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  • Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
  • General Address :
  • 12 E 53rd St
    New York, New York 10022
    Phone: (212) 752-1530
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • Under 1,000 students

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

    LIM fosters understanding of the relevant issues facing industry and the global community, engaging students in a concentrated professional program, while simultaneously providing them with a solid foundation in liberal arts.

    In support of this mission, LIMs goals are:

    To maintain dynamic and responsive curricula by creating courses and degree programs that reflect the changing needs of industry

    To foster student creativity and achievement through innovative methods in a highly personal learning environment

    To develop our students analytical and communication skills to inspire intellectual curiosity and help them achieve their maximum potential

    To equip students with the technological training and informational skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic business world

    To provide LIM students with a wide range of work experiences, professional development and life-long career placement services through partnerships with fashion and related industries

    To encourage ethical behavior and leadership among all members of the College community

    To promote diversity among faculty, staff, and students for an enriched educational experience

    To provide a supportive social environment and a wealth of cultural opportunities that cultivate personal and academic growth.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants1,401951,306
    Percent admitted75%66%76%
    Percent admitted who enrolled28%30%28%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading420490
    SAT Math410480
    ACT Composite1822
    ACT English1723
    ACT Math1623
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$21,475$22,225$22,995$23,6452.8%
    Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$900$9000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$19,875$19,350$19,850$19,8500.0%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$12,000$12,000$12,000$11,200-6.7%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$45,650$45,875$46,445$47,0951.4%
    Off Campus$37,775$38,525$38,595$38,445-0.4%
    Off Campus with Family$30,575$31,325$31,395$29,745-5.3%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (212) 752-1530
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid123792%————
    Grant or scholarship aid21884%$1,543,220$7,079
    Federal grants9838%$454,107$4,634
    Pell grants9838%$401,546$4,097
    Other federal grants3212%$52,561$1,643
    State/local government grant or scholarships4317%$125,621$2,921
    Institutional grants or scholarships20981%$963,492$4,610
    Student loan aid18270%$1,361,115$7,479
    Federal student loans18270%$1,049,852$5,768
    Other student loans177%$311,263$18,310

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid196866%$5,849,362$6,043
    Pell grants46231%$1,869,606$4,047
    Federal student loans1,00068%$7,453,569$7,454

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