A Guide to Blueprint Area LSAT Testing Centers

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As you know, the LSAT is a huge deal. It consists of nothing more than pencil and paper, but your performance on LSAT test day could very well determine your entire legal career. Therefore, there’s a lot of tension on these days. The last thing you need is some sort of distraction with the LSAT testing center room.

Scroll through the comments any of our LSAT blog’s past LSAT test day instant recaps, and you’ll find, unfortunately, that distractions are rampant in LSAT testing centers. Oftentimes it’s an annoying or inexperienced proctor. Sometimes it’s the chairs they put you in. Either way, it’s not uncommon for months of intense LSAT prep to go to waste because LSAC can’t consistently maintain their LSAT testing centers. And there are a lot of LSAT testing centers.

Allow us to help.

Blueprint LSAT Prep regularly reaches out to LSAT testing centers around our LSAT prep classroom locations trying to find out as much info as we can about each one (room size, desk situations, etc.). Not all of the locations were responsive or had picked out a room yet — which just goes to show how easy LSAT test day disasters can come about.

You can find more information about LSAT testing locations on this LSAT testing center Wiki, but here’s what we were able to find out about the LSAT testing centers around our spring LSAT prep classroom locations*:

Updated 3/27/15

ATLANTA LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Clark Atlanta University

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

Herzing College

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-According to the school, they offer two person desks.

-15 – 20 people each room (multiple rooms provided by college).

-Very spacious.

AUSTIN LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Austin Community College

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Administered by the Highland campus, but the rooms are not assigned until a week before the LSAT.

University of Texas

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-LSAT is administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, but the room is not selected yet for June LSAT.

-Typically a bigger room for lots of students.

BOSTON LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Boston College Law School

-Great reviews online.

-Theater seating with long tables that curve with the room.

-Students seated in every other seat in swivel chairs.

-School called it the “luxury suites” of classrooms, but they usually only do the December and February LSATs.

Boston University School of Law

-Varying feedback online.

-Completely random rooms; the entire law school is used.

Brandeis University

-Huge ballroom (Levin Ballroom).

-One person per big table.

-Free parking.

Bridgewater State College

-Classrooms for 25-35 with medium-sized L-shaped desks.

-Free parking.

Lasell College

-Smaller classrooms.

Suffolk University Law School

-Great feedback online.

-Classrooms of about 50 with long tables.

CHAPEL HILL LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Duke University

-Great reviews online and from Pre-Law Advisor.

-Free parking.

NC Elite Career Service Center

-Free parking.

-Room can get cold.

-Three different testing rooms: One with long tables, two with individual cubicles.

North Carolina Central University

-Uncomfortable chairs.

North Carolina State University

-Decent reviews.

-Individual desks.

CHICAGO LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Northwestern University (Chicago Campus)

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-It has not yet been determined whether the university will hold long tables or desks (rooms have not yet been determined yet).

Northwestern University (Evanston Campus)

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Typically, there are 7 to 8 classrooms provided by the university for the LSAT with 20-30 students per classroom.

-Rooms include long tables with ample space between each LSAT test-taker.

University of Chicago

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

DALLAS LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Fort Worth Texas Wesleyan School of Law

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Provides enough room for 42 LSAT test-takers.

-School makes sure there is 4 feet between students, as required by LSAC.

Southern Methodist University

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Administers the fall and February LSAT only.

-Two large auditorium rooms in the Dedman School of Law.

-Additionally, the university (not law school) will put LSAT test-takers in smaller rooms.

-All rooms have long tables with an empty seat between each examinee.

GAINESVILLE LSAT TESTING CENTERS

University of Florida

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Long tables are used so students are able to spread out.

-No parking restrictions on weekends.

-October Exam is sometimes on a home football game day, which makes parking extremely difficult.

HOUSTON LSAT TESTING CENTERS

University of Houston

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Typically, the LSAT is administered at the University of Houston Law Center.

-The rooms have not been selected as of yet.

Texas Southern University

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

LOS ANGELES LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Cal State Northridge

-30 to 80 LSAT test-takers in each room.

-Rooms are normal classroom sizes.

-Small individual desks (12″x15″).

Loyola Marymount University

-Good reviews.

-Free parking.

-Reports of long tables or individual desks based on building and exam administration. Call and check if you can.

-Test-takers split into multiple classrooms.

Rio Hondo College

-Recommended in the past.

Southwestern Law School

-Lots of room and not loud.

-Tables instead of desks, so plenty of room to spread out.

UCLA

-Bad location.

-Big lecture hall.

