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LIM College

New York, NY


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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.

Experiential Education

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Student Activities

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.

Location & Contact

Address 12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY  10022
United States
Contact Laura Healy
Associate Director of Admissions Recruitment
Phone: 212-310-0672

Majors & Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

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 % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 490 580
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 18 23

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Tuition pre-payment plan No

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Student Body

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Hispanic/Latino 12.18%
Black or African American 19.16%
White or Caucasian 46.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 11.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.67%
Two or more races 0.33%
Other 7.78%


Male (10.91%)
Female (89.09%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

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Fashion Show Production Club, Lexington Line Magazine, Student Life Activities Board, Dance Team and Black Retail Action Group

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Total Faculty
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Full-time - 31
Part-time - 199
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