New York LSAT Center Reviews: New York, Metropolitan Pavilion

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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2011
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
dark
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
no
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
normal
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
no
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
this is an event rental space so i found the table height not optimal for reading (food to mouth height) and the lighting not bright enough (dim romance level).

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
no
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
normal
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
HUGE room meant a long wait to start the test and to re-start after the break. Other than that, no real complaints. Make sure to arrive early to get a seat in the front (so you don't need to see a sea of test-takers in front of you).

The proctors allowed people to leave bags, cell phones, etc. in an unguarded room outside the testing area, but I would avoid taking them. I brought only the allowed items and survived a day without my cell phone.

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2010
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
no
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
no
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
I would not take the LSAT at this center again. With respect to noise level and work space, the site was fine. However, with 200+ people in one very large, stark white room, registration and bathroom breaks were endless.

Additionally, given the number of test takers, many proctors continually circulated throughout the room, and many of them (including the timekeeper) were not particularly knowledgeable about the test rules. I've certainly heard about worse test centers, but this one is not ideal.

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When did you take your LSAT?
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
Large Auditorium
Large Class Room
Small Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
25-50
50-75
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
comfortable
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
very dark
dark
optimal
too much sunlight/glare
What was the temperature of the room?
very cold
cold
optimal
hot
very hot
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
no
How much desk space did you have?
very little: could not fit both test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk
just enough: just enough room to put both the test booklet and the answer sheet on the desk together
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
yes
no
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
very loud
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
very loud
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
1-2 hours
2-3 hours
3-4 hours
4+ hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
no
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules? (Please explain in "Other Comments")
yes
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
no
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
free
$5-$10
$10-$15
$15-$20
$20+
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