TOEFL Score Requirement

GRADUATE/POST GRADUATE

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

Arizona State University

  • Total Score: 83

Auburn University

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

Brigham Young University

  • Total Score: 85, with the following minimum section requirements
    • Reading: 21
    • Listening: 21
    • Speaking: 22
    • Writing: 21

Case Western Reserve University - School of Graduate Studies

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

Carson-Newman College

  • 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

  • Total Score: 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

  • Total Score: 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
  • 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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