Law School Spotlight: The University of Iowa College of Law


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

    The University of Iowa College of Law (commonly known as Iowa Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    The University of Iowa College of Law, founded in 1865, is the oldest law school in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. Iowa enjoys a top national reputation, and its faculty is renowned for its outstanding scholarship and teaching.

    The college is located in Iowa City, a cosmopolitan college town that is home to a dynamic teaching and research university and over 60,000 people. Students from all 50 states and roughly 100 countries attend the university. Iowa City offers a rich cultural life, Big Ten athletic events, and the world-famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.

    The Boyd Law Building's central campus location on a bluff overlooking the Iowa River provides a professional enclave well-suited to the college's intensive style of education as well as easy access to the academic, cultural, social, and recreational resources of a major research university.

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    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban, small city

    Size: 574 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 203 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 11.3 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 39.3% (692 of 1,757 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $24,154 (resident), $42,922 (non-resident)

    Cost of living (single student): $16,885

    Address: 320 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242
    Phone: 800.553.4692
    Twitter accounts: @IowaLawSchool
    Facebook: The University of Iowa College of Law
    Blog: The Docket

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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