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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. Niagara waives lower scores for students who are interested in participating in our ESL Program

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 BasedIELTSCET 6
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