TOEFL Scores- USA Universities


TOEFL Score- Minimum Score Required by Admissions

The below chart shows the TOEFL scores required by universities in the USA.  These  are the minimum scores required in order to be accepted into the universities.  Scores above the minimum will increase your chance of being admitted into the university, while scores below the minimum will gaurantee you being denied admittance.  Have you taken the TOEFL  yet?  If so, compare your score to the minimum requirements for the school of your choice.  If your lower by less than 20 points, we gaurantee you will achieve your target score after you learn the best test taking strategies with one of our TOEFL courses.

 

University
TOEFL Paper
TOEFL iBT
Link
Notes
Adelphi University 550 80 Link
American University 600 100 Link
Andrews University 550 No Link
Arizona State University 500 61 Link Schools of Engineering require 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).
Auburn University 550 79 Link
Azusa Pacific University 587 94 Link
Ball State University 550 79 Link
Barry University 550 79 Link
Baylor University 550 80 Link
Biola University 600 100 Link
Boston College 600 100 Link
Boston University 600 95 Link
Bowling Green State University 520 61 Link
Brandeis University 600 100 Link
Brigham Young University–Provo 580 85 Link
Brown University 577 90 Link
California Institute of Technology 600 No Link
Carnegie Mellon University 600 100 Link
Case Western Reserve University 550 80 Link
Catholic University of America 550 80 Link
Central Michigan University 550 79 Link
Clark Atlanta University 500 No Link
Clarkson University 550 80 Link
Clark University 550 80 Link
Clemson University 550 79-80 Link
Cleveland State University 525 65 Link
College of William and Mary 580-600 93-100 Link
Colorado School of Mines 550 79 Link
Colorado State University 450-525 45-71 Link Lower scores within the listed ranges are considered for conditional admission
Columbia University 600 100 Link International students who have earned a bachelor’s degree after at least (2) years of study from a U.S. institution or from an institution in an English-speaking country are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
Cornell University 600 100 Link Will waive the TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement for international students who have studied for at least 4 years in the United States
Dartmouth College 600 + no Link
DePaul University 550 80 Link
Drexel University 550-600 80-100 Link Lower scores within the listed ranges are considered for conditional admission
Duke University 600 100 Link
Duquesne University No 80-100 Link
East Carolina University 550 80 Link
East Tennessee State University 500 61 Link
Emory University 600 79-80 Link
Florida A&M University 550 80 Link
Florida Atlantic University 550 80 Link
Florida Institute of Technology 550 79 Link
Florida International University 500 80 Link
Florida State University 550 80 Link
Fordham University 575 90 Link
George Fox University No 80 Link Students who have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS, or whose score is below the admission standards, are eligible for enrollment in our English Language Institute.
George Mason University 575-600 88-100 Link
Georgetown University 600 100 Link
George Washington University 550 80 Link Higher minimums are required by some schools and programs; check the appropriate school guidelines section for details.
Georgia Institute of Technology 550 79 Link Some academic programs require higher scores-see the program(s) of choice in the degree program listing found at www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu to determine the minimum scores required by each program.
Georgia Southern University 550 80 Link
Georgia State University 550 79-80 Link
Golden Gate University 475-525 53-71 Link Lower Score ranges are for admission into for provisional admission through the PLUS Program (Preparation in Language and University Skills)
Harvard University 600 100 Link
Hofstra University 550+ 80 Link Only students who are applying to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business may submit either IELTS or TOEFL scores
Howard University No No Link
Idaho State University 500-550 61-80 Link Ranges are for undergraduate/graduate requirements
Illinois Institute of Technology 550 80 Link
Illinois State University 550 79 Link
Immaculata University 550 79 Link
Indiana State University 500* 61*** Link *550 Business Majors **213 Business Majors ***80 Business Majors
Indiana University–Bloomington Not indicated Not indicated Link The website only indicates that TOEFL is required
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 540-570 76 Link Range variations are indicated for specific programs of study.
Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis No Undergraduate: 61
Graduate: 79
Link
Iowa State University 530 71 Link *No section scores below 5.5
Jackson State University 525 No Link
Johns Hopkins University 600 100 Link
Kansas State University 550 79 Link Some programs require a TOEFL score higher than the Graduate School minimum.
