Saint Mary's College of California Women's Softball


  • Top 86% in women's softball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 47% for spending per athlete in women's softball in Division I
  • Top 2% in women's softball for athlete graduation rate
  • Top 36% in women's softball in Division I for ACT score
  • 51% in women's softball in Division I for SAT score
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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:
11 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Fringe
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 0
Asian Studies/Civilization 1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 0
European Studies/Civilization 8
Japanese Studies 0
Latin American Studies 2
Women's Studies 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 36
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 45
Business Administration and Management, General 2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1
Business/Commerce, General 154
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 0
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 56
Engineering, General 2
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 27
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 0
French Language and Literature 1
Italian Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 31
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 0
History, General 13
History, Other 0
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 53
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 1
Mathematics, General 7
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology 0
Mathematics and Computer Science 1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 9
Environmental Studies 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 0
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 22
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 19
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 7
Religion/Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 1
Chemistry, Other 0
Physics, General 6
Developmental and Child Psychology 7
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 0
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 0
Psychology, General 33
Psychology, Other 26
Social Sciences
Anthropology 3
Anthropology, Other 1
Archeology 1
Economics, General 22
Political Science and Government, General 24
Social Sciences, General 0
Sociology 21
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 5
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General 0
Dance, General 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6
Music, General 4
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 32

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