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Rush University

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rush University is the academic enterprise of Rush University Medical Center. Rush University Medical Center, or RUMC, is an Illinois non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that has a tripartite educational, research and clinical mission.

Distance Learning Courses

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



With a history spanning more than 175 years, Rush has been part of the Chicago landscape longer than any other health care institution. It began with Rush Medical College, the first medical school in the city and one of the earliest in the Midwest.


Located on the RUMC campus in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, Rush University offers 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.


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.

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation is an Academic Affairs unit which conducts ongoing evaluation and research projects on student performance and institutional effectiveness, as well oversees the university assessment plan.


According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rush University leads Illinois universities in undergraduate students’ post-graduation earnings, with an average annual salary of $74,000.


Student services

Student Services staff are committed to providing an atmosphere that will enhance each student’s academic experience. In collaboration with students, faculty and staff, we strive to identify the needs of our student body and implement programs and services to meet these needs, from registering for classes, to financing your education, to activities, social and emotional health, and much more.

Housing services

Unfortunately, CCG no longer has availability for the spring term. If you are still seeking housing, we have provided recommendations below, in the “Support” section.

Library services

The Library of Rush University Medical Center and the McCormick Educational Technology Center, or METC, offer a range of resources and services to support faculty, students and staff. The library contains spaces for collaborative work and individual study. From home or on campus, you can access our databases, e-journals and e-books.

Student Life

Campus life

Set in the Illinois Medical District near Chicago’s Loop — the nation’s largest urban medical district — Rush University Medical Center is part of a hub of leading-edge patient care, research and education. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Rush among the best medical centers in the country.Our campus also houses dozens of physician practices, classrooms and research labs. And we put your safety first with our own dedicated security services.Globally renowned museums, spectacular architecture, miles of beaches and paths along beautiful Lake Michigan, some of the country’s best restaurants — Chicago has a lot to offer. And that’s just a taste.


The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation (OIRAA) serves Rush University by providing leadership and support in the area of institutional research, accreditation, assessment and regulatory mandates.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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