University Name – Stanford University
Campus Setting – Large suburb
Petroleum Engineering Department Name – Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Department Website – https://pangea.stanford.edu/departments/ere/
Stanford University is a world renowned school whose name is recognizable in different countries around the globe. It is a co-ed and non-denominational private institution with an impressive 4:1 student to faculty ratio.
The university is the nation’s No. 1 Top College for 2016 excelling in its STEM, law, and business programs primarily. It ranks first in US College Rankings and 3rd in World University Rankings for 2017. It even ranks 12th in Forbes’ America’s Best Value Colleges for 2017. Stanford University has made its name from its excellent academics, research, and outstanding roster of alumni.
Officially the Leland Stanford Junior University, it was established in 1885 by American tycoon Leland Stanford and his wife Jane for their only son Leland Jr. who died of typhoid fever during his teens. The campus is one of the largest campuses in the US having a sprawling 8,180 acres.
After Leland Stanford died in 1893, the university struggled. However, the university and faculty rallied to build a self-sufficient local industry with the support of Provost Terman. The result is the world-famous Silicon Valley which reflects the university’s entrepreneurial spirit. With the success of Silicon Valley, Stanford University in turn became one of the best schools around the world.
Today, Stanford University houses 700 major university buildings, 40 departments, and 18 independent laboratories and centers. It has an endowment of It also boasts of 21 Nobel laureates, world-famous alumni, 30 living billionaires, 27 MacArthur Fellows, 18 Turing recipients, 17 astronauts, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners. These include US President Hoover, billionaires Sergey Brin, Steve Ballmer, and Larry Page, and startup winners like Instagram founder Kevin Systrome.
With such a strong emphasis on engineering and research, Stanford’s Petroleum Engineering Department is unsurprisingly one of the top-rated petroleum schools in the U. S. It offers MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering.
The Petroleum Engineering Department currently has 9 full-time faculty and 40 other affiliated faculty members and research scientists. Under the department’s tutelage, students are prepared for professional work in the energy industry. Core areas that Master’s students cover are Well Test and Log Analysis, Reservoir Engineering and Characterization, and Thermodynamics to name a few.
In addition, there are two unique interdisciplinary studies that are offered in the department. The emphasis in these is on environmental science and its utilization in energy production.
The Energy Resources Engineering Department also has currently ongoing research facilities for research on C02 capture and storage, enhanced oil recovery processes, clean energy conversions, and other research areas that provide opportunities for its student body to further their knowledge and contribution to environmental awareness.
|Forbes Best Value||#12|
Stanford University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded
Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
Tuition in this school is expensive but still, it ranks #12 in Best Value Colleges for 2016. Tuition and fees rose for 2016 though above the inflation rate so be sure to look into Stanford’s generous finanical aid programs.
|Estimated Expenses||12-13||13-14||14-15||15-16||% Change|
|Books and Supplies||$1,500||$1,500||$1,425||$1,425||0|
|- Room and Board||$12,721||$13,166||$13,631||$14,107||3.5|
Intro to Energy at Stanford
Watch this engaging talk by Lynn Orr, Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, as he discusses and shows what you can expect from your education at Stanford U.