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TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 07:16
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Hi fellow Gmatclubbers,

I decided to prepare a quick reference list with the minimum TOEFL requirements for most popular schools. Hope it will be of some use!

TOEFL score requirements for various schools
(work in progress)

Notes:
1. All requirements are for TOEFL iBT format, unless specified otherwise
2. All information was taken from official schools’ sites.
3. Even if school does not have an official cut-off score, or if this score seems ridiculously low, it is an applicant’s interest to check an average score of the accepted students in order to form a realistic understanding of what is required.
4. Overall, it seems you will be OK with 100 for the vast majority of schools, but you will need closer to at least 110 for the most competitive ones.

TOEFL Requirements for US Schools
SchoolTOEFL ScoreNotes
Harvard109strongly recommended by adcom
Stanford100
WhartonRequiredno cut-off score; average is given as 111
MITNot Requiredmay be included if an applicant wishes to do so
Chicago Booth104otherwise ‘admission would be contingent upon meeting the minimum scores or other language requirements’
– info from their site
KelloggRequiredno cut-off score specified. Note that average is 109 (2011)
ColumbiaRequiredno cut-off score specified
TuckRequiredno cut-off score specified
Berkeley (Haas)68note that average given for reference is 113
Michigan (Ross)100
Duke (Fuqua)Requiredno cut-off score specified
Darden100not a strict requirement
Yale100
NYU SternRequiredno cut-off score specified
Cornell JohnsonRequiredrequire 600 for old paper-based tests (with 5 in TWE), which corresponds to 100 in new format (with 25 in Writing)
UCLA (Anderson)87they note that you should have a good excuse for anything below 100
CMU (Tepper)Requiredno min score for TOEFL iBT is given, but they specify 600 for old Paper-Based test, so I think it’s 100 for iBT




TOEFL Requirements for Top European Schools
SchoolTOEFL ScoreNotes
IMDNot RequiredTOEFL is not required, but there is general requirement of ‘strong command of spoken and written English’
(evaluated through GMAT, essays and interview I guess)
INSEAD105note that those for whom English is native language, must show knowledge of another language as entry requirement
LBSRequiredno specific ‘cut-off’ score is specified. Last year, there was an unofficial recommendation of 109+, but people with lesser scores could get in.
IE100
IESE100Note that IESE requires 100 for its FT MBA and 93 for its Executive MBA
HEC100Alternatively you can present IELTS score of 6.5 or TOIEC score of 850





TOEFL Requirements for UK Schools
SchoolTOEFL ScoreNotes
Ashridge100
Cambridge (Judge)110min 25 in each section
Cass105
Cranfield100
Manchester100no individual element must be below 20
Oxford (Said)109this is new requirement for 2010
Warwick105


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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 06:25
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I scored 109 on my first attempt. I want to apply to top 10 Ivy League schools.
Should I retake?

Does an improvement from 109 to let's say 115 really matter?


Hi, I think you need to check to your target school for the TOEFL Score.

As far as I know, there are some school that have minimum TOEFL score.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 31 May 2011, 00:43
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Kellog posted in their class statistics that the average TOEFL is 109
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Pro ... ofile.aspx

Cornell restricted its minimum score per section:
On the TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 on the CBT (600 paper) is required, with recommended sectional scores of minimum 25 and 5 on the TWE. On the new the internet-based version (iBT) of the TOEFL we require a minimum total score of 100 with recommended sectional scores of minimum 25. On the IELTS, a minimum score band of 7 is required with preferred minimal scores of 7 on the speaking and writing modules.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 06:48
Is a TOEFL score of 102 too low to be considered by LBS or Chicago Booth?

I have no much time for the whole application process, and I'd like to know if I should retake the exam.

I have also asked them to rescore my speaking section, so maybe I would be 1-2 points higher, but I don't want to count on them.

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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 07:39
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Is it possible to be admitted to Columbia, Kellogg, NYU Stern, Duke which have no cut-off score with the score - 98? (23, 28, 22, 25)?


