LIM College -- Where Business Meets Fashion
LIM College is exclusively dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers in every aspect of the business of fashion. Undergraduates can choose between majors in Fashion Media, Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising.
Located in the heart of New York City -- with three academic buildings in Midtown Manhattan and a residence hall on the Upper East Side -- LIM offers a unique blend of real-world experience and strong academics in the fashion capital of the world.
LIM College offers four-year programs in Fashion Merchandising, Management, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising, leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, and four-year programs in Fashion Media and International Business leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Also offered is a four-year Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree program in Fashion Merchandising as well as two-year programs in Fashion Merchandising leading to the Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees and in Fashion Merchandising & Management leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS; also available online). At the graduate level, the College offers Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs, two of which are available online. For high school students, summer and Saturday classes are available.
The unique nature of LIM College's curriculum provides students with a foundation of core courses in liberal arts and business while offering diverse and intensive real-world preparation for careers in the fashion and related industries. Students experience the fashion business right from the start and those in four-year degree programs complete three required internships. Students also get to enhance their résumés through volunteer opportunities at sample sales, market weeks, trunk shows, and of course, at New York's incomparable Fashion Week.
LIM College prides itself on its outstanding faculty members. LIM College's faculty includes nationally-known experts, in-demand speakers, published authors, and experienced professionals in every aspect of the business of fashion. From marketing gurus to experts in visual merchandising, LIM faculty members are industry insiders who know what it takes to succeed in the business world. With a student-faculty member ratio of 8:1, and an average class size of 18, LIM College offers a friendly, close-knit environment.
LIM College is situated in three academic buildings -- on East 53rd Street, East 45th Street, and on Fifth Avenue. A whole world of fashion is at the College's doorstep. New York City is a hub for the garment, cosmetics, advertising, publishing, and textile industries, and LIM College students benefit from visits to, and guest speakers from, a wide variety of top fashion companies.
Located on the Upper East Side, LIM College's residence hall offers a range of attractive amenities. All rooms have private bathrooms, complementary wireless Internet access, phone service, and over 100 cable channels. Rooms are also equipped with refrigerators/freezers and 25-inch flat-screen televisions. The residence hall also contains a private gym, game room, computer lab, and three full-service kitchens.
From two-week immersion programs to semester-long study abroad opportunities, LIM College offers students the opportunity to see the world and experience fashion on an international stage. With programs in Australia, , England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam and other countries worldwide students are given a global education for a global industry.
The Office of Student Life is the center of student activities and clubs at LIM College. One of LIM's most popular clubs is the Fashion Show Production Club, which produces an annual fashion show attended by more than 1,000 people. Another popular activity is the student-run Lexington Line magazine (online and print). LIM's Office of Student Life plans many other activities including diversity programming, philanthropic service, New York City outings, and holiday celebrations.
Majors & Degrees
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Design And Visual Communications|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Out of state Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||November 15th||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||490||580|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Black or African American||19.16%|
|White or Caucasian||46.17%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.67%|
|Two or more races||0.33%|
|College-owned housing||Not Reported|
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||24%|
Student-Run Fashion Show
Fashion Show Production Club, Lexington Line Magazine, Student Life Activities Board, Dance Team and Black Retail Action Group