TOEFL Cut Off Score for Universities in the USA

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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TOEFL Score cutoff is 80

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