TOEFL Cut off Score for US Universities

UniversityTOEFL PaperTOEFL iBTLINKSMore Information
Adelphi University55080Link
American University600100Link
Andrews University550NoLink
Arizona State University50061LinkSchools of Engineering require 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).
Auburn University55079Link
Azusa Pacific University58794Link
Ball State University55079Link
Barry University55079Link
Baylor University54076Link
Biola University???79Link
Boston College600100Link
Boston University550-60095Link
Bowling Green State University52061Link
Brandeis University600100Link
Brigham Young University–Provo58085Link
Brown University600100Link
California Institute of Technology600NoLink
Carnegie Mellon University600100Link
Case Western Reserve University55080Link
Catholic University of America55080Link
Central Michigan University55079Link
Clark Atlanta University500NoLink
Clarkson University55080Link
Clark University55080Link
Clemson University55079-80Link
Cleveland State University52565Link
College of William and Mary580-60093-100Link
Colorado School of Mines55079Link
Colorado State University450-52545-71LinkLower scores within the listed ranges are considered for conditional admission
Columbia University600100LinkInternational 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 University600100LinkWill waive the TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement for international students who have studied for at least 4 years in the United States
Dartmouth College600 +noLink
DePaul University55080Link
Drexel University550-60080-100LinkLower scores within the listed ranges are considered for conditional admission
Duke University600100Link
Duquesne UniversityNo80-100Link
East Carolina University55080Link
East Tennessee State University50061Link
Emory University60079-80Link
Florida A&M University55080Link
Florida Atlantic University55080Link
Florida Institute of Technology55079Link
Florida International University50080Link
Florida State University55080Link
Fordham University57590Link
George Fox UniversityNo80LinkStudents 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 University575-60088-100Link
Georgetown University600100Link
George Washington University55080LinkHigher minimums are required by some schools and programs; check the appropriate school guidelines section for details.
Georgia Institute of Technology55079LinkSome academic programs require higher scores-see the program(s) of choice in the degree program listing found at to determine the minimum scores required by each program.
Georgia Southern University55080Link
Georgia State University55079-80Link
Golden Gate University475-52553-71LinkLower Score ranges are for admission into for provisional admission through the PLUS Program (Preparation in Language and University Skills)
Harvard University600100Link
Hofstra University550+80LinkOnly students who are applying to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business may submit either IELTS or TOEFL scores
Howard UniversityNoNoLink
Idaho State University500-55061-80LinkRanges are for undergraduate/graduate requirements
Illinois Institute of Technology55080Link
Illinois State University55079Link
Immaculata University55079Link
Indiana State University500*61***Link*550 Business Majors **213 Business Majors ***80 Business Majors
Indiana University–BloomingtonNot indicatedNot indicatedLinkThe website only indicates that TOEFL is required
Indiana University of Pennsylvania540-57076LinkRange variations are indicated for specific programs of study.
Indiana University-Purdue University–IndianapolisNo 79Link
Iowa State University53071Link
Jackson State University525NoLink
Johns Hopkins University600100Link
Kansas State University55079LinkSome programs require a TOEFL score higher than the Graduate School minimum.
