• TOEFL Cut off Score for US Universities

    Usual TOEFL Cut off score for most of the US Universities is 79 where some universities require minimum TOEFL score of 80. Universities may set their own cut off score for TOEFL test. Some US Universities will set separate cut off score for each section. There may Universities which accepts admission though TOEFL Score and doesn't require GRE or GMAT Score.

    TOEFL Cut off Score for US Universities

    Arizona State University


    • Minimum TOFEL score required for ASU is: 83

    Auburn University

    • Cut off TOEFL Score: 80, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 20
      • Speaking: 20
      • Writing: 20

    Brigham Young University

    • TOEFL Score Requirement for BYU is: 85, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 21
      • Listening: 21
      • Speaking: 22
      • Writing: 21

    Case Western Reserve University - School of Graduate Studies

    • Minimum TOEFL Total Score: 79, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 15
      • Writing: 22
      • Speaking: 23

    Carson-Newman College

    • Cut off Total Score: 79

    Central Queensland University

    • Postgraduate Coursework - Total Score: 79, including a score of 20 or more in the Writing section
    • Research Program - Total Score: 100, including a score of 25 or more in the Writing section

    Clarkson University

    • TOEFL Score Requirement: 90, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 21
      • Listening: 20
      • Speaking: 27
      • Writing: 22

    Columbia International University

    • MA TEFL/ICS applicants - Total Score: 100
    • All other Graduate and Seminary applicants - Total Score: 80

    Dalhousie University

    • Minimum Total Score Required: 92

    Duke University

    • Total Score: 83, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 21
      • Listening: 20
      • Speaking: 22
      • Writing: 20

    East Carolina University

    • Total Score: 80, with a minimum of 20 for each section

    Grand Valley State University

    • Total Score: 80*

    *Specific healthcare-related graduate degrees require a total score of 101-102

    Lakehead University

    • Total Score: 80

    Lehigh University

    Minimum university scores that students should not fall below to be admitted without some remedial language assistance.
    Individual skill section score recommendations are as follows:

    • Total Score: 85, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 21
      • Listening: 15
      • Speaking: 24
      • Writing: 25

    Manhattanville College

    • Total Score: 85, with a minimum of 21 for Listening and Speaking

    Marquette University - Graduate School of Management

    • Total Score: 80; with a minimum of 20 for each section

    McGill University

    • Total Score: 86; with a minimum of 20 for each section

    Michigan State University

    • Total Score: 80
    • Section scores to be determined

    Middle Tennessee State University

    • Total Score: 71

    Murray State University

    • Minimum section requirements*
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 20
      • Speaking: 20
      • Writing: 20

    *Some graduate programs may require higher scores

    National American University

    • Total Score: 61

    New York Institute of Technology

    • Total Score: 61-79
    • Students who score between 61-78 must take internal English Placement Exam upon arrival to NYIT and prior to registration

    Northern Arizona University

    • Total Score: 80

    Northern Kentucky University

    • Total score for cBT: 213, with an essay score of 4.5 or better
    • Total score for pBT: 550, with an essay score of 4.5 or better
    • Total score for iBT: 79-80

    North Park University

    • Total Score: 90, with a minimum of 21 for each section

    Northwestern State University

    • Total Score: 61, with a minimum of 20 for Speaking and for Writing

    Pennsylvania State University

    • Total Score: 80, with a minimum of 23 for Speaking

    Ohio State University

    • Total Score: 79

    Old Dominion University

    • Total Score: 80, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 21
      • Listening: 18
      • Speaking: 22
      • Writing: 19

    • Minimum Speaking score for International Teaching Assistants: 26

    Oregon State

    • Total Score: 80, with a minimum of 18 for each section
    • Total Score: 60 for conditional admission, with no section requirements

    Purdue University

    • Total Score: 77, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 14
      • Speaking: 18
      • Writing: 18

    Queen's University

    • Total Score: 88, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 22
      • Listening: 20
      • Speaking: 22
      • Writing: 24

    Quinnipiac University

    • Total Score: 90

    Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business

    • Total Score: 100

    Saint Cloud University - School of Graduate Studies

    • Total Score: 79, with a minimum of 17 for each section

    Savannah College of Art & Design

    • Total Score: 85, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 18
      • Listening: 20
      • Speaking: 23
      • Writing: 24

    Simmons College - College of Arts and Sciences

    • Total Score: 100 for Communications Management, MATESL, Special Education, Gender/Cultural Studies
    • Total Score: 80 for MAT, Children's Literature, English, Spanish

    Simmons College - School for Health Studies

    • Total Score: 88

    Simmons College - School for Library and Information Science

    • Total Score: 79

    Simon Fraser University

    • Total Score: 88, with a minimum required score of 20 for each section.
    • A lesser requirement of a 76 minimum total score is sufficient for entry to the English Bridge Program.

