LIM College

New York, NY, USA
3.49 Average Rating

Originally founded as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, LIM College is a private school in New York City with a focus on the business of fashion. LIM confers undergraduate degrees in seven fields of study such as Fashion Media and Fashion Merchandising. In addition to classwork, all students are required to complete experiential education credits including internships and industry-related seminars. Once every year, LIM holds a Fashion Show where every aspect of the event is overseen by current students.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • For Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
93%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Other March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
61%
26%
Submitting ACT
72%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1032
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,713
Total Number of Undergrads
1,427
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
58%
20-39 Students
41%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$36,730
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,030
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,030
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$20,350
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
38%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,934
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,022
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,630

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,921
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
10%
90%
Student Organizations
18
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Los Angeles
Philadelphia
Washington
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
92%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
Choosing to attend LIM College has been the best decision I have ever made. I love the tight-knit community and industry experience that LIM offers. Every one is a familiar face to me, and I like that!
Maura from Maspeth , NY
LIM is great, the internship/job opportunities are so amazing. I don't think there is another school out there that would allow me to gain so much knowledge and experience in the fashion industry. LIM has been my only choice of schools and I have no regrets. LIM has me on a fast track to my dream career.
Corinth from Yonkers, NY
LIM College is the perfect school for anyone who is interested in the business side of fashion. Students get hands on experience in the fashion industry while they are here and are constantly exposed to industry professionals. This school starts preparing you for life after college on your first day freshman year.
Anonymous
I visited the campus a couple of weeks ago and it seems very modern. The school is small, which means that class sizes will be smaller as well. The school has three buildings in Manhattan within walking distance of each other, so you will need good walking shoes; however, you will need to take the subway to get between the dorm and the campus.
Melanie from Des Moines, WA
LIM is such a lively school. I love the teachers and the fact that they don't just teach you inside the classrooms, but they teach you outside in the real world. LIM is a school that would help you achieve your dream jobs
KeaLani from Jersey City, NJ
The school is very modern and the teachers seem passionate about their jobs. You are surrounded by fashion where each building is located. The school is located on 5th Ave and you see all the high-end fashion designers.
John from Cliffside Park, NJ