English Language Proficiency
To ensure a successful academic experience at Saint Louis University, international applicants may be required to demonstrate they are proficient in the English language by submitting scores from any one of the following standardized tests:
Note: Graduate programs may have higher minimums based on the level of English proficiency needed for their respective course of study.
|Test Type||Minimum Score|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||6.5|
|Evidence-based reading and writing of the SAT||550|
|English portion of the ACT||21|
|GaoKao||Overall score middle of Tier 2 or better and 125/150 English (100/120 Jiangsu)|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||54|
|TOEFL ITP Plus for China||627|
|Computer-based TOEFL (IBT)||80|
|Paper-based TOEFL (PBT)||550|
Undergraduate students scoring a 4 and graduate students scoring a 4+ on the SLUWE meet all English proficiency requirements. Students who do not achieve the minimum score are required to follow the recommendations by the English as a Second Language Center. These recommendations may include exemption from ESL courses, concurrent enrollment in ESL and a program, or full-time enrollment in ESL until the desired level of English has been achieved.