• Top 68% for spending per athlete in women's softball in Division III

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:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Small
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 30
Botany/Plant Biology, Other 2
Wildlife Biology 37
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 27
Business Administration and Management, General 111
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 7
Mass Communication/Media Studies 41
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 0
Computer Science 19
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 0
Information Science/Studies 12
Information Technology 22
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 61
Elementary Education and Teaching 16
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 14
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 0
Engineering, General 22
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 27
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 97
History, General 14
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 0
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 55
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 73
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 36
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 29
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 9
Geology/Earth Science, General 2
Physics, General 5
Psychology, General 93
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 23
Social Sciences
Economics, General 7
Geography 13
Political Science and Government, General 13
Social Sciences, General 11
Sociology 28
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 11
Fine/Studio Arts, General 22
Music, General 11

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