Adler University Reviews

  • 51 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $43,455
100% of 51 students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of 51 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 7/12/2023
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Adler University is one of the few schools with a counselling psychology program including a course on Trauma. That itself speaks to the importance and the quality of the program. Professors are excellent and although expensive- they support your education and want you to succeed. The counselling psychology program is one of the best!"
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2023
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"The online program is abysmal. The teachers don’t teach the material or barely answer questions. It’s literally teaching yourself for $900 a credit hour. No phone numbers, they expect us to use email only. Worse program I’ve ever been in. Unless you want to teach yourself and be ignored, go anywhere, but here."
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2023
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Adler spares every expense on this $60,000 per year education. I do believe I will be given the materials that I need to prepare for licensure. It’s been difficult to see how Adler does not address cohorts concerns. Performative/dated social justice."
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  • Reviewed: 1/2/2023
  • Degree: Public Policy
"My worst experience in Canada was at Adler University. They never recognize your efforts. You learn about injustice and discrimination while experiencing them at this university. You're wasting your time and money here under a lot of stress. Your English abilities are easily mocked here. You are not permitted to form a virtual group of classmates using WhatsApp or other apps. They have the ability to change your score at any time, even months after it has been published. You are not in a nurturing or academic setting. Teachers are not professionals and have no authority to assign final grades to students. Strongly not recommended."
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"Not recommended at all, a total waste of money and time. One instructor in the I/O program in particular is extremely unprofessional, rude and incompetent. I don't know why they keep that person as a faculty member. It's also ridiculous how this school insists in completing a social justice practicum while the students struggle to complete their assignments on time. Overall, a joke of institution."
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  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Public Policy and Administration of Canada campus is a hell! It is like a residential school! Really it is not a university. I am so sorry for my time and money which were wasted in this hell! It is not only my idea, it is the ideas of all my students. If you want to see racism, discrimination, system of privilege, and system of domination you can start in this field in Adler University especially Canada campus. You can experience them practically!"
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"Not recommended at all. A money oriented place. Be careful of the admission and academic staff.......... Classes schedules are so bad. Very expensive for nothing at all. Not recommended at all. A money oriented place. Be careful of the admission and academic staff.......... Classes schedules are so bad. Very expensive for nothing at all. Not recommended at all. A money oriented place. Be careful of the admission and academic staff.......... Classes schedules are so bad. Very expensive for nothing at all."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I wish I could rate zero. Please do your research before giving your money to this school. I have 2 issues, 1 is an extremely uncomfortable vibe one of the teacher gives and allows to go on when it comes to men. I have never felt so uncomfortable in all my life in a classroom setting than I have with *****. So unprofessional, and if you say anything to anyone, then they will do everything they can to sweep it under the rug and tell you to move on. Next, there is a professor that will just give you A's in class that should be taken seriously whether you do the work or not. Again if you report it, they will do everything to hide it. If you are seriously considering it, ask them why the graduation rate is so damn low."
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2019
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"PsyD Program is strong but requires a lot of self-directed motivation to be successful. Professors are helpful but sometimes overloaded with too many students. The Chicago campus is great and up to date. There are a lot of resources available but students must seek them out on their own."
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I personally enjoyed my academic journey at Adler. As a doctoral student now, I can only thank the faculty advisors and other professors at Adler for their continuous support. The curriculum was practitioner-based and overall it was a great learning experience."
Kelsey Ruffing
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2018
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Adler University is well known for clinical training in psychology. The staff have great merit and offer great knowledge and expertiese. The school itself is a social justice school, so culture and diversity are invited, discussed and acknowledged throughout the program. This program prepared me for my professional career and helped me learn crucial counseling skills to help clients become successful in their own lives."
Kristen Sanders
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Adler has a connection between the individual and community. They have strong adlerian mission and core values. It is best known art therapy program by the AATA. There are small classes in a creative environment for 2 years. This program is dual degree with a focus on being socially responsible."
Pauline Binder-Finnema
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2017
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Adler University in Chicago has helped me to incorporate a lens of social justice into my career goals in public policy. The coursework is challenging but very interesting and relevant to modern public issues and politics. The instructors are very well experienced in their fields, and learning often includes both historical and current event examples to help students navigate book learning into real-life application. I have a diverse educational background in anthropology, psychology and international public health, and the Masters of Public Policy program allows me to capture each of these areas in my written and roleplay assignments. In fact, all worldview lenses of the students are appreciated during the classroom discussions, and the instructors aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere - even during heated topic debates. For students seeking a modern education that thrives on intellectual rigor, then Adler is a top choice. In addition, the course content situates the learning materials into critical historical realism, which helps students anchor their blossoming awareness of social justice to such public domains as community health policy, which is my chosen track. I highly recommend Adler Universitys Masters of Public Policy for students wanting to gain from an education in policy that goes beyond statistics and top-down public initiatives to incorporate bottom-up community insights."
