• Top 55% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 4% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 2% in men's baseball in Division I 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:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
6 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Most Strenuous
Top 3 Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Political Science and Government, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies 0
African-American/Black Studies 3
American/United States Studies/Civilization 26
East Asian Studies 20
Ethnic Studies 11
Latin American Studies 3
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 18
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 67
Biophysics 6
Neuroscience 54
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 112
Information Science/Studies 3
Education, General 0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 41
Chemical Engineering 55
Civil Engineering, General 41
Computer Engineering, General 18
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 27
Engineering Mechanics 1
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 9
Engineering, Other 0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 12
Industrial Engineering 7
Mechanical Engineering 58
Metallurgical Engineering 0
Mining and Mineral Engineering 0
Operations Research 80
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 38
English Language and Literature, General 94
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 11
Comparative Literature 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 0
French Language and Literature 6
German Language and Literature 1
Italian Language and Literature 1
Latin Language and Literature 0
Linguistics 3
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 23
Portuguese Language and Literature 0
Russian Language and Literature 0
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 201
History, General 81
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 30
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 0
Mathematics, General 26
Statistics, General 20
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization 1
Mathematics and Computer Science 11
Nutrition Sciences 0
Sustainability Studies 32
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies 0
Philosophy 36
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 15
Religion/Religious Studies 6
Physical Sciences
Astronomy 1
Astrophysics 8
Chemistry, General 10
Geology/Earth Science, General 24
Materials Science 5
Physical Sciences, Other 4
Physics, General 23
Psychology, General 0
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 106
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other 0
Social Sciences
Anthropology 39
Development Economics and International Development 0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 7
Economics, General 276
Political Science and Government, General 177
Social Sciences, Other 18
Sociology 34
Urban Studies/Affairs 21
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 44
Dance, General 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 8
Jazz/Jazz Studies 0
Music, General 15
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 33

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