    St. John's College - Graduate Institute (Annapolis, MD/Santa Fe, NM)

    • Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Master of Arts in Eastern Classics programs - Total Score: 112, with a minimum of 27 for each section

    Swinburne University of Technology

    • Programs with requirements of TOEFL® PBT of 550 or TOEFL® CBT of 213 require a TOEFL iBT score of 80
    • Programs with requirements of TOEFL PBT of 577 or TOEFL CBT of 232 require a TOEFL iBT score of 90
    • Programs with requirements of TOEFL PBT of 600 or TOEFL CBT of 250 require a TOEFL iBT score of 100

    The University of the Arts

    • Total Score: 79

    University of Arkansas

    • Total Score: 80

    University of Buffalo (SUNY) - Roswell Park Cancer Institute Division

    • Total Score: 96, with a minimum of 24 for Speaking

    University of California - Berkeley

    • Total Score: 68, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 17
      • Listening: 16
      • Speaking: 17
      • Writing: 18

    • Minimum Speaking score for appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor (TA): 26

    University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

    • Total Score: 80, with a recommended score of 89

    University of Denver

    • Total Score: 80 for most graduate departments

    University of Illinois - Chicago

    • Total Score: 80, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 19
      • Speaking: 20
      • Listening: 17
      • Writing: 21

    University of Lethbridge

    • Total Score: 93

    University of Minnesota

    • Total Score: 79, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 19
      • Writing: 21

    University of Missouri - Rolla

    • Total Score: 80

    University of North Texas

    • Total Score: 79, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 21
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 27

    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    • Total Score: 79-80

    University of Texas - Arlington

    • Total Score: 79, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 16
      • Speaking: 21
      • Writing: 22

    University of Texas - Austin

    • Minimum Required Total Score: 79, with a preferred score of 21 for each section

    University of Texas - San Antonio

    • Total Score: 100 for admission with exemption from the UTSA English Language Assessment Program (ELAP)
    • Total Score: 61 for qualified admission and participation in zero to three ELAP courses

    University of Toronto

    • Total Score: 93, with a minimum of 22 for Writing and for Speaking

    University of Virginia

    • Total Score: 90, with following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 23
      • Speaking: 22
      • Listening: 23
      • Writing: 22

    University of Washington

    • Admission with English language requirement: Combined score of 45 in Reading, Listening, and Writing
    • Admission with no English language requirement: Combined score of 70 in Reading, Listening, and Writing

    Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

    • Total Score: 100

    Please note: some institutions may require higher scores than those listed here. For complete information, please visit the institution's Web site.

    HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (U.S.)

    • Total Score: 80, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Speaking: 26
      • Listening: 26
      • Writing: 17

    Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)

    • Total Score: 89, with the following minimum section requirement
    • Speaking: 26

    International Medical Graduates - Ontario (Canada)

    • Total Score: 93, with a minimum of 24 for Speaking
    • Candidates applying to Community Medicine must also achieve a minimum of 22 for Writing

    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (U.S.)

    • Total Score: 89, with the following minimum section requirements
      • Reading: 18
      • Speaking: 26
      • Listening: 21
      • Writing: 24

    National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (U.S.)

    • Reading: 21
    • Speaking: 26
    • Listening: 18
    • Writing: 24


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    1. siraj's Avatar
      siraj -
      hi friends this is siraj ,i have just newly logged into this blog .friends kindly help me out of getting admissions into the universities for the fall 2012 , i have an toefl score-54,n gre score-271.i want to know that can i apply for the universities with my score as mentioned above .plz help me out by providing ur experiences ......
    1. kashyap's Avatar
      kashyap -
      i would like to know is IELTS also accepted in us
    1. vrpriyanka's Avatar
      vrpriyanka -
      To get into the best Universities only toefl score and academics agg. is enough?
      My B.tech agg is 78%. My GRE score is 282. To get admission in universities like texas what must be my toefl score?
    1. Macks's Avatar
      Macks -
      Gre - 299, toefl - 78, academics - 78%, job experience - 2yrs in MNC. Please suggest me universities for Spring 2014. Or else i need to write toefl again.
    1. tikaram's Avatar
      tikaram -
      hi friends , can you suggest how to increase toefl ibt scrore 98 from 68 within one month?
    1. head's Avatar
      head -
      Hello, I have a toefl score of 88 (r-17,l-21,s-23,w-27).. just because I have 17 in reading , will it affect my admissions in any manner?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      My overall score in TOEFL is 85 and my score is speaking section is 18. what all universities I can apply?
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      Unregistered -
      Do uk universities accept toefl scores?
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