TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) conducts over 50 test dates per year to evaluate the candidate’s ability to understand and use the English language at the university level. The test comprises listening, reading, writing and speaking sections wherein candidates have to attain a minimum TOEFL score to get admission in the desired University. Candidates should also note that TOEFL scores are valid for only two years. Read the article for institute-wise TOEFL Scores.

Who Accepts TOEFL Scores?

TOEFL scores are accepted by approximately 10,000 universities worldwide, including Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the U.K., Europe and Asia. Besides, a few other organizations also consider TOEFL scores for following purposes-

  • Immigration departments accept TOEFL scores to provide work and residential visas.
  • Medical and licensing agencies also accept the same to offer professional certification courses.

TOEFL Score Division

Skill Minimum – Maximum marks Time Limit Level
Listening –30 60–90 minutes Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Speaking 0–30 20 minutes Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Reading 0–30 60–80 minutes Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Writing 0–30 50 minutes Low (0–14)

Intermediate (15–21)

High (22–30)

Total Score –120

Top Institutes that Accept TOEFL Scores

  • 9 out of 10 U.S. universities prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests
  • More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada prefer the TOEFL test over other English-language tests.
  • 100% of Australia and New Zealand Universities and Immigration department accepts TOEFL scores.
  • French and German universities prefer the TOEFL scores over other English-language test.
  • More than 90% of UK universities accept TOEFL scores, including 100% of the elite Russell Group universities.

Check the list of top universities and their TOEFL scores

How to Prepare for TOEFL 2019 Exam?

Top US Universities and Their TOEFL Scores

University Name Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores Additional Info
American University 600 100 200 (computer-based)
Andrews University 550 80 213 (computer-based)
Arizona State University 550 80 Admission to the Fulton Schools requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer based), 79 on iBT (internet-based)
Auburn University 550 79 213 (computer-based)
Barry University 550 or higher at the graduate level 79 or higher at the graduate level
Baylor University 550 80 213 (Computer-based)
Boston University 550-600 90-100 (minimum 20 in each section)
Brandeis University 600 100
Brown University 600 or above 100 or above
California Institute of Technology 110 A TOEFL score is not mandatory if applicants have studied for the past 02 years at a high school where English is the primary language.
Clemson University 102 (minimum 20 in each section)
Columbia University 600 100 International students who have attained a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or any other English-speaking country need not to submit TOEFL or IELTS.
Cornell University 600 100 Will waive the TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement for international students who have studied for at least 4 years in the United States
Dartmouth College 600+ 100
Duke University 90
Fordham University 577 90
George Mason University 570 88 (minimum 20 in each section)
Georgetown University 600 100 250 (computer-based test)
Georgia Institute of Technology 577 90 213 (computer based)
Harvard University 100- 104 (minimum 24 in each section) The scores varies for different schools. Refer the official site for more clarification.
Jackson State University 525 69 194 (computer-based test)
Johns Hopkins University 600 100 250 (computer-based)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 600 (minimum 23 in each section) 90 (minimum 23 in each section)
New York University 100 and above
Ohio University 550 (minimum 52 in each section) 80 (minimum 17 in each section)
Pennsylvania State University–University Park 550 80 (a minimum of 20 in each section)
Princeton University Due to the nature of the graduate admission process, the Graduate School has not set a recommended minimum score of iBT TOEFL. However, each department sets its own minimum score.
Rice University 600 90
Southern Methodist University 600 100
Stanford University Doctoral Programs- 100

Master’s Programs: Humanities, Social Sciences, Education- 100

Master’s Programs: School of Engineering- 89

University of Chicago No No
University of Delaware 570 90
University of Pennsylvania 550* 80**
University of Virginia 600 90
Vanderbilt University No 100
Virginia Tech 550 80
Yale University 600 100

