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Who Accepts TOEFL Scores?

Who Accepts TOEFL Scores
  • Maniprabha
  • 11 Apr, 2019

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) conducts over 50 test dates per year to evaluate the candidate’s ability to understand and use English language at the university level. The test comprises listening, reading, writing and speaking sections wherein candidates have to attain a minimum TOEFL score to get admission in the desired University. Candidates should also note that TOEFL scores are valid for only two years. Read the article for institute-wise TOEFL Scores.

 

Who Accepts TOEFL Scores?

 

TOEFL scores are accepted by approximately 10,000 universities worldwide, including Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the U.K., Europe and Asia. Besides, a few other organizations also consider TOEFL scores for the following purposes-

  • Immigration departments accept TOEFL scores to provide work and residential visas.
  • Medical and licensing agencies also accept the same to offer professional certification courses.

 

TOEFL Score Division

 

Skill

Minimum – Maximum marks

Time Limit

Level

Listening

0–30

60–90 minutes

Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Speaking

0–30

20 minutes

Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Reading

0–30

60–80 minutes

Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Writing

0–30

50 minutes

Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Total Score

0–120

 

 

 

Institutions that Accept TOEFL Scores

 

  • 9 out of 10 U.S. universities prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests
  • More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests.
  • 100% of Australia and New Zealand Universities and Immigration department accepts TOEFL scores.
  • French and German universities prefer the TOEFL scores over other English-language tests.
  • More than 90% of UK universities accept TOEFL scores, including 100% of the elite Russell Group universities.

Check the list of top universities and their TOEFL scores

 

Top US Universities and Their TOEFL Scores

 

University Name

Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores

Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores

Additional Info

American University

600

100

200 (computer-based)

Andrews University

550

80

213 (computer-based)

Arizona State University

550

80

Admission to the Fulton Schools requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer based), 79 on iBT (internet-based)

Auburn University

550

79

213 (computer-based)

Barry University

550 or higher at the graduate level

79 or higher at the graduate level

 

Baylor University

550

80

213 (Computer-based)

Boston University

550-600

90-100 (minimum 20 in each section)

 

Brandeis University

600

100

 

Brown University

600 or above

100 or above

 

California Institute of Technology

-

110

A TOEFL score is not mandatory if applicants have studied for the past 02 years at a high school where English is the primary language.

Clemson University

-

102 (minimum 20 in each section)

 

Columbia University

600

100

International students who have attained a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or any other English-speaking country need not to submit TOEFL or IELTS.

Cornell University

600

100

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+

100

 

Duke University

-

90

 

Fordham University

577

90

 

George Mason University

570

88 (minimum 20 in each section)

 

Georgetown University

600

100

250 (computer-based test)

Georgia Institute of Technology

577

90

213 (computer based)

Harvard University

-

100- 104 (minimum 24 in each section)

The scores varies for different schools. Refer the official site for more clarification.

Jackson State University

525

69

194 (computer-based test)

Johns Hopkins University

600

100

250 (computer-based)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

600 (minimum 23 in each section)

90 (minimum 23 in each section)

-

New York University

-

100 and above

 

Ohio University

550 (minimum 52 in each section)

80 (minimum 17 in each section)

 

Pennsylvania State University–University Park

550

80 (a minimum of 20 in each section)

 

Princeton University

Due to the nature of the graduate admission process, the Graduate School has not set a recommended minimum score of iBT TOEFL. However, each department sets its own minimum score.

Rice University

600

90

 

Southern Methodist University

600

100

 

Stanford University

-

Doctoral Programs- 100

Master's Programs: Humanities, Social Sciences, Education- 100

Master's Programs: School of Engineering- 89

 

University of Chicago

No

No

 

University of Delaware

570

90

 

University of Pennsylvania

550*

80**

 

University of Virginia

600

90

 

Vanderbilt University

No

100

 

Virginia Tech

550

80

 

Yale University

600

100

 

 

 

Top UK Universities and Their TOEFL Scores

 

University Name

Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores

Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores

Additional Info

University of Oxford

-

100-110

Listening: 22
Reading: 24
Speaking: 25
Writing: 24

University of Cambridge

 

110 (minimum 25 or above in each section)

 

Imperial College London

 

92-100 (minimum 20 in all elements)

 

University College London

 

92- 109

Minimum 24 in reading and writing and minimum 20 in speaking and listening.

