The Campanile Difference


We have visited more than 400 college campuses, have ongoing contact with recruiters, and delve into serious research on trends in college admission. We use our expertise to guide students toward the colleges that best fit their aspirations.

We regularly invite college admissions representatives to our location to meet and interview with Campanile students.  And college admissions representatives reach out to us as well, knowing that Campanile students might be the perfect match for their campus. In recent recruitment seasons we welcomed UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara, Mount Holyoke, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, American University, Purdue, Sewanee, University of Oregon, Georgia Tech, RPI, Oregon State, Elon, Columbia Chicago, University of Toronto, List/Barnard/Columbia, Miami University, Trinity, Drew, Linfield, Chapman, Delaware, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Maryland, Colorado State and many others for College Information Nights exclusively arranged for our students.


Executive Director, Dr Elizabeth Stone has been called “an expert in her field” by Dean Douglas Christiansen of Vanderbilt University. As author of the newly released book, The Better College Essay: Fitting In and Standing Out, Dr. Stone is considered a national leader in the field of college essay writing and admissions and speaks at national conferences and training programs including the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

Dr. Stone developed the course on the "The College Essay" for UC Berkeley where she teaches in the UC Berkeley Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning.   Dr. Stone has been guest speaker in the UC San Diego Certificate Program in College Counseling and has presented  to college counselors across the US and internationally for members of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).  Dr. Stone has contributed several articles to IECA's Insights read by college admissions offices and consultants from around the world.



At Campanile we work with students of all abilities. We provide students with tools—from state-of-the art software to sage advice, from interview skills to exceptional mentoring for essays and applications, in an organized and planned program.  Our consultants are members of the prestigious Independent Educational Consultants Association, the only association for educational consultants that vets its membership. 


In 2018, Campanile College Counseling students were awarded more than $3.11 million dollars in merit scholarships and were admitted to 95 different college campuses.  Students benefit from our coordinated programs of test preparation and academic tutoring through our partner Marble Arch Test Prep & Tutoring, and engage in purposeful customized college tours through Campanile College Tours.