-Lot of people crammed into one room.

-Loud center.

USC

-Bad location.

-Loud center.

University of West Los Angeles,(Inglewood Campus)

-No info from the school, but past students recommend it (long desks; not too cramped).

University of West Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley Campus)

-Good location.

-Smaller classrooms, so not a lot of people in each room.

-Long tables.

-Ample parking.

MIAMI LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Florida International University

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

St. Thomas University School of Law

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

NEW HAVEN LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Yale University

-Good reviews.

-Long tables with plenty of space.

-Way more test-takers/worse rooms in the fall than in the summer.

-Room may be darker than ideal.

NEW YORK LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Brooklyn College

-Average feedback online.

-Large auditorium lecture hall with small fold-up desks.

Columbia University

-Average reviews online.

CUNY School of Law (Flushing)

-Larger classrooms with long rows of tables.

-Highly recommended by person on the phone who took the LSAT elsewhere.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

-Great reviews online.

-Various types of classrooms, but usually with large individual desks

Fordham School of Law

-Mostly classrooms that hold 40 students.

-Individual, fold-up desks.

Hofstra

-Great feedback online.

-Conference-style rooms that hold about 20 people.

-Long tables

Long Island University

-Good feedback online.

-Totally random rooms/desks.

Pace University

-Great reviews online.

Queens College

-Good reviews online.

Seton Hall University

-Poor reviews online.

South Shore High School

-Good feedback online.

-Smaller classrooms, but no desk info.

St. John’s

-Poor feedback online.

-Individual, fold-up desks.

-Large classrooms in Marillac Hall.

ORANGE COUNTY/INLAND EMPIRE LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Chapman University

-School says it has no idea what it will be like on LSAT test day.

Concordia University

-Great location.

-Up to 18 people put into a room that normally fits 40.

-Long tables with two LSAT test-takers to a table.

-Sometimes one person gets a whole table to themselves.

-Parking is right next to classroom.

Saddleback College

-Good location.

-Around 20 people in each room.

-Plenty of desk space.

-Good parking.

University of La Verne

-Good location.

-Around 30 LSAT test-takers in each room.

-Long tables; plenty of desk space.

-LSAT test-takers will end up in the campus center or in a regular classroom.

-New parking structure nearby.

PHILADELPHIA LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Drexel University

-Good reviews online.

-Larger classrooms that hold 50-80 students.

-Long tables across the full length of the classroom with moveable chairs.

-School said they have good air circulation in the rooms.

Holy Family College

-Small classrooms with 20-30 people.

-Desk type varies, but more often desks than tables.

Rutgers University (Camden)

-Totally random types of rooms/desks.

Swarthmore College

-Varying reviews online.

-Large lecture halls with fold-up desks.

Temple University

-Totally random rooms/desks.

University of Pennsylvania Law School

-Average reviews online.

-Usually medium-sized classrooms with desks of various types.

-Often given not just at the law school, but also in undergrad classrooms.

PHOENIX LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Arizona State University

-Good facility, though that might depend on the building being used for a given administration.

-Schwada Building is highly rated.

-Long tables with plenty of spacing between LSAT test-takers.

-Nearby parking.

-40-50 students per room.

Gateway Community College

-Good facility.

-Long tables.

-Held in large classrooms or auditorium-style rooms (still with tables).

Phoenix College

-Good facility.

-LSAT administered in large classrooms with long desks.

SAN DIEGO LSAT TESTING CENTERS

California Western School of Law

-Good location.

-Large tables.

-Highly recommended.

San Diego State University

-Mixed reviews; maybe not the top choice in the area.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

-Good facility.

-Plenty of space to work.

-Good proctors have been reported.

University of San Diego

-Good facility.

-Large tables; not too cramped.

-Good lighting.

SAN FRANCISCO/BERKELEY LSAT TESTING CENTERS

California Ballroom & Conference Center (Oakland)

-Good facility; comfortable.

-Close to BART.

-Large tables.

-Maximum capacity of test takers is 90.

College of Alameda

-Good facility.

-Large tables.

-Not too cramped; quiet.

-Accessible, affordable parking.

San Francisco Law School

-Good facility.

-Large tables.

-Plenty of space; quiet.

San Francisco State University

-Mixed reviews, leaning more to the negative.

-Reports of fold-out desks.

-Likely depends on the specific classroom or lecture hall being used.

Santa Clara University

-Good facility.

-Lots of desk space; quiet.

-Comfortable chairs.

-Good proctors.

University of San Francisco

-Mixed reviews.

-Specific location changes for each LSAT.

SEATTLE LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Everett Community College

-Good facility.

-Large desks and comfortable chairs.

-Good lighting.

-Near the bathrooms

Seattle Central Community College

-Good facility.

-Visible clock.

-Large tables.

-Lot of space between students.

Seattle University School of Law

-Positive reviews from LSAT test-takers in the law school facility.

-Big desks.

-Good proctors.

-LSAT administration location may change.

University of Washington

-Smaller desks.

-Larger lecture halls.

-Probably not the best choice for the area.

TALLAHASSEE LSAT TESTING CENTERS

Florida A&M University

-Has alternated between large lecture hall (100-200 students) and small classrooms.

-Long tables with students separated by a space between.

-Parking limited to metered street parking or off-campus garage ($5-$10).

-Can get cold in testing building.

Florida State University

-Mixed reviews online.

-Test is in a law school classroom at the law school that seats up to 300 students.

-On campus parking lot is free for FSU students.

Tallahassee Community College

-Positive reviews online.

-Individual desks.

-Free parking in garage next door.

-Rooms don’t hold more than 40 students.

TUCSON LSAT TESTING CENTERS

University of Arizona

-Reviews generally positive.

-Administered in 3 separate large lecture halls on campus.

-Two of the lecture halls hold about 100 students and the other holds about 180-200 -students.

-Long tables with plenty of working space.

ARLINGTON/WASHINGTON D.C. LSAT TESTING CENTERS

American University Washington College of Law

-Recommended on LSAT/testing center blogs.

-Rounded lecture halls that hold 20-100 students.

-Long tables/connected.

Baltimore City Community College

-Individual desks in large classrooms of about 75.

-Free parking.

Catholic University of America

-Seating and desks vary from small classrooms to large lecture halls; totally random.

Georgetown

-Individual, fold-up desks in a large classroom.

Howard:

-LSAT administered in a lecture hall described as “comfortable, nice…you’ll like it!”

Northern Virginia Community College (Annendale)

-Standard desks in a small classroom.

-Parking is $6/day.

UDC Law

-Mixed reviews.

-Big desks.

-Sometimes crowded and poorly proctored..

University of Maryland (College Park)

-Varying feedback online.

-According to school, always random rooms.

*If an LSAT testing center exists but was not listed, that means no information was found on it.

 

 

20 Responses

  1. Jeffrey Buckner says:

    I’m registered for the June LSAT and I live in Dallas. Neither SMU nor Texas Wesleyan were offered as testing facilities month ago for June LSAT. University of North Texas was the closest LSAT testing site offered to Dallas, and that’s 35 miles away!

  2. Emily says:

    LSAC made a mistake and unregistered me for the June LSAT, when they re-registered me they put me at San Francisco Law School instead of USF (where I was originally registered). However I see on your site that you have heard good reviews of San Francisco Law School as a test site. Can you elaborate anymore? I haven’t been able to find any other reviews online.

    • Hank says:

      The info about San Francisco Law School (good facility, large tables, plenty of space, quiet) is what we were able to find out by contacting the school. You may try to see what you can find on any LSAT-related forums and maybe try starting your own thread. You’re also more than welcome to contact San Francisco Law School yourself to see if what other info you can get. Good luck, Emily.

    • Aaron Cohn says:

      I got a 180 at SF Law School, so you can’t go wrong. But seriously, I had a good experience there and I’ve heard good reports from a number of my students too. Big tables, competent proctors, etc.

  3. Barb says:

    your Los Angeles locations need updating, USC, Southwestern and Inglewood campus are not available for December LSAT. In addition, according to http://www.simugator.com/lsat-test-site-reviews.php?location=9515
    CSUN has big desks.

  4. Barb says:

    and because apparently everything is better than studying for December LSAT, I called CSUN and they said the desk sizes are 15×20 inches so enough for the test :D

  5. February LSAT Taker says:

    For the most part, Pace has VERY small desks – I’m talking one page at a time rather than having the test booklet flat small.

  6. Jake says:

    Have any info on UDC law? Info is pretty great for all the other DC law schools

  7. Mariam Maghakyan says:

    I’m registered for the June LSAT at Loyola Marymount. The review you have here says they have long tables. I called Loyola and they told me that the Business school will be hosting the LSAT this year, and the business building mostly consists of huge auditoriums, which means small desks. Do you have any updates on this?
    Thank you.

  8. Mariam Maghakyan says:

    Thank you. I hope they will have long tables again.

  9. Jamie says:

    Is the listing for the University of LaVerne reflective of their undergraduate campus or their law school?

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