Do US law schools prefer TOEFL over IELTS?


S_P_S

Hi all! I just wanted to know if top schools in US would generally prefer TOEFL over IELTS. I know that a few only accept TOEFL scores. Does this mean that any law school would (secretly) favor candidates that have higher TOEFL scores over candidates who gave IELTS?



I have to appear in one of these within the next month and would like to sit for IELTS, but not at the cost of risking my chances at top law schools in US.

#Applications #TOEFL #IELTS #US

[Edited by S_P_S on Sep 15, 2021]

Hi all! I just wanted to know if top schools in US would generally prefer TOEFL over IELTS. I know that a few only accept TOEFL scores. Does this mean that any law school would (secretly) favor candidates that have higher TOEFL scores over candidates who gave IELTS?<br>
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I have to appear in one of these within the next month and would like to sit for IELTS, but not at the cost of risking my chances at top law schools in US.<br><br>#Applications #TOEFL #IELTS #US
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Hello,

There is no "preference" of one test over the other, only specific test admission. If a law school says on its website that it accepts both, then it accepts both without discriminating against one in favour of the other. If it only mentions TOEFL and/or clearly states that IELTS score are not acceptable (such as Columbia Law School) or vice versa, then it only accepts the English test it mentions.

Good luck.

[Edited by Hussein Azmy1 on Sep 16, 2021]

Hello,<br><br>There is no "preference" of one test over the other, only specific test admission. If a law school says on its website that it accepts both, then it accepts both without discriminating against one in favour of the other. If it only mentions TOEFL and/or clearly states that IELTS score are not acceptable (such as Columbia Law School) or vice versa, then it only accepts the English test it mentions.<br><br>Good luck.
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I agree with the comment above.

It is best to take TOEFL anyway. However, if you plan to apply for any UK universities, considering taking IELTS test is also a good option and apply to the schools which accept IELTS result. 

I agree with the comment above.<br><br>It is best to take TOEFL anyway. However, if you plan to apply for any UK universities, considering taking IELTS test is also a good option and apply to the schools which accept IELTS result.&nbsp;
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