• Top 80% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 33% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • Top 3% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 26% 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:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
14 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
French Studies 2
German Studies 5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 98
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 25
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 7
Finance, General 18
International Business/Trade/Commerce 11
Management Science 19
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 40
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 19
Organizational Communication, General 17
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 20
Elementary Education and Teaching 32
Secondary Education and Teaching 9
Civil Engineering, General 43
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 37
Mechanical Engineering 52
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management 6
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 10
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 180
History, General 17
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 8
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 10
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 5
Environmental Studies 10
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 16
Physics, General 1
Psychology, General 40
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 11
Social Sciences
Economics, General 7
Political Science and Government, General 15
Sociology 9
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies 4
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 5
Music History, Literature, and Theory 9

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