Top UK Universities Accept TOEFL Scores

University Name Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores Additional Info
University of Oxford 100-110 Listening: 22
Reading: 24
Speaking: 25
Writing: 24
University of Cambridge 110 (minimum 25 or above in each section)
Imperial College London 92-100 (minimum 20 in all elements)
University College London 92- 109 Minimum 24 in reading and writing and minimum 20 in speaking and listening.
University of Edinburgh 600 250 (computer-based test)
University of Manchester 80- 100 The scores varies for different courses. check details https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/study-abroad-programmes/non-eu/entry-requirements/
King’s College London 583 with minimum 53 in all skills 213 (computer-based test)
London School of Economics and Political Science 100 Listening: 22
Reading: 23
Speaking: 22
Writing: 24
University of Bristol 90 (minimum 20 in all sections)
University of Warwick 92 (iBT) (250 in computer-based test) Listening: 21
Reading: 22
Speaking: 23
Writing: 22
University of Glasgow 600 100 (minimum 23 in all sections) 237 (computer-based test)
Durham University 92 (minimum 23 in all sections)
University of Sheffield 88 or above Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing: 17
University of Birmingham 80 Listening: 19
Reading: 19
Speaking: 21
Writing: 19
University of Leeds 87 Listening: 20
Reading: 20
Speaking: 22
Writing: 21
University of Southampton 72 Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing: 17
University of St Andrews 75- 120
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 92-100 The scores varies for different courses. check details https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/undergraduate/

Top Australian Universities & Their TOEFL Scores

University Name Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores Additional Info
University of Melbourne 577 or above 79 or above Listening: 13
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21
Australian National University 570 or above 80 or above Listening: 18
Reading: 20
Speaking: 18
Writing: 20
University of Sydney 102-109 Listening: 23-27
Reading: 23-27
Speaking: 23-27
Writing: 24
University of Queensland 570 or above (a minimum 54 in each section) 87 or above Listening: 19
Reading: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 21
Monash University 550 or above 79 or above Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21
University of New South Wales 90 Listening: 22
Reading: 22
Speaking: 22
Writing: 23
University of Western Australia 230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score 82 Listening: 20
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing: 22
University of Adelaide 575- 600 79- 94 Listening: 13- 20
Reading: 13- 20
Speaking: 22- 23
Writing: 24- 27
Macquarie University 83 Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21
University of Newcastle 500- 550 60- 79 Listening: 12- 19
Reading: 13-18
Speaking: 18- 19
Writing: 21- 23
University of Wollongong 86
University of South Australia (UNISA) 600 (minimum 55 in each section) 100 (minimum 21 in each section)
University of Tasmania 72 Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19
Deakin University 550- 600 65- 94 Writing- 21- 27
Griffith University 575 79 (minimum 19 in all sections)
James Cook University (JCU) 94 Listening: 24
Reading: 24
Speaking: 23
Writing: 27
Swinburne University of Technology 75 Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 17
Writing: 20
La Trobe University 550 64 Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21
Bond University 98 (minimum 24 in writing section) The scores vary for different courses
Flinders University 80 (The scores vary for different courses) Speaking- 22
Writing- 22
Reading- 22
Listening- 22
Western Sydney University 82 Speaking- 18
Writing- 21
Reading- 13
Listening- 13

 

Top Canadian Universities & Their TOEFL Scores

University Name Minimum TOEFL Pen & Paper Scores Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores Additional Info
University of Toronto 100 (minimum 25 in the reading and writing sections) The scores vary for different courses
University of British Columbia 550 90 Speaking- 21
Writing- 21
Reading- 22
Listening- 22
McGill University 600 100 (minimum 20 in each section)
McMaster University 86 (minimum 20 in each section)
University of Montreal NA NA NA
University of Alberta 90 (minimum 21 in each section)
University of Calgary 560 100 (minimum 27 in each section)
University of Ottawa No overall scores (minimum 22 in writing and 20 in Listening and Reading 86 (minimum 22 in Writing section)
University of Waterloo 90 (minimum 25 Writing and Speaking)
University of Victoria 575 90 Listening 20

Speaking 20

Reading 20

Writing 20

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