Stanford University Petroleum Engineering

Stanford University Information

University Name

Stanford University

Campus Location

Large suburb

University Website

Petroleum Engineering Department Name

Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Department Website

Stanford Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info

Stanford University 2 Stanford University is one of the most highly rated universities in the country and opened in 1891. It has the current distinction of having of 21 Nobel Laureates on its faculty, and a student to faculty ratio of just ten to one. This indicates the quality and personalization of education that can be expected while earning a degree at the university.

Stanford also has its own online learning program, which while not offering dedicated degrees, does provide students the opportunity to take a variety of courses online which can serve to help them complete their degree requirements.

The Petroleum Engineering department at Stanford was renamed the Energy Resources Engineering Department in 2006 to better reflect the focus of its degrees. The department currently offers Bachelors & Masters of Science degrees, Engineer degrees, as well as Doctoral degrees in Energy Resources Engineering. Also included are the Master of Science, Engineer and Doctoral degrees in Petroleum Engineering, but there is no Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering offered.

The Engineer degree is an extended Master of Science degree with in depth research requirements and additional coursework, and can be considered a specialized degree. The department also offers two unique interdisciplinary degrees that focus on environmental science and sustainability and its application to energy production. These offer petroleum engineering students the options to branch out into a wider discipline that many oil & gas companies are exploring, as they seek to manage environmental awareness with the growing energy needs of a developing world.

Though expensive, the quality of education is such that Forbes rated Stanford #12 in its list of Best Value Colleges in 2016.

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Key Stats

Student population: 16,963
Student/faculty ratio: 10 to 1
Retention rate: 98%
Graduation rate: 94%

Stanford University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015

Bachelor’s Degrees: 0

stanford University petroleum engineering degrees awarded bachelor 2016

Master’s Degrees: 11

stanford University petroleum engineering degrees awarded masters 2016

Doctoral Degrees: 2

stanford University petroleum engineering degrees awarded doctorate 2016

Stanford University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013

Bachelor’s Degrees: 0

Bachelor 0


Master’s Degrees: 7

Master 7

Doctoral Degrees: 5

Doctoral 5

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

Costs rose from 2015 to 2016 above the rate of inflation. Stanford is expensive, but you knew that.

stanford University petroleum engineering tuition fees and living cost 2017


Video: Intro to Energy at Stanford

In this video, Lynn Orr gives an introduction to ‘Energy at Stanford’ to students.

University Location

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Stanford Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info