• Top 81% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 16% 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:
14 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
Testing Required:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Accounting
  • Sociology
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 2
American/United States Studies/Civilization 0
Area Studies, Other 0
East Asian Studies 6
Latin American Studies 1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 0
Women's Studies 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 67
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 419
Actuarial Science 17
Finance, General 61
International Business/Trade/Commerce 20
Labor Studies 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 108
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 72
Art Teacher Education 9
Biology Teacher Education 3
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Earth Science Teacher Education 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 71
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 18
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 3
Foreign Language Teacher Education 0
French Language Teacher Education 0
Mathematics Teacher Education 22
Music Teacher Education 9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 27
Physics Teacher Education 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 8
Spanish Language Teacher Education 5
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 23
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 139
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Comparative Literature 3
French Language and Literature 2
Hebrew Language and Literature 0
Italian Language and Literature 3
Linguistics 27
Russian Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 17
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 88
Dietetics/Dietitian 66
History, General 84
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 70
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 6
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 13
Environmental Studies 7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 47
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies 2
Philosophy 10
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 17
Geology/Earth Science, General 10
Physics, General 8
Psychology, General 570
Social Sciences
Anthropology 47
Economics, General 202
Political Science and Government, General 127
Sociology 216
Urban Studies/Affairs 44
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 26
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 6
Fine/Studio Arts, General 16
Graphic Design 74
Music Performance, General 39

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