• Top 46% in women's softball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 35% for spending per athlete in women's softball 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:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Other
Testing Required:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 2
Women's Studies 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 105
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 89
Business Administration and Management, General 235
Business/Managerial Economics 9
Finance, General 49
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 44
International Business/Trade/Commerce 11
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 18
Management Information Systems, General 44
Management Science 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 58
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0
Transportation/Mobility Management 0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 44
Public Relations/Image Management 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 28
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 47
Art Teacher Education 0
Business Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 33
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 2
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 0
Foreign Language Teacher Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 65
Mathematics Teacher Education 0
Music Teacher Education 11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 6
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education 0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 0
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
Technical Teacher Education 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 58
Computer Engineering, General 34
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 46
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1
Engineering Science 9
Manufacturing Engineering 0
Materials Engineering 7
Mechanical Engineering 91
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 75
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 0
French Language and Literature 6
German Language and Literature 0
Latin Language and Literature 0
Modern Greek Language and Literature 0
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 5
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 7
Environmental Health 0
Nursing Education 0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing 0
Public Health, General 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 199
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 43
History, General 29
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security, Other 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 41
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 10
Statistics, General 6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 17
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 32
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 6
Religion/Religious Studies 4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 28
Geology/Earth Science, General 18
Physics, General 7
Psychology, General 178
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy 0
Social Work 47
Social Sciences
Anthropology 11
Criminology 71
Economics, General 3
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 0
Geography 5
International Relations and Affairs 29
Political Science and Government, General 39
Sociology 47
Urban Studies/Affairs 2
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting 20
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Art/Art Studies, General 30
Dance, General 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 11
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Music History, Literature, and Theory 0
Music Performance, General 9
Music, General 5
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 8

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