Kent State University 525 No Link
Lehigh University Undergraduate: 570
Graduate: 550
No Link
Long Island University–C.W. Post Campus 527 71 Link
Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 550 79 Link
Louisiana Tech University 550 80 Link
Loyola University Chicago 550 79-80 Link
Marquette University No 80 Link
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 577 (rec 600+) 90 (rec 100+) Link
Miami University–Oxford 533 72 Link
Michigan State University 550* 79** Link *No section below 52 **No section below 17
Michigan Technological University 550 79 Link If you score below the minimum required but above 450PBT/52iBT TOEFL or 5.0 IELTS, you will be considered for our 4 – 12 month ESL program and ESL (conditional) admission to Michigan Tech.
Mississippi State University 525 71 Link
Missouri University of Science & Technology 550 79 Link
Montana State University 550-580 80-93 Link
Morgan State University 550 No Link
New Jersey Institute of Technology 550 79 Link
New Mexico State University Undergraduate: 500
Graduate: 530
Undergraduate:61
Graduate: 71
Link
New School 600 100 Link
New York University 490-550 No Link If you scored below 550/213(CBT) on your TOEFL you may elect to enroll in NYU-Poly’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program to improve your English skills.
North Carolina A&T State University 550 No Link
North Carolina State University–Raleigh No 80 Link
North Dakota State University 550-600 79-100 Link Depends on program of study
Northeastern University 550 79-80 Link
Northern Arizona University 550 80 Link Some programs require a higher score
Northern Illinois University 550 80 Link
Northwestern University No 111 Link Not required to submit a TOEFL score if their score on the Critical Reading section of the SAT Reasoning Test is above 600.
Nova Southeastern University 550 79 Link
Oakland University 550 79 Link
Ohio State University–Columbus 527 71 Link
Ohio University 550 80 Link *Required on all sections
Oklahoma State University 550 79 Link
Old Dominion University 550 79-80 Link
Oral Roberts University 550 No Link
Oregon State University 475 53 Link Listed for Conditional Admission
Pace University Undergraduate: 570
Graduate: 577
Undergraduate: 88/89
Graduate: 90
Link
Pacific University 475 53
Pennsylvania State University–University Park 550 90 Link
Pepperdine University 550 80 Link
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 600 100 Link
Portland State University 550 68* Link *18 Reading
18 Listening
16 Speaking
16 Writing
Princeton University No Average score of submitted students is 108 Link The Graduate School prefers scores from the iBT TOEFL. Due to the nature of the graduate admission process, the Graduate School has not set a recommended minimum score on the iBT TOEFL.
Purdue University–West Lafayette 550 77* Link *Writing 18
Speaking 18
Listening 14
Reading 19
Note that in addition to required minimum scores for writing, speaking, listening, and reading, the Graduate School also requires a minimum overall score that is higher than the minimums for the four area tests combined.
Regent University No 90 Link Students interested in the School of Law will have a higher TOEFL® requirement
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 570 88 Link
Rice University 600 90 Link
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark 550 83* Link *Writing 22
Speaking 23
Reading 21
Listening 17
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick 550 83* Link *Writing 22
Speaking 23
Reading 21
Listening 17
Samford University 550 80 Link Please be aware that graduate requirements may vary depending on the program. Please contact the specific program to verify minimum acceptable scores for that particular graduate program.
San Diego State University 550 80 Link
Seton Hall University 550 79 Link
South Carolina State University 500 61 Link
South Dakota State University 500 No Link
Southern Illinois University–Carbondale 550 80 Link Departments requiring higher than 550 TOEFL’s:
Anthropology = 600
Applied Lings/TESOL = 570
Engineering Science = 600
History = 600
Plant Biology = 600
Political Science = 600
Speech = 600
Mass Comm & Media Arts = 600
Southern Methodist University 600 100 Link
Spalding University No Information Available No Information Available Link
Stanford University 600 100 Link
Stevens Institute of Technology 500 61 Link The Department of Computer Science and School of Technology Management require a nominal, minimum TOEFL score of 550 (Paper Based Test), 213 (Computer Based Test) or 79 (Internet Based Test)
St. John’s University 600 100 Link the following minimum scores are required
5 TWE (Test of Written English) component
26 Reading and listening subsections
22 Writing subsection of the IBT (internet-based test)
St. Louis University 550 80 Link
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota No 79 Link TOEFL is not required if the applicant has a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or University, or has successfully completed the appropriate graduate preparatory English Language Academy coursework as determined through the ELA placement exams including courses ELA400 and ELA401, with a grade of B or higher.
