• Top 65% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 68% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I

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:
18 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 1
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
Women's Studies 3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 34
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 94
Microbiology, General 12
Zoology/Animal Biology 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 87
Actuarial Science 12
Finance, General 204
Human Resources Development 68
Management Information Systems, General 66
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 233
Operations Management and Supervision 102
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 131
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 110
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 0
Computer Science 42
Information Science/Studies 122
Art Teacher Education 7
Education, General 191
Music Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Urban Education and Leadership 44
Civil Engineering, General 55
Computer Engineering, General 8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 51
Industrial Engineering 19
Manufacturing Engineering 0
Materials Engineering 13
Mechanical Engineering 74
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 75
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Comparative Literature 1
French Language and Literature 10
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Italian Language and Literature 2
Linguistics 20
Russian Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 18
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 6
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 22
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 64
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 45
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 28
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 213
History, General 56
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 143
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Applied Mathematics, Other 0
Mathematics, General 17
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 35
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 33
Nutrition Sciences 3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 59
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 88
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies 3
Philosophy 13
Religion/Religious Studies 9
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 4
Chemistry, Other 2
Geology/Earth Science, General 16
Meteorology 6
Physics, General 7
Psychology, General 221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 127
Social Sciences
Anthropology 34
Economics, General 53
Geography 15
Political Science and Government, General 43
Sociology 50
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 10
Art/Art Studies, General 127
Dance, General 18
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 29
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 59
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 0
Music, General 28

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