Universities' Scores
Discover the valuable information about the set of TOEFL iBT scores required by some colleges and universities for the admissions of students.
Universities' Scores

Colleges and Universities that use TOEFL scores for student admissions have begun to set their TOEFL iBT score requirements. These initial score standards will be reviewed by the institutions after the first year of testing. A number of institutions plan to set section or skill score requirements either by themselves or in conjunction with the whole score, at the same time as others plan to set a total score standard in order to make best use of the score information.

The TOEFL iBT score scale is:
Test Section Score Range
Listening 0 to 30
Reading 0 to 30
Speaking 0 to 30
Writing 0 to 30
Total Score 0 to 120

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
Specific graduate programs may require higher scores.

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

Clarkson University
Total Score: 90, with the following minimum section requirements
Reading: 21
Listening: 20
Speaking: 27
Writing: 22

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
Target Scores refer to the minimum university scores that students should not fall below to be admitted without some remedial language assistance. Some departments may have higher scores than the minimum.
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

McGill University
Total Score: 86; with a minimum of 20 for each section
Individual departments may set higher minimum scores, depending on the requirements of their programs.

Michigan State University
Total Score: 80
Section scores to be determined

Middle Tennessee State University
Total Score: 71

National American University
Total Score: 61

New York Institute of Technology
Total Score: 61-79
Students who score 79 or above are not required to take internal English Placement Exam
Students who score between 61-78 must take internal English Placement Exam upon arrival to NYIT and prior to registration.

Northern Arizona
Total Score: 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


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