• Top 2% in women's soccer in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 5% for spending per athlete in women's soccer in Division I

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:
20 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students from out of State:
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 6
Latin American Studies 0
Women's Studies 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 181
Microbiology, General 37
Molecular Biochemistry 40
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 174
Business Administration and Management, General 93
Business/Commerce, General 21
Business/Managerial Economics 20
Construction Management 0
Finance, General 108
Management Information Systems, General 43
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 86
Operations Management and Supervision 28
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 29
Communication, General 0
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 54
Journalism 0
Mass Communication/Media Studies 2
Organizational Communication, General 51
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 51
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 61
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 0
Education, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 59
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 15
Reading Teacher Education 4
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 5
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 36
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 8
Civil Engineering, General 40
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 84
Industrial Engineering 37
Mechanical Engineering 103
Metallurgical Engineering 22
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 16
English Language and Literature, General 59
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 1
Linguistics 21
Spanish Language and Literature 8
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 20
Public Health Education and Promotion 23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 413
History, General 44
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 219
Forensic Science and Technology 8
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 0
Mathematics, General 33
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 279
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 151
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 22
Geology/Earth Science, General 18
Geophysics and Seismology 1
Physics, General 12
Psychology, General 162
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 39
Social Sciences
Anthropology 16
Political Science and Government, General 38
Sociology 14
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Art/Art Studies, General 33
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1
Dance, General 11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4
Drawing 0
Fine/Studio Arts, General 23
Graphic Design 0
Keyboard Instruments 0
Metal and Jewelry Arts 1
Music Management 6
Music Performance, General 4
Music Theory and Composition 0
Music, General 12
Musical Theatre 0
Painting 2
Printmaking 0
Sculpture 1
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management 7
Voice and Opera 0

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