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LIM College

LIM College is college with 1513 students located in New York, NY.

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Located in midtown Manhattan, the fashion capital of the world, LIM College prepares students for exciting careers in every aspect of the business of fashion. Devoted exclusively to the business of fashion, LIM College offers a unique combination of strong academics and extensive hands-on experience to prepare you for a successful future.

At the undergraduate level, the College offers majors in Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing and Visual Merchandising. LIM College also offers four graduate programs: the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management; the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S) in Fashion Marketing, the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Visual Merchandising. Whichever program you choose, you'll be immersed in the real-world business of fashion starting on day one. Internships, guest speakers and field trips in the heart of Manhattan are all integral parts of your LIM College education. In the process, you'll make industry connections that lay the groundwork for a successful career.

You'll also work closely with our talented and experienced faculty. Professors at LIM College are consultants, buyers, marketing professionals and more. They're dedicated teachers who will know your strengths, your interests and your career goals--and who will help you achieve them, too.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,513
Gender 7% Male / 93% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 94% Full Time / 6% Part Time
Geography 40% In State / 60% Out of State / 2% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 38% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 49%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 21%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $725 payment ($25 application fee, $500 non-refundable deposit, and $200 security deposit)

20% of students live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Residence Hall

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Yearbook

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education internships honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Fashion Merchandising (50%), Marketing/Marketing Management (29%), Design and Visual Communications (8%), Business Administration and Management (5%), Fashion Merchandising (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Advertising and Promotions Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
Marketing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Administration & Faculty

President Elizabeth Marcuse
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 18
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 44 : 55
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus AB 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus BC 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP European History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Microeconomics 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Psychology 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Statistics 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP United States History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP World History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 75.0% accepted of 1,401 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite18 - 22
English17 - 23
Math16 - 23
 
SATMath410 - 480
Reading420 - 490

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview

Important: Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Work Experience, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Alumni Relation, Application Essay

Also Considered: State Residency, Geographical Residence, Racial Ethnic Status

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Deadlines

August

1

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $34,225 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $30,190
$30K-$48K $32,542
$48K-$75K $34,512
$75K-$110K $36,189
$110K+ $38,600

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $23,070, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $23,070 Same as On-Campus
Fees $575 Same as On-Campus
Housing $19,850 $11,200
Books $900 $900
Total (before financial aid) $44,395 $35,745

Students Receiving Aid

84% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 70% $5,768
Federal Scholarships/Grants 38% $4,634
Institutional Grants 81% $4,610
Other Federal Grants 12% $1,643
Other Loans 7% $18,310
Pell Grants 38% $4,097
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 17% $2,921
Student Loans 70% $7,479

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.limcollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/limcollege.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

39% of students graduated on time.

45% of students graduated in six years.

73% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)

WalletHub

#175 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
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