LIM College is a private, for-profit, specialized undergraduate and graduate college focused on the business of fashion in Midtown Manhattan. The college was founded in 1939 by Maxwell F. Marcuse as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, at the request of retailers who wanted a school that would teach students about the fashion business and merchandising. Maxwell Marcuse’s son, Adrian G. Marcuse, was president from 1972 to 2002, succeeded by Elizabeth S. Marcuse. In 2009, the school changed its name to LIM College.
Location and facilities
The campus consists of three locations in Midtown Manhattan, located in walking distance of each other, and a residence hall on the Upper East Side:
- The Townhouse, at 12 East 53rd Street
- Fifth Avenue building, at 545 Fifth Avenue
- Maxwell Hall, at 216 East 45th Street
- Third Avenue Residence Hall, at 1760 Third Avenue
On October 16, 2012, the college announced that they would more than double the size of its student lounge on the ground floor of the Maxwell Hall location by adding 4,500 square feet.
List of Departments
You’re automatically considered for LIM College Merit Scholarships, if you apply to LIM College by March 1 (for freshmen) and April 1 (for transfer students). These are the priority admissions deadlines for the fall semester.