12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Founded in 1939, and located in New York City — the center of the fashion universe — LIM College is exclusively focused on education for the business of fashion and its many related industries.
LIM connects real-world experience with academics. The curriculum provides a foundation in liberal arts and business while offering real-world preparation for the working world, particularly through required internships and faculty who are experts in the business of fashion.
Each year, LIM partners with more than 800 companies, such as Prada, Marc Jacobs, Harper’s Bazaar, and SONY Music Entertainment, to provide students with opportunities for internships, volunteering and employment, as well as guest speakers and special events.
LIM’s learning environment is highly personal. The average undergraduate class size is just 16. As of Fall 2017, undergraduate on-campus enrollment was approximately 1,400 students.
All students receive extensive career advising and have many opportunities to participate in professional development activities — including resume writing, interviewing, and job search workshops. This contributes to a post-graduation employment rate of over 90%.
Bachelor’s (four-year) degree programs are offered in: Fashion Media, Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising. Associate (two-year) degree programs are available in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Merchandising & Management. LIM also has several master’s degree programs. A number of degree programs can be completed fully online.
Transfer students make up approximately 40% of LIM College’s student body. LIM aims to provide transfers with the most supportive environment possible for making a seamless transition. In recognition of this, LIM has been on Phi Theta Kappa’s “Transfer Honor Roll” for three consecutive years.
LIM College accepts transfer students throughout the four years. The maximum number of credits accepted towards a bachelor’s degree is 65. Transfers must complete the last consecutive 61 credits (B.S. degree) or 58 credits (B.P.S./B.B.A.) at LIM College, including the Senior Co-op semester.