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Rush University Overview

Rush University is a private not-for-profit institution located 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?

47 Undergraduate Awards
  • Rush University has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1.
  • Students at Rush University 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 award offered at Rush University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Rush University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $85,900 a year. That's about 111% more than their peers at other schools.

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Rush University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rush University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Medical Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Biotechnology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Rush University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Respiratory Care Therapy Schools College Factual
#8 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools College Factual
#36 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual
#56 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools College Factual
#90 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#173 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is Rush University?


Contact details for Rush University 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?

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Can I Afford Rush University?

0.4% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Rush University is 0.4%. 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

52 Full-Time Undergraduates
79% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 104 undergraduate students at Rush University, with 52 being full-time and 52 being part-time.


There are also 2,712 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 52 full-time undergraduates at Rush University, 21% are male and 79% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 17
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

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

Online Learning at Rush University

939 Took All Classes Online
2,057 Took At Least One Class Online
17.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,057 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rush University 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Rush University

The following table shows how Rush University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #22 #13

Online Growth Rankings of Rush University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rush University was 17.1%. This is the #1,143 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rush University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rush University 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 3%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12%
Health Professions 2%
Nursing 3%
Other Health Professions 67%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rush University 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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Health Professions #29
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #49
Health & Medical Administrative Services #489

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 9 163 219 391
Medicine 0 0 0 131 131
Allied Health Professions 29 0 53 0 82
Communication Sciences 0 0 32 17 49
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 41 0 41
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 15 19 0 34
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 1 31 32
Medical Science 0 0 27 0 27
Biotechnology 0 0 23 0 23
Health Sciences & Services 18 0 0 0 18
Nutrition Science 0 0 18 0 18
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 8 1 9
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 6 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 4 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 2 2
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 1 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 47 24 385 412 868


*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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