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Lake Area Technical Institute Reviews

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  • 12/02/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    LATI has a lot of intramural sports going on year round. They are a great time and happen usually once a week.f

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for hands on students. If you don't want to sit in a classroom all day and only work out of a book, tech schools are for you. Book work is incorporated in class, but the hands on demonstrations really help you understand the content.

    Bang for the buck

    LATI is a great school filled with great instructors. Their main goal is to help you succeed and have fun while doing it.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great cafeteria in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    Lake Area does not offer on-campus housing. With that being said, there are many apartments within a block of campus. From efficiency to three bedrooms, it's not challenging to find an apartment within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load keeps you busy while you are in class, but it's not too much so that you are taking homework home. If you apply yourself, you will breeze through the academic perspective of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely look into the program you want to join. Do a lot of research and don't be afraid to explore your options. There are a lot of great programs at Lake Area.

    In three sentences

    Lake Area Tech is a great way to get hands on experience while preparing to enter the work force. It is a small enough school that you get a lot of one-on-one time with instructors whenever you need it, but it's also a growing school as well. With many different areas of study, if you apply yourself and work hard, you can accomplish a lot of great things while attending and after your time at LATI.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 2

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is clean and safe. With the highschool right next door to us theres no possible way anything could happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join that will keep you intrigued. All the clubs usually meet once a month or once a week.

    Great for these types of students

    LATI is very hands on and very up to date on their technical equipment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The highschool across the street has their homecoming usually the 2nd week of school but they call it KIYI and they design big work vans to resemble an item that resembles them.

    Bang for the buck

    LATI is definitely the way to go. Great instructors. Small classes. And a great location in the middle of the US

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of stuff to do around town. We have 2 disc golf courses, a few golf courses, a zoo and a movie theater. Plus a good sized lake which is nice during the warm months to lay out.

    Food and Dining

    The food at LATI is good but its still school food. Beings on how close you are living to the school you can walk home and cook for lunch if you really needed or wanted too.

    Dorm Life

    Since it is a technical school there is no on campus living area so you would need to get an apartment. There are 8 apartment buildings within a single block of the school so your still close to the school.

    In three sentences

    This is a technical school so all the programs are designed to be 2 years or shorter. You get the same amount of knowledge you would from a university but in a smaller setting so it makes it more manageable. It's also in South Dakota so everyone is real friendly too.