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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2016
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?
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?
yes
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 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?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
Some of the older comments say that the desks were really roomy, but the room I was in had those TINY desks that you pull out from under the armrest and flip in front of you. I had to hold my booklet or put it on my knees, and the answer sheet barely fit on the desk by itself. Luckily they give you two of the mini desks, so you can put your spare pencils, pencil sharpener, and erasers on the desk immediately next to yours.

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2015
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?
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?
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?
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?
Terrible tiny desks

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2012
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
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?
cold
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?
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?
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?
Despite complaints I have heard, it was a great testing center. The proctor was very strict which made for great test conditions. The room was pretty cold, but I was sweating so much from anxiety that it didn't really bother me.

Review #4

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 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?
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?
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 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?
no
How much did parking cost?
$15-$20
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #5

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2012
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?
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?
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?
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)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
Make sure NOT to take test at USC or any other school for that matter if it is a football gameday. (saturday tests) I go here and gamedays are CRAZY, but when I took the test there was no game that day. Test conditions were optimal, but slightly cold in room which kept me awake. Get there early to avoid huge line/stress and get into best law classrooms.

Review #6

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2011
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?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
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?
yes
How much did parking cost?
$20+
Do you have any additional comments?
Excellent testing center, only problem is that it was a USC gameday so parking was a nightmare.

Review #7

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?
25-50
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?
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?
GREAT desks. They took my group down like 2 flights of stairs into a lecture hall, so it was completely insulated from outside noise. Proctors were professional and helpful.

Review #8

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
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?
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?
very 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)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
no
How much did parking cost?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
There was a student who kept sniffling right next to me, but other than that it was a very quiet environment. I've heard from some prep test teachers and students that USC is not a good test center, but it was pretty damn ideal. Quiet, good proctor, the clock that resets so that the end of 35 mins is marked at 12:00. You'll hear people say that Southwestern is very good, and I don't doubt that it is (never been), but USC was a very good testing environment.

Review #9

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2009
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?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
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?
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?

Review #10

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2009
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?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
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?
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)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #11

When did you take your LSAT?
February 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?
optimal
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?
yes
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 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?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #12

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2008
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?
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?
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)?
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?
Excellent test center, the desks are comfy.

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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
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How many other test takers were in the room with you?
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How comfortable were the chairs?
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How was the lighting in the room?
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What was the temperature of the room?
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cold
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Was there a clock in the room?
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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
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I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
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What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
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How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
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Did the proctors keep accurate time?
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Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
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Was nearby parking easy to find?
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I did not drive to the testing center
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I did not drive to the testing center
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