• Top 91% in women's softball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 19% for spending per athlete in women's softball in Division II
  • Top 32% in women's softball in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 26% in women's softball in Division II 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:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
9 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Coed
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 43
Environmental Biology 0
Molecular Biology 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 43
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 14
Business/Commerce, General 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 21
Education, General 11
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 4
English Language and Literature, General 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 34
Public Health Education and Promotion 9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 98
History, General 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 5
Environmental Chemistry 0
Psychology, General 32
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 12
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 0
Art/Art Studies, General 3
Dance, General 11
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Graphic Design 3
Music Performance, General 0
Music, General 0

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