Is My TOEFL Score High Enough for Admissions?

Is My TOEFL Score High Enough for Admissions?

By Brianna Burrows

One of the main concerns international students face is whether they will meet admissions standards. One of the most common admission requirements is the TOEFL exam. Although not all schools require the TOEFL exam, the majority of degree granting programs in the USA require the completion of the TOEFL exam. Each school has their own TOEFL test score requirement for admission consideration. We’ve ranked the schools listed below by their minimum TOEFL score requirement:

No TOEFL Score Requirement

University of Oregon

Language Systems International College of English

Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Herkimer College

University of Hawai`i at Hilo

University of California, Davis


TOEFL Score Minimum of 45

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York


TOEFL Score Minimum of 46

West Los Angeles College

Palomar College

State University of New York, Plattsburgh


TOEFL Score Minimum of 50

Citrus College

College of Southern Nevada (CSN)

Joliet Junior College

MiraCosta College

City College of San Francisco

Highline College

Irvine Valley College

Coastline Community College

Long Beach City College

Valencia College


TOEFL Score Minimum of 60

Flathead Valley Community College

Pierce College

Austin Peay State University

Truckee Meadows Community College

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

College of Marin

Orange Coast College

Georgia College

Hillsborough Community College

Marshall University

Lehman College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Middlesex Community College

Sinclair Community College

Jacksonville State University

Golden Gate University

University of Washington Bothell

University of Michigan-Flint

Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Chabot College

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Central State University


TOEFL Score Minimum of 61

Berkeley College


TOEFL Score Minimum of 70

Governors State University

University of Arkansas

Seattle University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of West Florida

National University

Marquette University

UC Berkeley Extension College Foundations Program

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Eastern Washington University

State University of New York at Geneseo

Northeastern University

University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Extension Certificate Programs for International Students

Sam Houston State University

Kendall College Culinary Program

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy



TOEFL Score Minimum of 79

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Illinois State University

University of Arkansas


TOEFL Score Minimum of 80

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Lewis University

University of Central Florida

Adelphi University

George Mason University

Pace University

UC Berkeley Extension

Manhattanville College

ISDE/Columbia Master in Sports Law & Management

Simmons College


TOEFL Score Minimum of 90

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Clark University (COPACE)

Clark University IDCE


TOEFL Score Minimum of 100

California State University Sonoma

Emory University Pre-College Program


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Brianna Burrows is a freelance marketing specialist and alumna of Northeastern University. She specializes in event management, social media management, and content branding. Follow her on Twitter here.

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