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Rush University Overview

Rush University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Chicago makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Rush University Known For?

67 Full-Time Undergraduates
  • Rush University Medical Center has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1.
  • Students at Rush University Medical Center have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest degree offered at Rush University Medical Center is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Rush University Medical Center makes roughly $85,900 a year. This is 111% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Rush University Rankings

Rush University Medical Center was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Where Is Rush University?

Location of Rush University

Contact details for Rush University Medical Center are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 S. Paulina St. Ste 440, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-7100

How Do I Get Into Rush University Medical Center?

You can apply to Rush University Medical Center online at:

Can I Afford Rush University?

0.3% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Rush University Medical Center is 0.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Rush University Undergraduate Student Diversity

67 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 109 undergraduate students at Rush University Medical Center, with 67 being full-time and 42 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rush University Medical Center

There are also 2,460 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 67 full-time undergraduates at Rush University Medical Center, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rush University Medical Center

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rush University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rush University Medical Center Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 25
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Over 19 countries are represented at Rush University Medical Center. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Libya, and China.

Online Learning at Rush University

565 Took All Classes Online
1,471 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,471 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rush University Medical Center has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 30th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Rush University Medical Center

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rush University was -5.7%. This is the #2,493 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rush University Medical Center regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rush University Medical Center majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 45%
Health Professions 14%
Nursing 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rush University Medical Center ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rush University Medical Center.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #40
Health & Medical Administrative Services #399

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rush University Majors

In 2017-2018, Rush University awarded 86 undergraduate degrees and 1,570 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Allied Health Professions 0 34 70 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 2
Biotechnology 0 0 33 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 16 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 32 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 36 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 9 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 23 0
Medicine 0 0 0 127
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 2
Nursing 0 0 168 199
Nutrition Science 0 0 16 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 2
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 34 0
Total 0 86 870 700


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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