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App Academy

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Founded in 2012, App Academy is a global coding bootcamp with a focus on software engineering. App Academy offers programs that fit every learning style, including a 16-Week Online Full-Time Accelerated Bootcamp, a 24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program, and an Online Part-Time Software Engineering Program (48 weeks). App Academy alumni have found Software Engineering roles at a range of start-ups and top tech companies. The App Academy curriculum for ...
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  • Marcus Kim
    Software Engineer 1 • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Dec 20, 2023
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    Supportive Staff and Worthy Investment

    App Academy gave me the skills I needed to take my first step as a Software Engineer. The staff/instructors are awesome, and they hire new grads from App Academy as TAs so that they are always aware of the students' wants and needs.
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  • Katie Han
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Jun 06, 2023
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    Successfully break into software engineering

    I chose App Academy because it was one of the few bootcamps that still offered an in-person experience. I attended App Academy’s 16-week in person software engineering program in San Francisco. Being able to have your instructors there with you and pair program with your peers in-person was invaluable. If being in-person is something you can commit to, I highly recommend it! 
    The coursework is rigorous (about 8 hrs of lectures/programming during the day and a few...
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  • Efrain Saldana
    Software Engineer 1 • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Apr 28, 2023
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    A Job-Focused Bootcamp with a Proven Track Record

    I recently completed App Academy's bootcamp and I can say without hesitation that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The curriculum was challenging but comprehensive, and the instructors were top-notch. They provided great support and guidance throughout the program, and their industry experience really shone through in their instruction.What really sets App Academy apart, however, is their job search support. They provide excellent resources and personalized gui...
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  • William Nelsen
    William Nelsen
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Apr 18, 2023
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    An Apt Route

    App Academy is a great alternate route to pursuing one's education. Their ISA program is especially helpful for low income individuals who cannot afford a traditional college education.  Be thoroughly warned though, this program will only give you back what you put in.
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  • Khai
    Khai
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Feb 08, 2023
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    Touch, but worth it

    Be prepared to spend many hours because App Academy is a very rigorous course because if you don't, you will struggle a lot.

    You expected to read/learn material ahead of the next day, so that you are able to do the projects. They also have assessments that test your skills, be ready for those tests.

    Once all of the assessments all done, you get to make your own websites using what you have learn over the course. The course does a good job teaching you how to apply these ski...
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  • John Hiestand
    Software Developer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jan 14, 2023
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    They really can get you a software engineering job.

    I did the online bootcamp during the pandemic, while abroad. App Academy is legit. It is rigorous, and you must know your stuff to move on to the next week, every week. Everyone who makes it through is well prepared for a modern software engineering role with the latest frameworks etc. The curriculum is up-to-date, so that is an advantage for bootcamp grads.
    But I was most impressed with the support after graduation.  They keep students on track and guide you in the job se...
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  • Christopher Cottier
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Dec 23, 2022
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    Worth investing yourself in

    App Academy gives as much as you put into it. And if you complete the 6 month boot camp and fully commit yourself to learning, you will come out with the skills to be an engineer. It’s not always easy, and it takes a lot of effort both for the material and the job search. But it worked for me and everyone in my cohort. Would recommend to anyone who is serious about making a career switch, or supplementing their skills!
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  • Abdifatah Mohamed Abdirahman
    Abdifatah Mohamed Abdirahman
    Software Engineer • Student • Self-paced Open Course • Online
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    Dec 13, 2022
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    Best Bootcamp ever!!!

    The most important thing I’ll say after participating in App Academy’s 6-month online intensive boot camp is that I should have done it sooner! I’m not going to lie…it was a lot of really, really hard work. Probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But, what’s great about a/A besides the up-to-date curriculum and technical resources at your disposal is the support system that is in place to help you succeed. It’s a win win, and their career coaches are truly top notch. Based ...
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  • Tim Fraczak
    Software Engineer I • Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Dec 06, 2022
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    Rigorous yet Rewarding

    I did the 16 week program. It was truly one of the most intense courses I've ever taken, you've been warned. They guide you with lessons to help you develop the skills necessary to become an excellent engineer. You get to do 3 portfolio projects with light guidance, and after graduating, they have career search support which I attribute to the success of me quickly finding a job. And it doesn't stop there, there's continued support for alumni with mid to senior level job searching too. T...
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  • Casey Lee
    Casey Lee
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Nov 30, 2022
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    Honest 24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineer Program Review

    A little about me, my previous career I was a Registered Nurse, but wish I had always gone into software and eventually landed on coding bootcamps as my attempt to become a software developer. I found it incredibly difficult to decide on which bootcamp to attend given the rising number of bootcamps out there and the high risk of many being non-legitimate. Eventually I found a few that seemed to be solid bootcamps and ultimately chose to go with App Academy based out of San Francisco/New ...
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  • Christian Cozma
    Software Engineer I • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Nov 29, 2022
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    Tough, but extremely rewarding!

    Let me start by saying that, enrolling in App Academy has been one of the most rewarding experiences in recent memory. It helped me land my first role in tech, and with that role came freedom and financial security. I was enrolled in their 24-week full-time software engineering program. Though it was tough, having now made it through and finally landing that first role is amazing experience. 

    The curriculum is well thought out, and the instructors are good at explaining all of the...
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  • Gino Reyes
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Nov 29, 2022
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    Incredibly effective program

    Enrolled in App Academy's software engineering bootcamp last year.

    Course was very informative and covered all the topics one would need to get a career in software engineering.

    Through the help of their interview prep materials and guidance, I was able to pass an interview and got a software engineering job in Asana. Would recommend to anyone looking to shift to a career in software engineering!
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App Academy Alumni Outcomes

91%
Employment Rate
80%
Graduation Rate
100,000
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at App Academy, 80% graduated. 98% of graduates were job-seeking and 91% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $100,000. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 390 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee85.9%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position2.6%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

Recent App Academy News

Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated September 28, 2017
Need a rundown of everything that happened in the coding bootcamp industry this September? You’re in luck! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we kept up with the status of the bootcamp industry, learned about how bootcamps are thriving in smaller markets, and explored different ways to pay for bootcamp. Plus, we added 7 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated May 10, 2022
Deferred tuition and income share agreements ( ISAs ) are becoming more widely available and can be attractive to students who don t have 20,000 in the bank. ISAs and Deferred Tuition align a school s incentives with those of their students essentially, a school isn't successful unless their students get jobs. Plus, deferred tuition and ISAs remove the barrier of an upfront tuition, expanding accessibility to a wider range of students. However, ISAs exist in a regulatory grey ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated July 25, 2017
With the closing of Dev Bootcamp (slated for December 8, 2017), you re probably wondering what other coding bootcamp options are out there. Dev Bootcamp changed thousands of lives , and built a great reputation with employers, so we are sad to see it go. Fortunately, there are still plenty of quality coding bootcamps in the cities where Dev Bootcamp operated. Here is a list of coding bootcamps with similar lengths, time commitments, and curriculums in the six cities where Dev ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated June 06, 2017
Need an overview of coding bootcamp news in May? You re in the right place! We ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we read about a number of insightful surveys about employers, programming languages, and learners. We read advice about choosing a bootcamp, learned about efforts to encourage women and veterans to learn to code, and heard about student experiences at bootcamp. Plus, we added a bunch of interesting new schools to the ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated January 08, 2018
Welcome to the January 2017 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we applaud initiatives that bring technology to underserved communities, we look at employment trends, and new coding schools and campuses. Plus, we hear a funny story about an honest taxi driver. Read below or listen to our latest Coding ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated December 28, 2023
Many competitive coding bootcamps want you to have some programming knowledge in order to be accepted into their programs whether they re looking for past experience on your resume or require that you pass a coding challenge. For a beginner, it can be tough to get the experience that a selective bootcamp looks for in the application process. There are many ways to learn basic coding (including teaching yourself ) but if you want to make sure you re covering the right material and ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated February 02, 2024
How much do coding bootcamps cost? From students looking for free coding bootcamps to those wondering if an 18,000 bootcamp is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers ! While the average full-time coding bootcamp in the US costs 13,584 , bootcamp tuition can range from 7,800 to 21,000. So, how do you decide what to budget for ? Here, we break down the costs of coding bootcamps . Methodology This is a cost comparison of full stack web development (front ...
Asher King Abramson
Asher King Abramson
Updated February 10, 2016
Getting into an elite coding bootcamp is hard. You take a bunch of coding tests and technical interviews and it s easy to get stressed out during the process. Top coding schools are also extremely selective. App Academy (where I'm an instructor) has an acceptance rate of 3% - that s lower than Harvard. But we want you to get in! We admit every student that jumps over our bar. And we want you to have the legs to make the jump. So if you want to get into the most selective coding schools, here ...
Harry Hantel
Harry Hantel
Updated September 15, 2015
We explore the differences and similarities between App Academy and Flatiron School, two of the best coding bootcamps in the US. What type of student is each bootcamp best for? What's the culture like at each school? How does job placement compare? All of these questions answered and more! Curriculum & Culture Both App Academy and Flatiron School have curricula based around Ruby on Rails and JavaScript technologies. Flatiron School ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated September 26, 2023
Thinking about applying to App Academy ? Although App Academy is very selective in its admissions process, the bottom line is that you don't need to be an expert coder to apply! Find out how App Academy helps total tech beginners and those with some coding experience prepare for its rigorous technical assessments and interviews, and the soft skills the admissions team is looking for in new students. Plus, we've got insights from actual App Academy bootcamp graduates on the admissions ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated July 17, 2015
This Wednesday, our friends at  LiquidTalent  hosted a spectacular panel of women who discussed their experience at New York coding bootcamps and transitioning into their first jobs. Course Report was lucky to moderate the panel- here are 12 things we learned from this rockstar panel of lady developers!  The Panel Sarah Michaelson,  App Academy   Corey Nilan, Dev Bootcamp Chelsea Guster, Flatiron School Tara Lerias, Fullstack ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated May 06, 2015
App Academy graduate Sarah Michaelson had a degree in Pre-Medical Nutrition Science before realizing that coding was in her future. After completing the 3-month bootcamp, Sarah got a job at Amplify through the alumni network, and talks to Course Report about challenging herself at App Academy, using their job prep and placement services, and settling into her Dev-Ops position at Amplify.   Tell us what you up to before you joined App Academy? Before I started App Academy, ...
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App Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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App Academy is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and the New York State Education Department.
FAQs

How much does App Academy cost?

App Academy costs around $22,000. On the lower end, some App Academy courses like Self-paced Open Course cost $0.

Where does App Academy have campuses?

App Academy teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is App Academy worth it?

The data says yes! App Academy reports a 80% graduation rate, a median salary of $101,000 and 90% of App Academy alumni are employed. The data says yes! In 2023, App Academy reported a 80% graduation rate, a median salary of $100,000, and 91% of App Academy alumni are employed.

Is App Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 1,151 App Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed App Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.66 out of 5.

Does App Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like App Academy 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.

Can I read App Academy reviews?

You can read 1,151 reviews of App Academy on Course Report! App Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed App Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.66 out of 5.

Is App Academy accredited?

App Academy is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and the New York State Education Department.

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