Each year, thousands of US colleges and universities accept hundreds of thousands of students from around the world. If you want to study in the USA, IELTS can help. IELTS is the world’s most popular English test for people who want to live, work or study in another country. Accepted by more than 3,300 institutions in the US, your IELTS test score can help you achieve the goal of getting a place at a US college or university.

Major institutions all over the USA recognise that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English. IELTS is

  • trusted by the USA’s top 25 universities.
  • accepted by all Ivy League colleges.
  • used by programs at the top 50 US universities with the most international students.


"I think IELTS is the best test because Kansas State University uses it!" - Kansas State University, Miranda Asebedo

Before deciding to accept the IELTS as an alternative to TOEFL, I sat for the exam myself and can attest to the genuine rigor it represents. - Columbia University, New York James F Minter

"We have been accepting IELTS since 2002 and feel it is a valid test of English language proficiency. We are particularly pleased with the speaking component." - University of Minnesota, Dean Tsantir

"IELTS worldwide availability make it an attractive option. We are pleased with the response from our international applicants." - UCLA Director Graduate Admissions, Daniel J. Bennett

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