Am I required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) if my first language is one other than English? Is there a cut-off score?
If your first language is English you are not required to take the TOEFL. However, if you are fluent in several languages, you will not be penalized for taking the exam which may prove to be an additional indicator of your strengths and your ability to use English. The vast majority of students accepted score better than a 600 on the paper-based test or better than 250 on the computer-based test.
Students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or alternatively, the academic modules of the International English Language Testing System examination (IELTS). Students should receive a score that demonstrates sufficient proficiency in the English language to function well in a highly demanding academic environment. A score close to 600 on the paper-based TOEFL or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or a ・・on the IELTS, would be evidence of adequate English language ability.
Here are the approximate acceptance rates for different types of applicants. The numbers are for a hypothetical private college that accepts 30 percent, but the logic applies equally to most highly selective schools.
All applicants 30% Recruited athletes 75% Underrepresented minorities 60% Alumni children 50% “Typical” applicants 15%
Dartmouth College （ダートマス大学） , NH Wesleyan University （ウェズリヤン大学） , CT Haverford College （ハバーフォード大学 ）, PA Vassar College （バサー大学） , NY Oberlin College （オバリン大学） , OH Colby College （コルビー大学） , ME Beloit College （ベロイト大学） , WI