• Top 36% in women's softball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 17% for spending per athlete in women's softball
  • 61% in women's softball in Division I for ACT 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:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Remote
Less Selective
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
  • Dorms Coed
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 91
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 68
Business Administration and Management, General 165
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 48
Business/Commerce, General 91
Business/Managerial Economics 2
Finance, General 17
Management Information Systems, General 16
Marketing, Other 43
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 12
Radio and Television 42
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 20
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 129
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 99
Secondary Education and Teaching 33
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 31
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Surveying Technology/Surveying 10
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 26
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 3
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 16
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 109
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 6
History, General 54
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 354
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 26
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 12
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 81
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 6
Physics, General 1
Psychology, General 377
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 65
Social Work 66
Social Sciences
Anthropology 7
Economics, General 2
Political Science and Government, General 75
Social Sciences, General 93
Sociology 32
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 24
Dance, General 3
Music, General 13

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