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LIM College

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Large | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

11:1

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising educates and prepares students in the businesses of fashion, marketing, management and visual merchandising through an integrated, experiential and creative approach utilizing the classroom, internships and the fashion industry at large.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$29,454

Out of state

$29,454
Graduate

In state

$25,240

Out of state

$25,240

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
98%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 52.0% $5,672
State/local grants 12.0% $3,162
Institutional grants 98.0% $7,745
Loans 61.0% $9,455

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$20,750 per year

Books & Supplies

$900 per year

Personal Expenses

$2,700 per year

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

Review this step-by-step guide on everything you need to do to complete your application.

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Business Administration and Management, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making. See other colleges that offer this major
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      • A program that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fashion Merchandising
      • A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Mass Communication/Media Studies
      • A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Design and Visual Communications, General
      • A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Marketing, Other
  • Retail Management
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Business/Commerce, General
      • A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      • A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Retail Management
      • A program that prepares individuals to manage the operations of a wide variety of retail businesses, including department stores; independent and chain stores; fashion, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical establishments; and online retail businesses. Includes instruction in retail management, merchandise management, customer service management, marketing, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, business law, and personnel management. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Marketing, Other
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Design and Visual Communications, General
      • A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
84.27%
  • Apply 1,157
  • Accepted 975
  • Attend 214

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$40
Graduate
$40

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Not applicable
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
90%
Male Students
10%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian39.74%
  2. Black20.87%
  3. Hispanic/Latino19.21%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities9.92%
  5. Asian6.66%
  6. Not Specified2.36%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.69%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.55%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

2,087

Undergraduate students

1,555

Graduate students

532

Full Time Students
88%
Part Time Students
12%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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