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 Schedule an admission test with your local group, then score at or above the 98th percentile to be invited to join American Mensa.

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Fall Promo: Free Prior Evidence Review

Just in time for back-to-school season, qualify the quick, easy way by sending us evidence of scores from prior intelligence tests you’ve taken. For individuals younger than 14, this is the only way to qualify. Offer valid through September 30.

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Take the Mensa Practice Test 

Wondering if you’re Mensa material? With this test, you’ll know in 30 minutes the likelihood of success on our official admission test.

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20th-Century Genius, 21st-Century Idiot

When I was 16, we were given the SAT exams. I scored so well that 15 or so years later, those scores got me into Mensa. I point this out not to brag but to explain how far I have fallen. For my genius days were in the 20th century. Nowadays, I am stupid.

No Need to M'splain Yourself: The Test

M’splain [EM-spleyn] verb: 1. to provide additional and/or specific detail on a topic, regardless of whether it is relevant, warranted, or welcome; 2. to provide a recitation of one’s personal experience with a topic or opinion on it, regardless of whether it is relevant, warranted, or welcome.

The Q Word

In 1976, American Mensa established the first Special Interest Group for LGBTQ+ Mensans. Founded as GaySIG and later called Gay & Lesbian SIG, we are now named QueerSIG. This latest name change marks a critical inflection point toward greater inclusion of American Mensa’s LGBTQ+ members.

Driving Farce

You'll relish this frank take on the driving motivations behind what we drive ... and who knew, Oscar Mayer has an entire Weinerfleet!

GEICO’s American Mensa Annual Gathering Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Angela Gotz, winner of the 2023 Annual Gathering Sweepstakes, sponsored by GEICO.

At-home Learning Resources for Kids

As the school season begins anew, here's a friendly reminder that the Mensa Foundation is here to help. features a curated lists of free and low-cost educational resources to enrich your child’s mind and ignite their excitement about learning.

Mensa Connect: A Robust Digital Community

There are many ways for Mensans to connect without the bother of putting on shoes. But what about an online venue that serves all of Mensa at once? That’s where Mensa Connect comes in.

You're Already on Zoom. Interest You in a Theodore Talk?

Local Group books compelling experts for monthly interactive series open to all Mensa members, including talks with Harlequin’s first Black author of historical romance, an authority on making neighborhoods more livable, a Modern Monetary Theory economist, and others.

National Events

Annual Gathering | July 5-9, 2023

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, the American Mensa Annual Gathering started as a small, two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont in 1963. The event now spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.

Columbus, Ohio | April 20 - 23

An annual tradition since 1990, Mind Games is a four-day board-game-judging marathon, during which the year’s five best new-to-market tabletop games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal. Join hundreds of tabletop fanatics for a long weekend of around-the-clock board gaming.

Mensa Foundation Colloquium: Giftedness Across the Lifespan: The Talent and Potential of Neurodiversity

The Mensa Foundation continues to better understand and support giftedness across the lifespan, focusing on the unique experiences, challenges, and opportunities that the neurodiverse face as they move through the contexts, ages, and stages of life.

Local & Regional Events

October 6–8, 2023

Mensa In Georgia

Good times in Georgia await at Peachtreat 2023, where this year's theme will be Kings and Queens!

October 6–9, 2023

Mensa of Northeastern New York

Join Mensa of Northeastern New York for our annual fall RechaRGe, where our 2023 theme will be "Secret Agent Ms"!

October 26–29, 2023

Chicago Area Mensa

Join us for our 47th in-person WeeM! We'll have programming, tournaments, activities for younger attendees, and our incredible hospitality.