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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2012
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
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?
yes
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
loud
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?

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2012
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
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?
hot
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?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very 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?
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?
no
How much did parking cost?
$20+
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2011
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
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?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
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?
yes
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
loud
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very 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?
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)?
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?
Verbal altercation happened during the test. Distracted me for the whole exam.

Review #4

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2010
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
50-75
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
hot
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
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?
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?
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?
Overall, very good.

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?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
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?
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?
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)?
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?
All and all the test center was not bad, however, there was noise outside the classroom and with three people administering the test. Neither one of them knew what they hell they were doing. One lady tried to give us 10 mins between section 3-4. When we informed her it was 15 she said we need time to hand back the booklets. We said "Thats not our problem."

Like I said it wasnt the worse but she also let some kid use his stop watch because it didnt make any noise. If I knew that I would have brought my stop watch and I could have timed my self better considering that the clock was in the back of the room. (Good thing I ware my lucky watch)

Review #6

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?
50-75
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
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?
no
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?

Review #7

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
50-75
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?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
very little: could not fit both test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk
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?
no
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?
To say that there wasn't enough space was an understatement! The desks were about the size of an outstretched hand.

Also, despite the fact that we could have easily sat with one or two people between us, the proctors made us sit next to each other. Because the desks were so small and low, you were basically crouched in the lap of the person beside you!

Finally, the proctors had no idea what they were doing, walked around repeatedly, only enforced some rules (let some people bring cell phones in, let some people change desks but not others, let people wear hats, etc).

Review #8

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
50-75
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?
very little: could not fit both test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk
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?
quiet
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?
The test proctors were very strict and at times, rather unreasonable. They were particularly strict about not allowing food or drink to be consumed during the down time before the exam began.

Review #9

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2003
What type of room did you take your test in?
Small Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
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?
very little: could not fit both test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
no
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?
yes
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?
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?
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100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
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comfortable
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How was the lighting in the room?
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What was the temperature of the room?
very cold
cold
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Was there a clock in the room?
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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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