Patrick Kahn
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Working as an inpatient therapist, following completion of my Master's degree from Adler University, I was adequately prepared to treat patients, yet always felt pulled to do more for them. I came back to Adler University to pursue a Psy.D so that I could further my understanding of human behavior and continue providing the best treatment possible to the individuals and families that I work with. Although I was conducting quality treatment, Adler University instilled a motivation to be socially responsible, both personally and professionally. I attribute this quality of my education to why I was compelled to return to school, and specifically to Adler University, because as students and professionals we should never settle. We should always be inspired to continue to learn and grow as individuals and as communities. Adler does not just promote social justice, however. The program provides hands-on training experiences in one of the most diverse cities in the world. This has allowed me to apply concepts and classroom work directly to the community that I am living in. These experiences are vitally important in a city like Chicago, where a need for intervention and social understanding continues to be an ongoing battle. Through these training experiences in the doctoral program at Adler University, I have been challenged, inspired, at times frustrated, as well as empowered in the most wonderful of ways. I owe a lot to Adler University both personally and professionally and am thankful as well as humbled to be able to write a review for such a fantastic program. I highly recommend Adler University's doctor of psychology program to any person driven to promote social justice and to create a better society for us all."
Emma Rand
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I am a new student in the class of 2019 at Adler University in Chicago, IL. I can say that all of my instructors so far, including the Advising, Student Financial Services, and Career Services teams have been extremely easy to talk to and excellent listeners. I feel that any education a person receives comes from the hard work that they put into it, but the teams at Adler University have inspired me to work hard and expect a lot out of myself and the school itself. I'm on the ball with communicating and homework, and they're quick to help me with anything I might need. Thank you, Adler."
Brandon Strickland
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Adler University is a graduate school with locations in both Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia. While I cannot speak to the location in Vancouver, Adler's location in Chicago is in the heart of the city and provides an opportunity to grow and learn within a thriving metropolitan community. Adler is a school that focuses on the works of Alfred Adler, an austrian psychiatrist who was praised for his "community" driven psychology. Just as Alfred Adler focused on the community, so does Adler University as a post-baccalaureate school that emphasizes the need for social justice and community engagement by training through both the social and health sciences. Currently, I am a freshman slated to begin my graduate work in the fall of 2017 for a master's degree in Adler's clinical mental health counseling program and could not be more excited. While I have only visited the school a few times, I could instantly picture myself attending classes and thriving in this new environment; and after talking with faculty and staff who seemed as though they wanted to be there, they made me feel wanted there as well. Despite not actually taking any classes there as of yet, Adler University seems to be a great fit for me and anyone else who decides to take on a more socially responsible education."
Justin Madaus
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"The admissions process was rigorous but supportive and set the tone for the overall experience in Adler's Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program accredited by APA. Many instructors not only teach but also engage in a private psychology practice which brings the material to life in the classroom. Coursework is rigorous, the school community is diverse and the their are ample supports in place for students to be successful. The element of Social Justice is threaded through all aspects of academic life at Adler providing a unique and much needed perspective to budding mental health professionals."
Clare Polega
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Child Development
"I am a first-year doctoral student at Adler University. I am studying Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Adler University is an institution with a foundation in social justice. In every course, issues of social justice are consistently intertwined into the curriculum. This is extremely beneficial for my future career working with a multitude of individuals that have diverse backgrounds in the field of psychology. Likewise, the student body of the university is relatively diverse and allows for many perspectives on course topics. The core and adjunct professors are all extremely intelligent with much clinical experience. As a first-year student, it is incredible hearing personal anecdotes from professors that work within the field of clinical psychology. I am able to obtain more insight into my future career. Adler is a relatively small university that solely focuses on psychology graduate degrees. This environment is extremely conducive to becoming competent in the field of psychology and having personal relationships with professors."
Rolanda Brown
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"If you're looking to be taught the principles of Couple and Family Therapy in a way that facilitates personal growth and exceptional career development - then Adler University's Couple and Family Therapy department is the place for you to ensure mastery and therapeutic competence. The faculty members are dedicated to each student's personal and career development and growth. Students are encouraged and guided lovingly through every step of the process to becoming a Couple and Family Therapist."
Constance Victor
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I love my school! Adler provides a safe space to learn and grow as students. The school promotes social justice. It was the main reason I attended. Not only is social justice promoted but it is demonstrated in each and every faculty member I have interacted with, as well as found in each student. The university promotes a feeling of security and provides the tools to change the world. Each week there is a community hour that allows the students to learn about a new topic. Each community hour is usually associated or connected to a social justice engagement. My favorite part is the Social Justice Practicum we complete. Every student completing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology must complete a practicum, or externship, to become a Clinical Psychologist. However, what is unique to Adler is that we have the opportunity to complete a practicum that allows us to give back to the community and the world around us. I believe that it is always important to be socially active and to stand up for what you feel is just and right. By attending Adler University, I can both stand up for what I believe in on a daily basis, and I can pursue my dream of becoming a Clinical Psychologist. I would not dream of attending any other university. They are highly recommended and a perfect fit for me!"