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Actualize

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Actualize is a 12-week software development bootcamp in Chicago and online throughout the US, offering both part-time and full-time options. Instructors with professional educational experience teach students full stack web development including Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, VueJS, SQL, and Git. Both the in-person and online programs use the same immersive, instruction-driven curriculum, with the Online Live classes conducted in real time with video conferencing. Actualize...
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  • Jason Ferguson
    Jason Ferguson
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Nov 17, 2023
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    So Glad I Chose Actualize

    This one is the real deal people.  I'm so glad this was the bootcamp / cohort I chose.  I could tell as soon as the first class started that it was the right place and I was going to actually be picking up usable and marketable skills here.  You will learn a ton here.  Hands-on projects, with lots of back-up, resources, and support from the instructor.  They make sure to provide you with a realistic and complete view of what to expect.  Frameworks, languages, workflows, version control, ...
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  • Adam O'Donnell
    Adam O'Donnell
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Nov 17, 2023
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    YOU SHOULD CHOOSE ACTUALIZE

    I have completed Actualize's full stack web development program and it has been an incredible experience. These people care about doing a good job. These people are passionate about giving you every resource that you will need to improve yourself. They are steeped in science and experience. The instructors are awesome. I have full confidence in the bootcamp that I chose, and I am so glad I didn't end up at another one.
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  • Ricky Martinez
    Ricky Martinez
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Oct 13, 2023
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    Best decision I've made

    As someone who has worked in tech companies for many years in support roles, I always had interest in what the engineers were doing but never thought I could learn it myself. But that has changed through my time with Actualize! Going from someone who hasn't written a line of code before to now building out frontend and backend applications. I am really pleased and grateful for my time with Actualize. The pace of curriculum is challenging but manageable yet puts students in the best posit...
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  • Hayden Shelley
    Hayden Shelley
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Oct 13, 2023
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    Amazing Experience!

    In the beginning of the year, I decided to make a career pivot into programming. I explored several routes on how to break into the field, from self-teaching, bootcamps, and college courses. I initially settled on self-teaching, but after several months of tutorials with no real projects to show for it, I began to explore bootcamps more. What drew me to Actualize was the "educators first" mindset with live demoing as well as the job search support, and after starting the program, I quick...
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  • Nickhil Vijay Gholkar
    Nickhil Vijay Gholkar
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Sep 14, 2023
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    The ONLY and (correct) Choice.....

    As someone with no experience in coding, whether it be making a webpage or even writing a line of code. I was skeptical that I could learn all of the skills I needed to achieve the goal of becoming a full-stack developer in the future. Actualize was the best decision I have ever made, from my first interaction with Serena Green, who was my liaison to get in touch with the BootCamp and answered every single question that I had from how I was going to pay for the BootCamp and how we could ...
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  • Daniel Richert
    Daniel Richert
    Senior IT Specialist • Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
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    Sep 14, 2023
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    Exceptional Coding Boot Camp Experience

    I recently completed an inconceivable adventure with Actualize, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share my overwhelmingly positive experience. From the moment I walked through their doors, I knew I was in for something special. The program at Actualize is nothing short of stupendous. I started this journey with the goal of learning some programming languages and tools, and I was not disappointed.  I learned Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, SQL, and Git. The depth ...
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  • Kevin Jolley
    Kevin Jolley
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Sep 14, 2023
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    Absolutely worth it!

    I had tried a bootcamp that was not in Zoom meetings and used reading material instead. I can definitely say that having someone demonstrate the code in first, then trying it myself helped a lot. I would run into errors that the reading material hadn't covered, so I was left to Google it myself, but I didn't always know the specifics of the problem. Having someone there, that could look at my code in real time,  and give me feedback on how to get it to work made the learning experience s...
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  • Yassar Ahmed
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Sep 14, 2023
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    Great Choice for a Bootcamp

    During the time I was enrolled in Actualize I learned coding fundamentals along with new technologies. The curriculum and instructors were great! I enjoyed the time I was in the bootcamp and met a lot of great people. By the time I finished this course I felt ready for the job market.
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  • Trung Dinh
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Jul 21, 2023
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    Full Time Online Actualize Boot Camp- Full Stack Web developer Morning Cohart - Cost 15,900

    You do 5 month plan or do financing with sub credit 680 score. You have 5 week prework with 2-3 meetup(3hour each day) each week for learning coding basics. After 5 week you start the 5 daily meetup schedule each week. It different depend on selection but for me Class Schedule 9AM - 2PM(PST) Mon through Friday. 15 Min Break at 10AM and 11:15AM and 30 min at 12:30PM. Course format: Instructor Demo(15-30 min) follow up with student doing lesson after for 15-30 min. There are 1-2 Teach Assi...
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  • Ricardo Delgado
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Jul 21, 2023
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    One of a Kind

    When I was researching bootcamps to find one to attend, there was a common theme of negative issues for many OTHER bootcamps (high-stress, quality of instructors, 24/7 workload), but Actualize seemed to have a curriculum and a solution to each of those problems. After going through the program, I think I made the best choice possible. The instructor was amazing and had gone through the program so he knew exactly what we were going through. We also had 2 TAs for 10 students so there was a...
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  • Jonathan Mendler
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Jul 21, 2023
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    Thankful with my choice in camp!

    When researching bootcamps, Actualize stood out to me because of their teaching methods. Actualize focuses on a "Learn to Learn" style, so we spent a great deal of time delving into the fundamentals of the coding languages we worked with and as we neared the end of our cohort, we discovered that what we had learned, could also be utilized across many other languages! The primary differences were nothing more than syntax. Our instructor, Joey, was incredibly knowledgeable & kept the c...
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  • Tom Gagliano
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Jun 16, 2023
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    Reviews speak for themselves

    I chose Actualize because of the top reviews and all the good things the previous graduates and students had to say.  I can say after taking this class I feel more confident than I honestly envisioned I would prior to graduation.  Every instructor I had enjoyed their role as teacher and was always available to answer the questions, which was one of my main concerns when choosing a bootcamp.  The coursework was carefully chosen by the members of the company to make sure we were getting th...
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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 27, 2023
As a response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, most in-person bootcamps quickly transitioned to online or remote classrooms. In 2024, hybrid classrooms and immersive online learning continue to be popular, but in-person bootcamp options are available again. If you ve been waiting for an in-person classroom to start your career change, then here are the 32 in-person coding bootcamps with campuses in the U.S. 3 Reasons to Go to In-Person Coding Bootcamp In-person learning may ...
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Updated October 21, 2020
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Actualize Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.9
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FAQs

How much does Actualize cost?

Actualize costs around $16,900.

What courses does Actualize teach?

Actualize offers courses like Web Development.

Where does Actualize have campuses?

Actualize has in-person campuses in Chicago. Actualize also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Actualize worth it?

Actualize hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 578 Actualize alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Actualize on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Actualize legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 578 Actualize alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Actualize and rate their overall experience a 4.93 out of 5.

Does Actualize offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

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You can read 578 reviews of Actualize on Course Report! Actualize alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Actualize and rate their overall experience a 4.93 out of 5.

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