LIM College

244 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    B+
LIM College is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
12 E 53rd St
New York, NY 10022

LIM College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
820-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$34,018/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,744/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,617/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,611/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,925/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,748/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,424Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
63%
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  • Fast Paced
    41%
  • Resourceful
    41%
  • A joke.
    12%
  • Encouraging
    6%

After LIM College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%

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Reviews

244 reviews
  • Excellent
    30
  • Very Good
    76
  • Average
    92
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    22
Do not attend LIM if you want a full college experience. If you enjoy NYC nightlife, relying on annoying promoters to get you in, and hanging out with older men then this is the "college experience" for you. If you want a school that has school spirit, sports, Greek life and a huge campus don't go to this school you'll end up disappointed. I attended this school in hopes of getting the best out of the fashion world but didn't get what I expected. 30% of my freshman class transferred after their first semester here. Also credits don't transfer out! Being it's a private school a bunch of the classes are made up courses by the school that will not transfer to any other university. Most of the professors are extremely helpful but others are just here to receive a little extra income and could care less about your education and helping you succeed. LIM tries their best to make the college fun but they fail miserable. The student activity coordinators are run by 20-30 year olds that couldn't find a real job after graduating and think trips to the wax museum are what we want to do. A few girls tried to start a sorority and the dean shut us down. He told us the school wants us involved in fashion oriented clubs only and there's no time for a sorority with what our schedules are supposed to be like. We started a club called the LIM socialites, due to the fact we weren't a real sorority no one wanted to commit and the club failed after a semester. You're required three internships before you graduate but what the college fails to tell you is that you need to take 15+ credits while interning. They also try to screw you into taking less credits your freshman year and now a majority of my class is behind on credits are struggling with 19+ credits a semester to graduate on time. The financial aid office is not helpful at all. It could take you over a week to get in touch with someone. I've also heard from alumni that employers don't necessarily like LIM students. i hate LIM(:
  • College Junior
  • Oct 20 2015
I've always taken online courses to maximize time for working part time so taking online courses isn't that difficult for me. The only problem I have came across is poor professors. It's always difficult to understand directions if they aren't written clearly. When this happens I always directly contact my professors through email and it is difficult when the professors aren't very helpful at this point! Overall, online classes help me learn how to manage my time correctly and motivate myself to understand the main concepts.
  • College Senior
  • July 18 2013
LIM is strictly focused on the business side of fashion, and offers courses that make you think and allow you to gain a feel for how the business world would be. The majority of my classes are business focused, offering us students ways to apply fashion concepts within real world aspects. LIM College is EVERYTHING that I expected it to be, and I'm very happy here. Yes it is expensive, but it is really worth it.
The school does so much to get students involved in activities/events that enable us to network and meet well known people that are in the fashion and business industries. Also, the job placement at LIM is great and I'm not worried about not getting a job post graduation because the school really guides and helps you during and after your time at LIM. The classes are small and everyone that I've encountered (students, professors, faculty) is very pleasant and creative. I've noticed that my surrounding here at LIM (especially the students) are creative thinkers, and I feel that this is important when wanting a career in business of fashion.
I feel like you have to really have a passion for the business side of fashion to be happy at LIM because it is a community of fashion focused people who have a business savy attitude along with them. There is not one bad thing that I can really say at LIM!
  • College Junior
  • May 4 2012