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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2016
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?
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?
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?
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?
At first, it took the proctors a little while to find the correct instructions for our test, but just over an hour in, we were able to start the test. The location was changed at the last minute which was irritating but it worked out okay. The proctors were friendly and kept time which I was happy about. The only real negative was the desks are TINY! I knocked over my pencils or booklet a few times which frustrated me. If you test here, do practice tests with a small space (1 ft wide by 1.5 ft). Other than that very quiet as it was June after most students are gone and easy to locate

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2016
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?
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?
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?
I took my LSAT in a room with 3 other students. We were in a different room because we all had testing accommodations. The proctors were friendly, followed protocol and kept time. The clock worked just fine and since it's summer session, there's significantly fewer people than usual in the building. There was one instance where one of the proctors had to go to the hallway to ask people out there to be quiet, and at one point there was a little confusion about our packets having duplicate test booklets, but this was resolved. My least favorite part is that the desks were TINY! I was able to work with it mostly but I am a clumsy person and the lack of space caused me to knock over pencils, erasers, etc several times, which I'm sure was a distraction to the others. If you can deal with tiny desks, this is probably okay.

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2012
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?
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 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?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
The seating arrangements were TERRIBLE! I could not have my test booklet open fully to refer to original question without flipping the booklet back and forth. I had to hold my extra pencils and pencil sharpener in my non-writing hand because NOTHING else would fit on the desk. The conditions were so horrible I cancelled my score and rescheduled to a testing much further away would better reviews. Unless you can test under any condition- I do not recommend this center.

Review #4

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2012
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?
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?
yes
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 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?
SMALL DESKS!!! SMALL. SO SMALL.

Review #5

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2012
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?
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?
loud
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?

Review #6

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2011
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?
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?
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?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #7

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2011
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?
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?
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?
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?
Despite my answers above, I do not recommend this testing site. I had expected a much more comfortable atmosphere but in the entire building there were probably around 300 people. It was difficult to maintain focus and with 40-45 people packed into each small class room, there are bound to be some distractions. In my case, there was someone coughing obnoxiously behind me. To make it worse, the desks were incredibly small, so you had to tuck you answer sheet under your booklet until you wanted to fill in bubbles. Luckily, most of my prep was done in even less comfortable arrangements so I was ready, though I'm sure it would hurt some test takers. All in all, I'm sure there are many OSU students out there that will choose it by default, but seriously consider driving a little bit for more optimal conditions.

Review #8

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Small Class Room
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?
dark
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?
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?
1-2 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?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
Proctors were terrible. After the first section they forgot to call the five minute warning and just ended it the section with no warning. Then on section 2 the proctor continually played with watch, which resulted in a loud beeping sound, until someone finally shouted at her and made her stop.

Proctors would walk around and linger over you for 20-30 seconds as watched you do the sections. It was horrible. Horrible.

Review #9

When did you take your LSAT?
February 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?
25-50
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?
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?
yes
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very 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?
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?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
Feb 09: Proctors were very good at this test. The clock was broken in the room so they wrote when 15 minutes elapsed on the board, and also called out the five minute warning. They only walked around once per section and did not linger over you.

HOWEVER, in Oct at the same center the proctors were terrible, forgot to call out 5 minutes and ruffled through magazines throughout the test. So best of luck to you.

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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
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How was the lighting in the room?
very dark
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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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$5-$10
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