Summary

  • Top 7% in men's track and field in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 48% for spending per athlete in men's track and field in Division I
  • Top 50% in men's track and field in Division I for ACT score
  • 69% in men's track and field in Division I for SAT score

Meet Christopher

Counseling Associate

Chris Deyoung has worked at Sparks since 2013. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.Ed. from the University of Michigan. He has served as a high school head coach and on the collegiate level at Rutgers and Michigan. His program at Rutgers went to club status while Chris worked as the recruiting coordinator there, and he brings an understanding of the collegiate athletic club experience to Sparks.


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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
9,116
Tuition:
$20,294
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
$13,709
Classroom Ratio:
16 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Fringe
Selectivity:
Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
57%
Transfer Out Rate:
24%
% Students on Campus:
42%
% Students from out of State:
22%
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • International Student
Testing Required:
Yes
ACT Midpoint:
24
SAT Midpoint:
1040
Financial Aid:
Reasonable
Academics:
Moderate
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 0
Agricultural Business and Management, General 21
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 13
Agricultural Economics 1
Agricultural Mechanization, General 9
Agriculture, General 0
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 0
Agronomy and Crop Science 0
Animal Sciences, General 48
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 0
Dairy Science 0
Food Science 4
Horticultural Science 13
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 0
Plant Sciences, General 0
Range Science and Management 11
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 0
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 35
Interior Architecture 0
Landscape Architecture 8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization 0
Latin American Studies 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 17
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 37
Conservation Biology 8
Entomology 0
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 0
Microbiology, General 19
Molecular Biology 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 42
Business Administration and Management, General 22
Business/Commerce, General 0
Business/Managerial Economics 13
Finance, General 48
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 51
Management Information Systems, General 13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 66
Operations Management and Supervision 7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 31
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 16
Journalism 7
Mass Communication/Media Studies 0
Organizational Communication, General 25
Public Relations/Image Management 31
Radio and Television 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 27
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation 18
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education 3
Art Teacher Education 1
Education, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 49
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 4
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0
Health Teacher Education 0
Music Teacher Education 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 44
Technical Teacher Education 3
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 0
Engineering
Agricultural Engineering 0
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 6
Chemical Engineering 17
Civil Engineering, General 25
Computer Engineering, General 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 24
Engineering, General 0
Materials Engineering 4
Mechanical Engineering 79
Water Resources Engineering 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician 15
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 13
English Language and Literature, General 11
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 7
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 0
Family Resource Management Studies, General 0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 49
Human Development and Family Studies, General 46
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
French Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 20
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 20
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General 0
History
History, General 24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 73
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 20
Mathematical Biology 0
Mathematics, General 17
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 18
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 15
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management 9
Forest Sciences and Biology 17
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism 9
Natural Resources Management and Policy 0
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 0
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 28
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 39
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 14
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 9
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 21
Geology/Earth Science, General 23
Physical Sciences 0
Physics, General 14
Psychology
Psychology, General 154
Social Sciences
Anthropology 14
Economics, General 2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 0
Geography 9
International Relations and Affairs 28
Political Science and Government, General 22
Sociology 52
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 7
Dance, General 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 15
Fine/Studio Arts, General 21
Interior Design 13
Music History, Literature, and Theory 0
Music Management 0
Music Performance, General 6
Music Theory and Composition 4
Music, General 0
Musical Theatre 0
Photography 0
Voice and Opera 2

Summary

  • Top 8% in women's track and field in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 50% for spending per athlete in women's track and field in Division I
  • 55% in women's track and field in Division I for ACT score
  • 71% in women's track and field in Division I for SAT score

Meet Christopher

Counseling Associate

Chris Deyoung has worked at Sparks since 2013. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.Ed. from the University of Michigan. He has served as a high school head coach and on the collegiate level at Rutgers and Michigan. His program at Rutgers went to club status while Chris worked as the recruiting coordinator there, and he brings an understanding of the collegiate athletic club experience to Sparks.


Work With Us

Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
9,116
Tuition:
$20,294
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
$13,709
Classroom Ratio:
16 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Fringe
Selectivity:
Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
57%
Transfer Out Rate:
24%
% Students on Campus:
42%
% Students from out of State:
22%
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • International Student
Testing Required:
Yes
ACT Midpoint:
24
SAT Midpoint:
1040
Financial Aid:
Reasonable
Academics:
Moderate
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 0
Agricultural Business and Management, General 21
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 13
Agricultural Economics 1
Agricultural Mechanization, General 9
Agriculture, General 0
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 0
Agronomy and Crop Science 0
Animal Sciences, General 48
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 0
Dairy Science 0
Food Science 4
Horticultural Science 13
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 0
Plant Sciences, General 0
Range Science and Management 11
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 0
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 35
Interior Architecture 0
Landscape Architecture 8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization 0
Latin American Studies 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 17
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 37
Conservation Biology 8
Entomology 0
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 0
Microbiology, General 19
Molecular Biology 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 42
Business Administration and Management, General 22
Business/Commerce, General 0
Business/Managerial Economics 13
Finance, General 48
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 51
Management Information Systems, General 13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 66
Operations Management and Supervision 7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 31
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 16
Journalism 7
Mass Communication/Media Studies 0
Organizational Communication, General 25
Public Relations/Image Management 31
Radio and Television 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 27
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation 18
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education 3
Art Teacher Education 1
Education, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 49
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 4
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0
Health Teacher Education 0
Music Teacher Education 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 44
Technical Teacher Education 3
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 0
Engineering
Agricultural Engineering 0
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 6
Chemical Engineering 17
Civil Engineering, General 25
Computer Engineering, General 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 24
Engineering, General 0
Materials Engineering 4
Mechanical Engineering 79
Water Resources Engineering 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician 15
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 13
English Language and Literature, General 11
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 7
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 0
Family Resource Management Studies, General 0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 49
Human Development and Family Studies, General 46
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
French Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 20
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 20
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General 0
History
History, General 24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 73
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 20
Mathematical Biology 0
Mathematics, General 17
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 18
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 15
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management 9
Forest Sciences and Biology 17
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism 9
Natural Resources Management and Policy 0
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 0
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 28
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 39
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 14
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 9
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 21
Geology/Earth Science, General 23
Physical Sciences 0
Physics, General 14
Psychology
Psychology, General 154
Social Sciences
Anthropology 14
Economics, General 2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 0
Geography 9
International Relations and Affairs 28
Political Science and Government, General 22
Sociology 52
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 7
Dance, General 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 15
Fine/Studio Arts, General 21
Interior Design 13
Music History, Literature, and Theory 0
Music Management 0
Music Performance, General 6
Music Theory and Composition 4
Music, General 0
Musical Theatre 0
Photography 0
Voice and Opera 2

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