Kent State University525NoLink
Lehigh University 550NoLink
Long Island University–C.W. Post Campus52771Link
Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge55079Link
Louisiana Tech University55080Link
Loyola University Chicago55079-80Link
Marquette UniversityNo80Link
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)577 (rec 600+)90 (rec 100+)Link
Miami University–Oxford53372Link
Michigan State University550*79**Link*No section below 52 **No section below 17
Michigan Technological University55079LinkIf 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 University52571Link
Missouri University of Science & Technology55079Link
Montana State University550-58080-93Link
Morgan State University550NoLink
New Jersey Institute of Technology55079Link
New Mexico State UniversityUndergraduate: 500
Graduate: 530
Graduate: 71
New School600100Link
New York University490-550NoLinkIf 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 University550NoLink
North Carolina State University–RaleighNo80Link
North Dakota State University550-60079-100LinkDepends on program of study
Northeastern University55079-80Link
Northern Arizona University55080LinkSome programs require a higher score
Northern Illinois University55080Link
Northwestern UniversityNo111Link
Nova Southeastern University55079Link
Oakland University55079Link
Ohio State University–Columbus52771Link
Ohio University55080Link*Required on all sections
Oklahoma State University55079Link
Old Dominion University55079-80Link
Oral Roberts University550NoLink
Oregon State University47553Link
Pace University57790Link
Pacific University47553
Pennsylvania State University–University Park55090Link
Pepperdine University55080Link
Polytechnic Institute of New York University600100Link
Portland State University55068*Link
Princeton UniversityNoAverage score of submitted students is 108LinkThe 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 Lafayette55077*LinkNote 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 UniversityNo90LinkStudents interested in the School of Law will have a higher TOEFL® requirement
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute57088Link
Rice University60090Link
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark55083*Link*Writing 22
Reading 21
Listening 17
Speaking 23
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick55083*Link*Writing 22
Reading 21
Listening 17
Speaking 23
Samford University55080LinkPlease 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 University55080Link
Seton Hall University55079Link
South Carolina State University50061Link
South Dakota State University500NoLink
Southern Illinois University–Carbondale55080Link
Southern Methodist University600100Link
Spalding UniversityNo Information AvailableNo Information AvailableLink
Stanford University600100Link
Stevens Institute of Technology50061LinkThe 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 University600100Linkthe 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 University55080Link
St. Mary’s University of MinnesotaNo79Link
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry55079*Link*Graduate Admission: Minimum score of 80 
SUNY–Stony Brook55080Link
Syracuse University550*80**Link*600 if applying to the Newhouse School of Public Communications **100 if applying to the Newhouse School of Public Communications 
Temple University55079Link
Tennessee State University500NoLink
Texas A&M University–College Station600100Link
Texas A&M University–Commerce500NoLink
Texas A&M University–Kingsville55079Link
Texas Christian University55080Link
Texas Tech University55079LinkThe 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 University55079Link
Trevecca Nazarene University50061Link
Trinity International UniversityNo92Link
Tufts Universitynil100Link
Tulane Universitynil84*Link*Reading 21
listening 18
speaking 23
writing 22
Union Institute and University55080Link
University at Albany–SUNY55079Link
University at Buffalo–SUNY55079Link
University of AkronNo61Link
University of Alabama50061Link
University of Alabama–Birmingham50061Link
University of Alabama–Huntsville50062*Link*Reading 15
Listening 16
Writing 13 *
Speaking 18
University of Alaska–Fairbanks55079Link
University of Arizona 550 80Link
University of Arkansas55079Link
University of Arkansas–Little Rock52571Link
University of Bridgeport550NoLink
University of California–Berkeley57068Link
University of California–Davis55068Link
University of California–Irvine55080Link
University of California–Los Angeles56087*Link
University of California–Riverside53059Link
University of California–San Diego55080Link
University of California–Santa Barbara55080Link
University of California–Santa Cruz55083Link
University of Central FloridaNo80Link
University of ChicagoNoNoLink*4 sub scores of minimum of 26 each
University of Cincinnati52068Link
University of Colorado–Boulder520-600*68-114*Link*Range depends on Field of Study
University of Colorado–Denver52571Link
University of Connecticut55079Link
University of Dayton55080Link
University of Delaware57090Link
University of Denver55080Link
University of Florida55080Link
University of Georgia55080Link
University of Hartford55079*Link*No subscore below 15
University of Hawaii–Manoa50061Link
University of Houston55079Link
University of Idaho550NoLink
University of Illinois–Chicago55080*Link*writing 21
*speaking 20
*reading 19 
*listening 17
University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign55079LinkColleges of Business, Engineering, and Media require minimum scores of 100 ibt, 250 cbt, or 600 pbt.
