• Top 48% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 60% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 7% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • 59% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT 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:
21 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies 0
East Asian Studies 0
Latin American Studies 0
Women's Studies 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 20
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 143
Biomedical Sciences, General 1
Biophysics 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 65
Actuarial Science 3
Business/Commerce, General 49
Business/Managerial Economics 10
Finance, General 62
Human Resources Development 92
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 38
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 0
Management Information Systems, General 13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 55
Operations Management and Supervision 16
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 164
Journalism 31
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 34
Information Technology 32
Elementary Education and Teaching 142
Music Teacher Education 10
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 11
Computer Engineering, General 16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 44
Engineering Chemistry 5
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
Engineering, Other 0
Industrial Engineering 10
Mechanical Engineering 60
Systems Engineering 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 7
English Language and Literature, General 73
Writing, General 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 0
French Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Japanese Language and Literature 14
Linguistics 11
Spanish Language and Literature 15
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 28
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 2
Environmental Health 3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 259
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 0
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 6
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 22
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 420
History, General 44
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections 12
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 24
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 2
Homeland Security 11
Juvenile Corrections 4
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 76
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 16
Statistics, General 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 13
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 8
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 10
Physics, General 6
Psychology, General 171
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 8
Social Work 89
Social Sciences
Anthropology 17
Economics, General 8
International Relations and Affairs 18
Political Science and Government, General 38
Social Sciences, General 0
Sociology 34
Sociology and Anthropology 3
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9
Dance, General 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 0
Drawing 7
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 15
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 4
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Graphic Design 22
Keyboard Instruments 3
Music Performance, General 3
Music Theory and Composition 0
Music, General 5
Musical Theatre 10
Painting 5
Photography 14
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General 0
Voice and Opera 4

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