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MBA Programs That Don’t Require TOEFL

Most of the top MBA programs require TOEFL scores from international candidates whose native language is not English. Some programs even require a minimum score for admission.

However, several top programs don’t require the TOEFL (or other English tests):

  • MIT Sloan – a TOEFL is not required to apply to the MBA program. We measure this during personal interviews. This is our best gauge of English ability. We will also use the verbal sections of the GMAT or GRE to evaluate English language ability.
  • Columbia – a TOEFL is not required to apply to the MBA program.
  • Yale – the TOEFL, PTE Academic, or IELTS exam is not required for international applicants.
  • Duke Fuqua – English as a Second Language test scores are not required, but we encourage you to include valid scores that you may have available.
  • Oxford – If you self-state that you work in an English-speaking environment, you are exempt from the TOEFL.
  • RSM – We don’t require TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores initially, but the admissions committee may request them at any point during the admissions process.
  • IMD – You don’t need to take the TOEFL. If we are interested in your application you will be invited for an on-campus assessment day, which will give us the opportunity to evaluate your level of English for ourselves.

The following programs require the TOEFL but don’t set a minimum score for admission:

  • Wharton
  • LBS
  • Kellogg
  • Tuck
  • NYU Stern
  • Darden

The following programs require the TOEFL but have a relatively low minimum score for admission:

  • Berkeley Haas – IBT 90 or CBT 230 or PBT 570.
  • UCLA Anderson – IBT 87 or CBT 220 or PBT 560.
  • BYU Marriott – IBT 94 or CBT 240 or PBT 590.
  • Arizona State Carey – IBT 80 or PBT 550.
  • Boston University – IBT 95 or PBT 600 (recommended).
  • UC Irvine Merage – IBT 80 or PBT 600.