International students are required to submit either IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic scores to prove their proficiency in English language.

The following is a list of 15 universities and colleges in the U.S. that require minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (band score). The corresponding equivalent TOEFL score is 79 or 80.

Universities for IELTS 6.5

  1. University of Michigan (TOEFL 79)
  2. University of Arkansas (TOEFL 79)
  3. The University of Texas at San Antonio (TOEFL 79)
  4. University of Minnesota (TOEFL 79; MELAB 80)
  5. Pratt Institute
  6. Emerson College
  7. University of Illinois at Chicago
  8. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  9. University of Denver
  10. Penn State
  11. George Mason University
  12. The University of Oklahoma
  13. University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
  14. Syracuse University
  15. Virginia Tech

Check the minimum requirements at the university website at the time of submitting application to that school. The department might require higher scores other than the IELTS score of 6.5.


  1. Julio Ariel Duenas Santana on December 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    I got my IELTS scores two days ago
    Listening 5.5
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 5.0

    Overall band 6.0

    Do I apply to any scholarship in Europe?

  2. Bijay Shakya on October 5, 2017 at 2:20 AM

    Does 6.5 implies overall band or each bands? My ielts score (LRWS: 8.5,6,6,5.5). Is it a sufficient score ?
    Does ielts score affects assistanships ?

  3. Pradeep Tiwari on October 16, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    Can anyone tell me that I want to do MS/M-Tech in some “Waste water Management or waste water treatment related course.” in U.S.A.. Can you please suggest some universities who conducted these type of courses.
    Pls. ASAP or call at 09891178599 Mob.

  4. sukh on November 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    hello i have score 6.5 in ielts but in writing i scored 5.5 and i am graduate in bba
    .i want to apply for canada for may 2013 intake . can u please suggest me with some university my contact number is 9888924412. please call me if u have any solution .

  5. Huseyn on August 18, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    hello,i got 6.5ielts band-listening(6.5),reading(5.5),speaking(6.5) and writing(7.0).Can you tell me about UK universities that could accept this score for the faculty of Management or Modern languages.did deadlines pass or finish?Is it available to apply for some of them and study there?Please inform me…

  6. sabrina on July 16, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    May i know which universities in UK would accept me for MS in International Business and Human Resource Management if I score 6 in IELTS which i already have.

  7. Muhammad Ayaz Shirazi on April 26, 2012 at 6:26 AM

    Hi,I have got 6.5 overall band in IELTS and individual scores for writing,reading,listening and speaking are 6.5,6.5,5.5 and 7.Kindly inform me about international institutions for master in science or engineering specially in English speaking countries.
    Thanks for your time

  8. princy on March 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    hii i have got a score of 6 in ielts could u plz tell me how much score is required to do physician assistant score in u.s

  9. badri thapa on December 9, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    hi! i got ielts score as 6 band. so. plz send the list of gud universities for my bhm studies…….

  10. padmaja on April 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    hey even i got 6.5 band its gud u can get number of universities just go online and search for the universities u vill defnetly get it i got i20 also go for it……

    • HS on June 1, 2011 at 11:08 PM

      is it necessary to take GRE ????? for these universities or IELTS is enough for these university

  11. Subhash on April 24, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    hi all, i got ielts score 6.0 bands, is it possible to get admission in bradley university, peoria, illinois. i had already applied to that university but my fingers are kept cross because for bradley minimum required score is 6.5..! may i expect for good…

  12. Leo Kong on November 8, 2010 at 11:10 PM


    I got the TOEFL score of 74. I want to study statistics in USA. is there any grad school who could accept me with a unconditional admission? Cauze, I don't want to attend a language school before the graduate study.

    Leo ………..

  13. DHEERAJ on November 7, 2010 at 12:39 AM



  14. krishna on August 29, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    i got the score of 99 in toefl ibt.may i know the list of colleges applicable to my score

  15. mihir on August 2, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    i m last year b.e. mechanical studant….i want 2 good college list related ielts …….plz help

  16. amitav on August 2, 2010 at 2:00 AM


    Can anybody help me providing information on MS in Economics at affordable cost.

    My IElTS Band is 6.5 .

  17. patel hardik shailendrabhai on July 22, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    hi i have done my and i have given toefl exam and got 93 in that and i want to persue my master degree program from usa so please kindly suggest some good programs and universities

  18. Harsha on July 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM


    I got my gre score 1030 and ielts band as 6.5.

    Can you suggest me universities to do ms which accept my score and where i can get scholarship.

    Thanks for your time and assistance.

  19. sanath on July 9, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    hi this is sanath i m going 2 write gre exam

    on 3rd week of august 2 apply for spring 2011 is it right time r i m late ….

    please suggest me

  20. chanpreet kaur sandh on July 2, 2010 at 2:36 AM

    i got 6.5 bands i have applied for north seattle cmmunity cllege usa my interview is on 19july give me guidence for interview what is the status of that college

  21. Aaditya on June 13, 2010 at 5:19 AM

    Hi! I need your help.I want to pursue MS in Computer Science or software engineering from US but I can only afford about $15000 to $20000(20k) per year i.e. total tution plus living costs. so please let me know of universities with good rankings in computer science where total costs per year for international students do not exceed $20K. I shall be really very grateful.

  22. tania on May 4, 2010 at 12:07 AM

    my ielt's band score is 6.5 and i am a medical graduate planning to do MS in clinical psychology from university of arkansas, please tell me that are my qualifications sufficient to apply for graduate school or do i have to give GRE??

    please answer me ASAP
    thank you

  23. kamal sood on April 7, 2010 at 4:45 AM


    i have 1390 in gre

    95 in toefl

    7.74 cgpa

    i'm 6th sem electrical student at nit nagpur

    i have done 1 r&d project at a firm ,2 major projects in college and 1 mini project in college.

    please tell me the universities wich i should apply for admission.

  24. Raj.S.Shende on March 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM



    hello i am Raj.S.Shende. please can i know the names of the universities in united states of America whose deadline for international students is around may 1st and the universities should have areospace engineering as major


  25. ravi karthik on March 30, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    thank you for the valuable information

  26. Kartheek on March 29, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    For George Mason University a minimum of 20 is required in each section for TOEFL..

  27. meghana on March 28, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    SO,Plz send the list of universities accepting my score…..

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