SUNY–Binghamton 550 80 Link *Minimum score of 6 on each section.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 550 79* Link *Graduate Admission: Minimum score of 80 **Minimum of 5 on Writing section.
SUNY–Stony Brook 550 80 Link
Syracuse University 550* 80** Link *600 if applying to the Newhouse School of Public Communications **100 if applying to the Newhouse School of Public Communications ***Applicants to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications should achieve a score of at least 7.0
Temple University 550 79 Link
Tennessee State University 500 No Link
Texas A&M University–College Station 600 100 Link
Texas A&M University–Commerce 500 No Link
Texas A&M University–Kingsville 550 79 Link
Texas Christian University 550 80 Link
Texas Tech University 550 79 Link The TOEFL/IELTS requirement may also be waived if the student has attended a U.S. high school or college for at least two years or if the student is a citizen in a country where English is the native language.
Texas Woman’s University 550 79 Link
Trevecca Nazarene University 500 61 Link
Trinity International University No 92 Link
Tufts University nil 100 Link
Tulane University nil 84* Link *Reading 21
listening 18
speaking 23
writing 22
Union Institute and University 550 80 Link
University at Albany–SUNY 550 79 Link
University at Buffalo–SUNY 550 79 Link *Minimum score of 6 on each section.
University of Akron No 61 Link
University of Alabama 500 61 Link
University of Alabama–Birmingham 500 61 Link **Minimum score of 5 on each section.
University of Alabama–Huntsville 500 62* Link *Reading 15
Listening 16
Speaking 18
Writing 13 **Minimum score of 5 on each section.
University of Alaska–Fairbanks 550 79 Link
University of Arizona Undergraduate: 500
Graduate: 550
Undergraduate: 61
Graduate: 80
Link
University of Arkansas 550 79 Link
University of Arkansas–Little Rock 525 71 Link
University of Bridgeport 550 No Link
University of California–Berkeley 570 68 Link
University of California–Davis 550 68 Link
University of California–Irvine 550 80 Link
University of California–Los Angeles 560 87* Link *Writing: 25
Speaking: 24
Reading: 21
Listening: 17
University of California–Riverside 530 59 Link
University of California–San Diego 550 80 Link
University of California–Santa Barbara 550 80 Link
University of California–Santa Cruz 550 83 Link
University of Central Florida No 80 Link
University of Chicago No No Link *4 sub scores of minimum of 26 each
University of Cincinnati 520 68 Link
University of Colorado–Boulder 520-600* 68-114* Link *Range depends on Field of Study
University of Colorado–Denver 525 71 Link
University of Connecticut 550 79 Link
University of Dayton 550 80 Link
University of Delaware 570 90 Link
University of Denver 550 80 Link
University of Florida 550 80 Link
University of Georgia 550 80 Link
University of Hartford 550 79* Link *No subscore below 15
University of Hawaii–Manoa 500 61 Link
University of Houston 550 79 Link
University of Idaho 550 No Link
University of Illinois–Chicago 550 80* Link *writing 21
*speaking 20
*listening 17
*reading 19 **listening 6
**writing 6
**reading 6
**speaking 6
University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 550 79 Link Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Media require minimum scores of 100 ibt, 250 cbt, or 600 pbt.
