For over 80 years, LIM has been the college behind the business of fashion.
There’s no industry like the fashion industry. It’s fast-paced, creative, and filled with passionate people who drive change.
At LIM, our alumni, faculty and students actively engage with today's top brands - and help create tomorrow's new companies.
From day one, you’ll learn by doing
Here you won’t just study hypotheticals. You’ll have internships. You’ll have experiences. You'll make connections. Most importantly, you won’t just learn what’s driving the industry today, you’ll learn what’s coming next.See what sets us apart from the rest
LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles. An LIM College education empowers students to become accomplished professionals in the dynamic global fashion world.See how our mission aligns with your goals
Rooted in History
More than eight decades ago, Maxwell F. Marcuse, an authority and pioneer in the fields of education and retail, was asked by leading companies 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.Learn more about LIM College's history
Our Faculty are Industry Experts
You’ll learn from faculty who know the fashion business inside and out – while our liberal arts educators will teach you to think critically and communicate clearly.Browse Faculty Bios
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