Columbia College Women's Basketball


  • Top 53% in women's basketball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 23% in women's basketball in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 31% in women's basketball in Division I for SAT score
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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:
13 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Social Work
  • Psychology, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 7
Business Administration and Management, General 21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism, Other 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 8
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 11
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 3
Music Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 10
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 0
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 5
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 19
History, General 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 15
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences 18
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 3
Psychology, General 28
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 3
Social Work 35
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 2
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education 0
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General 5
Fine/Studio Arts, General 5
Keyboard Instruments 0
Music Performance, General 0
Music, General 1
Voice and Opera 0

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