• Top 12% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 19% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 14% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 16% 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: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Accounting
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 6
Area Studies, Other 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Bioinformatics 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 188
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 11
Microbiology, General 23
Molecular Biology 25
Neuroscience 135
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 204
Business/Commerce, General 13
Finance, General 204
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 14
International Business/Trade/Commerce 12
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 17
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 11
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 175
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 47
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1
Computer Science 95
Information Science/Studies 65
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 58
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 74
Chemical Engineering 97
Civil Engineering, General 65
Computer Engineering, General 53
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 52
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
Engineering Science 7
Industrial Engineering 67
Materials Engineering 12
Mechanical Engineering 128
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 88
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 62
Rhetoric and Composition 174
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
French Language and Literature 19
German Language and Literature 8
Italian Language and Literature 6
Japanese Language and Literature 9
Linguistics 27
Russian Language and Literature 7
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 0
Spanish Language and Literature 20
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 90
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 14
Dietetics/Dietitian 28
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 33
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 14
Pharmaceutical Sciences 81
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 258
Rehabilitation Science 148
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 14
History, General 94
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections 59
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 41
Mathematical Biology 4
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 11
Mathematics, General 28
Statistics, General 6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences 85
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 36
Religion/Religious Studies 12
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 66
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 46
Geology/Earth Science, General 15
Physical Sciences 2
Physics, General 11
Educational Psychology 43
Psychology, General 348
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 9
Social Work 50
Social Sciences
Anthropology 80
Economics, General 143
Political Science and Government, General 125
Social Sciences, General 22
Social Sciences, Other 23
Sociology 45
Urban Studies/Affairs 20
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 40
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 8
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 23
Fine/Studio Arts, General 8
Music, General 11

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