• Top 57% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 26% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II
  • Top 8% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 28% in men's baseball in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 23% 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:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
13 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: 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
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 5
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 49
Biomedical Sciences, General 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 28
Business Administration and Management, General 101
Business/Commerce, General 0
Business/Managerial Economics 5
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 4
Finance, General 30
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 18
Information Resources Management 5
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1
Management Information Systems, General 6
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 28
Organizational Behavior Studies 19
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1
Journalism 1
Mass Communication/Media Studies 18
Organizational Communication, General 1
Public Relations/Image Management 1
Radio and Television 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 7
Computer Science 24
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 17
Secondary Education and Teaching 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 17
Computer Engineering, General 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 10
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 13
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 6
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 2
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 0
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 182
History, General 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 135
Fire Services Administration 10
Forensic Science and Technology 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 4
Security and Loss Prevention Services 0
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 27
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 8
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 1
Philosophy, Other 1
Religion/Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics 1
Chemistry, General 10
Physics, General 5
Psychology, General 68
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy 10
Public Administration 0
Social Work 22
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs 2
Political Science and Government, General 6
Sociology 7
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General 0
Air Traffic Controller 39
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 0
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 82
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other 7
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 14
Design and Visual Communications, General 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6
Drawing 0
Music Management 8
Music, General 3
Painting 1

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