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Admission Requirements

Arrupe College seeks highly motivated students who have performed to the best of their ability in high school and who possess the drive and determination necessary to succeed in an intensive academic program.

A strong candidate for admission to Arrupe College will:

  • Enter college directly after high school
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (Prospective pre-nursing students must have a GPA of at least 3.0)
  • Demonstrate financial need

We recommend that Arrupe College applicants complete the following courses as part of their high school curriculum for the best chance of admission consideration:

  • English courses: Four years
  • Mathematics courses: Three years
  • Science courses: Three years
  • Social science courses: Three years
  • Foreign language courses: Two years

Once students complete the online application, and submit supporting materials Arrupe admissions counselors will review it and send an admission decision to the applicant.


The Spirit of Arrupe

All incoming students to Arrupe College must successfully complete a mandatory summer orientation program in order to begin taking classes in the fall.

Orientation is composed of two parts: An overnight stay at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL and a 3-day on-campus orientation. Please note that attendance to the entire orientation is required, there are no exceptions for family vacations, athletic tournaments, or other summer programming.


An overnight community building experience will be hosted at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). You will meet at Maguire Hall where we will board busses to LUREC. The experience will involve community building, learning about the Arrupe mission and Student Promise, and become more connected with your fellow students.   Students will attend be assigned a group and attend this retreat on the following dates:

  • Group 1: August 5th-6th
  • Group 2: August 7th-8th

You will experience two days at Loyola's Water Tower Campus (home to Arrupe College) to meet you academic advisor, learn about campus resources, and get your campus essentials for the start of the new academic year, including your free laptop. The third day will take place at Loyola's Lake Shore campus to learn about resources such as the Damen Student Center and Information Commons.

The dates for on-campus orientation are:

  • August 14th at Water Tower Campus
  • August 15th at Water Tower Campus
  • August 16th at Lake Shore Campus

For questions regarding orientation please contact David Keys, Associate Dean for Student Success, at dkeys2@luc.edu.


All Arrupe College students are held to the Loyola University Chicago Student Community Standards.

As such, students must adhere to the Loyola University Chicago Student Promise:

  • Care for Myself: I promise to strive for excellence in all that I do. I will embrace opportunities for leadership, challenge myself academically, and seek experiences that will positively influence my personal development. I will honor the good in myself by being honest, compassionate, and respectful.
  • Care of Others: I promise to recognize that each individual person is valuable and has a unique perspective that contributes to the growth and development of all. I will respect the individuality of others regardless of appearance, ethnicity, faith, gender, ability, sexual orientation, or social standing.
  • Care for Community: I promise to acknowledge and celebrate diversity. I will contribute my talents, gifts, and ideas to strengthen the community. I aspire to be a person for others committed to working toward a more just world.

A full copy of the University’s Community Standards can be found here.

For more information about the Student Promise or the Community Standards, contact David Keys, Associate Dean for Student Success, at dkeys2@luc.edu.