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Colleges / Rush University

Rush University

Chicago, IL 2-Year Grad Private
Acceptance Rate37%

Rush University Admissions

Rush University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Rush University is 37%. Last year, 398 students applied to Rush University and 149 were admitted.

Consult with Rush University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Rush University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Rush University's admissions stats.

Rush University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Rush University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rush University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Rush University?

Rush University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How To Get Into Rush University

Rush University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Rush University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Rush University accepted 37% of all applicants, approximately 149 from 398 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Rush University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Rush University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Rush University

Rush University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Rush University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine. Wondering what factors are considered by Rush University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Rush University for more information on admission factors.

Rush University Application Requirements

Check in with Rush University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rush University?

Rush University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Rush University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Rush University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Rush University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rush University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Rush University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

Rush University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rush University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Rush University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rush University?

✅ Rush University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Rush University's acceptance rate?

✅ Rush University has an acceptance rate of 37%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rush University?

❌ Rush University does not offer early decision.

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Rush University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Rush University? Rush University is a somewhat selective institution. The Rush University acceptance rate is 37%. This means that the institution accepts 37 out of every 100 applicants.


Rush University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rush University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Rush University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Rush University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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