• Top 35% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 15% for spending per athlete in men's baseball
  • Top 21% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • 70% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • 58% 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: Small
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
  • Other
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization 16
Women's Studies 10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 35
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 161
Ecology 33
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 148
Business Administration and Management, General 467
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 7
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 124
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 0
Mass Communication/Media Studies 206
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 133
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 64
Information Science/Studies 52
Information Technology 92
Art Teacher Education 24
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 118
Education, Other 85
Elementary Education and Teaching 128
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 19
Music Teacher Education 24
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 31
Special Education and Teaching, General 17
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 124
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family Systems 30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 23
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 11
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 88
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 77
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 45
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 200
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 130
History, General 72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology 12
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 44
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 39
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 196
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 113
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 7
Religion/Religious Studies 7
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 56
Chemistry, Other 1
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 0
Geology/Earth Science, General 3
Physics, General 12
Psychology, General 344
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General 94
Social Sciences
Economics, General 68
Geography 41
International Relations and Affairs 40
Political Science and Government, General 72
Social Sciences, General 13
Social Sciences, Other 213
Urban Studies/Affairs 5
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 11
Art/Art Studies, General 90
Dance, General 14
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 20
Fine/Studio Arts, General 78
Music, General 27

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