• Top 19% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 23% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 12% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • 75% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT 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:
14 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
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
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture 6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 6
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 76
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 151
Business Administration and Management, General 111
Business/Managerial Economics 21
Finance, General 46
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 34
International Business/Trade/Commerce 27
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 29
Management Information Systems, General 41
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 67
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 58
Mass Communication/Media Studies 69
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 36
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 115
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 19
Special Education and Teaching, General 82
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 19
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 18
Civil Engineering, General 13
Computer Engineering, General 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15
Mechanical Engineering 18
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General 27
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 83
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 55
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 243
History, General 54
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 120
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 143
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 26
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 345
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 104
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 57
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 15
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 22
Geology/Earth Science, General 15
Physics, General 1
Psychology, General 168
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 59
Social Sciences
Anthropology 23
Economics, General 14
Geography 1
International Relations and Affairs 12
Political Science and Government, General 50
Sociology 35
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Art/Art Studies, General 54
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 19
Interior Design 2
Music, General 24
Music, Other 10

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