Iowa Law

Rank 35 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Iowa Law
  • University of Iowa
  • UofI

Iowa Law is a law school located in Iowa City, Iowa. The school was ranked 35 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Iowa Law is approximately 141.

Admissions website: https://admissions.uiowa.edu/

Admissions email: admissions@uiowa.edu

Admissions phone: 319-335-3847

Can I get into Iowa Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Iowa Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 161 163 165
GPA 3.49 3.66 3.83
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1417 50
# Admissions offers 585 -
Class size 141 34
% Accepted 41.3% 51
% Yield 23.9% 19

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.

Iowa Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

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.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Iowa Law cost per year?

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In-state tuition
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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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Employment rate
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Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending Iowa Law

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.

Iowa Law employment outcomes

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.

Some interesting facts about Iowa Law

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.

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@wealthofnations: pretty chill, some challenging questions tho so be prepared for the typical job interview type questions.
Just give me my R. Put me out of my misery and fully onboard the retake LSAT train.
Hmmm. Seems like all of the scholarship offers so far have been full rides
Anyone still waiting on a scholarship after the interview?
As getting calls or emails?
i created a basic discord for admitted students if anyone wants to join! https://discord.gg/EW4kRr73p2
@wealthofnations: Email
They didn't even send my R via email, just updated the status and that's it.
how long did it take to hear back from iowa?
im on hold until my jan score unfortunately but jw
@marbles420: I've been UR about a month, nothing yet. Seems like the trickle out decisions slowly versus in big waves.
I got a decision in five days. That might be an anomaly though.
Interesting. No one below the median (except URMs) have received a scholarship. However, those at and above are likely to receive a full tuition scholarship
doesnt iowa do a scholarship interview
@EzrealFizz13: From what I understand, it's more a formality to make sure people are serious about attending - apparently they gave away too many scholarships or something a few years back
did anyone's staus tracker banner disappear prior to decisions
reposting the accepted students disc https://discord.gg/EW4kRr73p2
im at work so i just emailed myself the l;ink hehhehe
grats to all the A's. Anyone have insights into the "preliminary waitlist"?
Think they’re done handing out As for today? My status checker moved to the top of law hub
That's probably a good sign that a decision is inbound
I'm also on the "preliminary waitlist"
@SkillfulHurriedLadybird: same here, I am wondering if this is the same as a hold considering they mention people would be transferred to an official waitlist later. I also am curious if anyone has received an A off the prelim prior to official waitlist times
My status paragraph disappeared (at the top) - hoping that means movement soon lol
"Preliminary waitlist" for me too. Only took 6 months for them to respond with, "we aren't sure"
Brutal cycle lol
Anyone received any scholarship details in recent weeks?
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