• Top 5% in women's soccer in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 10% for spending per athlete in women's soccer in Division I
  • Top 50% in women's soccer in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 40% in women's soccer in Division I for SAT score

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:
19 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
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
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 123
Agricultural Mechanization, General 58
Agronomy and Crop Science 79
Animal Sciences, General 162
Dairy Science 16
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management 122
Food Science 48
Horticultural Science 42
International Agriculture 19
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 77
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 20
Landscape Architecture 33
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Area Studies, Other 0
Russian Studies 0
Women's Studies 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 23
Bioinformatics 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 169
Biophysics 2
Ecology 83
Entomology 0
Genetics, General 28
Microbiology, General 28
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 158
Business/Managerial Economics 8
Finance, General 169
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 32
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 126
Management Information Systems, General 110
Management Science 104
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 207
Meeting and Event Planning 87
Operations Management and Supervision 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 60
Journalism 83
Public Relations/Image Management 20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 83
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 37
Agricultural Teacher Education 36
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 32
Elementary Education and Teaching 183
Music Teacher Education 19
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 104
Agricultural Engineering 37
Chemical Engineering 108
Civil Engineering, General 141
Computer Engineering, General 95
Computer Software Engineering 40
Construction Engineering 60
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 128
Industrial Engineering 80
Materials Engineering 46
Mechanical Engineering 316
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management 59
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 68
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General 90
Family and Community Services 133
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 16
Family Resource Management Studies, General 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 0
German Language and Literature 0
Linguistics 18
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 23
Spanish Language and Literature 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 17
Dietetics/Dietitian 62
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 13
History, General 89
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 76
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 51
Statistics, General 24
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 94
Nutrition Sciences 26
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 57
Environmental Studies 0
Forest Sciences and Biology 26
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 236
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 9
Religion/Religious Studies 7
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 22
Geology/Earth Science, General 20
Meteorology 11
Physics, General 14
Psychology, General 150
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 9
Social Sciences
Anthropology 21
Economics, General 28
Political Science and Government, General 62
Sociology 47
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General 64
Fashion/Apparel Design 2
Graphic Design 72
Industrial and Product Design 37
Interior Design 60
Music, General 6
Visual and Performing Arts, General 7

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