that can offer all this, plus the advantages of a big city at your doorstep and the support of a close-knit learning community dedicated to help you succeed? Then take a look at Rush University.

Learn by doing. Our approach to health education is "real-world" focused and built from the ground up on a teacher-practitioner model where faculty actually practice what they teach. At Rush University, you'll enjoy interdisciplinary learning experiences that integrate patient care, research, scholarship and service in community programs. Gain knowledge from instructors who are full faculty members, not just teaching assistants (TAs). If you're looking for a program that can provide you with the leadership, clinical education, values and hands-on practice you need to prepare for a successful future in health care, Rush University could be for you!

Student Resources

Rush has a full range of services and opportunities available to enhance the personal, academic and professional aspects of student life. Services include:

  • McCormick Educational Technology Center
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Rush Bookstore
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Affairs
  • On-campus Housing
  • Student Counseling
  • Faculty Advisement
  • Multicultural Services
  • Tutoring
  • International Services
  • Online Classes
  • Community and International Service Opportunities
Photo caption: College of Health Sciences students with David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC.

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