Hi all,

I have the same questions.
Can we get into top 10 B-Schools in US with a score slightly less than 100?

Thank you.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 02:37
Got the toefl score today. 107/120 (Reading : 29 , Listening:23 :evil: , Speaking:26 :o , Writing : 29 )

I previously took the GMAT ( 680/Q49/V33/5.5AWA) , and I just purchased the Princeton Review Guide ( fantastic book) , and took the free Toefl test. For anybody able to get V35+ in Gmat , Toefl should be a cake-walk.

Pathetic test center in Kolkata , Speaking section had to be rescheduled 3 times as my voice was not recognised by the system :lol: , even after people from the other room were able to hear me answering the same question "Describe the City you live in " for testing purposes. At one point , I was shouting "test , test , test , ....." :lol:

Even then , I was really confident about the Listening section , and felt that I messed up the Speaking section... did not even justify my stance in Q1 and Q2 as my time (45secs and 60secs were up). So was quite surprised to see the Listening and Speaking scores.

Hope I do not need to retake the Toefl for extra 2 marks in Listening section. Although , I will have to take the GMAT again.

Tips for Speaking : Practice debating for 45-60 secs, make just 1/2 points without any detailed introduction. Time is of essence here.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 10:50
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freedom wrote:
I scored 109 on my first attempt. I want to apply to top 10 Ivy League schools.
Should I retake?

Does an improvement from 109 to let's say 115 really matter?


Hi, I think you need to check to your target school for the TOEFL Score.

As far as I know, there are some school that have minimum TOEFL score.


Indeed, all the schools consider a minimum for the TOEFL score. But their minimum is 100 or less than 100. Actually I have never seen a university with a TOEFL minimum over 100; so, having an iBT TOEFL over 100 in considered satisfactory. Also less than 80 is not acceptable for most of the universities.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 11:43
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tarkaston wrote:
freedom wrote:
I scored 109 on my first attempt. I want to apply to top 10 Ivy League schools.
Should I retake?

Does an improvement from 109 to let's say 115 really matter?


Hi, I think you need to check to your target school for the TOEFL Score.

As far as I know, there are some school that have minimum TOEFL score.


Indeed, all the schools consider a minimum for the TOEFL score. But their minimum is 100 or less than 100. Actually I have never seen a university with a TOEFL minimum over 100; so, having an iBT TOEFL over 100 in considered satisfactory. Also less than 80 is not acceptable for most of the universities.


Harvard's minimum is 109
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 07:44
Received 98 on my first attempt (only couple of days of studying): 27/24/22/25
Is it really important to score 100+ to get into TOP 20 BS (excl. Harvard, Stanford)

I know that if I train my speaking session the result will be a bit higher: 102-103. But I`m not sure is it worth doing?
Guys, what do you think about it?

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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 03:55
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2011, 09:55
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Harvard's minimum is 109


Actually in one of the Harvard applications I noticed 113 :|
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2012, 02:05
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 02:10
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 08:52
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 01:20
Great post!
Please note a minor correction - Berkeley average score (of class of 2010) as noted on Berkeley's website is 110.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 26 May 2012, 22:40
Is TOEFL required if your undergrad education was in English medium. Do i need to give toefl in that case. I'm from India...so not sure if India is among the exempted nations.

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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 06:19
Writing: 25
Speaking: 24
Reading: 21
Listening: 17
Total minimum passing score: 87

Did you notice that?
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 10:04
Hi all,

I took the TOEFL on July 6, 2012. Here is my score-

Reading- 26
Listening- 27
Speaking-30
Writing- 30
Total- 113/120 (TOEFL iBT)

what are my prospects for MBA in California? I live in Palo Alto. Yet to take the GMAT this year.
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 22:41
Thanks buddy your post helped me a lot keep it up cheeers! :-D
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Re: TOEFL Score Requirements for Most Popular Schools [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 22:27
woa la, just got 92 :x :x :x :x
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