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


Raghuram Sukumar IELTS 131 Comments

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. Ram

    Hi,i have plan to do my MS in Engineering management but i got low toefl score of 55 , i have ielts score 5.5 and gre 282..which university should i apply..and i dont want to retake test..pls reply

  2. Rakesh

    Hi ! i have got ielts- 5.5 and GRE- 276 and i had completed my bachelors with 59.83%.
    so, please suggest me best universities in USA as well as in AUSTRALIA accepting my scores for masters in computer science .
    Thank You

  3. loveleen kaur

    I got 5.5 in ielts.can i apply for Australia. I am graduate.plzz suggest me ………..plzzzzzzz

  4. loveleen kaur

    I got 5.5 in ielts.can i apply for Australia. I am graduate.plzz suggest me ………..plzzzzz

  5. veerpal kaur

    i am a student from punjab and i get 5.5 in ielts exam. i have completed my graduation from faridkot(india) from punjabi university.i want to study in usa…please reply my email

    1. Leylya

      Today I got my IELTS band!And overall is 5.5
      Listening 4.5
      Reading 4.5
      Where can I attach my results.Please.
      Thank you.

  6. kamod shah

    i am a student from nepal and i get 5.5 in ielts exam. i have comoleted my graduation from dheradun(india) from hnbgu university.i want to study in usa…please repli my email

  7. Muhammad Hamid

    Moreover, I am looking forward to take admission in MS comp. science

    Waiting for your prompt response.

  8. Muhammad Hamid

    I got overall band 6.5 but got stuck in writing, kindly suggest me universities where I can apply with this score.


    L: 7.5
    S: 6
    R: 6


    Pls i got ielts band of 5.5 , and will like to apply for admission this year pls help me. Thank u very much .

  10. Islombek

    Hi,dear sir.I got 5.5 in the IELTS test,I want to study (business&management) in the U.S.A.Please,could u give me your advises.


    My IELTS result 5 bands
    READING :5
    READING :5
    i want to study MS in computer science can u give any sugessitions

  12. raju lama

    i got 5.5 on averall

    reading 5.5
    listening 5.5

    writing 5.5
    speaking 6
    what should i do please I’m in trouble

  13. Arsalan

    I got 5.5 bands in all & now want to continue my studies Either in USA, Canada , Australia or Austria please guide me any uni

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