Adler University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.16 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 57 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 988
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,480
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

Adler University is great but would benefit from more diversity. The staff, faculty and students of color have the burden of teaching others about what diversity means, and that can be stressful. The majority population needs to take more stock in diversity as this directly affects the mission of social justice.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Adler University has given me a good grounding for a career as a psychologist. For the most part, the professors are incredibly intelligent, and good teachers of their material. The student body was, overall, a good experience, although there were times that if you were not incredibly liberal politically it could feel as if others would look down on you. Chicago is a great place to live, and Adler's campus is downtown, which gives a good opportunity to explore the city. Most of the student population came from around the country, which allows diversity in a geographic sense. Advisers work hard to ensure that you are taking the correct classes in the correct order, and the training department will work hard to make sure you get a good training experience at your various practicums. I am enjoying my experience, overall, here at Adler.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Adler University has all of the right intentions. Due to the University being private, there are some areas in the financial department that can be quite frustrating. It is also a toss up of the quality of professor you will receive. I have had the most growth in areas of personal affairs, social justice, and professional education that I have yet to experience in my life. On the same note, there were a select few professors who do not support the same social justice agenda and learning experiences as the others. I think the school has unlimited potential, but needs to continue looking into their educators as to serve its student population equally.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022

Adler University is an open minded, well established university that includes students in a social justice program. The faculty is diverse, open minded, and include students in research. I have been lucky to get into the PsyD program, I am grateful. Thank you.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I graduated from Adler University (formerly Adler School of Professional Psychology) in 2014 with a M.A in Counseling Psychology and emphasis in Sport and Health Psychology. When I decided to go back and obtain a Psy.D., Adler University was the first place I looked. I currently attend Adler University again, pursuing my doctorate degree. I cannot say enough about Adler's well-rounded program. They enforce social justice and educate greatly on diversity. The staff are welcoming, helpful, and encouraging. There is always quick and efficient communication between students and professors, which creates a more impactful atmosphere. Adler University is held in very high regards within the psychology community.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently in Adler University pursuing my master's in Forensic Psychology. The classes push me to learn more and get more engaged in class than I ever have before. I have learned more in the first semester of my master's program than my whole undergrad career. The one part of Adler that made me want to go to school there is how involved they are with the surrounding communities. Adler University encourages their students to get involved and give back to their neighborhoods. I am proud to go to a school that is accepting of all and willing to give back and help others.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021

Adler University is committed to ensuring that their graduates are socially responsible practitioners. They provide their students with the knowledge and the skills that they need to succeed in the future. I am very pleased with the education I have been receiving.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am an AD military member and I am currently working on a graduate degree in I/O Psychology online and I love attending Adler University. I also love the fact that I only have to attend one course every 8 weeks and my program is with the same class members. The instructors and the student dashboard are excellent sources. The dashboard is very user friendly and easy to maneuver. The course allows you the ability to study information and still have the freedom to formulate your own opinions in regards to the information you have learned. You will generally have your discussion topics due on Sat and essays/papers due on Tuesdays over the 8 week period. You will have to put aside time to read but it is still manageable, even for myself being active duty. Adler also encourages and allows the ability for you to communicate with staff and other alumni within the course in the form of virtual conference calls and allows you to ask questions that you may have in regards to the program or life after the program. They also dedicate time to what they call Adler TV which has a library of videos on different topics for students to review to help assist them while in their program. They also are constantly advertising internship opportunities that could help students gain the experience portion of their education. Overall as a new graduate student at Adler University, I love everything about the school and my program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2021

The best thing about Adler University is its location. In the heart of downtown Chicago, it is easily accessible via public transportation and it is only three blocks away from Millennium Park which is a gorgeous place to study or simply enjoy a stress relieving stroll. Another benefit of the location is that there are so many sites available to complete practicum and internship requirements nearby. So far, all of my professors have established a balanced learning experience. Class time is split between informative lecture, beneficial skills practice, and stimulating discussion. They also push us to do high quality work without imposing impossible standards.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

This is A LOT of work...it is a doctoral program. Also, it's very expensive because it's graduate school at a private institution. You can find decent places to live (there is no "on-campus" living) for a reasonable enough price. I feel that the education you get as well as the cultural awareness that is interwoven into the program and mission statement are worth it for me.
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