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Sai Somboon

College Admissions Consultant He/Him/His
Sai Somboon
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer University of Pennsylvania
Former graduate admissions coordinator Ohio State University
Former application reader New York University Abu Dhabi

My Background

I came to College Coach after working in college admissions for many years. I started my career as regional director of admissions for the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, I read applications for all four undergraduate schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Nursing. In addition, I evaluated applications to several specialized and dual degree programs, such as the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), the Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management (LSM), the Nursing and Health Care Management (NHCM) Program, the Digital Media Design Program, and the 7 Year Bio-Dental Program. In graduate school, I redesigned the BFA in Dance auditions/admissions procedures. I have also worked as an independent counselor for international students overseas.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Franklin and Marshall College Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Dance
The Ohio State University Master of Fine Arts, Dance
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Data science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Film
  • Government
  • Graduate programs
  • Graphic design
  • Honors programs
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Photography
  • Political science
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Religious affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • ROTC
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Visual and performing arts
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students
Sai Somboon

Some of my favorite pastimes

Dance, choreography, writing, fitness, travel, cooking
Sai was our son's remarkable coach and perfect partner. His extraordinary warmth, high energy, patience and encouragement made all the difference.
Parent of a Syracuse University student

Why I joined

As a young man growing up in Thailand, applying to college felt like an impossible feat. I looked at all types of schools - from small liberal arts colleges with intimate classes to big state schools with giant stadiums. As it turns out, I went to college with less than two-thousand students in central Pennsylvania and loved every moment. I became a Buckeye in graduate school alongside more than forty-thousand students in scarlet and gray. When I was as an admissions officer, I cherished working with students and families. I enjoyed answering questions, dispelling myths and making the process more accessible and manageable. Seeing the journey unfold from the first questions to the acceptance letters is incredibly rewarding. College admissions is ultimately about fit. I am grateful for the professional experiences I have gathered in many years of working with students and families, and I am thrilled to be able to share my skills with future college students.


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