Upper Iowa University Men's Baseball


  • Top 52% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 42% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II
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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:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Remote
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
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% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Coed
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
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Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Accounting
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 10
Plant Sciences, Other 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 144
Business Administration and Management, General 271
Finance, General 42
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 47
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2
Management Information Systems, General 14
Marketing, Other 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 11
Sports Communication 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 45
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 0
Social Science Teacher Education 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
Computer Engineering, General 0
Computer Software Engineering 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician 0
Quality Control Technology/Technician 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 5
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 4
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 59
Long Term Care Administration/Management 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 111
History, General 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 0
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 0
Sports Studies 16
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 0
Forensic Chemistry 4
Psychology, General 136
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General 173
Public Administration 60
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 0
Social Work 0
Social Sciences
Criminology 120
Social Sciences, General 55
Sociology 4
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 4

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