About Rush University

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Rush University is a private health sciences institution based in the Illinois Medical District near Chicago’s Loop. We offer more than 40 degree and certificate programs across medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research; more than 60 postgraduate training programs for medical residents and fellows; and continuing education options.

The University is located on the campus of Rush University Medical Center, a nationally ranked academic medical center specializing in leading-edge patient care and research.

Our students and alumni

Founded in 1972, Rush University educates more than 2,500 students both on campus and online, representing 18 countries. And we continue to expand to meet their learning needs.

In addition, we train more than 670 medical residents and fellows. And we have an alumni network that includes more than 26,000 people around the world.

Our programs

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:

In addition, we offer postgraduate training programs for residents and fellows, as well as continuing education for practicing health care professionals.

The Rush experience

At Rush University, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art medical center led by faculty who are accomplished practitioners and researchers. You’ll feel supported in a learning community that connects disciplines and promotes diversity.

Our faculty

Rush University faculty practice what they teach and continue to grow through a wide range of professional development, mentorship and service opportunities.


Rush University students, residents and fellows, and faculty have opportunities to bring their skills to communities in need, in Chicago and abroad, through service projects and health clinics.


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.

Start today

To learn more about Rush University’s degree and certificate programs, request more information today. For further information about our admissions processes, contact Rush University Admissions.