High-school and middle-school students from around the world, who enjoy mathematics and are good at it, are encouraged to apply for admission to Mathcamp. All students must be between 13 and 18 years of age. For Mathcamp 2017, your birth date should be between August 6, 1998 and July 2, 2004.
What if I'm under 13 or over 18? We have made exceptions for 19-year-olds, as long as you are still in high school (or have just graduated) and will not turn 20 before the last day of camp (August 6, 2017). However, we are extremely reluctant to make exceptions for 12-year-olds. (In fact, we have never had a 12-year-old at camp.) In a very unusual case, we could accept a student who is a few months younger than the required age cutoff, but we would require evidence of exceptional mathematical accomplishment and personal maturity. Younger students should consider MathPath, CTY or TIP.
What if I'm in college? We are happy to accept applications from college students who have matriculated early and will be age 17 or under on the first day of Mathcamp (July 2, 2017). See more information for early college applicants.
How much background do I need? In order to benefit from the curriculum at Mathcamp, you need to be comfortable with high-school algebra, geometry, trig, exponents and logarithms. We do expect students to have completed Precalculus (or the equivalent). Calculus is not required.
Do you accept international students? Yes! While most Mathcamp students come from the USA (typically 75-80%) and Canada (typically 10-15%), we also have a significant contingent of international students (about 10%). Home countries of recent Mathcampers have included Australia, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the UK. International students are eligible for financial aid, too, just like North American students. See more information for international applicants.
What is the ratio of boys to girls? As of 2016, about 40% of our students are female and 60% are male. (In 2016, we had 49 girls and 71 boys at camp.) Girls who love math are strongly encouraged to apply! Learn more about girls' experiences at Mathcamp.
The tremendous variety of students at Mathcamp is one of the camp's greatest assets. As one of our students put it, "At Mathcamp you meet many new, nice, encouraging, interesting, and weird people. I got to see a whole new world of people that I wouldn't have encountered around here or at school."