12 Universities for IELTS Score 5.5 [ TOEFL 46 to 59]

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Looking for Universities in U.S. that accepted IELTS Score 5.5 and above for U.S.A.? Here is a list of 12 universities that will accept an IELTS score of 5.5 and above.

But, before we look at the watch this short video that explains the following

  • The English proficiency requirements
  • Minimum IELTS (or TOEFL) score Requirements
  • Options for Low IELTS Scores
  • Apply for Universities or ReTake the Test?

Universities listed below are a generic list and it may not offer the programs you are looking for, but gives you an idea of what to expect during the admission process.

You can also find the corresponding TOEFL scores (Internet-based, computer- and paper-based tests).

Yesterday, we published the post, 15 Universities for IELTS Score 6.5 and above.

Universities – IELTS Score 5.5

  1. University of Missouri (TOEFL 61)
  2. Ohio University (TOEFL 61) Conditional Admission
  3. North Dakota State University (TOEFL 71/525)
  4. The University of Texas-Pan American (TOEFL 61; Paper 500)
  5. Central Michigan University (Conditional admission – TOEFL iBT 61 to 78; PBT 500 to 549)
  6. The University of Louisiana at Monroe
  7. Southern New Hampshire University (TOEFL iBT 71; PBT 530)
  8. New Mexico State University (197 CBT; 71 iBT; 530 PBT)
  9. Kent State University (TOEFL score 525, 197, or 71; MELAB – 77 or IELTS score of 5.5)
  10. Murray State University
  11. Washington State University
  12. Oklahoma City University

TOEFL to IELTS Score Conversion Table

toefl to ielts score table


As you can see in the first part of the above TOEFL to IELTS table, your score range is 46 to 59 in TOEFL.

  • Decide if you want to retake the test or apply for Bridge program in better universities.

If you decide to retake the IELTS test, then make sure you are really putting in the required effort to improve your English Language skills.

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  1. Mfoniso

    I scored 55 in TOEFL and i want to apply to an institution with low TOEFL score please help me

  2. Purnima panta

    I only get 60 in toefl plz help me to find a university which will accept this score

  3. Asmin Dahal

    i scored 5.5 overall in IELTS, but 5 in writing band . i want to try any Universities please help me

  4. Abdullah

    I got 5.5 overall and I am looking for phd in project management or puplic administration

  5. Sunita

    I am Sunita. And i got 5 in ielts. And i want to go USA to do master in hotel management is there any university so that i can do process..

  6. Srijan Kumar Mazumder

    I get 5.5 band in IELTS..can i apply in graduation course for business related educationand how cost should be done there..?

  7. urvi

    i hve 9 years gap nd i hve no any work experience. bt i want to apply for us visa.can i eligible for these? nd what should I do? ?

  8. Harmandeep singh

    i completed my senior seconday in medical stream with 73% marks and i got 5.5 overall bands in ielts . Which college and univesity will be best for me? L 5.0 R 5.5 W 5.5 S 5.5

  9. salar

    Hello I got IELTS with 6 score would you please introduce some university in Architecture
    Im graduated student
    W 6
    S 6.5
    R 5.5
    L 5

  10. Khushbu Mistry

    I’m Khushbu Mistry
    I got 5.5 in Ielts
    Which university is best for me in USA for MBA course..?
    Please help me..!!

  11. Harpreet kaur sidhu

    I m harpreet and recently I have done my senior secondary education in science stream and I got overall 5.5 and
    Listening 6.0
    Reading 5.0
    Writing 5.0
    Speaking 5.0
    Which university can give me admission easily plz tell me

    1. kulveer singh

      Hello i also have 5.5 nd
      S=5 mainu v dsdeo plz j kito da apply hunda hoyeya my contact 95019 21356

  12. Smarika

    I am from nepal i scored 5.5 in ielts so which university of usa can give addmission on these bands easily for bachelor degree on business administration.. Can u please suggest me some universities..

    1. Amrit

      Smarika it’s very difficult to get admission by this score, you could improve your score by combine study with someone there, for scholarship it needs 6-7 band score. please make mind to retake test and join in better university.

  13. geetha

    hi.. i got 5.5 bond in ielts exam ,
    i wanto do masters or diploma course in Canada. is der any colleges to accept my ielts score.
    please let me know.

    1. Taslima Begum

      I got 6 in ielts, could I get a scholarship for PhD in biology in USA? I did already ms in biological science & got 3.51 out of 4 . Please help me to get a scholarship.

  14. juliet

    I got over all band score 4.5 in Ielts and have completed my bachelor’s degree and planning to study abroad for post graduate degree level. Could you please guide me in which university I can apply. If it possible it can be in any country ( Canada, UK, Australia, US)

  15. Bimal Aryal

    Iam from Nepal a score 5 score in IELTS , whic university will accept in australia to read Bachlor Degree of Hotel Management . please reply me as soon as possible

  16. harshita sharma

    Actually I have got overall 5.5 bands in ielts…..so please can you tell me in which country is possible to get admission for masters or diploma…….please reply me faster as can you can…..thanks……

  17. baljinder Kaur

    I have done +2 in 2014. I got 5.5 band overall in ielts.I want to go Australia.plz help me,can I apply for Australia

  18. Dilmeet kaur

    Recently i have completed my bachelor’s in biotechnology and i got 6 bands in ielts exam
    speaking =6
    writing =6
    so i want to know that for what courses and colleges m eligible in USA california

  19. Pijush sarkar

    I completed Bsc in physiotherapy from bangladesh and 5 years working experience and my IELTS score is 6 . Is there any university in usa that I can apply.

  20. vinas gajera

    I get 5.5band in IELTS..can i apply in graduation course for chemical related eduacation..and how cost should be done there..?

  21. Rojina

    Hii, scince i got overall 6 on ielts and want to apply for mba . I would like to know list of usa university . Please help me

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