University of Edinburgh

600

-

250 (computer-based test)

University of Manchester

 

80- 100

The scores varies for different courses. check details

King's College London

583 with minimum 53 in all skills

-

213 (computer-based test)

London School of Economics and Political Science

 

100

Listening: 22
Reading: 23
Speaking: 22
Writing: 24

University of Bristol

 

90 (minimum 20 in all sections)

 

University of Warwick

 

92 (iBT) (250 in computer-based test)

Listening: 21
Reading: 22
Speaking: 23
Writing: 22

University of Glasgow

600

100 (minimum 23 in all sections)

237 (computer-based test)

Durham University

 

92 (minimum 23 in all sections)

 

University of Sheffield

 

88 or above

Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing: 17

University of Birmingham

 

80

Listening: 19
Reading: 19
Speaking: 21
Writing: 19

University of Leeds

 

87

Listening: 20
Reading: 20
Speaking: 22
Writing: 21

University of Southampton

 

72

Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing: 17

University of St Andrews

 

75- 120

 

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

 

92-100

The scores varies for different courses. check details

 

 

Top Australian Universities & Their TOEFL Scores

 

University Name

Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores

Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores

Additional Info

University of Melbourne

577 or above

79 or above

Listening: 13
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21

Australian National University

570 or above

80 or above

Listening: 18
Reading: 20
Speaking: 18
Writing: 20

University of Sydney

-

102-109

Listening: 23-27
Reading: 23-27
Speaking: 23-27
Writing: 24

University of Queensland

570 or above (a minimum 54 in each section)

87 or above

Listening: 19
Reading: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 21

Monash University

550 or above

79 or above

Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21

University of New South Wales

 

90

Listening: 22
Reading: 22
Speaking: 22
Writing: 23

University of Western Australia

230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score

82

Listening: 20
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing: 22

University of Adelaide

575- 600

79- 94

Listening: 13- 20
Reading: 13- 20
Speaking: 22- 23
Writing: 24- 27

Macquarie University

 

83

Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21

University of Newcastle

500- 550

60- 79

Listening: 12- 19
Reading: 13-18
Speaking: 18- 19
Writing: 21- 23

University of Wollongong

 

86

 

University of South Australia (UNISA)

600 (minimum 55 in each section)

100 (minimum 21 in each section)

 

University of Tasmania

 

72

Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19

Deakin University

550- 600

65- 94

Writing- 21- 27

Griffith University

575

79 (minimum 19 in all sections)

 

James Cook University (JCU)

 

94

Listening: 24
Reading: 24
Speaking: 23
Writing: 27

Swinburne University of Technology

 

75

Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 17
Writing: 20

La Trobe University

550

64

Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21

Bond University

-

98 (minimum 24 in writing section)

The scores vary for different courses

Flinders University

-

80 (The scores vary for different courses)

Speaking- 22
Writing- 22
Reading- 22
Listening- 22

Western Sydney University

 

82

Speaking- 18
Writing- 21
Reading- 13
Listening- 13

 

Top Canadian Universities & Their TOEFL Scores

 

University Name

Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores

Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores

Additional Info

University of Toronto

-

100 (minimum 25 in the reading and writing sections)

The scores vary for different courses

University of British Columbia

550

90

Speaking- 21
Writing- 21
Reading- 22
Listening- 22

McGill University

600

100 (minimum 20 in each section)

-

McMaster University

-

86 (minimum 20 in each section)

-

University of Montreal

NA

NA

NA

University of Alberta

 

90 (minimum 21 in each section)

 

University of Calgary

560

100 (minimum 27 in each section)

 

University of Ottawa

No overall scores (minimum 22 in writing and 20 in Listening and Reading

86 (minimum 22 in Writing section)

 

University of Waterloo

 

90 (minimum 25 Writing and Speaking)

 

University of Victoria

575

90

Listening 20

Speaking 20

Reading 20

Writing 20

 

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