• Top 41% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 31% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II
  • Top 22% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 31% in men's baseball in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 25% 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:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Other
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Accounting
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Finance, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization 0
Asian Studies/Civilization 0
Latin American Studies 0
Women's Studies 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 45
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 157
Business Administration and Management, General 88
Business/Commerce, General 24
Business/Managerial Economics 26
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 24
Finance, General 110
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 19
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 22
International Business/Trade/Commerce 28
International Marketing 42
Management Information Systems, General 0
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 6
Marketing, Other 1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 74
Communication and Media Studies, Other 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 6
Mass Communication/Media Studies 102
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 0
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Computer Science 23
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 0
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 0
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 0
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 0
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 0
Information Science/Studies 14
Information Technology Project Management 31
Biology Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Earth Science Teacher Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 13
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education 0
Mathematics Teacher Education 0
Social Studies Teacher Education 6
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 14
Chemical Engineering 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 27
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 9
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 35
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 23
Physical Therapy/Therapist 3
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 0
Pre-Optometry Studies 0
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 147
History, General 10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 52
Forensic Science and Technology 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 36
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 8
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 0
Environmental Studies 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General 2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 6
Physics, General 0
Applied Psychology 64
Personality Psychology 3
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 5
Psychology, General 70
Social Sciences
Economics, General 34
Political Science and Government, General 30
Sociology and Anthropology 13
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting 14
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Art/Art Studies, General 4
Dance, General 10
Directing and Theatrical Production 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 0
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 15
Fine/Studio Arts, General 12
Musical Theatre 17
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management 44

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