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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, rowing 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 rowing 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:
20 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 6
Women's Studies 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 287
Neuroscience 44
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 258
Actuarial Science 22
Business Administration and Management, General 266
Business/Managerial Economics 81
Finance, General 262
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 3
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 78
Insurance 27
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 248
Real Estate 14
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 210
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 56
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 202
Computer Science 110
Art Teacher Education 4
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 148
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 141
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 107
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 11
German Language and Literature 5
Linguistics 36
Spanish Language and Literature 32
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian 27
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 119
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 26
History, General 83
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 133
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 61
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 36
Religion/Religious Studies 16
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 59
Geology/Earth Science, General 24
Physics, General 13
Psychology, General 463
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General 69
Social Work 84
Social Sciences
Anthropology 22
Economics, General 102
Geography 6
International Economics 10
Political Science and Government, General 173
Sociology 210
Urban Studies/Affairs 0
Visual and Performing Arts
Drawing 146
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 153
Music Performance, General 33

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