College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.
-Frank Sachs, The Blake School

Hello and Welcome!

Elizabeth Murphy

Educational Advisor & Founder of College Edge

Hello! Thanks for visiting this site! I have been supporting students and families throughout the college planning process for over 12 years. My approach to guiding my clients is simple: provide the relevant information families seek in a friendly and engaging manner to quickly build trust and connection. Once we get to know each other, students are eager to share their college thoughts—including dreams, plans, fears, and questions—and I can get to work providing the guidance they need to make informed decisions in alignment with their strengths, values, and goals.



Our programs are designed to help students confidently navigate the path to college with the customized support they need.


Seasonal workshops enable us to coach students as they explore, prepare for, and apply to college.

Success Stories

For over ten years, we have successfully guided our students to their best-fit colleges.

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Student success is our priority, so we want all families to have access to reliable college planning information.

Your (ALMOST) Painless Path to College

Identify College as Your Goal

You want value in your education. You want to study something that inspires you. You want to have fun and enjoy college life.

Realize You Still Have Lots to Learn

You may be confused by too much information. You may not know what you want to study, or where you want to live. You may worry if you are ready, how you compare to others, or how you will pay.

Seek Help to Make Sense of the Chaos

We will answer your college questions. We will offer advice and training. We will help to calm your fears. We will provide a friendly, trusting, and professional environment.

Share Insights to Plan Your Course

You will share your hopes, goals, and concerns. We will help you build a plan for college that meets your needs.

Act on Your Plan with Confidence

You will act upon your plan. You will adjust it as your goals change. We will guide you to do your best work and make smart decisions. You will be proud of your college options and ultimate decision.

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Success Stories

College Edge really helped me during the application process. Applying to college comes with stress, especially regarding essays, but also just the transition and realizing that you are going to college in itself! Blair and Elizabeth helped make the process run smoothly and made me comfortable with the application process. They were extremely understanding and willing to meet with us whenever possible. They created a good environment and overall did an outstanding job helping not only me, but my peers as well. I recommend College Edge to everyone. Workshops to complete the applications are time consuming, but worth it in the end! You want to put your best self forward when providing your information to colleges, and that takes time. I had a great experience.

Class of 2020, Varsity Lacrosse



Emily Quinn – Emerson College

Working with College Edge was one of the best decisions I have ever made! From the beginning stages of searching for schools and discovering my interests to the later stages of writing my essays, filling out applications, and ultimately choosing the perfect school, Elizabeth was always there to keep me on track and provide valuable insight that made the process so much more manageable. Junior and senior years of high school are already hectic enough, but working with College Edge helped alleviate any additional stress the college process might have added. After working with Elizabeth and Blair, I can confidently say that I picked the perfect school for me!

Class of 2020, Varsity Soccer & Lacrosse

Jennifer Wheaton – Stonehill College

Having been through the college admissions process three times now, I can honestly say having our kids work with Elizabeth Murphy and College Edge was the best gift we could have given them and ourselves! She takes the time to get to know each student individually and helps families navigate the complicated college admissions process. Elizabeth provides valuable insight from the initial school search to the essay and all the way through to the decision process to help find the best fit school for the student.  Her knowledge and enthusiasm help turn what could be a very stressful time into a rewarding one. I highly recommend College Edge!

Holly Wheaton – Parent

I can’t say enough about how well Elizabeth and Blair tailored the college search to fit our needs. They allowed us to get an edge early on to ease the process and succinctly explain the craziness of applying to college.  I have used College Edge for both of my daughters and have been outspoken to all of my friends on how they kept the college process insanity to a minimum by using outstanding organizational skills and in-depth knowledge about the process, along with somehow making us feel like we were their only clients.

Mare Maccini – Parent
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