Depending on the test that you are opting for, in the IELTS 6.5/9 overall band score is considered an average pass while anything above 7.5 is considered good. In the case of PTE anything above 65 is considered good and in the case of TOEFL 90- 100 is considered fair. Each college sets its own standards for each test. Generally, the most prestigious U.S. colleges require at least a seven on the IELTS, an 80 on the iBT or a 550 on the pBT. Other colleges typically require at least a six and a half on the IELTS, 75 on the iBT or a 510 on the pBT.
A six on the IELTS is labeled as competent, a seven as good, an eight as very good and a nine as expert. On the TOEFL iBT, a 60 is competent, 94 is good, 110 is very good and 118 is expert.
Students who do not score at least in the competent range might be offered conditional admission, which requires them to take additional English classes.
For Undergraduate admissions students should check with individual universities to learn what constitutes a good IELTS score for undergraduate admission, as well as other details beyond the minimum score. Some programs require an overall score in a certain range, usually 6.0 to 7.0, but then add a stipulation that students must achieve a particular score in one or more of the specific sections of the test – often, the writing section
Several Ivy League universities require an overall score of at least a 7.0 and most other universities require a 6.5.