MCAT Test Centers in Virginia

By | February 26, 2019

According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 9 MCAT test centers in Virginia. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.

MCAT Test Centers in Virginia

Bristol – Lee Highway
2426 LEE HIGHWAY
Suite 100
BRISTOL, VA 24202

Hampton Roads – Chesapeake
660 Independence Parkway
Suite 300
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Hampton Roads – Chesapeake
660 Independence Parkway
Suite 300
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Washington DC – Falls Church
800 W. Broad St
Suite 450
Falls Church, VA 22046

Washington DC – Falls Church
800 W. Broad St.
Suite 450
Falls Church, VA 22046

Richmond – Glen Allen
11547 NUCKOLS ROAD
SUITE B
GLEN ALLEN, VA 23059

Richmond – Glen Allen
11547 NUCKOLS ROAD
SUITE B
GLEN ALLEN, VA 23059

Lynchburg – Timberlake Road
8116 TIMBERLAKE RD
SUITE 200
LYNCHBURG, VA 24502

Roanoke – Electric Road
2727 Electric Rd.
2nd Floor
ROANOKE, VA 24018

Medical College Admission Test in Virginia

The population of Virginia

About eight million one hundred thousand people live in the state of Virginia (12th place in the USA), while the average population density is about 79 people per km 2 (14th place in the USA).

The largest city in the state is Virginia Beach, with about 440,000 people (41 in the US). Other large cities in Virginia are Norfolk (about 235,000 residents) and Chesapeake (about 225,000 residents). The state capital, Richmond, has a population of approximately 205,000.

The largest urban agglomerations in Virginia are Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Greater Richmond.

Northern Virginia is the state’s most populous region, being part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area, and on a larger scale, the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. It is the highest income region in the US. It is home to many historical landmarks, including Mount Vernon, home-museum of the first President of the United States, George Washington, and Arlington National Cemetery. Many federal facilities are also located here, in particular the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

The Hampton Roads metropolis unites sixteen cities and counties of the states of Virginia and North Carolina, the largest of which are Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News. The population of this urban agglomeration, located in the southeast of the state, exceeds 1,800,000 people.

Virginia’s third metropolitan area, Greater Richmond (also known as Richmond-Petersburg), brings together several communities in the central part of the state around its capital. The population of Greater Richmond exceeds 1,300,000.

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of the US states where English is the official language. English is called the native language of about 87% of the residents of Virginia, the second most common is Spanish (about 6%), for three percent of the state’s residents are Asian languages.

The racial composition of the population of Virginia:

  • White – about 73%
  • Blacks (African Americans) – about 20%
  • Asians – about 6%
  • Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – about 0.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – about 7%

In the 18th century, black slaves made up almost half of the population of Virginia. By the middle of the 19th century, as a result of the influx of European immigrants into Virginia and the sale of slaves to other states, black residents made up about 30% of the population. After the “Great Migration” of the 20th century, when many African Americans moved from the agricultural South of the United States to the cities of the Northeast and Midwest, their numbers in the state declined even more.

In recent decades, the number of Hispanic residents of Virginia has been increasing, mainly due to immigrants from Latin America.

The number of immigrants from Asia is also growing, primarily from Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines.

Native Americans living in Virginia belong to eleven tribes whose status is officially confirmed by state law.

The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Virginia:

  • Descendants of immigrants from Africa (African Americans) – about 20%
  • Germans – about 12%
  • Americans – about 11.5%
  • English – about 11%
  • Irish – about 10%

Most of the African Americans in Virginia are the descendants of slaves taken out of Africa to work on plantations, mostly from present-day Angola and Nigeria. Many of them belonged to the Igbo people.

The self-described “Americans” are mostly descendants of ethnic English, but their families have lived in the US for so long, some as long as four centuries, that people identify themselves as “Americans”.

The largest groups among Virginians in relation to religion are:

  • Christians – about 76%, including:
    • Baptists – 27%
    • Catholics – 11%
    • Methodists – 8%
    • Lutherans – 2%
    • Mormons – 1%
  • Jews – 1%
  • Buddhists – 1%
  • Hindus – 1%
  • Muslims – 0.5%

Virginia is consistently ranked among the top 10 states in the United States for education quality. There are 167 colleges and universities in Virginia, the largest among which is George Mason University (more than thirty thousand students). The University of Virginia ranks second in the ranking of public universities in the United States.