• Top 19% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 14% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 10% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 32% 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:
15 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 Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Finance, General
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 5
Asian Studies/Civilization 8
Women's Studies 8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 43
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 75
Biomedical Sciences, General 0
Microbiology, General 23
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 129
Actuarial Science 2
Business/Commerce, General 0
Finance, General 401
Labor and Industrial Relations 97
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 57
Marketing, Other 188
Organizational Leadership 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 154
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 238
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 62
Informatics 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 81
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 87
Chemical Engineering 27
Civil Engineering, General 72
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 87
Engineering, General 0
Industrial Engineering 44
Mechanical Engineering 127
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 199
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Comparative Literature 0
French Language and Literature 10
German Language and Literature 8
Italian Language and Literature 2
Linguistics 13
Portuguese Language and Literature 2
Russian Language and Literature 5
Spanish Language and Literature 44
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 12
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 64
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 0
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 4
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 44
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 155
History, General 60
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 200
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 113
Statistics, General 10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization 3
International/Global Studies 53
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 86
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 25
Environmental Studies 10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 429
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 125
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 43
Sports Studies 18
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 15
Religion/Religious Studies 9
Physical Sciences
Astronomy 4
Chemistry, General 28
Geology/Earth Science, General 17
Physics, General 10
Psychology, General 280
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 48
Social Sciences
Anthropology 39
Economics, General 151
Geography 12
International Relations and Affairs 24
Political Science and Government, General 107
Sociology 70
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Art/Art Studies, General 137
Dance, General 19
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 18
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 46
Music, General 31

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