|Previous year ABA 509 data
|# Admissions offers
During the 2023 application cycle, 1,417 people applied and 585 were offered admission.
University of Iowa has a 1L class size of 141, and yield of 23.93%. 140 out of 585 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 23.93% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.
The 1L class at University of Iowa has a median LSAT of 163. The 25th percentile LSAT is 161 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 165.
The median GPA is 3.66. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.49 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.83.
LSD has stats for 300 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.
The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.
Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.
Click on a data point to see that user's profile.
In 2023, tuition was $49,987 and the annual cost of attending was $69,495 (tuition plus living expenses).
Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.
JD graduates from University of Iowa make $95,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $56,355.
45.9% of law graduates from University of Iowa go directly to work for law firms, while 25.2% clerk for a judge. 6.7% of graduates go into public interest.
84.1% of University of Iowa graduates pass the bar on their first try.
As a top public law school, The University of Iowa College of Law offers a great deal for prospective LLM students:
Practical Training and Path to Bar Admission: If you are interested in qualifying for a bar examination, you can benefit from Iowa’s LLM Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research course, and core courses including Contracts, Property, Torts, Professional Responsibility, Business Organizations, and Constitutional Law. Our extended orientation provides an introduction to US law that will ensure your success as you launch your studies. In addition to the basics, choose from our large variety of regularly offered courses—most of which are open to LLM candidates. Work with your Iowa advisors to tailor your program to meet the requirements of those state bars accepting LLM graduates.
In-Depth Research Path: If you are interested in research, the Iowa LLM provides a setting that encourages close collaboration with renowned experts in comparative law, anticompetition law, law and economics, law and society, and international law. Your LLM thesis will represent the culmination of research conducted in our world-class law library, which includes an extensive international and comparative law collection.
World-Class Setting: The University of Iowa is a world-class public institution with world-renowned engineering, health, business, and liberal arts specialties. Our tradition of interdisciplinary work provides exciting opportunities for students to collaborate with scholars from other disciplines. The small size of our program allows you to get to know the law school and university academic community well.
Comfortable Environment and Affordable Cost of Living: The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a comfortable, friendly community that is known equally for its academic excellence and cultural environment. Iowa City is a manageable size, but more affordable—both in terms of tuition and living expenses—than many of the large cities that are a close drive away. Immerse yourself in the environment of our vibrant campus, the literary culture of this UNESCO City of Literature, or in the music and art of the many festivals that occur throughout the year. Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis are not far away if you want to enjoy the offerings of a big city environment.
Value and Support: Tuition costs and costs of living at Iowa are significantly lower than at peer institutions. Tuition discounts are provided for students employed by faculty as research assistants, and some partial tuition scholarships are available as well.