West Virginia University Institute of Technology Men's Golf


  • Top 5% in men's golf in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 61% for spending per athlete in men's golf in Division I
  • 72% in men's golf in Division I for ACT score
  • 56% in men's golf 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:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
12 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Fringe
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • General Studies
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 9
Business/Commerce, General 8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 7
Technical Teacher Education 1
Chemical Engineering 9
Civil Engineering, General 13
Computer Engineering, General 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10
Mechanical Engineering 8
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 1
Engineering Technology, General 9
Industrial Technology/Technician 2
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 8
Forensic Science and Technology 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 29
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 1
Psychology, General 8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy 1
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 1
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1

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