University of Iowa 550 81 Link *No section score less than 6.0
University of Kansas All part scores at least 53 Reading, Listening, and Writing part scores at least 20* Link * The iBT speaking score is not required for admission, but GTA applicants must have a minimum iBT speaking score of 24 or a TSE score of 50 to hold a GTA appointment. **No section score below 5.5
University of Kentucky 527 71 Link
University of La Verne 550 79 Link
University of Louisiana–Lafayette 550 81 Link
University of Louisville 550 79 Link
University of Maine 530 71 Link
University of Maryland–Baltimore County 550 80 Link
University of Maryland–College Park 575 100 Link
University of Massachusetts–Amherst No 80 Link Achieving these scores does not guarantee admission
University of Massachusetts–Boston 550 79-80 Link Achieving these scores does not guarantee admission
University of Massachusetts–Lowell 525 69 Link *No section less than 5.0
University of Memphis 550 No Link Some units require a higher TOEFL score
University of Miami 550 80 Link
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 570-610* 88-106*** Link *Section scores of at least 5. **section scores of at least 23. ***section scores of at least 23 in listening, speaking, and reading, at least 21 in writing. Some programs require scores in the higher portions of these ranges
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 550 79 Link
University of Mississippi 550 79-80 Link Some departments require higher results
University of Missouri 500 61 Link Iindividual programs of study may require significantly higher scores for acceptance
University of Missouri–Kansas City 550 79 Link
University of Missouri–St. Louis 500 61 Link
University of Montana 580 92 Link
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 523 70* Link *Minimum of 20 on Writing section **Minimum of 5.5 or Writing section
University of Nevada–Las Vegas 500 61 Link Hotel Administration requires 525/193/73
University of Nevada–Reno 600+ 100 Link
University of New Hampshire 550 80 Link
University of New Mexico 520 68 Link
University of New Orleans 525 71 Link Graduate Student requirements are higher
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 550
minimum of 50 in each section
79 Link
University of North Carolina–Charlotte 507 64 Link
University of North Carolina–Greensboro 550 79 Link
University of North Dakota 525 71 Link Graduate Student requirements are higher
University of Northern Colorado 520 70 Link
University of North Texas 550 79 Link
University of Notre Dame No 80* Link *Minimum of 23 on the Speaking
University of Oklahoma 550 79-80 Link
University of Oregon 527 71* Link *Minimum score of 15 on each section
University of Pennsylvania 550* 80** Link * Min is 550 but “tend to admit” 600+ ** Min is 80 but “tend to admit” 100+
University of Pittsburgh 550 80 Link
University of Rhode Island 550 79 Link
University of Rochester 600 100* Link *Writing: 25
Speaking: 24
Reading: 26
Listening: 25
University of San Diego 550 80 Link
University of San Francisco 550 80 Link
University of South Carolina–Columbia 570 80 Link Some programs have set higher standards
University of South Dakota 550 79 Link
University of South Florida 550 79 Link
University of St. Thomas No 80* Link *Minimum score of 20 on the Writing and 20 on the Speaking sections
University of Tennessee 550 80* Link *Minimum score of 20 on each section of test
University of Texas–Arlington 550 213 Link
University of Texas–Austin 550 79 Link
University of Texas–Dallas 550 80 Link
University of Texas–El Paso 550 No Link
University of the Pacific 500 61 Link
University of Toledo 550 80 Link TOEFL-iBT is preferred
University of Tulsa 500 61 Link Graduate Students require higher scores.
University of Utah 500 61 Link
University of Vermont 550 79-80 Link may waive the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS scores on a case-by-case basis
University of Virginia 600 90 Link
University of Washington 540 76 Link
University of West Florida 550 78-80 Link
University of Wisconsin–Madison 550 80 Link
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 520 68 Link Graduate Students require higher scores.
University of Wyoming 525 71 Link College of Engineering must have a minimum 550 (213 computer-based exam or 80 internet-based exam, 6.0 IELTS)
Utah State University No 79 Link Some Department may require hore scores.
Vanderbilt University No 100 Link Examinations must be taken at an official TOEFL testing center.
Virginia Commonwealth University 600 100 Link
Virginia Tech 550 80 Link
Wake Forest University 550 79-80 Link
Washington State University 520 68 Link
Washington University in St. Louis 550 79 Link
Wayne State University 550 79-80 Link
Western Michigan University 550 80 Link
West Virginia University Information not Provided Information not Provided Link Does require TOEFL and IELTS Testing, however the minimum test scores are not indicated.
Wichita State University 530 72 Link
Widener University 540 75* Link *No individual section score below 18
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 550 79-80 Link
Wright State University No 79/120 Link Several departments or programs have set higher requirements for English proficiency.
Yale University 600 100 Link
Yeshiva University 600 100 Link