• Top 24% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 46% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 25% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 20% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 22% 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:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Fringe
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Accounting
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 44
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 8
Interior Architecture 13
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 3
American/United States Studies/Civilization 15
East Asian Studies 16
Italian Studies 2
Latin American Studies 14
Women's Studies 8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 36
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 30
Biophysics 1
Botany/Plant Biology 9
Microbiology, General 27
Zoology/Animal Biology 136
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 207
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 0
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 0
Business Administration and Management, General 28
Business/Commerce, General 3
Business/Managerial Economics 30
Finance, General 303
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 0
Management Information Systems, General 53
Management Science 41
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 292
Office Management and Supervision 0
Operations Management and Supervision 120
Organizational Behavior Studies 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 25
Journalism 21
Mass Communication/Media Studies 76
Public Relations/Image Management 149
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 33
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 0
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 0
Information Technology 0
Art Teacher Education 7
Biology Teacher Education 3
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 133
Elementary Education and Teaching 1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 31
Foreign Language Teacher Education 0
French Language Teacher Education 1
German Language Teacher Education 0
Health Teacher Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 54
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 0
Latin Teacher Education 0
Mathematics Teacher Education 13
Music Teacher Education 17
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Physics Teacher Education 0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3
Social Studies Teacher Education 19
Spanish Language Teacher Education 8
Special Education and Teaching, General 40
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 26
Chemical Engineering 26
Computer Engineering, General 11
Computer Software Engineering 20
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 20
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
Engineering, General 5
Manufacturing Engineering 4
Mechanical Engineering 61
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General 0
Engineering/Industrial Management 15
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 30
English Language and Literature, General 28
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 23
Rhetoric and Composition 26
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General 29
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
French Language and Literature 5
German Language and Literature 4
Latin Language and Literature 0
Linguistics 6
Spanish Language and Literature 23
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 13
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 48
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 9
Dietetics/Dietitian 32
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 0
History, General 52
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 0
Criminal Justice/Police Science 0
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 30
Statistics, General 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology 12
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 10
Sustainability Studies 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 0
Environmental Studies 0
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 60
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 165
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 92
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 13
Religion/Religious Studies 5
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 14
Geology/Earth Science, General 32
Physics, General 12
Psychology, General 201
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 31
Social Work 30
Social Sciences
Anthropology 26
Economics, General 50
Geography 15
International Relations and Affairs 85
Political Science and Government, General 116
Sociology 45
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 7
Art/Art Studies, General 17
Commercial and Advertising Art 20
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 15
Music Performance, General 10
Music, General 12

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