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  • 05/10/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I may miss being home because as a high school student you don't have as much responsibilities. I predict that my first few months would be kinda hectic considering that fact that I'm transferring from a high school student to a college student..having that kinda responsibilities can get a little overwhelming.

    Will learn a lot

    From what I've researched..Rush University has a great student to teacher ratio. I feel like Rush will offer me the Education and experience I need to be the best Nurse Anesthetist I can possibly be :)

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is not entirely safe. Campus security has attempted to add more security cameras, but they no longer provide pt A to Pt B service (within a 3 mile radius) to individual who have to walk alone.

    What to do for fun

    Student affairs tries their best to foster fun activities, but since most are commuters. Participation and time convenience are another matter.

    Food and Dining

    It is very expensive and lacks quality or variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is not an option. Residential apartments within walking distance are made available, but costs are higher. Thus, for financial reasons it is better to research other local housing or commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the program is fairly new the staff do try to work towards high standards for all in the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Plan ahead for financial aid if you are applying for fields other than medicine and nursing because the assistance is very limited and the education and commitment are very costly. 2. Make a program of study road map that is signed by your program director before starting class. Thus you will avoid prolonging your term if variations are applied thereafter. 3. Research and compare other institutions that offer similar programs. Go physically to the site and meet with students currently in the program. Ask the same questions to each program director and compare which response suits your needs. 4. Check whether the program offers prospective internships that will lead you to employment while in the programs. This ensures no gap from educational to employment. 5. Will the loan amount outweigh your 5 year salary? By how much? If greater than $10,000, please reconsider other options rather than losing sleep and peace because of the accruing debt.

    In three sentences

    Rush University provides a great learning environment that is conducive to moving ahead in your career. However the financial options are minimal regardless whether parents do or do not submit their financial information. Rush excellent staff and students are diverse in their ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and occupational or education histories.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Read and write

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafe

    Dorm Life

    never been in the dorm

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty vigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and do not wait till the last minute

    In three sentences

    Rush provides hands on experience. I appreciate the one on one learning experience from professionals. It is one of the best private medical universities in Chicago.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Museums, Gyms, Bike paths.

    Food and Dining

    Taylor Street period.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a apartment about a couple blocks from the university. Everything is nearby, from Costco to the local GNC to the CVS around the corner.

    Academic Rigor

    School is tough and fast paced but not impossible. Have your day planned out with balance between your personal life and school work and you'll manage well.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for new students would be to take advantage of EVERYTHING. Enroll in clubs and volunteer to as many places as you can. You are truly in the heart of one of the greatest cities of America. It would be a shame not to take advantage of such an amazing opportunity.

    In three sentences

    Rush University is a multi-cultural and diverse university. Encompassing students from around the world, it is truly one of the best facilities in the Midwest with state-of-the-art technology. Due to its exuberant location, there is ALWAYS exciting new stuff to do around campus.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I can't say that I have heard much when it comes to safety issues on campus. It is very small and intertwined with the hospital so it's usually pretty busy. It is Chicago though and helps to always watch your back.

    Greek Life

    As far as I know there is no Greek life on our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Can't speak too much on the clubs and activities because I have not been a part of any such thing. As far as I know they are somewhat limited compared to bigger universities, just based on the fact that there are significantly less students.

    Great for these types of students

    School is wonderfully designed for those who enjoy smaller class sizes with more one on one time with professors and students alike.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Randomly the school has many seminars for research, talks, etc. so as students we often are more than happy to take advantage of the leftover food, which can include pizza, sandwiches, chips, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty reasonable for a private institution and provides great opportunities for Med students considering the great reputation of the hospital.

    What to do for fun

    The entire city of Chicago is at your disposal, so there is plenty to do. Enough said.

    Food and Dining

    The school cafeteria has many options for food and is quite reasonable. Outside the cafeteria there is a Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Sbarros, and Hot dog place nearby on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Can't speak too much on the dorm life because I haven't lived in one, but I have heard they are very reasonable for the city.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult, however if you put forth a reasonable effort the grading is quite lenient. I have had no problems keeping above my program's required 3.0 GPA minimum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the small, private school benefits! Many professors are more than willing to help and often provide specific learning objectives. The Student Affairs Office provides lots of fun discounts at the movies and random events, like Bulls' games.

    In three sentences

    Rush University provides a great opportunity to excel in medical/research science and takes care of things that many universities don't. For instance, all of my classes have provided the notes for me in printed, bound notebooks and the coffee in the student lounge is free! All in all, Rush is a great place to learn and is unparalleled when it comes to the medical presence in the Chicago community.