What is Mensa About?

With more than 57,000 members, American Mensa is the largest national Mensa operating under the auspices of Mensa International, Ltd. There are currently more than 100,000 members worldwide, and an estimated six million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.

Members of American Mensa range in age from 2 to 102. They include engineers, homemakers, accountants, teachers, actors, athletes, students and CEOs, and they share only one trait — high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, they scored in the top 2% of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test.

As a member, you have the opportunity to meet other smart people at local, regional and national levels. You can attend entertaining, intellectually stimulating events and exchange ideas with others through a variety of publications and our online Community. You can also work to help others in your community by volunteering for community-oriented activities and working with the Mensa Foundation. And you can take advantage of our variety of member benefits and services.

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How to Join Mensa

American Mensa is an organization for smart people like you.  The ONLY qualification for membership is that you score in the top 2% on either the official Mensa Test or any one of many accepted standardized intelligence tests. 

Go HERE to get information on the next Mensa Test.  For other standardized intelligence tests, go HERE to see some of the qualifying scores.

For gifted and talented children, see what Mensa offers HERE.

About Southern Nevada Mensa

Southern Nevada Mensa a local chapter of American Mensa within Region 9 was founded in 1965 with four members. At the time, the group included the entire state of Nevada, plus portions of California and Arizona.

Today, Southern Nevada Mensa has over 360 members living in the southern half of Nevada, plus portions of Mohave County (Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City), Arizona.

According to the Mensa constitution, our purpose is three-fold:

  1. Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity
  2. Encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence
  3. Provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for our members

Mensa is for people of all ages who like to  s-t-r-e-t-c-h  their minds, take on mental challenges and enjoy the interplay of ideas. Members have abundant opportunities for social interaction with like-minded folks.   For a current list of upcoming events and activities, check out our Calendar at the center of the Southern Nevada Mensa homepage.

Mensa does not have an ”official opinion” on any political, religious, philosophical or social issue. Opinions expressed on Mensa websites are those of individual members, none of whom speak for the group.