• Top 2% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 20% in men's baseball in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 6% in men's baseball in Division II 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:
Suburb: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation 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
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 18
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 80
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 101
Business/Commerce, General 364
Management Information Systems, General 51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 46
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 108
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 33
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 15
Education, General 33
Elementary Education and Teaching 85
Music Teacher Education 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 12
Secondary Education and Teaching 33
Special Education and Teaching, General 20
Civil Engineering, General 25
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 36
Mechanical Engineering 27
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 43
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 30
French Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 284
History, General 34
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 112
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 29
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Applied Sciences, Other 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 15
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 13
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 17
Physics, General 9
Psychology, General 162
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 8
Social Work 60
Social Sciences
Anthropology 22
Criminology 149
Economics, General 28
Political Science and Government, General 22
Sociology 26
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 11
Fine/Studio Arts, General 57
Music, General 17

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