University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Overview

University Name

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University Website

Petroleum Engineering Department Name

Department of Petroleum Engineering

Department Website

UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info

University of Louisiana at Lafayette OG The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was founded in 1900 and offers over 120 areas of study and specialization. This includes a well-established online training platform through which students can take various courses in different majors, as well as opt for online degrees in select disciplines. Additionally, the University of Louisiana also offers hybrid learning courses which can be handled both online as well as on campus to suit the defined study plans of students. The university also has a dedicated Research Park which includes laboratories & facilities for a wide range of research projects, acting as an incubator for new technologies and ventures in both industry and academia.

The Petroleum Engineering program at the University of Louisiana currently boasts a placement rate of 100 percent for its graduates. This is great considering 76 students graduated in the last academic year (see more data below). Additionally, its local chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers has been ranked first in the world and North America for the last five years, indicating the quality of the engineers produced by this program.

The department has a number of well-established research and teaching laboratories which are used to advance the practical and hands-on knowledge of its engineering students. The degrees offered include a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering. There is also the Masters of Science in Engineering and Doctorate in Systems Engineering, and students have the opportunity to specialize in Petroleum Engineering for both.

Additionally, these programs also enable students to obtain their Wild Well Control and Helicopter Underwater Egress Training certifications which would normally have to be earned separately. Finally, the department offers a number of continuing education programs that allow current engineers to improve their skills and learn about new techniques in the industry.

UL Lafayette Admissions Info

LSU: Key Stats

Student population: 17,195
Student-to-faculty ratio: 23 to 1
Retention rate: 76%
Graduation rate: 45%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015

Bachelor’s Degrees: 36

Master’s Degrees: 0

Doctoral Degrees: 0

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013

Bachelor’s Degrees: 36

UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Bachelors Degrees Awarded 36

Master’s Degrees: 14

UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Masters Degrees Awarded 14

Doctoral Degrees: 0

UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Doctoral Degrees Awarded 0


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

This chart shows a large bump in tuition fees from 2014 to 2015 – hopefully costs won’t continue to rise at that rate. However, it remains affordable compared to rival schools and the jump was largely offset by a drop in off campus room and board.

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University Location

104 University Circle, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info