List of Top USA Universities Accepting TOEFL Test Score

The information given below indicates the minimum TOEFL Score in USA for various universities. Each university has set its own cut-off score. Some U.S universities have cut-off scores for each section. The minimum TOEFL score in USA for most universities is 79.

If students receive scores that are below the minimum cut-off score required to study in the United States then they will be rejected. Those students who receive higher than the minimum scores will double their chances to receive admission, in the colleges they wish to study further.

List of Universities Accepting TOEFL Score in USA:

Listed below is the required TOEFL score in USA for some top universities.

Yale University

TOEFL Paper: 600   TOEFL iBT (internet based test) score: 100

Harvard University

TOEFL Paper: 600   TOEFL iBT score: 100

Duke University

TOEFL Paper: 600   TOEFL iBT score: 100

University of California – Berkeley

TOEFL Paper: 570  TOEFL iBT score: 68

University of Washington

TOEFL Paper: 540  TOEFL iBT score: 76

University of Wisconsin – Madison

TOEFL Paper: 550  TOEFL iBT score: 80

Johns Hopkins University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

TOEFL Paper: 550  TOEFL iBT score: 79

University of Texas

TOEFL Paper: 550  TOEFL iBT score: 79

University of South Carolina – Columbia

TOEFL Paper: 570  TOEFL iBT score: 80

Some programs have set higher standards

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

TOEFL Paper: 550 (minimum of 50 in each section) TOEFL iBT score: 79

Washington University in St. Louis

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 79

University of California–San Diego

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 80

Cornell University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100

The university waives off the TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement for international students who have studied for at least 4 years in the United States of America. Similarly, there are other courses for which a TOEFL score may not be required to study in the US, if students have taken other courses in English in USA.

Ohio State University–Columbus

TOEFL Paper: 527 TOEFL iBT score: 71

Stanford University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100

University of Rochester

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100*

*Writing: 25
Speaking: 24
Reading: 26
Listening: 25

Georgetown University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100

Rice University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 90

Arizona State University

TOEFL Paper: 500 TOEFL iBT score: 61

Schools of Engineering require 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).

Oregon State University

TOEFL Paper: 475 TOEFL iBT score: 53

Listed for conditional admission

Carnegie Mellon University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100

Brown University

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 100

University of Virginia

TOEFL Paper: 600 TOEFL iBT score: 90

University of California–Davis

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 68

University of Florida

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 80

University of Utah

TOEFL Paper: 500 TOEFL iBT score: 61

Washington University in St. Louis

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 79

Boston University

TOEFL Paper: 550-600 TOEFL iBT score: 95

University of California–Riverside

TOEFL Paper: 530 TOEFL iBT score: 59

University of California–Santa Cruz

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 83

University of Pittsburgh

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 80

University at Buffalo–SUNY

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 79

*Minimum score of 6 on each section.

TOEFL score for average universities

Below is the list of the minimum cut-off score requirement (or examples of TOEFL scores) for some of the average universities in the U.S.

University of La Verne

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 79

Pepperdine University

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 80

Old Dominion University

TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL iBT score: 79-80

Hofstra University

TOEFL Paper: 550+ TOEFL iBT score: 80

Saint Cloud University – School of Graduate Studies

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

Only students who are applying to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business may submit either IELTS or TOEFL scores.

Lake Head University

Total Score: 80

University of Lethbridge

Total score: 93

TOEFL Band scores

ETS has developed tools to compare TOEFL iBT® scores to the scores on the IELTS academic module (International English Language Testing System). The goal of creating this comparison tool is to help institutions make best admission choices.

Students can have a look at the comparison table at the ETS TOEFL Website.