Maryland LSAT Center Reviews: Bowie, Bowie State University

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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2015
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
dark
What was the temperature of the room?
very cold
Was there a clock in the room?
no
How much desk space did you have?
just enough: just enough room to put both the test booklet and the answer sheet on the desk together
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?
loud
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
quiet
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?
no
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?
Heater was broken, so I was very cold. Proctors talked go each other in the room during testing and when the HVAC guy showed up, the proctor introduced him to the class during a timed section of test.

Rules not enforced. Proctor in classroom told testers to go out the back of the room when using the restroom so they didn't have to worry about showing their ID. Also, the interpreted the 'no jackets' rule to mean 'no sweaters', so some people were pretty upset when they had to test in their undershirts.

Horrible location.

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2013
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
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?
loud
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?
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?
The proctor was talking during the exam. She started the exam by yelling at students to "not write in the test booklet." There is also a ton of train noise outside.

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2011
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
very 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 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?
yes
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #4

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2011
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
hot
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?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
quiet
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?
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?
Great testing center. I say they didn't follow all the rules because they let people go to the bathroom after checking in before the first section, and one girl brought a magazine to read beforehand. They used digital timers so we got exactly 35 mins per section and a 5 min warning, it was very well organized and went very well. The desks were large, not those little one-side desks, but a full desk. Proctors whispered to each other every now and then but it was still fine (and I sat up front right next to them). Nice room, parking was super close, good experience.

Review #5

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
very 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 hour or less
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)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?
A car alarm went off in the middle of the test and was going for about 2 minutes. Quite the distraction, but not the university's fault. It was, however, VERY cold. IT was snowing outside, and the room was walled on 2 sides by drafty windows.

Review #6

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Small Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
very 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?
quiet
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?
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)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?
Test proctor could not tell time! Cut us off nearly ten minutes early in the first section. Someone complained and she let us go back for five minutes but it didn't nearly make up for it!

Review #7

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2007
What type of room did you take your test in?
Small Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
just enough: just enough room to put both the test booklet and the answer sheet on the desk together
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?
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?

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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
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