English language level for entry to university in the USA

Baylor students in class

Baylor University expects strong English language abilities from students to ensure that you cope with the demands of degree-level study.

But there is no need to worry; many international students need some help to achieve the required level of English. The Baylor University Global Gateway Program gives you all the support you need to excel in your chosen Baylor degree.

Will you be required to take English Language admission tests?

If you want to apply for enrollment in the Global Gateway Program or by direct entry to a degree at Baylor, you need to show proof of your English language abilities.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for direct entry to Baylor University, the Global Gateway Program offers an International Year (IY) option for undergraduates and a Master’s International Year (MIY) for graduate students.

Which English tests are available to prove your language abilities?

You will need to provide scores from an English language proficiency test when you apply to Baylor University. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exams are the most common language tests for American universities like Baylor, and other test options include D You can take TOEFL and IELTS exams at testing centers worldwide.

English Language Requirements- Undergraduate Studies

TOEFL iBTIELTSDuolingoPearson PTEPearson Versant
Direct Admission806.511060Not accepted
1-term International Year (IY)706.0955055-63
2-term IY605.5854548-54
3-term IY505.0754243-47

English Language Requirement - Graduate Studies

TOEFL iBTIELTSDuolingoPearson PTEPearson Versant
Direct Admission806.511060Not accepted
20term MIY (Engineering only)605.5854548-63

Read the full entry requirements for these programs.