LSAT Test Center Review

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby dot » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:37 pm

University of St. Thomas
Ranking: 9
Long desks and each student got two seats or more. 15-20 test-takers per room. Well lit. Nice, ergonomic chairs. Decent number of bathroom stalls - would have been an issue if the other rooms weren't on slightly different schedules. Nice proctors - gave out pencils.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby dmnpnkstr » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:28 am

Hi All!! Just took the Feb 2009 LSAT. Thought I would post information regarding the testing center in my area.

St. Louis, MO (Kirkwood)
St. Louis Community College Meramec
Ranking: 5

The supervisors were great. The room was burning hot, then freezing cold later, but really not a big deal. Nice number of test takers...we had 10 in our room. The reason I gave the center such a low score was because they put us right next door to Saturday class. The teacher in that class had to have had the loudest voice ever. Then someone had a baby outside the testing center doors that was crying. This persisted until the break after the 3rd section when the supervisor addressed the situation with the appropriate parties, but it really impacted my concentration for the first two sections. I am on the fence on whether to complain about it or not. I have had classes before in this center, so I was suprised at the level of noise. Just thought I would give anyone in STL some forewarning that it could go either way. I don't plan on cancelling the score, but if I do take the test over...I might just take it at Forest Park or one of the other centers offered. :roll:


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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby hotdog123 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:49 am

I'll just copy my post on

Where did you take your LSAT?
University of Houston (Melcher)

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?

How comfortable were the chairs?

How was the lighting in the room?

What was the temperature of the room?

Was there a clock in the room?

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?

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?

Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?

Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?

Was nearby parking easy to find?

How much did parking cost?

Do you have any additional comments?
LSAC moved the testing location less than 48 hours from the test time. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. No posted directions on the building made it a great experience to watch people wander about lost. Proctor did not speak very good English, but tried very hard (was not so much distracting as amusing). Lighting in the room was indirect, and therefor made it hard to see your own notes sometimes. Chairs sit very low to the ground with tables that have front plates making it uncomfortable for 6+ footers.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby ILikeIke » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:42 am

Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA

Rating: 9

We were divided into small classrooms of about 16 people each. Everyone had a table designed to accommodate 2 people to his/herself. The proctor was very nice and relaxed (didn't break any rules or anything but wasn't stomping around glaring at you like some sort of LSAC storm trooper) and gave us enough time in between sections to reset watches and switch pencils. There was a clock in the room, and I believe the proctor was writing on the board the stop time for each section. (I wasn't paying too much attention since I had my own watch.) Parking on campus was no problem, and the campus is small, so even though I parked on the "far end" of campus from the building, it wasn't more than 2 blocks away. I highly recommend this testing center.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby AudacityofHope » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:45 pm

Has anyone tested at Hastings? If so, could you let me know about your experience there?

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby misspippers » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:25 am

Has anyone tested in Louisiana? I'm deciding among:

Loyola- New Orleans
Southeastern Louisiana University
Xavier University of Louisiana

I've heard good things about Loyola and took my practice test at Tulane, which was alright. Don't know anything about SELU or Xavier. The Kaplan and LSAT rater sites don't have much on Louisiana schools.


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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby 2011hopeful » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:16 pm

you might try asking your college's pre-law advisor.

also, try calling the schools and asking them about the test-center conditions.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby misspippers » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:46 pm

I've been out a college for a little while and went to school way away from Louisiana, so that probably won't work; however, calling the schools is a good suggestion. Thanks!

Of course, if anyone knows about the testing conditions at these schools, I would be very much obliged.

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LSAT Test Center Review

Postby AGA » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:28 pm

Has anyone recently taken LSAT at Texas A&M university in College Station, Texas. I am interested in taking my September 2009 LSAT there.

The Kaplan LSAT rater site don't have good reviews about it. But the reviews are from 2006 so I just want to make sure.


