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. Hi, I am Holu,
    I got 6.0 overall band. L 4.5 R 5.5 W 6.5 and S 6.5. I will appreciate the checklist of universities that can accept the above score in USA, and Canada

  2. my daughter got 5.0 Bond in ielts and I want to no which of the college in USA will accept her…Thank you Sir

  3. I got overall score 5.5
    Reading 6
    Speaking 6
    Listening 5.5
    Writing 5
    Can I get n admission for masters
    I completed my bachelor’s in bachelor’s of business administration

  4. What if TOEFL score is just below required cutoff?
    Like I got 76 overall can I get admit to universities which requires 79-80

  5. I got overall score 5.5. Listening. 6 , reading 5 , writing 6, speaking 5.5 GRE score 280. I completed my bachelors in civil engineering. Can my score get accepted to USA universities . Can I change my subject other than this like fashion designing

  6. Hii I have 5.5 overall nd I passed 12th with 78% nd 60% above each subject with arts stream in 2016 can I apply for any university ?????

  7. Hii I have 5.5 overall after undergraduate I passed my 12with78% nd 60% above each subject can I apply for canada in any university

  8. I m an international as well as post graduate student….. My Toefl ibt score is 67….. I want to enroll for the business certificate programs…suggest me the universities in california

  9. Hi


  10. Hi this is anusha I got 5.5 in ielts and gre 273 s-6 L -6 w-5.5 r-5 and I passed with 10th 71 inter with 76 and graduation with 71 in computer science engineering which university do you suggest to me for USA

  11. Hi,I’m Tara.I got overall score 61 in TOEFL,so can I get admission at USA university?

  12. Can I get admission in Masters of science with the TOEFL score 61?

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