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Adler University Overview

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Adler University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Adler is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Adler University Known For?

  • Students at Adler have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Adler is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.

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Adler University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Adler.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Adler University?

Location of Adler University

Contact details for Adler are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 17 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-662-4000

How Do I Get Into Adler?

You can apply to Adler online at:

Can I Afford Adler University?

2.9% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Adler is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at Adler University

258 Took All Classes Online
344 Took At Least One Class Online
15.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 344 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Adler has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 35th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Adler

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Adler University was 15.7%. This is the #1,048 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Adler regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Adler majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 33%
Communication & Journalism 83%
Communication & Media Studies 83%
Homeland Security 33%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 33%
Psychology 27%
Public Administration 75%
Public Administration & Social Service 36%
Public Policy 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Adler ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Adler.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminology #13
Homeland Security #18
General Psychology #57
Social Sciences #67
Psychology #82
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #162
Business Administration & Management #314
Business, Management & Marketing #394

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Adler University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 229 89 318
General Psychology 0 54 0 54
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 38 0 38
Mental & Social Health Services 10 8 0 18
Business Administration & Management 0 9 0 9
Homeland Security 0 9 0 9
Criminology 0 7 0 7
Public Policy 0 7 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 6 0 6
Public Administration 0 4 0 4
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 371 89 470


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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