• Top 40% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division III
  • Top 44% in men's baseball in Division III for ACT score
  • Top 50% in men's baseball in Division III 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:
9 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Remote
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Dorms Female
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies 1
Women's Studies 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 9
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 5
Engineering, General 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 3
English Language and Literature, General 2
History, General 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 5
Forestry, Other 1
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other 16
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Outdoor Education 6
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other 3
Chemistry, General 2
Chemistry, Other 1
Geology/Earth Science, General 2
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 1
Meteorology 3
Psychology, General 0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy 9
Social Sciences
Sociology 6
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 3
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Graphic Design 0

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