TOEFL iBT - What do my scores mean?

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edited June 2016 in TOEFL Test
The TOEFL iBT is a computer-based test. The Reading and Listening sections are graded by a computer, while the Speaking and Writing sections are evaluated by a person, specially trained by ETS (Educational Testing Services).

SectionRangeMeaning
Reading0 - 30Advanced (22 to 30)
Intermediate (15 to 21)
Low (0 to 14)
Listening0 - 30Advanced (22 to 30)
Intermediate (15 to 21)
Low (0 to 14)
Speaking0 - 30Good (26 to 30)
Average (18 to 25)
Limited (10 to 17)
Weak (0 to 9)
Writing0 - 30Good (24 to 30)
Average (17 to 23)
Weak (1 to 16)
Score total0 - 120 
Every university sets its own score limits, for example:

A 100 or higher TOEFL total score with subscores of 21 or higher is considered competitive. Students with a 95-99 TOEFL will be reviewed on an individual basis.


Contact the university to which you are applying to know what their limits are.
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