• Top 59% in women's track and field in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 14% in women's track and field in Division II for ACT score
  • Top 22% in women's track and field 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:
13 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Distant
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 47
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 14
Business Administration and Management, General 12
Finance, General 7
Management Science 9
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 18
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 3
Music Teacher Education 7
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Speech Teacher Education 0
Computer Software Engineering 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
French Language and Literature 0
Russian Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 0
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 17
Dietetics/Dietitian 10
History, General 12
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 1
Mathematics, General 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 17
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies 0
Philosophy 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 3
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 1
Chemistry, Other 0
Physics, General 2
Psychology, General 15
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 3
Sociology 3
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies 11
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology 8
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other 12
Religious/Sacred Music 3
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 3
Theology/Theological Studies 4
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1
Graphic Design 8
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music Performance, General 3
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, General 15
Musical Theatre 6
Voice and Opera 2

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