Overview

Applicants
1,711
Acceptance Rate
46%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.61
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
143

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
157 - 163

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
May 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
87

43
Female
13
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

From its "low cost" to the "good employment opportuni[ties]," there's a lot to recommend the esteemed University of Iowa College of Law. Students applaud the strong "academic and personal support" they receive at Iowa Law, and they highlight the "small class sizes," which makes it easy to "form relationships" with faculty and fellow students. Another fantastic aspect of Iowa Law is that the school is "great [about] offering extra course credit via intersession courses that are not billed separately from the semester." In turn, this allows students to complete their education at a "faster [pace] or simply space out [their] schedule during semesters better." As one student explains, "I took advantage of multiple intersession courses during my time at the law school and found them well taught and worth the time." Beyond the optimal schedule, Iowa Law also provides students with "excellent" research facilities/resources. For example, the librarians "are really knowledgeable" and "the reference desk is manned more or less 24/7." As one student brags, "I have never yet needed a source I couldn't find (and this includes working for a journal and having to find all the sources cited in multiple hundred-page articles)." Additionally, "the school is also very proactive in making sure entering 1Ls know how to get help at the library."

Iowa Law attracts "phenomenal" professors who are at "the top of their fields." Current students find their law professors to be "incredibly knowledgeable," "welcoming," and say they they "genuinely wish for [their students] to succeed." "All love and encourage questions." This ecstatic student couldn't agree concluding, "Many of them care very deeply about your learning and you as an individual outside of the law which is equally important."

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
86%
Median Starting Salary
$65,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
98%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
49%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
150

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Business/Industry, National Law Firms, Government Agencies, State and Federal Judges, Public Defenders and Prosecutor's.

Prominent Alumni

Vanessa Benavides
Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

The Honorable Christopher McDonald
Iowa Supreme Court, Des Moines, IA

Thomas Wickham
Parliamentarian of the House, Washington, DC

Lisa Krigsten
Office Managing Partner, Dentons, Kansas City, MO

Karin Nelsen
Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$50,385

% Students Receiving Some Aid
86%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$25,418
Out-Of-State Tuition
$44,898
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$11,438
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,800
Fees
$1,925

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
418
Parent Institution Enrollement
32,948

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
3
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
58%
% International
3%

Demographics

22.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
45% female
55% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Iowa Law's relatively "small" size with 425 enrolled students certainly helps to generate a "collegial" atmosphere. Students are "Midwestern friendly" as well as "outgoing" and "engaged." And while there is "a sense of competitiveness," we've been assured that "the administration has taken steps to set [it on] the back burner by not publishing rankings and so forth." One student elaborates, "With very few exceptions (there is always that one gunner), everyone helps everyone. I've received outlines, personal tutoring, and general compassion from my classmates and even students in the year above me." A fellow classmate concurs adding, "One of the best things about Iowa is the cooperative spirit among students. I sincerely feel that most students are trying to better themselves, not 'beat' classmates."

Beyond academics, Iowa Law students say that there's a "good mix" of clubs and social options. And many report that "there is always something to do if you are looking for it and someone who you will vibe with." Another student explains, "About 10–15 of us get together weekly to play pick-up basketball, other students have reading groups, etc." A third individual chimes in to say, "I know at least half of my class on a drinking/barbecue/football game/Netflix basis." Finally, though hometown Iowa City is "small," students insist it's also "charming" and "vibrant." Best of all, "the law school has a great presence within the city."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jan Barnes
Admissions Coordinator

Address
216 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone
319-335-9095

Email
law-admissions@uiowa.edu