Supriyo @ Minimum TOEFL iBT Score, says:
I appeared for TOEFL iBT on the 25th of July, and the exam was quite difficult than the practice materials available. I did really badly in the listening section.
In the writing section, I was expecting a good score, but I ended up getting only 24. My overall score is 95.
I want to pursue PhD studies in the USA or Canada. Any advice for me? Should I retake the test?
TOEFL iBT Score
A TOEFL iBT score of 95 is definitely good enough to get admission in the U.S. for a PhD program. Most universities in America will have a minimum required TOEFL score of around 60 to 80.
So a score of 95 in TOEFL is enough to apply and get PhD admission. I’ve encountered many similar comments in this blog, such as:
- I scored 85 in TOEFL, can you give me a list of U.S. universities that accept the score and give admission with aid?
- Can I apply to study in graduate schools in the U.S. only with a TOEFL iBT Score of 78?
After minimum the TOEFL iBT score requirements are met, other factors like GRE score, academic percentage, and research experience will be taken into account by an admission committee.
Also, applying for a PhD program is not the same as applying for admission into a master’s program.
So in your case, it’s not required to retake the test. If you had a score of less than 60, then you can consider retaking TOEFL iBT exam. But not with a good score of 95.