## Are there college math competitions?

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. The Putnam Competition takes place annually on the first Saturday of December.

**Can anyone take the Putnam exam?**

More than 4,000 students compete in the Putnam Math Competition each year. Any student at an American or Canadian university can compete, and they can compete up to four times (once for each year they’re an undergraduate).

### What is the hardest math competition?

The Math Olympiad

The Math Olympiad is the hardest and most prestigious math competition for high school students in the world. University professors often cannot solve more than one or two of the six problems on the exam.

**How difficult is Putnam?**

The Putnam Competition is widely regarded as one of the most difficult mathematics competitions in the world. This year’s competition was taken by 4,638 students, of whom 1,145 achieved a score of zero out of a possible 120 points, and only 1,274 students scored more than 10 points.

#### How long is the Putnam exam?

6 hour

The Putnam Exam is a 6 hour undergraduate exam usually held the first Saturday in December. The test consists of two 3 hour sessions of six problems each with 2 hour lunch break between them.

**Is the Putnam hard?**

## Has anyone got a perfect score on Putnam?

The competition is considered to be very difficult: it is typically attempted by students specializing in mathematics, but the median score is usually zero or one point out of 120 possible, and there have been only five perfect scores as of 2019.

**Which Olympiad is toughest?**

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

### What are some of the best national competitions in mathematics?

National competitions 1 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 2 AMATYC Student Mathematics League for two-year colleges 3 MATH Challenge 4 Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest 5 SIMIODE SCUDEM — SIMIODE’s (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities using Differential… More

**What is the University of Michigan Maths Competition?**

The University of Michigan organizes every year a mathematics competition for undergraduate students. Usually this competition takes place around the beginning of April. The test consists typically of 10 mathematical problems. The students should solve (with proofs!) as many questions as possible within 3 hours.

#### Where can I find more information about the mathematical modeling contest?

For more information, visit the Mathematical Modeling Contest web site or contact Alexander Vladimirsky.

**What kind of math do you need to enter a competition?**

Most questions require only the standard concepts of calculus and linear algebra. The competition is open to any registered undergraduate in the U.S. or Canada. Cash prizes are awarded to the top ten students; a team is chosen from each school and the schools with the top five winning teams also receive cash prizes.