Summary

  • Top 42% for retention in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 39% tallest athletes in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 8% tallest setters in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 21% tallest defensive specialists / liberos in men's volleyball
  • Top 11% for spending per athlete in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 19% for international students in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 27% in men's volleyball in Division III for ACT score
  • Top 33% in men's volleyball in Division III for SAT score

Team Information - Men

Division:
Division III
Conference:
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Overall Retention:
79%
International Athletes:
15%
In-State Athletes:
69%
Average Height:
6'2"
Setters
Average Height:
6'3"
Average Class Year:
Junior
Middle Hitters
Average Height:
6'4"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Outside Hitters / Rights
Average Height:
6'2"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Defensive Specialists / Liberos
Average Height:
6'
Average Class Year:
Sophomore

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.


Work With Us

Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
2,065
Tuition:
$23,423
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
$15,439
Classroom Ratio:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Midsize
Selectivity:
Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
49%
Transfer Out Rate:
40%
% Students on Campus:
38%
% Students from out of State:
1%
Housing Options:
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • International Student
Testing Required:
No
ACT Midpoint:
25
SAT Midpoint:
1090
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 25
Business Administration and Management, General 62
Finance, General 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 20
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 19
Information Science/Studies 14
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9
Engineering, General 2
Engineering, Other 2
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 25
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 21
Industrial Technology/Technician 1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 45
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 25
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 49
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Psychology
Psychology, General 29
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, Other 12
Sociology 16

Summary

  • Top 25% for spending per athlete in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 35% in women's volleyball in Division III for ACT score
  • Top 43% in women's volleyball in Division III for SAT score

Team Information - Women

Division:
Division III
Conference:
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Overall Retention:
67%
In-State Athletes:
85%
Average Height:
5'7"
Setters
Average Height:
5'4"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Middle Hitters
Average Height:
5'11"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Outside Hitters / Rights
Average Height:
5'8"
Average Class Year:
Senior
Defensive Specialists / Liberos
Average Height:
5'5"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore

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.


Work With Us

Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
2,065
Tuition:
$23,423
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
$15,439
Classroom Ratio:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Midsize
Selectivity:
Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
49%
Transfer Out Rate:
40%
% Students on Campus:
38%
% Students from out of State:
1%
Housing Options:
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • International Student
Testing Required:
No
ACT Midpoint:
25
SAT Midpoint:
1090
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 25
Business Administration and Management, General 62
Finance, General 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 20
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 19
Information Science/Studies 14
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9
Engineering, General 2
Engineering, Other 2
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 25
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 21
Industrial Technology/Technician 1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 45
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 25
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 49
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Psychology
Psychology, General 29
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, Other 12
Sociology 16

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