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Only $9.99 for the Mensa Practice Test!
Through June 30 you can take the online Mensa Practice Test for just $9.99, an $8 saving! The Mensa Practice Test can be found here.


Half Price Sale!
During the month of July our Mensa proctored exam sessions will be only $20, half the regular rate. Sign up for any of our July dates now, no coupon or code required!


The July Monthly Gathering will be held on
Saturday, July 23rd at the
North Park University,
5000 N. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Future MGs are at different locations.

Welcome to Chicago Area Mensa

Our Mission

Chicago Area Mensa is a welcoming organization that provides a framework for intelligent individuals to interact and pursue common interests in order to build a social community.

One out of every fifty people qualifies for Mensa...
Are you the one?

Loc Sec with the GOTYA

Former Loc Sec Matt with GOTYA

Mensa fame: Chicago is the only nine-time GOTYA winner in Mensa.

Note: Mensa was featured on CBS Sunday Morning (including notable Chicago Area Mensans!) a few years ago. See the show on CBS's YouTube channel:

Part 1

Part 2

Mensans come from all walks of life. They range from three to one hundred years old. They represent both sexes, all races, various professions, and many beliefs. In fact, there's only one thing all Mensans have in common: high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, you must have scored in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. There are many tests we accept. Once you've decided to join us, a world of social and intellectual opportunities is open to you.

Chicago Area Mensa has something for everyone. There are many activities are scheduled each week. The range of activities is wide. In a recent month, there were six games nights, a Sunday brunch, a potluck, seven dinners, five lunches, a competition at a trivia contest, a movie night, and discussions about poetry, Christianity, movies, and science fiction. All this in addition to our regularly scheduled Monthly Gatherings, which boast a spectacular variety of speakers. In the past year alone we've enjoyed presentations on Mithraism and cosmology, Mongolia, Rembrandt, the intelligence of squirrels, patent law, Islam, an "animal intuitive," writing horror stories, correlation of diet and brain size, and magic.

Scene from a recent event

Nothing if not hospitable ...

If our local events don't keep you busy enough, there are many other opportunities to meet other Mensans from all over the globe. Each October, Chicago Area Mensa hosts HalloweeM, one of the grandest of all the Regional Gatherings. In the summer, Mensans from around the country get together at the Annual Gathering, which is a feast of presentations and activities for our omnivorous minds. There are also Mensa colloquia: the next one coming up in 2014 is "Crime Scene Intelligence." "Between Science Fiction and Science" was the topic of the most recent one held last July. Past topics included "Social and Video Games," "Electronic Gaming and Its Impact on Society" and "Weather."

In an MTV world, it's good to find some PBS minds. Come, see what we can do for you.

Weem 2015

WeeM 41: Wizard of Oz

Only 120 days until WeeM 41: Wizard of Oz!

Mensans, please register if you haven't already done so. You don't want to miss the terrific program and this incredibly fun experience. The rates increase after July 9th.

And at this time, the hotel is offering an amazing WeeM rate of only $105 until October 2nd. So book your room today. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chairs../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

Time and space are running out — sign up for one of the Excursions now!

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