Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center, a leading academic medical center in the United States.

Rush University is well-known for its practitioner-teacher model, translational research, nurturing academic environment and focus on community and global health.

Ranking Profile:

- Rush University is rated highly in the 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" survey published in U.S.News & World Report. It is ranked 11 times in the health specialties category, and Rush is the only ranked university with an exclusive health science focus. Rush University College of Nursing is ranked 19th among the 390 nursing colleges with graduate programs, and is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in seven nursing specialties: Nursing Anesthesia (3rd), Community/Public Health Nursing (5th), Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (6th), Pediatric Nursing (7th), Adult Nurse Practitioner (9th), Gerontological/Geriatric Nursing (9th), Family Nurse Practitioner (10th). The Rush College of Health Sciences is ranked highly for the following disciplines: Doctor of Audiology (9th), Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (18th), Master's in Health System Management (25th).

- In the U.S.News & World Report's 2009 issue showcasing "America's Best Hospitals", Rush was ranked higher than any other Illinois hospital in orthopedics (12th in the nation). Other rankings include: neurology and neurosurgery (12th), geriatrics (24th), gastroenterology (digestive disorders — 26th), kidney disease (29th), heart and heart surgery (30th), urology (31st), gynecology (50th) and Ear, Nose and Throat (50th).

- For the fifth year in a row, Rush ranked in the top 10 in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) annual Quality and Accountability study.

- Rush is one of the top cardiovascular hospitals in the country, according to the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success study.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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