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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby nodummy » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:48 pm

Has anyone seen the testing center at Florida Memorial University in Miami? Everything else is booked in DC and Miami is my only other option...a little nervous about this place, however, since there are no reviews. Any info would be great.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby achilles » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:43 am

Anyone take their LSAT at South Texas College of Law in Houston? I can't find much info anywhere else, and Kaplan's rater isn't too helpful. I'm mainly concerned about seating and desk size.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby Adjudicator » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:53 pm

I just want to say, for future reference for anyone in the Seattle area, that Everett Community College gives every test-taker a big, two-seat wide desk.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby sankara » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:31 pm

bump in case Dec test takers want to add their $.02.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby kkklick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:41 pm

Niagra College in Wellend Ontario
10/10 The only issue was kids yelling and screaming during section 3, luckily that was my experimental. Small test center with about 30 writers. Quiet, big, long desks seated a good 2 meters between each person. Air temp. was fine overall good experience, the test center didn't hinder my performance in any way so to speak.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby freestallion » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:50 am

Has anyone taken their LSAT at the Ramada Inn, NJ? Any tips on whether it's a good test center?

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby sergiokun16 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:10 pm

North Virginia Community College-Annandale (Site 1589)...anyone have info/thoughts about this location?

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby anela00 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:22 pm

sergiokun16 wrote:North Virginia Community College-Annandale (Site 1589)...anyone have info/thoughts about this location?

I took the LSAT there in February (and will taking it there again in about a week as well). It was an okay testing site. I got stuck in the lecture hall room with the tiny desks, but there weren't many people there, so I spread out among the desks next to me. If your last name is J-L, you'll probably be there too, as the guy next to me (last name Lynch) said he was in that room in December also. The chairs were comfy and padded, though.

The other rooms had individual desks. The desktop size looked pretty standard; chairs didn't look too comfortable. I'm curious to see what the temperature of the rooms will be on June 11. In February it was fine, but it wasn't a particularly hot or cold day, so there wasn't much to regulate. I hope it's not super cold with AC, or hot with no/little AC.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby Micdiddy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:33 pm

Taking it in Inglewood! I heard there's nice big desks and 12 stories up so no environmental noise.
I also heard there was like 100 people taking it so there's a lot of dead time passing and taking in tests.

Anyone take it here have more to add? Anyone else taking it here?

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby RoughRider » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:32 pm

Does anyone have info on taking the LSAT at University of Puget Sound (9411) in Tacoma, WA? I took the LSAT at Seattle U four years ago and it was great, but Univ. of Puget Sound is much closer to my house. Also saw one review that SU changed the location for their testing from the law school to somewhere less pleasant. Trying to decide for October. (I know it's early, but want my choice of test centers this time around). Thanks!

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby Clearly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:42 pm

jrod wrote:anyone have any opinions on stony brook?

I didn't take it there, but my friend said it was problems for her.
I graduated from SBU

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:42 pm

Test Center: University of Waterloo, St. Jerome's University

Overall great testing conditions. No complaints. Quiet, more than enough desk space, nice looking room, great proctors. 8.5 / 10

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby bdeebs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:06 pm

Test Center Name (be as specific as possible)
Test City State
Ranking of 1 through 10. 10 being perfect, 1 being awful.
Comments about desks, proctors, noise, parking, etc.

Boise State University, Norco Building
Boise, ID

Very professional proctors. No beepers going off, but still very good about the 5 minute warning. Also very efficient at corralling us all in and getting things going as quickly as possible. The room itself was on the 4th floor of a building that is tucked away in a corner of campus where NOTHING happens (no cars, no students between classes in the summer at least). The room had large windows in the back that let in the sunlight so flickering fluorescent bulbs were a non issue. The desks were basically a bench that spanned the length of the room, and the seats were fixed to the table, so they needed to have an empty chair to either side of you. So there was more than enough room to spread out your papers/pencils without crowding anyone. I've heard that the testing is not always done in this building, but I could not imagine a better atmosphere than this.

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Re: LSAT Test Center Review

Postby ghostofdreams » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:23 pm

hello all, I'm reviving an old thread, which I found through search, wanting to know if anybody knows about a particular test center: The University of Puget Sound Mcintyre Hall, Room 212, Tacoma, Washington.

If anybody has an idea about this place I would appreciate it. I've gathered some information by calling the school, but obviously, that will be a biased source. I want to hear from someone who took the test or knows the school and the room in particular. Thanks. By the way, if I had a vehicle I would see the room in person.

*Additionally (edit)

When I called the school, they told me that the desks were rather large but they were the type that had arms that folded up. This does not sound promising, but I am wondering if anybody has experience taking the test on this type of desk.

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