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LIM College

Centered in the heart of New York City, LIM College brings together the art of business. Students are set up for a successful career in fashion, beginning with internships at well-known companies. As a fashion student, you will experience first-hand where business meets fashion.

Distance Learning Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)



More than three quarters of a century ago, Maxwell F. Marcuse, an authority and pioneer in the fields of education and retail, was asked by leading retailers to create an educational institution for the business of fashion and merchandising. In 1939 Mr. Marcuse founded what was originally known as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) and in 2009 became LIM College.


The experiential education program at LIM College is built upon hands-on experience where students learn by doing. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you’re introduced to the business of fashion with challenging coursework in business while gaining fashion industry experience.


Your career opportunities in fashion and business are endless. Whether you’re interested in marketing, management or merchandising, LIM College prepares you for a successful future in the business of fashion.


Housing services

Enrich your LIM College experience by living on campus in the heart of New York City. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, our residence hall is steps away from restaurants and shopping, the Museum Mile and Central Park, city transportation and more.

Join your peers in the state-of-the-art luxury residence hall for LIM College students. With private and community spaces, student housing offers the perfect opportunity to connect with classmates outside the classroom.

Library services

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is equipped with a wide selection of databases to help you with your research. Only current students, staff and faculty are able to access the library databases. Therefore to access databases from off-campus you need to authenticate yourself using MyLIM.

ICT services

LIM College offers technology resources to assist you throughout your education. We can help with technical issues and provide additional information for commonly used applicationts.

Student Life

Campus life

At LIM College New York City feels like an extended campus. Where learning takes place inside and outside the classroom, you'll experience the true New York lifestyle when you attend college in Manhattan.

Some colleges have ivy-covered buildings and football stadiums. Our campus is built around the center of the business of fashion.

Student clubs

Seek to enhance your college experience outside of the classroom with both co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities at LIM College.

    Academic clubs
    Cultural clubs
    Event planning clubs
    Governance organizations
    Performing arts clubs
    Special interest clubs

LIM College offers students opportunities to develop their leadership skills. Student leaders utilize these skills in professional roles, making them well-equipped to become industry leaders.

Members of the LIM community are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to engage in and grow from the diversity that surrounds them.

Manhattan, New York, United States

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