Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Overview

University Name

Pennsylvania State University

Campus Setting

Small city

University Website

Petroleum Engineering Department Name

John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

Department Website

Penn State Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info

Pennsylvania State University OG Pennsylvania State University, also referred to as Penn State, began in 1855 and has grown to include over 24 campuses in the state of Pennsylvania. The university has a number of top rankings including the 25th best graduate school for engineering by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, the university has a well-developed online learning program that includes being the 2nd best online graduate engineering program in the country by the same survey. The Wall Street Journal also ranks the university as first by corporate recruiters for students who are best prepared to join careers after graduation. Students can also choose from a number of study abroad programs to encourage cultural awareness.

In 2016 it was ranked #95 in Forbes’ list of the Best Value Colleges.

The Petroleum Engineering program offers students both Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees in Petroleum Engineering as well the ability for students in other engineering disciplines to minor in this field. Students are also eligible to seek a number of different scholarship opportunities provided by the department to fund their educational career. The university provides students with the option to seek an integrated Bachelors and Masters Degree which can be obtained in a lesser period than if taken separately, but also requires a more intensive course schedule and research work.

There are several research facilities available including a drilling rig simulator and a multi-phase fluid flow system lab that are beneficial to students to improve their skills with application of theoretical concepts. With these resources, Pennsylvania State University seeks to provide students a well-rounded petroleum engineering degree to seek a promising career in the field.

Penn State Admissions Info

Key Stats

Student population: 47,040
Student/faculty ratio: 17 to 1
Retention rate: 93%
Graduation rate: 86%

Pennsylvania State University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015

Bachelor’s Degrees: 137

Master’s Degrees: 24

Doctoral Degrees: 24

Pennsylvania State University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013

Bachelor’s Degrees: 70

Pennsylvania State University Petroleum Engineering Bachelor Degrees Awarded 70

Master’s Degrees: 29

Penn State Petroleum Engineering Masters Degrees Awarded 29

Doctoral Degrees: 15

Penn State Doctoral Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded 15

Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

From 2015 to 2016 in-state tuition fees were unchanged (actually a slight fall given inflation) though out-of-state costs rose slightly.

Pennsylvania State University petroleum engineering tuition fees and living cost


Video: College of Engineering at Penn State

University Location

201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1503

Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Penn State Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info