• Top 10% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 22% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 28% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 36% 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:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 15
Agricultural Business and Management, General 15
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 0
Animal Sciences, General 95
Food Science 56
Plant Sciences, General 20
Soil Chemistry and Physics 24
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 54
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 248
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 189
Business Administration and Management, General 97
Business Statistics 49
Business/Managerial Economics 31
Finance, General 88
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 62
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 24
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 303
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 120
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 36
Journalism 100
Public Relations/Image Management 54
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 132
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 40
Art Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 102
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 31
Agricultural Engineering 11
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 34
Chemical Engineering 63
Civil Engineering, General 72
Computer Engineering, General 15
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 44
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1
Engineering Science 0
Industrial Engineering 19
Materials Engineering 19
Mechanical Engineering 107
Nuclear Engineering 40
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 155
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Economics 30
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 1
Human Development and Family Studies, General 67
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 11
French Language and Literature 6
German Language and Literature 6
Italian Language and Literature 0
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 29
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 153
History, General 92
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 34
Statistics, General 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 72
Nutrition Sciences 38
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General 6
Natural Resource Economics 1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 30
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 186
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 103
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 18
Religion/Religious Studies 10
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 48
Geology/Earth Science, General 35
Physics, General 14
Psychology, General 328
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 5
Social Work 60
Social Sciences
Anthropology 53
Economics, General 34
Geography 20
Political Science and Government, General 137
Sociology 90
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 20
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 18
Fine/Studio Arts, General 50
Interior Design 14
Music, General 38

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