Loyola University Chicago

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College of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1870 with the founding of St. Ignatius College, the College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest college at Loyola University Chicago. At it's core is the Ratio atque Instritutio Studiorum Societatis iesu, the standardized curriculum for a Jesuit education instituted by the Society of Jesus in 1599. 

Following the division of the college and high school divisions of St. Ignatius College, Loyola University's first college was called the St. Ignatius College of Arts and Sciences until the mid 1920s when the name was changed to just the "College of Arts and Sciences".