Into the Extraordinary

Since 1939, LIM College has embraced a "learning by doing" philosophy to propel graduates forward into successful futures. Our commitment to hands-on experience and cross-disciplinary education in business, fashion, and lifestyle has led to a multitude of dream opportunities and careers.

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan in New York City, LIM is the ideal launchpad for students who want to be on the cutting edge.. We strive to match your drive, ignite your creative energy, and push you to reach your full potential.

Place yourself at the center of the business of fashion and lifestyle at LIM College.

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Discover the LIM difference

At LIM, we take the theoretical into the real world. Build practical skills through multiple internships, industry engagement activities, and networking opportunities. And you won’t just learn what’s driving the fashion and lifestyle trends of today—you’ll be a part of what’s coming next. 

What does LIM stand for?

In 1939, Maxwell F. Marcuse founded the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM). From its inception, LIM educated students in the business of fashion through a unique combination of traditional classroom instruction and real-world experience. Recognizing its expanding scope beyond traditional merchandising, the institution rebranded as LIM College in 2009. This transformation reflected our commitment to preparing graduates for the ever-evolving world of fashion, business, and lifestyle.

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Where We Stand

Our Mission

Discover the vision, mission, and core values that keep us moving forward.


Meet our President, Board members, and other leaders who drive and support the College’s purpose.

Diversity & Inclusion

Fostering diversity makes us stronger. Read more about our commitment.

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Ready to take the next step?

Be part of the vibrant world of LIM College and experience the benefits of our immersive, practical approach to education.

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