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University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:38 pm
by ugatvandy
Hello, everyone-- making this thread for those of us applying to Iowa :D

Facts and Figures

USNWR Ranking: 20
Above the Law Ranking: 26
LSAT (Middle 50%) (Class of 2019): 157-161-163
GPA (Middle 50%) (Class of 2019): 3.44-3.61-3.79
Acceptance Rate (Class of 2020): 41.4% (-4.3%)
Number of Applications (Class of 2020): 1528 (+314)
1L Enrollment (Class of 2020): 131 (-4)
Median Grant Amount (Class of 2020): $24,332

First round of decisions should be coming out any day now!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:50 pm
by ATXStudent
Any guess on when they will be releasing decisions? Approaching a month of UR. LSN shows they released the first wave on Nov. 28th last year.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm
by bdsc16
ATXStudent wrote:Any guess on when they will be releasing decisions? Approaching a month of UR. LSN shows they released the first wave on Nov. 28th last year.


People reported getting in today on Reddit and LSN. Looks like people with high LSAT scores so far.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:44 pm
by ATXStudent
In via status checker!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:32 am
by ChiCityLove
Checking in! Applied 11/21, LORs were submitted 11/30.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 pm
by tominusprime
Just received a link to their MyUI page and the credentials to create a HawkID at midnight my time(probably about 8 AM in the Midwest), but my admissions profile says a decision is still pending...:(

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:57 pm
by olemiss18
In at Iowa!

157/3.99/Over-represented Majority

I know, retake. I'll consider sitting out a cycle and retaking in June if I don't get satisfactory money from places, but so far my cycle has outperformed my numbers, so I'm happy.

Anyone know when they start awarding scholarship?

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:26 am
by ugatvandy
tominusprime wrote:Just received a link to their MyUI page and the credentials to create a HawkID at midnight my time(probably about 8 AM in the Midwest), but my admissions profile says a decision is still pending...:(


Everyone gets that when they apply, so don't read too much into it

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:54 pm
by somewhereclassof2021
Checking in! Admitted yesterday via e-mail.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:07 pm
by bdsc16
In today via status checker!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:17 pm
by lawgal2021
Just checked the status checker and I am in!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:31 pm
by BL2017
When did you guys do complete? Congrats!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:48 pm
by lawgal2021
BL2017 wrote:When did you guys do complete? Congrats!

Thanks! I went complete November 16th.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:19 pm
by bdsc16
BL2017 wrote:When did you guys do complete? Congrats!


I went complete on November 9th and In Review on the 27th! And thanks!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:39 pm
by ltepen
Just received my admission email about 30 minutes ago! I'm in! No scholarship info included. Reflected on the status checker (but not the myUI page). Went complete 10/30, UR 11/7, non-ED.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:18 am
by getty
I'm In!

Applied 11/15, but no scholly info as of yet

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:59 am
by tominusprime
Just got in this morning(12/18)! Sent 11/9, complete 11/10. Still no word on scholly info yet.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:24 am
by ChiCityLove
Accepted via email this morning! :D

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:16 pm
by emlatte
In via email yesterday! Still no scholarship information. Does everyone's acceptance email state that they will need an official transcript from your graduating college? I've been out of school for a few years so I'm not sure if they make everyone send in a new transcript. It seems like something they would only need from someone currently in undergrad.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:18 pm
by bdsc16
Just got scholarship info via email, 8 days post-decision. Hopefully you all who have been recently admitted will get it before the New Year!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:19 pm
by acr
Hey guys. I'm an Iowa native and attended UI for undergrad (went somewhere else for law school, though). If you have any questions about Iowa City, the University, or anything Iowa related, please reach out!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:08 pm
by ChiCityLove
emlatte wrote:In via email yesterday! Still no scholarship information. Does everyone's acceptance email state that they will need an official transcript from your graduating college? I've been out of school for a few years so I'm not sure if they make everyone send in a new transcript. It seems like something they would only need from someone currently in undergrad.


My email also said that, and I've also been out of school for a couple years....hmm.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:31 pm
by getty
OK, so I received the $92,000 Scholarship which is amazing and I'm super pumped about it, but it says that its the full out of state tuition the first year (44k), but then goes down to 24 k the second and third years (in state tuition). I'm out of state btw. It also says to supplement this I can apply for an LRA position the second and third year to get the in state tuition (and thus the full ride), plus what they call a small stipend.

So my question is, how hard to obtain/good are these LRA positions? Should I assume this is a full rise scholarship, or are LRA spots really competitive to secure? Do I even want be an LRA in the first place? I hope this is the right place to ask, as I wasn't finding much on my google hunt.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:21 pm
by SusanSays
In via email today! This is the best christmas gift for me.

No scholarship information yet

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:40 pm
by Lchi
getty wrote:OK, so I received the $92,000 Scholarship which is amazing and I'm super pumped about it, but it says that its the full out of state tuition the first year (44k), but then goes down to 24 k the second and third years (in state tuition). I'm out of state btw. It also says to supplement this I can apply for an LRA position the second and third year to get the in state tuition (and thus the full ride), plus what they call a small stipend.

So my question is, how hard to obtain/good are these LRA positions? Should I assume this is a full rise scholarship, or are LRA spots really competitive to secure? Do I even want be an LRA in the first place? I hope this is the right place to ask, as I wasn't finding much on my google hunt.

I am in the same boat, but my scholarship email said
"During your second and third years of law school, you will have the opportunity to work as a Merit Scholar Law Research Assistant (LRA)."
I took this as meaning that we already have the job, since it says we will have the opportunity to work, not the opportunity to apply to work, but you can always email the admissions office if you are still unsure.