Colorado School of Mines Men's Football


  • Top 72% in men's football in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 48% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division II
  • Top 10% in men's football for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 1% in men's football in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 1% in men's football in Division II 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:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
16 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
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Institution Type:
4-year, Public
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Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Wellness Housing
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Top 3 Majors:
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 49
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 39
Chemical Engineering 69
Civil Engineering, General 45
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 32
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 65
Engineering, General 91
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 25
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 62
Mechanical Engineering 131
Metallurgical Engineering 34
Mining and Mineral Engineering 36
Petroleum Engineering 171
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics 13
Mathematics, General 32
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 15
Social Sciences
Economics, General 8

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