LIM College

LIM College

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $26,210 | $26,210
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $10,246
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


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

12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268

Ms. Adeline Affonso

Director of Admissions

Phone: 212-310-0608 ext. 238

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


78% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,340
    • Accepted1,050
    • Acceptance Rate78%
    • Enrolled1,402
    • Female Applicants1,202
    • Females Accepted959
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants138
    • Males Accepted91
    • Male Acceptance Rate65%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $40
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.04
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 440 600
    • SAT Math 420 580
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 16 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$26,210
    • Out-of-state tuition *$26,210
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$820
    • Room and board *$20,350
    • Room only *$16,350
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$10,246
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$10,954
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$5,562
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,425
    • Average Grant Aid:$4,975
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$8,338
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:98%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 42%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 3%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,402
    • Male Student Percentage9%
    • Female Student Percentage91%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.63%
    • Black or African American15.34%
    • White or Caucasian52.92%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.21%
    • Asian7.99%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.5%
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown or International Student8.06%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout6.35% representing 30 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students65% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 26%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Fashion Show Production Club, Lexington Line Magazine, Student Life Activities Board, Dance Team, Black Retail Action Group
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty176
    • Full-time Percentage15%
    • Part-time Percentage85%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 1,402 students to 176 faculty



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