• Top 89% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 19% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 16% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 27% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 32% 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:
12 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
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization 0
Women's Studies 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 13
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 34
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 7
Conservation Biology 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 54
Business Administration and Management, General 42
Business/Commerce, General 4
Business/Managerial Economics 21
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 2
Finance, General 78
International Business/Trade/Commerce 23
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 62
Organizational Leadership 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other 0
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 0
Journalism 3
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 0
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 39
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 24
Biology Teacher Education 0
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Mathematics Teacher Education 0
Physics Teacher Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
Civil Engineering, General 20
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 40
Engineering, General 0
Mechanical Engineering 28
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 19
English Language and Literature, General 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 9
Health Professions and Related Programs
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 17
Pre-Nursing Studies 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 146
History, General 13
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 14
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 8
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 15
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 33
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 8
Environmental Studies 20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 27
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 5
Religion/Religious Studies 4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 3
Physical Sciences 8
Physics, General 7
Psychology, General 58
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 12
Social Work 15
Social Sciences
Anthropology 13
Economics, General 15
Political Science and Government, General 39
Sociology 13
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Commercial and Advertising Art 16
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 9
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 14
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 0
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2
Music, General 3
Photography 6
Stringed Instruments 2
Visual and Performing Arts, General 8

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