Situated in the center of the fashion capital of the world, LIM College has been a major force in fashion and business education for over 75 years. Its graduates can be found throughout all areas of the fashion industry, and its high quality of education has earned LIM College accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College’s M.B.A., B.B.A., B.P.S., and associate degrees are also accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
A 2015 study measuring colleges’ contributions to undergraduate student outcomes identified LIM as being among the top 10% of four-year colleges in the nation. The report from the Brookings Institution was titled, "Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data." And according to the College Scorecard, the median salary of LIM students 10 years after entering college is 42% higher than the national average.
LIM College offers a highly personal environment where students learn about the business of fashion, with an emphasis on academic and professional study. Lifelong friends are made at LIM College, while long-lasting careers are launched. Although most students come to the College directly from high school or transfer from other colleges, there are also those of nontraditional college age. Students come to LIM College from many parts of the country and the world. The current undergraduate enrollment is approximately 1,515.
The Department of Experiential Education & Career Management is one of LIM College’s chief assets. Every student receives extensive career advising throughout their time at the College, beginning in the first semester. This helps direct students to career opportunities within their field of study. A student’s relationship with EECM is intended to strengthen throughout the college years and extend beyond graduation, as the department offers lifetime services.
The unique nature of LIM College’s curriculum provides students with a foundation of core courses in liberal arts and business while offering diverse and intensive hands-on preparation for the fashion industry. This affords graduates the opportunity to accept executive training, merchandising, management, marketing, visual, and communications positions in a wide variety of areas within the fashion and business worlds.
Support services are important at LIM College. In addition to academic and career advising, personal counseling is available. Because of the College’s small size and the close relationships between students and staff members, faculty members and administrators are readily accessible to help and advise all students.
Student life at LIM College is also very dynamic. Active clubs include the Fashion Show Production Club, Student Life Activities Board, Student Leadership Council, The Lexington Line online student magazine, Dance Team, and many more.
LIM College proudly opened a new residence hall in 2008. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the residence hall offers a host of modern amenities. All rooms have private bathrooms, complimentary wireless Internet access, phone service, and over 100 cable channels. Rooms are also equipped with refrigerators and 25-inch flat-screen televisions. In addition, the residence hall contains a private gym, game room, computer lab, and a brand-new communal kitchen.
LIM College’s Open House program offers students and their families the opportunity to tour the campus and learn not only about LIM College’s unique academic programs, but also the vast array of career options in the fashion industry. The day also includes presentations on financial aid, study abroad, student activities, and more. Current LIM students assist in hosting the event and are available to answer questions. LIM also offers many other opportunities to visit including weekly information sessions, Transfer Services Days, mock classes for accepted students, and other special events.
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