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Adler University ‐ Programs, Tuition, and Reviews

Adler University is located in Chicago, IL. This school offers training in 6 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Board Certified Art Therapist, Forensic Psychology/ Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Assessment and Counseling, and Licensed Associate Counselor. Time to complete this education training is 2 years. The cost to attend Adler University ranges from $1,200 to $120,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $120,000. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Adler University are "Good teachers" and "Good career preparation", but respondents also mentioned "Hands-on training" and "Positive environment" as notable benefits. Adler University has been reviewed 5 times, with an average rating of 3.80 out of 5. About 60% of reviewers would recommend Adler University to a friend.

School Information

17 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60602
2 years


  • Forensic Psychology/ Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Assessment and Counseling: $1,200
  • Licensed Associate Counselor: $120,000
  • Licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC): $200,000
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- pending upon state application processing: $70,000

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 4 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 4 reviews
Hands-on training Mentioned in 4 reviews

Recent reviews



Flexible class hours


High tuition rates, lack of student support, bad leadership, misinformation, low wages post-graduation, little interdisciplinary support.

Other comments

Adler University is improperly run from the executive leadership. Most professors do not truly invest in students, leaving many students feeling unsupported. Very few opportunities are given for students to pursue opportunities to better their career, and when students engage in those pursuits, staff and faculty actively ignore those pursuits. In fact, faculty actively engages in dismissing students who wish to receive further education in a discipline that is not within their specific specialty in the mental health field. A small percentage of professors are truly supportive, well-intentioned, and passionate about teaching at Adler University. Admissions counselors mislead applicants, stating that their professors will all be experienced doctoral professors, when, in fact, many professors are current doctoral students. This leaves a large gap in the quality of instructors, which is additionally reflected in the lack of education from the university that the doctoral students receive. The culture at the school is that students and professors go in and out of the building, doing the minimum they need to either teach or pass their classes. In addition, little to no scholarships are given, and the quality of the education does not match the price. Professors and staff also do not inform students about the implications of their future license status in the real world, including misrepresenting future salaries and earning potentials. There is pressure at the school to pursue aspects of the industry that pay close to minimum wage, and it is looked down upon to work in other parts of the industry that allow to make a middle class income, barely paying back student loans. In addition, there are some professors who are blatantly unprofessional and discriminatory towards students. The culture of Adler University does not support students meeting their individual potential, nor does it inspire students to become the professionals they are capable of becoming.


Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training


The Adler university is on the expensive side of its counterpart.

Other comments

The university has a environment, diversity, aliened with the CACREP and APA licensure requirements. Has unique programs and highly regarded practicums and internships.

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