• Top 58% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 72% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • 65% 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:
19 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Less Selective
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
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 1
Asian Studies/Civilization 3
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 46
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 208
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 44
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 106
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 17
Music Teacher Education 21
Special Education and Teaching, General 46
Computer Software Engineering 3
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 49
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 12
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 12
Spanish Language and Literature 23
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 10
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 30
Dietetics/Dietitian 53
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 48
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 165
History, General 48
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 76
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 46
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 15
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 251
Nutrition Sciences 37
Sustainability Studies 19
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 160
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 48
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 11
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 28
Geology/Earth Science, General 16
Physics, General 15
Psychology, General 122
Social Sciences
Anthropology 21
Economics, General 7
Geography 10
Political Science and Government, General 12
Social Sciences, General 15
Sociology 50
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 58
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 19
Fine/Studio Arts, General 59
Music, General 40

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