Blueprint LSAT Prep Review

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Blueprint LSAT test prep offers multiple class formats along with private tutoring. With any paid membership, users have access to every LSAT question ever released along with video explanations for many of them. Instructors are veteran LSAT instructors who scored in the 98th percentile. Note that the company’s score guarantee is only for specific plans. Users who choose to take advantage of the guarantee can either get their money back or retake the course. We reviewed the Blueprint LSAT curriculum to see how it compares to services by competitors, so read on to see our full thoughts and key takeaways.

The Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
  • Wide range of prep plans
  • Adaptive technology to supplement weaker areas
  • No Android app currently available
  • Expensive tutoring program
  • Limited access to in-person classes

What’s Included  

Blueprint is highly customizable, both in the plan that you choose and the software that adapts to students’ strengths and weaknesses. Prep courses can be done in person with the Classroom plan or online with the Live Online and self-paced Online Anytime plans. Several one-on-one tutoring options are available as well. 

Adaptive Technology 

The Blueprint Learning Engine is Blueprint’s solution for meeting user’s needs. This software “learns” the user’s strengths and weaknesses as they answer questions. It tracks users’ progress and adjusts practice sets to focus on the areas the test taker needs the most work on. 

Curriculum and Strategy Resources

Blueprint’s video and live lessons focus on two aspects of LSAT prep: LSAT topics and curriculum and test-taking strategies. The former familiarizes users with the types of questions that have been used on the test and how they are worded. The latter explains how to approach the questions themselves.

With Blueprint, users have access to over 8,000 prior LSAT questions, and many of these are explained with a recorded video on Blueprint’s website. Explanations videos combine curriculum and strategy resources to walk students through an individual question and help them analyze the underlying logic.

Live Online Extra Help 

Live Online Office Hours are offered six days a week in two-hour sessions. During this time, an instructor takes one LSAT principle or question type and walks students through the question or concept from start to finish. 

Live Online Office Hours are interactive, so instructors will answer questions as they teach. This resource is available for all Blueprint students, regardless of the plan they have chosen. 

Score Increase Guarantee 

Blueprint guarantees that users will score higher on the official test than they did on their first practice exam. If not, Blueprint will refund the student’s money, or the student will be allowed to repeat the course. 

To qualify for the guarantee, users must take the LSAT within three months of finishing their Blueprint course. The fine print says that the student must be a first-time Blueprint member and complete all coursework during their prep program. 

Pricing

Blueprint has an LSAT prep course for a wide variety of budgets. These services don’t come cheap but their plans are reasonable in the amount of tutoring that is provided for the cost. Their one-on-one tutoring will cost users as much as they’re willing to spend, with the largest private tutoring package topping out at $8,000. 

Blueprint Live Online 

Price: $1,299 

Includes: 10 hours per week of live online instruction with a 170+ LSAT scoring instructor, two months of classes, detailed score reports and customized practice, live online office hours, access to 88 hours of Blueprint Online Anytime recorded lessons, and score increase guarantee.

Blueprint Classroom

Price: $1,399 and up

Includes: 112 hours of live, in-person lectures with a 170+ LSAT scoring instructor, detailed score reports and customized practice, four in-class practice exams, access to 88 hours of Blueprint Online Anytime recorded lessons, and score increase guarantee.

Blueprint One-on-One LSAT Tutoring

Price: $1,600 to $8,000

Includes: Work with the same tutor every session, two to six months’ access to all Blueprint resources, personalized study plan, 10+practice exams, and Live Online Extra Help.

Limited Access to In-Person Classes

Price: $199/month

Includes: Interactive lessons, over 8,000 practice questions (most with video explanation), experienced instructors, mobile-friendly, live online office hours, personalized study plan or create your own, and a seven-day free trial.

Blueprint’s Strengths 

The biggest strength of the Blueprint program is its variety of customization options. Of all the LSAT prep courses we reviewed, it is one of the most adaptable in budget and class style, in addition to pinpointing student strengths and weaknesses. 

Largest Variety of Prep Options 

Blueprint has a total of 14 plans to choose from, including private tutoring options and courses. This is far more than most LSAT prep programs. 

These options offer online and in-person programs to accommodate learners of all kinds and in many different locations across the U.S. In addition, the private tutoring plans offer a wide range of pricing and Single Section reviews that focus on one area of the test, such as reading comprehension or the writing sample. 

Blueprint Learning Engine

This technology learns with the user, taking their strengths and weaknesses into account to build a program that is completely personalized. 

Complex algorithms combine to generate homework and practice questions that will help each student work on their most challenging concepts while letting them pass more quickly through material they have already mastered. 

Blueprint LSAT
Blueprint LSAT

Blueprint’s Weaknesses 

The weaknesses of the program may be things that are improved in years to come, but currently, Blueprint users are missing some key features that would make any one of the study programs more convenient to use. 

Blueprint Classroom only available in certain areas

If you live in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Diego, or several other major cities across the U.S., then you’re in luck, because there are regular eight-week classroom courses and condensed four-week courses that you can attend in person. 

Unless you live in a populated area or can commit to driving two to three days a week, you’ll have to opt for a different study plan, such as Live Online or Online Anytime. 

Expensive  

Blueprint has some of the more expensive LSAT prep courses we tried when considering their largest one-on-one tutoring package: 40 hours for a whopping $8,000 and $1,300-$1,400 for their live prep classes.

With comparable programs coming in under $1,000 for their online courses, Blueprint is still more expensive even for its more basic levels.

The mobile app is iOS-friendly only 

While it is helpful for iOS users to be able to access their program on the go, Android users aren’t so lucky. There are no known plans to develop an Android app, either. 

The course program is mobile-friendly, so members can use their phone or tablet with a web browser to study or access videos online anywhere. 

No books provided for Online Anytime and limited number of full exams

The Online Anytime program doesn’t include any books. Students must complete exams and practice problems through the course website, and there were only 13 full exams available for download altogether. For Android users, this is extremely limiting, especially since an Internet connection is required as well. And for those still taking the paper LSAT and those who prefer to practice on paper, being able to print out full exams is extremely important.

Overly focused on entertainment and animated videos, rather than exam content

The lesson videos focus on engagement and entertainment. With all the animations and pop culture references, they sometimes felt like an MTV show which detracted focus from the LSAT discussion itself.

The Competition: Blueprint vs. Kaplan and The Princeton Review 

Kaplan LSAT prep is a comparable program to Blueprint that offers a few less expensive test prep options, such as their Logic Games Complete Prep. Kaplan also provides a physical coursebook with paid memberships, whereas a Blueprint Online Anytime student has to buy test prep materials separately or spend a lot on printing if they want physical copies of previous exams.

Blueprint has an edge on The Princeton Review LSAT prep course because it does have at least an iOS app. The Princeton Review does not have any kind of app for its courses. However, The Princeton Review’s online and live online programs are about the same price as Blueprint’s comparable programs, but The Princeton Review’s Self-Paced Course is considerably more expensive than Blueprint’s similar plan. 

Final Verdict

Blueprint uses colorful graphics that are good for visual learners, and the program’s developers set out to build an LSAT prep course that is entertaining. Those who dread studying because they can’t handle monotonous study material will appreciate the engaging, interactive videos and games. However, students who just want to focus on exam content itself may be distracted by all the animations and references to popular culture in the Blueprint lessons relative to other options. And while the service is rather expensive, we do love the different ways you're able to learn and study, including live online sessions, in-person classes, one-on-one tutoring, and more. We just wish that there was a helpful Android app available and that there were more Blueprint Classroom options across the U.S.