List of Universities in USA Without IELTS to Study (2024)

The country with more than 4,000 universities and colleges. The country with a top destination for international students. Here in this post, I will go through the List of Universities in USA Without IELTS to Study. Back in 2019, during the COVID many U.S. universities started waiving off the GRE/GMAT and IELTS. Many New Online English Language Tests were Introduced. It is possible to study in USA Without IELTS. You can also apply for some Top fully funded scholarships in the United States. Check BS MS PhD Scholarships in USA.

The best option is to take the Duolingo English Language Test. It is accepted by 5000+ universities and institutions worldwide. Many US Universities and colleges started accepting Duolingo. Because you can take Tests online anytime, anywhere. It can be finished in 1 hour. The cost of the Duolingo Test is only $59. There are many other IELTS Alternatives available and it depends on the university where you are applying. So, let’s directly Jump to the List of universities in the USA without IELTS.

List of Universities in USA Without IELTS to Study

Universities in the USA that do not require IELTS:

  • California State University system
  • University of Delaware
  • City University of New York system
  • Drexel University
  • George Mason University
  • Indiana University system
  • Kansas State University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Northwood University
  • National Louis University
  • Rice University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Denver
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
  • Western Washington University

While these Universities do not require IELTS and you have an option to opt for any other Alternative.

Also Check: Guide to US H1B Visa (Requirements and Process)

How to Study in USA Without IELTS (Alternatives and Solutions)

USA Universities with Alternative Requirements

English Medium Education: Some universities may waive the English test requirement if your previous education (high school or undergrad) was entirely taught in English.

You have to get English Language Proficiency Proof from your previous univeristy, college, or school. This can be a strong alternative to taking an external English proficiency test like the IELTS.

From English-Speaking Countries: If you are a citizen of English Speaking Countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or Ireland then you are exempt from IELTS.

If you are not sure which countries are officially English recognized then please check on Google.

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That’s the end of the Post. By following these guidelines, you can increase your chances. It may be quite challenging, but not impossible. Search for the universities, and read their requirements.

Muhammad Saim Rasheed
As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network