English Language Proficiency

TOEFL Requirements:

Non-native English speakers seeking admission to Niagara University must verify their proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper exam) is required for admission. The last PBT will be phased out starting mid-2012.

Students may take the TOEFL PBT until it is discontinued in their area and submit the scores for two years after the test date. Niagara University will also accept TOEFL  Internet-based or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For Graduate Students
Please note that  Niagara waives the TOEFL examination requirement for students scoring a 600 or higher on the GMAT/GRE.

Admission RequirementTOEFL Paper BasedTOEFL Internet BasedIELTS CET 6
Full Admission

550

79-80 6.0 450

Students meeting the admission requirements will also need to provide a writing sample and a conversation evaluation before classes begin. ENG 193/194 is required unless students satisfy the criteria of the written and spoken evaluation.