University of Iowa55081Link*No section score less than 6.0
University of KansasAll part scores at least 5380*Link* The iBT speaking score is not required for admission, 
University of Kentucky52771Link
University of La Verne55079Link
University of Louisiana–Lafayette55081Link
University of Louisville55079Link
University of Maine53071Link
University of Maryland–Baltimore County55080Link
University of Maryland–College Park575100Link
University of Massachusetts–AmherstNo80LinkAchieving these scores does not guarantee admission
University of Massachusetts–Boston55079-80LinkAchieving these scores does not guarantee admission
University of Massachusetts–Lowell52569Link*No section less than 5.0
University of Memphis550NoLinkSome units require a higher TOEFL score
University of Miami55080Link
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor570-610*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 Cities55079Link
University of Mississippi55079-80LinkSome departments require higher results
University of Missouri50061LinkIindividual programs of study may require significantly higher scores for acceptance
University of Missouri–Kansas City55079Link
University of Missouri–St. Louis50061Link
University of Montana58092Link
University of Nebraska–Lincoln52370*Link*Minimum of 20 on Writing section **Minimum of 5.5 or Writing section
University of Nevada–Las Vegas50061LinkHotel Administration requires 525/193/73
University of Nevada–Reno600+100Link
University of New Hampshire55080Link
University of New Mexico52068Link
University of New Orleans52571LinkGraduate Student requirements are higher
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill550 minimum of 50 in each section79Link
University of North Carolina–Charlotte50764Link
University of North Carolina–Greensboro55079Link
University of North Dakota52571LinkGraduate Student requirements are higher
University of Northern Colorado52070Link
University of North Texas55079Link
University of Notre DameNo80*Link*Minimum of 23 on the Speaking
University of Oklahoma55079-80Link
University of Oregon52771*Link*Minimum score of 15 on each section
University of Pennsylvania550*80**Link* Min is 550 but “tend to admit” 600+ ** Min is 80 but “tend to admit” 100+
University of Pittsburgh55080Link
University of Rhode Island55079Link
University of Rochester600100*Link*Writing: 25
Speaking: 24
Reading: 26
Listening: 25
University of San Diego55080Link
University of San Francisco55080Link
University of South Carolina–Columbia57080LinkSome programs have set higher standards
University of South Dakota55079Link
University of South Florida55079Link
University of St. ThomasNo80*Link*Minimum score of 20 on the Writing and 20 on the Speaking sections
University of Tennessee55080*Link*Minimum score of 20 on each section of test
University of Texas–Arlington550213Link
University of Texas–Austin55079Link
University of Texas–Dallas55080Link
University of Texas–El Paso550NoLink
University of the Pacific50061Link
University of Toledo55080LinkTOEFL-iBT is preferred
University of Tulsa50061LinkGraduate Students require higher scores.
University of Utah50061Link
University of Vermont55079-80Linkmay waive the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS scores on a case-by-case basis
University of Virginia60090Link
University of Washington54076Link
University of West Florida55078-80Link
University of Wisconsin–Madison55080Link
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee52068LinkGraduate Students require higher scores.
University of Wyoming52571LinkCollege of Engineering must have a minimum 550 (213 computer-based exam or 80 internet-based exam, 6.0 IELTS)
Utah State UniversityNo79LinkSome Department may require hore scores.
Vanderbilt UniversityNo100LinkExaminations must be taken at an official TOEFL testing center.
Virginia Commonwealth University600100Link
Virginia Tech55080Link
Wake Forest University55079-80Link
Washington State University52068Link
Washington University in St. Louis55079Link
Wayne State University55079-80Link
Western Michigan University55080Link
West Virginia UniversityInformation not ProvidedInformation not ProvidedLinkDoes require TOEFL and IELTS Testing, however the minimum test scores are not indicated.
Wichita State University53072Link
Widener University54075*Link*No individual section score below 18
Worcester Polytechnic Institute55079-80Link
Wright State UniversityNo79/120LinkSeveral departments or programs have set higher requirements for English proficiency.
Yale University600100Link
Yeshiva University600100Link

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