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What's seen as a high TOEFL score for ivy league?

FaitAccompliFaitAccompli Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
Just wondering, mine is good but I'm worrying.

Oh, I'm talking about the iBT - so out of 120.
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Replies to: What's seen as a high TOEFL score for ivy league?

  • chocolate curlchocolate curl Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    yale says on its website that require a minimum score of 100
    I hope your score is good enough :) i'm still waiting for mine
  • FaitAccompliFaitAccompli Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    Thanks so much for your reply!

    I'm not applying to Yale, but for Brown transfer.

    My score was 99 (bad day)

    I sincerely do not want to retake the 4 hour exam for being one point off... :/

    does anyone know for brown?
  • literakliterak Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Hey! Brown waives your toefl if you have SAT critical reading section of 600 and above. I scored 105 on toefl ibt:) it makes me feel great!
  • i200258396i200258396 Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    lots of schools don't look at TOEFL since it's like a piece of cake compared to the SAT XD(especially those super reach schools). but if you ask, most school want a at least 100/120 (as i've seen so far). congratulation that Brown doesn't look :) not that i'm annoyed or anything, but TOEFL's really expensive don't you think?
  • BilguunBilguun Registered User Posts: 1,252 Senior Member
    Although TOEFL is not as important as the SAT, I was wondering about that too. Would 113 be considered good in the Ivy League level?
  • Miss PrincetonMiss Princeton Registered User Posts: 303 Member
    ^ Of course....
  • literakliterak Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    i200258396, yeah indeed. in Poland, we gotta pay $185, but I know that elsewhere it might cost above $200. Thanks God I don't have to retake TOEFL.
  • i200258396i200258396 Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    i don't know... certainly i won't take it again but mine was a low 100. but hopefully my SAT can cover it. will it draw me back it i aced the SAT but got a terrible TOEFL score?
    (WOW poland!)
  • _Silence_Silence Registered User Posts: 699 Member
    It won't. The SAT is much more important than the TOEFL, which is pretty much just judged on a pass/fail basis, if you got the required points(i.e. 100 for most colleges) you're fine.
  • literakliterak Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    i200258396, hey! For some reason, SAT, espiecially Critical reading, is pretty hard for international students who do not attend schools where English is a language of instruction. At least this is my case. I was wondering what is a good score on SAT Critical Reading for international students. I know that most of you guys, here, score 800 and above on critical reading, but please, give me a reasonable piece of advice.
  • MegaMega Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    I heard there are very few schools which require a score of 107 or above.
    I think Caltech is one of them. For Korean universities, TOEFL scores should be at least 117 or above. I am applying US universities as well as Korean ones so I am retaking my 110 that I got last year... Aiming for the number of my posts :P
    ...mine is good, but I am worrying.
    My score was 99 (bad day)

    ???
  • literakliterak Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    "I heard there are very few schools which require a score of 107 or above.
    I think Caltech is one of them."

    Where did you get this Mega? As far as I can see, on Caltech webpage it is written

    "While it is not required, it is in the applicant's best interest to take the TOEFL. A strong command of the English language is necessary in order to be successful at Caltech."

    I still think that scoring 117 is quite impossible as long as even native speakers would be unable to score maximum. There are always some tricky stuffs on which one loses points. I believe that TOEFL score is not the only indicator of the proficiency in English..
  • BilguunBilguun Registered User Posts: 1,252 Senior Member
    Seriously, I don't get why any school would require 117 on TOEFL. Harvard requires 109 for its masters but I haven't yet seen an undergraduate school requiring anything higher than 104. And that is about right since the TOEFL doesn't measure aptitude in any way but only language skills.

    Korean schools requiring 117? Can those schools even fill their classes?
  • MegaMega Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    For Korean universities, TOEFL scores should be at least 117 or above.

    It's not a requirement. This is a score range that will be considered as a good score by the majority in Korea. Yonsei University (one of the top in Korea) requires 107 from this year onwards. But so many people in Korea get extremely high scores and as TOEFL is more important in Korean universities than it is for US universities, Koreans will work even harder to get the top scores.
  • HAFHHAFH User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Basically if it's over 110, then it's okay FOR SURE for american colleges.

    This is because native speakers that take the TOEFL (you know, different passport, but lived in an English speaking country all their lives) score around 105-115.

    You know how you score a few points down in the listening section cuz you're sleepy, or because the test instructor takes away your notes paper, or the tricky questions.

    Above 100 is good, over 110 and basically you're at like a native-speaker level. Even better if you get your CR over 600, it's pretty impressive for a non-native speaker.
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