Mensa is an international society in which the sole requirement for membership is a score at or above
the 98th percentile on any of a number of standard IQ tests. Prospective members take The Mensa Admissions Test or submit Prior Evidence of qualifying test scores in order to Join American Mensa
Specific questions regarding applicable test scores or the procedure for submitting properly certified prior evidence of qualification should be addressed to the Business Office:
American Mensa, Ltd.
1229 Corporate Drive West
Arlington, TX 76006-6103
1-817-607-0060 fax: 1-817-649-5232
1-800-66-MENSA (Message and information line only)
In the U.S.: To
request information, or to renew or reinstate your membership, an on-line form from American Mensa is available.
The Mensa Brochure includes info about this diverse group as well as a set of mind-boggling puzzles. The complete brochure, which includes an
application form, is available online or from the
National Office of American Mensa Ltd. at 1-800-66MENSA.
Mensa is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to serve as a means of communication and assembly for its members. Mensa is for those who rejoice in the exercise of the mind. If you enjoy mental challenges and revel in the interplay of ideas, Mensa is an organization that will stretch your mind and expand your horizons.
Mensa is an international society that has one - and only one - unique qualification for membership: you must score in the top 2% of the population on a standardized IQ test. It is a not-for-profit organization primarily intended to promote communication among members.
Mensans join for many reasons:
As an intellectual challenge (or on a dare)
For networking opportunities
Interest in gifted education or research
To 'meet someone'
Because they liked the Mensans they'd already met
All of the above
None of the above
They remain members
because of the diverse opportunities to: