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Actualize

Average Rating4.93
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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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  • Miray Karabulut
    Miray Karabulut
    Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
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    Jun 16, 2023
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    Actualize was the best bootcamp I researched, and they delivered

    Choosing to switch careers is nerve wracking, so picking an institution to partner with that you trust will deliver on your goals is also a scary choice to make. I chose Actualize because of their reviews and curriculum, and they absolutely delivered. My instructor was a former educator (all Actualize instructors are) and that made all the difference in the world. Teaching is one of the hardest careers out there, and teaching coding a major challenge on its own. My instructor made the fo...
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  • Alex L
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Jun 16, 2023
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    Short Actualize Review

    Actualize was an overall great experience for me. I learned core concepts of programming and everything I needed to know to get my foot into the tech field. The job support is amazing, the instructors are knowledgable, funny, and overall awesome.
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  • Mattias Schade
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Jun 16, 2023
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    Exactly What I Hoped For and More

    Actualize provided an incredible learning experience. My instructor was very knowledgeable, adept at conveying material in a way that was easy to understand, and excellent at showing us how to figure things out for ourselves. I feel confident going forward in this industry thanks to this bootcamp. Absolutely worth it, very grateful that I chose Actualize over the others.
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  • Neil Ellison
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    May 19, 2023
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    Great Learning Experience

    I chose this bootcamp due to the amazing reviews, and it did not disappoint! I learned so much at Actualize and I feel very prepared for my upcoming job search. The class sizes are relatively small (I had 8 students in my cohort, including myself), so the instructor and TA's are able to answer any and all questions that you may have, at any point. I would highly recommend Actualize to anyone who is seeking to switch careers to software development!
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  • Leah Perri
    Leah Perri
    Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
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    May 19, 2023
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    Enroll in Actualize!!!

    I chose Actualize because I knew I wanted to learn coding from professionally trained educators. I am so glad I chose Actualize for my bootcamp experience because the learning environment, curriculum and quality instruction was unparalleled!! I am actually sad that the bootcamp is over and will really miss my instructor and peers who I have developed a bond with over the past 3 months. I joined this bootcamp with no prior tech experience, and now through this course, I have gained a soli...
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  • Mike McComb
    Mike McComb
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    May 19, 2023
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    Confidence Building Coding Experience

    I chose Actualize because:
    • The materials on their website had a sense of humor I responded to
    • I was able to set up a financing plan
    • The curriculum includes Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, React, and jobhunting skills/resources
    • The schedule fit my schedule (11am-4pm Central Time Monday through Friday)

    I came into the class with some technical background and still found the experience educational and worthwhile. I'm leaving the class wi...
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  • Mendel Zirkind
    Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
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    May 19, 2023
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    Actualize.co is awesome!!!

    I chose Actualize.co, based on how friendly, availible & welcoming the admissions staff were. 
    It was the best experience & I greatly appreciated the constant encouragement from staff.
    I'd recommend it to everyone.
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  • Kathleen McDonnell
    Kathleen McDonnell
    Engineer • Student • Web Development • Online
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    May 19, 2023
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    Best Coding Bootcamp

    Actualize Bootcamp is hands down the best program I have been apart of! Katherine was the best instructor and really helped you understand topics that were confusing to learn at first.  During the bootcamp, the instructors are available every day of the week to meet with you. Not only are the instructors smart and can help you with any problem you're having, but they do  a great job supporting you along the way. Post graduation, the career advisors (shoutout to Lisa) really care about yo...
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  • Alexander Centeno
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Mar 31, 2023
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    Absolutley amazing curriculum and job support

    Actualize really puts the emphasis on learning how to learn. Not only do they teach you the fundamentals of coding + they really teach you how to go about solving problems when you run into them. The course really makes you believe in yourself, and the instructors do too. My instructor Joey Harbert was BEYOND amazing! He is such an amazing teacher that really knows the in's and out's of ruby on rails, react, javascript, and the countless other topics we go over. The job program that they...
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  • Matthew Taylor
    Student • Web Development • Online
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    Mar 31, 2023
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    Worth It!

    I loved that the course had live instruction in the online classroom. It made the learning experience so much better and thorough to be able to ask questions as we went along. The course also does a great job having you do exercises along the way that really drive home the knowledge and allow you retain the information and skills.
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  • Dianelly Ventura
    Dianelly Ventura
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Mar 31, 2023
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    Phenomenal Bootcamp

    My experience at Actualize Coding Bootcamp was exceptional and unlike any other educational experience I have had in the past. Initially, I was hesitant about attending an online bootcamp, as I had concerns about the quality of education I would receive. However, my concerns were quickly dispelled after a conversation with Peter, the Dean of Instruction at Actualize. Peter's willingness to address my technical questions demonstrated the school's dedication to the success and satisfaction...
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  • Ju won Do
    Ju won Do
    Graduate • Web Development • Online
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    Feb 17, 2023
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    It was a worthwhile amount of time.

    Actualize is a well-organized boot camp that gives you everything you need to learn coding from zero. Give you demos and let you absorb them and use them in a team project and capstone project. They also teach you how to learn for yourself after the course. Let you prepare for job searching also. You will not be alone in getting a job.
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Actualize Alumni Reviews Summary

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5.0
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4.9
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4.8
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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?

Right now, it doesn't look like Actualize offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that 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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