University of Iowa

Rank 29 (USNWR 2021)

Applicants for the class of 2025 , matriculating 2022

191 applicants for the 2021 - 2022  cycle
0/75 , 4 rejected, 4 waitlisted, 7 withdrawn
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class
Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 161 163
GPA 3.44 3.64 3.78
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1061 41
# Admissions offers 640 -
Class size 167 48
% Accepted 60.3% 14
% Yield 25.8% 28
LSData Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 163 166
GPA 3.33 3.58 3.8
LSData Averages Rejected All Accepted
LSAT 149 163 166
GPA 3.54 3.52 3.59
Softs Tier 3.0 Tier 3.28 Tier 3.29
Scholarship - - $99,737
Miscellaneous
Days from sent to decision 53
Days from UR to decision 34
Interview invite rate 2.65%
Interview conversion rate 100.0%
URM LSAT differential -3.37
URM GPA differential 0.03

School finances

The University of Iowa College of LawFinances & employment
Elle Woods went here, 'nuff said.
$46,781.00
Tuition
51st percentile
$27,165.00
In-state tuition
$64,085.00
CoA
33rd percentile
74.40%
Grads with debt
59th percentile
$94,846.00
Average debt
39th percentile
$70,000.00
Salary, 25th %
66th percentile
$115,000.00
Salary
77th percentile
$55,687.00
PI Salary
37th percentile
67.90%
Employment rate
77th percentile
95.70%
Bar pass rate
68th percentile
The University of Iowa College of LawBudgeting

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Calculations assume a 10-year fixed rate loan.

University of Iowa Breakdown

In-school

Total cost of attendance$315,000
$105,000 x 3
Total scholarships$75,000
$25,000 x 3
Savings$10,000
Debt after three years$230,000
Assuming 10-year fixed rate loan
Total repaid@5.0%$11,500
Interest paid$11,500

After graduation

Annual breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Annual disposable income$60,000

Monthly breakdown
Post-grad income$180,000
Income taxes$60,000
Living expenses$60,000
Loan repayment$2,000
Monthly disposable income$60,000

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Data is sourced from ABA 509 disclosures and USNWR.

School applicants

Name Result Last seen GPA LSAT GRE URM WE Scholarship Sent Received Complete UR UR2 Interview invite Decision
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AnotherLawApplicant
15:46
Only heard 6/22
AnnoyedLiterateDogFish
15:46
Pretty sure this be a WL
Literally irrelevant to this convo I just felt like popping in lol
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@caligirl17: you still in austin? i'm not, no chemE jobs there
roSTEM566
15:46
@OneMillionTrout: more experienced***
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15:46
cried so hard when i moved away, but NOLA is super dope too
15:46
Does anyone know when most of the E waves usually come? i feel like its been incredibly slow
Omg not the chaperone 😭
@OneMillionTrout: seasoned
caligirl17
15:47
@Split-gineer: no, I'm in LA now. from Virginia originally. I was a film major so work in the entertainment industry now
roSTEM566
15:47
Honestly the e waves come randomly and so quickly. Harvard's last week was an absolute bloodbath
@jberg: really?? even with a 167? feel like thats not even 25th percentile for T5 schools sadly
If I haven’t heard from Emory was I rejected
@Split-gineer: you live in NOLA? Is it as amazing as I feel like it would be
Or waitlisted
mdr-5
15:47
am i being dumb for feeling super antsy that my apps were completed beginning of dec and have missed all the waves this week
@ThreeHurriedOriole: URM boost though
Or something that’s not accepted
15:47
@cincygirl2022: YES plus some
puglover24
15:47
mdr same tho
@mdr-5: nah i feel the same way
AnotherLawApplicant
15:48
@Itsanickel: Yeah it's moving so slow applied in Oct and only heard back from NYU, Georgetown, Vandy, UGA, Emory, and Cornell (only Cornell so far rejected) out of 22
roSTEM566
15:48
@mdr-5: same. I've barely had movement on any apps since going complete early Dec
@legallyybrunette: don't worry im sure you'll have a great cycle! theres still so much time
@Split-gineer: Ugh i feel like I would love it there but evidently Tulane very rarely gives full rides :(
mdr-5
15:48
ok just needed some reassurance LOL ty guys
Yeah It was a reach for sure, but I'm praying uci will take me
@ThreePlantLemming: is URM boost really that strong to overcome a 167?
mdr-5
15:48
i've gotten a few Rs and one WL but no A;s :/