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 TOEFLInternet based or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Admission RequirementTOEFL Paper BasedTOEFL Internet BasedIELTS
Full Admission


79-80 6.0

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.