LIM College is a private college established in 1939 in Manhattan, New York. LIM stands for Laboratory Institute of Merchandising. The college has an enrollment of 1,781 students and the student-faculty ratio of the university is 16:1.
LIM College offers admissions in undergraduate and master’s courses for fashion world aspirants. The acceptance rate of the university is 83% which suggests moderate-to-easy chances of gaining admissions into the university.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1939|
The main building of the campus is located in Midtown Manhattan and the residence hall is in the upper Eastside. The College has its campus in the heart of the fashion hub, New York which allows students to connect with the real fashion business.
LIM College has its own magazine called The Lexington Line that gives the students an opportunity to use their creativity and knowledge in creating fashion content. Moreover, they have a number of student-run clubs and organizations such as Blog club, Book club, Cosmetic club, etc.
The institute stands at 44th rank in Best College Locations in America and 432nd rank for being the Best party School by Niche 2020 rankings.
The College has one residence hall which is a 90-story tower located in the Upper Eastside and surrounded by restaurants, museums, and parks. The basic features of the rooms include double and triple occupancy rooms, internal room temperature controls, refrigerators, microwave, desk, drawers and wardrobes along with private washrooms.
Moreover, the building has fitness center, laundry services, WiFi access, communal kitchen, computer lab and much more.
LIM College offers programs for undergraduate, graduate and online courses related to the fashion business. The most popular majors offered by the institute are Fashion and Apparel, Merchandising, Marketing and Design and Visual Communications.
Master's is offered in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Global Fashion supply chain management, Business of Fashion, Educators Grant and Career Management. Moreover, 6 online courses are available at graduate and undergraduate levels.
International students who want to seek admissions at LIM College can follow the below-mentioned application details:
How to Apply: Students have to apply online on the official website of College.
Application Fee: All the students need to pay an application fee of $ 40 USD, which is non-refundable.
Basic Admission Requirements:
The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned below:
|Expense||Cost ( in USD)|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees||27,810 USD|
|Graduate Tuition and Fees||29,250 USD|
|Books and Supplies||900 USD|
|Room and Board||20,840 USD|
|Other Expenses||2,700 USD|
The College invests $6 million in scholarships and grants to help students afford their studies in the USA. Some of the scholarships, grants and loans offered by the institute are as follows:
Freshmen academic achievement awards: This is for undergraduate students and is given on the basis of merit scores of High School. The award amounts to $ 1,500-$10,000. It is a renewable award.
LIM/college community scholarship: This is a need-based award and amounts up to half the tuition fees. It is given to incoming community college graduates with decent scores.
LIM graduate excellence award: Offered on merit base, it amounts up to $1,500-4,500. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to continue getting benefits.
On average, 94% of students get a job after completion of a postgraduate course from the college. However, according to research by Georgetown University of 4,500 institutes, LIM was amongst the top 25% for long term return on investment. According to Niche 2020 data, the average earning of a LIM student after six years of graduation is $48,900 per year.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$26,210 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$26,210 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$23,650 / Year|
based on 1 student ratings
I attended Suffolk County Community College. Because I had a high GPA and participated in outside activities, I received a scholarship to attended LIM College. This was an extension of the stay on Long Island scholarship program. The goal of the program is to have students stay in New York for their continued schooling. I was searching for fashion business schools and this was one of the few choices.
I enjoyed the program, but I wish it was more specific.
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