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English Proficiency

All non-native English-speaking students, regardless of citizenship or visa status, must demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application for admission.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The TOEFL score required for admission to any program at the University of Baltimore is 79 or higher on the Internet-based test or 550 or higher on the paper-based test. The University of Baltimore's reporting code is 5810. More information is available at www.toefl.org.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
An overall score of 6.0 or higher is required; an overall score of 6.5 is required for admission to the LL.M. program in the School of Law. An institutional reporting code is not required. More information is available at www.ielts.org.

The English language test score may be waived if:
  • freshmen applicants have completed three or more years of study at a U.S. high school
  • transfer applicants have completed 56 or more transferable credits, including a grade of ‘C’ or higher in English composition, at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • the student has been awarded a degree from the United States, United Kingdom, Anglophone Africa, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or the British Commonwealth Caribbean prior to enrolling.

The University reserves the right to require additional English language instruction of any student. The University of Baltimore does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.