Loyola University Chicago

Arrupe College

A new school. A new you.

You’re motivated and want to get your college degree. But you’re a little concerned about the coursework—and very concerned about the costs. What can you do? Enroll at Arrupe College.In 2015, Arrupe opened its doors to students with limited financial resources to help guide them to graduation with little or no debt. Our two-year associate’s degree program offers generous financial aid packages and is designed for students who need a little extra help.That’s why we feature small class sizes, plenty of one-on-one contact with faculty members, and support staff who are focused on one thing: seeing you succeed.

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Student Profile

Meet Osmar Cruz, an Arrupe student taking the first step toward his dream of a PhD.  READ MORE

Your time, well spent

You’ll attend Arrupe four days a week and complete most of your out-of-class work in school. You can take classes in the morning to leave your afternoons free for studying, or you can do homework before noon and take classes after lunch. One day a week is left open for advising and review sessions or for working outside of school. Learn more

An ideal location

Arrupe College is conveniently located at State and Pearson Streets in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast. Our main building is on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus and is just steps away from the CTA’s Red Line-Chicago station and several Michigan Avenue bus stops. All of which makes it easy for you to get to class or go to work after school. Learn more

Perfectly practical

When you complete the Arrupe program, you’ll receive an associate’s degree in one of three concentrations: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Business. You can then transfer all of those credits to more than 100 Illinois institutions, which gives you a jump on earning your bachelor’s degree from a four-year university—at a fraction of the cost. Learn more

Student life

Meet Osmar Cruz, an Arrupe student taking the first step toward his dream of a PhD.  READ MORE

About the name

Arrupe College is named after Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., a Jesuit priest who was born in Spain in 1907. During World War II, Father Arrupe (pronounced Ah-roop-eh) was teaching near Hiroshima, Japan, when the first atomic bomb fell, and he transformed the Jesuit residences into a makeshift hospital. In 1965, he was elected superior general of the Society of Jesus. Throughout his life, Father Arrupe called upon Jesuit schools to educate men and women to serve others—an ideal that now guides Jesuit schools across the world. Learn more