• Top 98% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 73% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I

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:
12 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Management Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 27
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 15
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 9
Business Administration and Management, General 9
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 0
Business/Commerce, General 0
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 0
Finance, General 16
International Business/Trade/Commerce 10
Management Information Systems, General 0
Management Science 29
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Information Science/Studies 0
Art Teacher Education 0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 0
Education, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 6
Music Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 0
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 5
Engineering, General 0
Mechanical Engineering 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 1
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 0
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 0
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 1
Pre-Nursing Studies 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 523
History, General 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 28
Sustainability Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 11
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 17
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 10
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 7
Physics, General 2
Psychology, General 5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 0
Social Sciences
Economics, General 2
Geography 6
International Relations and Affairs 0
Political Science and Government, General 8
Sociology 21
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 14
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 18
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 0
Art/Art Studies, General 1
Commercial and Advertising Art 0
Dance, General 10
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4
Fashion/Apparel Design 0
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 2
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 3
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Intermedia/Multimedia 1
Jazz/Jazz Studies 0
Keyboard Instruments 0
Music History, Literature, and Theory 0
Music Management 0
Music Performance, General 4
Music Theory and Composition 4
Music, General 16
Music, Other 0
Visual and Performing Arts, General 4
Voice and Opera 0

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