Rush University: Narrative Description

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600 South Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612-3832
Tel: (312)942-5000
Admissions: (312)942-7100
Fax: (312)942-2100
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Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1969. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $340.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $41.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $20,780 per student. Total enrollment: 1,362. Faculty: 796 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 306 applied, 36% were admitted. Full-time: 195 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 17 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 3 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 27% live on campus, 40% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences. Accelerated degree program, distance learning, part-time degree program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Tuition: $16,848 full-time, $450 per quarter hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to program. College room only: $5535. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Octoberfest, TGIF's, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Library of Rush University Medical Center with 120,042 books, 1,100 serials, 4,750 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

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