Rush University Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,030
75% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Daniel Vasquez
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I would recommend Rush University if you can make the most of the opportunity. The greatest benefits to professional development that I experienced came from reaching out to departments and forging my own path, the bachelors program provided little support in meaningful networking. The graduate programs are exceptional, however, I've not met many bachelor students who matriculated into graduate programs. They provide very little public info on graduate outcomes and that speaks heavily to the program."
MLS Student
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2019
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
"Future applicants need to be warned about the state of the MS-MLS program. The current program chair is running a scam of a program that does not prepare students for the required skills of lab personnel. The cost of the program is absurd compared to the average annual wage for med techs. Classes and exams are riddled with errors, and teachers do not take any responsibility for the content, even when students bring the issues forward. Certain portions of the program (such as hematology) are being taught by instructors with no experience in the field, and do not have any advanced knowledge of the topic. Other classes (Clinical Lab Management) the teacher assigns about half the assignments/quizzes listed in the syllabus and doesn't reply to emails. This specific instructor didn't update her course shell until almost a month into the semester, and still had students who had graduated the previous year listed as group members. This is the only course she teachers, and it's only offered once a year. Students have to pay ($2500 for 3 credits) to be scheduled as a TA, and yet no information is provided to the "second year" students on what the role of a TA entails. Several of the instructors do not provide a schedule to their TAs (including the program chair). The clinical rotation portion of the program is equally messy and disorganized. Schedules aren't provided to students, the Clinical Practical Coordinator doesn't respond to student communications in a timely manner, and doesn't update the materials in the online portion of the class (such as the required quizzes) even when errors are reported. She also doesn't line up assignment due dates for the respective rotation each student is in (if a student is enrolled in Chemistry in September, the Chemistry assignments might not be due until December, even though the rotations are only 4 weeks). The program is not set up in a way to best support students or provide them with a strong foundation for this field. Overall this program is not worth the cost or the hassle. I wish I would have known what I know now before I accepted a place in this program, and had attended elsewhere."
Graduated MD/MS student
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Small but practical. Associated with a large medical campus, so multiple resources available. Faculty pleasant and want you to succeed."
Daisy Lopez
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Graduating from Rush University, with a Bachelor's in Health Sciences exposed me to distinct healthcare settings/careers I did not know about. Now that I am a graduate student pursuing a BME degree, I have a better understanding as to where I can apply my ideas and projects in a validated healthcare setting without being completely clueless as to who may utilize the equipment I perfect."
Teresa Thayyil
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"In my opinion, Rush University is the best place to pursue a doctorate in Audiology. It is located in an innovative medical facility, where you will see so many interesting cases. Everyone on the faculty is so kind and gets to know you on an individual basis. By the end they really figure out your strengths/ weaknesses and likes/dislikes, which helps in the process of figuring out your career goals. The academic professors at times teach more than one class or they also work in the clinic. For this reason, I felt like I got very close to some, which further advanced my learning experience. I feel comfortable asking questions and meeting outside of class with all of my professors. My clinical experience at Rush University has also been unlike a lot of the other programs I looked at. I chose Rush because of its unique, urban setting and because it was a part of a large hospital. The patients you will work with come from a very diverse population and are often complicated cases. This makes the Rush experience one-of-a-kind. The clinical supervisors at the Rush Audiology clinic are all dedicated to furthering your clinical experience. I've learned different strategies from each one. The audiology faculty at Rush really care about fostering the best clinicians and I highly recommend considering Rush University."
Laika Nur
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Rush Medical College is a small community with a lot of faculty support. Its size makes it feel like a family, but can come with the administrative problems of a small staff. However, they are always working for us to make sure we have the best experience possible."
Fiona Lane
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"Rush University provides students with the training needed for careers in health practices. The main pro is the quality of the education received and the main con is the cost of attendance."
Laura Tillman
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Professors are more invested in hearing themselves talk then whether the students have learned anything. The quarter system also makes this program more difficult."
Molly Crabtree
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2013
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Rush provides a very well-rounded education, providing opportunities for learning in many aspects of the field. Throughout the program, we are exposed to pediatrics, neo-natal, adult, and geriatric populations. We also gain exposure to clinical, educational, and medical facility settings. Excellent faculty and facilities."
Dena Fahlquist
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Rush University Medical Center's Audiology Program is 1 of the top 10 in the nation. Students get the best preparation for entering the field as professionals."
Jingfang Dong
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2013
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I like the friendly and open atmosphere of rush. The curriculum design of the program is very good."
Alaena Habe
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2013
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Since Rush Medical Center provides direct patient care opportunities, I will be able to learn through experience and not just textbooks. The only con would be the unavailability of a doctoral program, but they may be working on one for the future."