Achievable. Accessible. Affordable.

Why Arrupe?

Launch your college career with the support you need

Do you want to go to college, but aren’t sure how to pay for it? Not sure what you want to study? At Arrupe, you can earn a two-year associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, Business, or Social and Behavioral Sciences—and we’ll help you do it with little to no debt. Along the way, we’ll work with you as you discover your interests and goals, then determine your next steps and help you transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Arrupe has been my college education; but for my family it is their future. This degree is not just for me, it’s for us.”
— Isabel Hernandez, AA ’18

Graduate with Little to No Debt

All students receive maximum student aid based on the results of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is expected that at least 76 percent of students will carry no debt after completion of the program. To ensure financial literacy, counselors will advise families about college costs, available grants, and scholarships prior to enrollment. Plus, all Arrupe students receive a laptop for their studies, and have access to a meal program for breakfast and lunch on campus every day.


Supporting Students

The educational experience includes extensive one-on-one contact with experienced, full-time faculty. Faculty and staff receive specialized training to ensure that all members of the Arrupe community share common goals and values. As students of a college within a renowned four-year university, Arrupe students gain access to academic and social resources at Loyola's centrally located Water Tower Campus and beautiful Lake Shore Campus.

The best part is the welcoming environment. Our classrooms are extremely interactive and because of that the students are able to capitalize on their individual strengths.”
— Egypt Watson, AA ’20 (RIGHT)

Fostering Connections

Arrupe is an intensive program designed to build critical thinkers and disciplined leaders. A strong candidate graduates high school with a 2.5 GPA and completes an in-person interview at Arrupe College. Students who complete the program graduate with an associate's degree. These 62 credit hours are transferable to most Illinois institutions and many out-of-state colleges and universities.