The University of Iowa College of Law

The University of Iowa College of Law

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One of the oldest law schools west of the Mississippi, the University of Iowa College of Law is rumored to have graduated the nation’s first female law student. Ranked A in Best Value by the National Jurist, it has rigorous admissions criteria and one of the smallest first-year section sizes in the region.

Nestled in downtown Iowa City, the campus itself overlooks the Iowa River and houses a massive law library — fitting, as Iowa City is one of 11 cities worldwide to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature. Each year, the school hosts “Bridging the Gap Seminar,” a pre-law conference for minority applicants to learn about the law school process and related career fields.

Although tuition is far higher for non-residents, the school’s efforts pay off, as an impressive number of its graduates find employment after 10 months, at just under 90 percent.

Along with the J.D. program, the college offers a number of joint degree programs with other graduate departments. They also recieved an A- ranking in their teachings on Trial Advocacy and Litigation. Iowa Law boasts an alumni network spanning all 50 states and beyond.

Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1633.78
25th Percentile1563.44
Financial Profile
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Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$24500
Percent receiving grants78.00%
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Employment & Bar Exam Profile
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Post-grad employment 99.20%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage86.33%
Academic Profile
Business, Corporate, Banking
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Trial Advocacy
320 Melrose Avenue
Iowa City