TOEFL Cut off

    Sayantani Barman Sayantani Barman
    Study Abroad Expert

    Studying abroad is the dream of all the students at present and that’s the reason for increased competition in all levels of study. But, having an excellent academic record is not everything, along with excellent academic records, strong English skills are mandatory to study abroad. 

    Studying abroad typically means studying in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, and other countries. These countries are solely English speaking and the candidates who will be stepping there for higher studies or better employment opportunities from the rest of the world needs excellent English skills. TOEFL is one of the major language tests in this regard.

    TOEFL IBT cut off requirements varies based on the countries, universities as well as programs. Here we will check the TOEFL cut off scores of the best universities across the world. 

    TOEFL Cut Off For The Globally Top Universities

    In the table below the best colleges across the world with their average TOEFL Cut-off are mentioned. 

    University nameTOEFL Cut off
    Australian National University80 – 100
    Brown University90
    Chalmers University of Technology90
    Columbia University100
    Cornell University100
    Duke university90
    Erasmus University90
    Harvard University100 for undergraduate courses
    80 for graduate courses and
    109 for MBA.
    105-109 for doctoral courses
    John Hopkins University100
    Jonkoping University90
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology90
    Leiden University90
    London School of Economics100 (27 in Writing, 25 in Reading, 24 in Speaking and Listening )
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)90 -100
    Monash University94 (24 in Writing and not lower than 20 in rest of the 3 sections)
    New York University100
    Newcastle University100 with minimum 20 in each section
    Northwestern University90 or higher
    Princeton University108 with Listening 28, Reading 29, writing 24, and Writing 27.
    Radboud University90
    Rice University100
    Stanford University90 for Masters’ degree courses on humanities, social sciences, and education,
    100 for Doctoral Programs:
    University College London100
    University of Notre Dame105 with a not lower score than 28 in writing and 24 in others
    University of Alberta90
    University of British Columbia90
    University of Calgary80-108
    University of Cambridge110 with minimum of 25 in each section
    University of Chicago100 for undergraduate courses
    104 for graduate and business courses with 26 in each section
    University of Edinburgh100
    University of Glasgow100 with 23 in each section
    University of Leicester90
    University of Manchester100 with minimum 22 in writing and Speaking; minimum 21 in reading and listening
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor100
    University of Ottawa100
    University of Oxford100 (listening -22, reading - 24, speaking - 25 and writing - 24),
    110 for higher-level courses
    University of Pennsylvania100
    University of St. Andrews92-100
    University of Sydney96 (27 in Writing, 24 in listening and reading, and 23 in speaking)
    University of Technology, Sydney102-109 overall, speaking 23-27, listening 23-27, reading 23-27, writing 24.
    University of Toronto89-110 for undergraduate courses and 93 for graduate courses
    University of Victoria, Wellington90
    University of Virginia90
    University of Warwick92 overall
    UNSW Sydney90
    Vanderbilt University100
    Washington University (St. Louis)90
    Yale University100

    The cut off scores mentioned in this table are the average score but TOEFL: cut off may vary based on the programs. Candidates can go through the official website of the university and search the programs and find out the exact TOEFL cut off. 

    Why TOEFL Cut Off Is So High?

    The universities mentioned in this table are the globally top universities and naturally, they are a bit strict with their TOEFL requirements. For most of the universities US, UK Australia, and Canada, TOEFL cut off ranges from 90-110. TOEFL cut off for US universities and TOEFL cut off for MS and business courses are generally very high (around 90 or up).

    International students face excessive competition for admission in these universities and also, at the time of meeting their high TOEFL cut off requirements. However, there are a few universities across the world where a lower TOEFL score is required. You can check the table below to know more about those universities. 

    Universities with Lower TOEFL requirements

    Name of the UniversityTOEFL cut off
    Auckland University of Technology80
    Australian National University80 – 100 overall
    California Institute of Technology78
    Curtin University84
    Florida Institute of Technology79
    Imperial College London82 with minimum 17 in each section
    King’s College, London80 with 20 in all sections
    Manchester Metropolitan University89-90
    McGill UniversityAround 85
    McMaster University86 for undergraduate courses and 92 for postgraduate courses
    RMIT University79
    Rollins College Crummer School of Business 80
    The University of Adelaide79 and 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 minimum in Reading and Listening
    University of Auckland80 with minimum 21 in writing
    University of Adelaide79
    University of Bath72 with minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, and 17 in Writing
    University of Birmingham80
    University of Bristol88 with minimum 18 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking, and 22 writing
    University of California, Los Angeles83 minimum
    University of Canterbury80 with minimum 19 in each section
    University of Coventry89
    University of Durham88 with 22 in each section
    University of East Anglia79
    University of Lancaster87
    University of Leeds83
    University of Liverpool88 with minimum 20 in listening, writing and reading, and 22 in speaking
    University of Melbourne79 (21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and listening)
    University of Otago80
    University of Queensland87
    University of Waikato 80 with a score of 21 in writing
    University of Western Australia82 with not less than 18 in each section
    University of Wollongong61
    University of York79-80

    These universities are equally popular among the international students and TOEFL cut off scores for these universities are comparatively lower. The candidates will be able to meet these cut off with regular practice and time management skills. 

    So, get your preparation done with TOEFL practice papers and achieve the required TOEFL cut off at your preferred university. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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