• Top 85% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 1% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II
  • Top 20% in men's baseball in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 22% in men's baseball in Division II for SAT score

Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
28 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 30
Agricultural Business and Management, General 3
Animal Sciences, General 92
Food Science 29
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 33
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 58
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 54
Landscape Architecture 27
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 32
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 161
Biotechnology 39
Botany/Plant Biology 0
Environmental Biology 36
Microbiology, General 3
Zoology/Animal Biology 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 1008
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 253
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 129
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 113
Agricultural Teacher Education 11
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 81
Chemical Engineering 61
Civil Engineering, General 164
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 181
Industrial Engineering 54
Manufacturing Engineering 29
Mechanical Engineering 185
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 45
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 28
Engineering Technology, General 26
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 65
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General 71
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 10
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian 66
History, General 59
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 125
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 74
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences 1
Science, Technology and Society 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 156
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 17
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 40
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 0
Geology/Earth Science, General 12
Physics, General 15
Psychology, General 146
Social Sciences
Anthropology 31
Economics, General 25
Geography 18
Political Science and Government, General 58
Social Sciences, General 2
Sociology 93
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Art/Art Studies, General 12
Design and Visual Communications, General 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 14
Graphic Design 61
Music, General 46

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