Location: New York, NY, USA
Undergraduate: Fashion Media, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising & Management, Visual Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, Visual Studies, Business of Fashion
Graduate: Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, Business of Fashion
Famous Alumni: Daniella Vitale, Zerina Akers
Companies That Recruit From This School, According to the School: Macy's, Hearst Magazines, John Varvatos Enterprises, Inc., Michael Kors, Ross Stores, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Saks Fifth Avenue
Graduation Rate: 60%
Acceptance Rate: 83%
Average Class Size: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Percentage of International Students: 10%
Job Placement Rate: 93%
What the Students Say:
"Connections within the industry are amazing and everyone who graduates from LIM graduates with a full resume.”
"Small school, dorms are 40 blocks away, everyone is very friendly, class attendance is mandatory! Very-hands on and applies real-life current events to our lessons."
"I was able to receive an education and more industry experience than many of my peers attending typical universities. The immersive program at LIM is unlike anything else and truly prepares you with both classroom and workplace knowledge to excel in your career."
"It seems like an unchallenging school when you research and visit but it can be challenging."
"If applicants want to be invited into the honors college I think it's very beneficial to submit SAT/ACT scores, take classes senior year that indicate interest in business/fashion, and write a strong essay."
"Use the school as a jumping off point but don't expect to gain a real education- just access to internships and jobs."
The Bottom Line: Located in the fashion capital of NYC, this school is known for its programs in merchandising and management and marketing as well as the industry experience students are able to gain while in school with a minimum requirement of three internships. With a high job placement rate, it's clear that that pays off.
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Last updated December 2019.