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.


  1. I had 5 as band score in IELTS please can i have some universities which could accepte me with this score in postgraduate programs? Thanks

  2. Please Send me List of universities for master program ,around the European countries which accept IELTS score of 5.5 bands.

  3. Hello Friends !
    I got 5 bands no less in each then 5 .
    is there any University for Admission in USA ?

  4. My overall band 5.5 each module 5 can I apply for health care Related course in USA??

  5. I have done msc it nd i got 6 band in r 7 ;w 6; l 6 and in speaking 5 can i take admishion in usa in any universities .universities accepting my ielts score of 6

  6. Send me the list of university in usa accepting ielts score 5.5 n i have completed my graduation in b.com

  7. can you please let me know colleges in florida with 5.5 IELTS / 61 TOEFL /GRE 258

  8. Hello! My question is that if i get some scores in the IELTS for ex. 5.5 _6.5 could i apply to U.S.A university in Manager speciality? Thanks for answer!

  9. Hello! I had band score of 5.5 in ielts.Please can anyone suggest me some good colleges in Canada,Brampton which accepts the above band score.Do suggest me.I would be so greatful to you all.Thank you! Stay happy all😀

  10. Though i got 5.5 in ielts can i or i cannot apply for usa to study a cyber crime or cyber law study..please sir do let me know..And can u suggest the university too
    Thanking you

  11. I want a good university ( not a blacklisted university) for my gre score 285 and ielts 5.5 and i dont want conditional admission. suggest some colleges. Branch must be computer science in masters.

  12. send me list of auto or mechanical engineering universities aceepting ielts score of 5.5.

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