• Top 91% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 45% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 23% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 17% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 24% 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:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
9 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
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
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 2
Women's Studies 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 26
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 119
Neuroscience 23
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 440
Business/Managerial Economics 11
Organizational Behavior Studies 31
Organizational Leadership 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 64
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 19
Computer Science 19
Education, General 54
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 38
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 31
Civil Engineering, General 16
Computer Engineering, General 9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1
Mechanical Engineering 20
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 3
German Language and Literature 1
Italian Language and Literature 0
Russian Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 14
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 14
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 27
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 3
Dietetics/Dietitian 27
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 14
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 35
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 54
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 8
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 11
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 11
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 46
Public Health, General 44
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 216
History, General 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 30
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 3
Forensic Science and Technology 0
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 14
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 9
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 119
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 9
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 3
Chemistry, General 16
Geology/Earth Science, General 6
Physics, General 6
Psychology, General 82
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 39
Social Sciences
Anthropology 12
International Relations and Affairs 0
Political Science and Government, General 61
Sociology 6
Urban Studies/Affairs 3
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies 11
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General 19
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 7
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4
Music, General 3

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