If you are a non-native English speaker planning to attend a US university, you’ll need to take either the TOEFL iBT or IELTS in order to determine and demonstrate English proficiency. But what constitutes a “good” score? Instead of thinking in terms of “good” and “bad” it’s useful to see what your college or university requires and make goals to exceed their requirements. Having a goal in mind will help challenge and direct you in your study of the TOEFL, whether it’s through an English school or private classes. The world-wide average Internet TOEFL score in 2012 was 80/120.
Here is a chart from About.com that shows required scores for a few US universities.
|Test Score Requirements|
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|Internet-Based TOEFL||Paper-Based TOEFL||GPA/SAT/ACT Graph|
|Amherst College||100 recommended||600 recommended||see graph|
|Bowling Green State U||61 minimum||not reported||see graph|
|The Ohio State University||79 minimum||550 minimum||see graph|
|Pomona College||100 minimum||600 minimum||see graph|
|UC Berkeley||80 minimum||550 minimum||see graph|
|University of Florida||80 minimum||550 minimum||see graph|
|UNC Chapel Hill||100 recommended||600 recommended||see graph|
|University of Southern California||100 minimum||not reported||see graph|
|UT Austin||79 minimum||550 minimum||see graph|
|Whitman College||85 minimum||560 minimum||see graph|
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