|Manhattanville College Ranks 69th out of 572 Institutions at National Mathematical Competition|
|Monday, March 19, 2012|
Manhattanville College finished 69th out of 572 participating institutions at the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition administered by the Mathematical Association of America.
Each competing schools has three official participants, though more are welcome to take the exam. The exam consists of 12 questions that require extensive creative thinking to solve. Each question is worth 10 points, with partial credit awarded for different levels of completion. The median score this year was 1 out of 120.
Congratulations to Manhattanville competitors Quan Hoang, Long Mai, Nha Truong, Thomas Wagner, and Haimanot Yibeital. The College had students ranked 410, 495.5 and 1,918 out of 4,440 participants.
The Putnam Competition began in 1938, in memory of William Lowell Putnam, Harvard alum, who believed in the merits of an intellectual intercollegiate competition.
The top finishers at the competition were Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, California Institute of Technology, Stanford, and MIT.