Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) College is a specialized graduate and undergraduate institution educating students in the business aspects of the fashion industry. Consistently named one of the Best Colleges in the Northeast by the Princeton Review, LIM College combines strong academics with hands-on experience in fashion merchandizing, management, marketing, and visual merchandising. Students can also choose to add a concentration in areas such as fashion communications, styling, and event planning. Each major includes a strong foundation of business and liberal arts coursework across topics such as art history, business law, psychology, and more.
- College Type: Private
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Small (under 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Urban
Graduate students can participate in a customized, industry-focused MBA program that prepares them for the world of fashion. Students gain real business experience through field trips to Manhattan, internships, and guest speakers. Throughout their experience, they will build connections in the industry to support their career success. In this close-knit environment, students gain personal attention and practical guidance from faculty who are buyers, consultants, and marketing professionals in the fashion industry. With courses in international retailing and global management, the curriculum provides a strong international focus to prepare students for the global marketplace. Many students also choose study abroad programs that immerse them into the fashion worlds in London, Paris, and other locales.LIM continually seeks to improve the college experience, with new programs in areas such as digital business strategy and home fashions.
Many of the college’s 1,500 students live in the campus’s new, ultra-modern residence hall. Located in midtown Manhattan, LIM College offers a vibrant community where students can explore the city, join a wide range of clubs, take advantage of leadership opportunities, and join service-learning programs. The college also offers many services, including personal counseling and wellness, orientation, and disability services to help students succeed in college life.