Laboratory Institute Of Merchandising

Laboratory Institute Of Merchandising

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, LIM, is a private four-year institute in Manhattan, New York that was founded in 1939 by Maxwell F. Marcuse. LIM offers programs at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree levels in subjects like visual merchandising, management, marketing, communication, finance, and technology. The institute also organizes two study-abroad tours and an exchange program.

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising has a vibrant student life. The Student Council, which represents the student body, acts as a link between the college administrators and the students. Among other on-campus clubs and organizations are the Visual Merchandising Club, the Creative Writing Club, the Black Retail Action Group, and the Fashion Design Club.

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Contacting Laboratory Institute of Merchandising

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
12 E 53rd St
New York , NY 10022-5268
General Phone: (212) 752-1530

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management224business management, marketing, fashion merchandising
Design15design and visual communication

Number of programs and degrees for Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2124
Associate's degree271

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Student Body

In 2007-2008, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising had a total enrollment of 1,107 students (1,187 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 5%
Women 95%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 10%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 38%
20-21 37%
22-24 16%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Room and Board (2007)

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising offers campus housing for 389 of its 1,187 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440520
SAT Math420510
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,825
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,825
Room and board $ 18,950
Room charge $ 14,950
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,200

Financial Aid:
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 746600)

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year15$69,90811$55,248
All faculty totalcalendar year15$69,90811$55,248

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

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What Sets Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Apart:

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Top 12%Laboratory Institute of Merchandising Female % of student body
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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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