Who is eligible for Mathcamp?

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. We accept applications from students who will be between 13 and 18 years of age at camp. For Mathcamp 2018, your birth date should be between July 29, 1999 and June 24, 2005.

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 (July 29, 2018). However, we are extremely reluctant to make exceptions for 12-year-olds. (In fact, this has only happened once.) In a very unusual case, we might 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.

Saturday afternoon math relays on the quad

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 (June 24, 2018). 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%) and Canada (typically 5-10%), we also have a significant contingent of international students (10-15%). Home countries of recent Mathcampers have included Australia, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, 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 both 2016 and 2017, 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."