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App Academy

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Founded in 2012, App Academy is a world-renowned coding bootcamp that has placed over 5,000 alumni in Software Engineering roles at over 2,000 companies. App Academy offers programs that fit every learning style, including a Campus Software Engineering Program (16 weeks), a Full-Time Online Software Engineering Program (24 weeks), and a Part-Time Online Software Engineering Program (52 weeks).

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  • Khai
    Graduate • 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 • 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 • 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
    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 • Campus Software Engineering Program • 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
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 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 • 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 • Campus Software Engineering Program • 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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  • Mathias Anderson
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Nov 23, 2022
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    Best coding Bootcaml

    I can not say enough about how grateful I am to app academy for giving me the tools, knowledge, and networking power I needed to switch from working in special education to software engineering. 
    From the day to day course and lectures provided by experts in the field who answered question after question (yes the same question lol) with patience, to fostering great coding skills and collaborative coding by proving daily pair boarding opportunities with other clas...
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  • Adrian Z
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Nov 23, 2022
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    Challenging and Rewarding Experience

    I joined App Academy's remote program without knowing much about web development. The main stacks I learned were Ruby on Rails/React/PostgreSQL and MERN. Our daily sessions were almost all similar, with lectures in the morning and pair programming on labs in the evening. Instructors were there to help us with questions and issues. Expect A LOT of information each day. I finished the program with 3 projects for my portfolio. For the job hunt, I received help with my resume, technical inte...
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  • Joseph Manso
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • New York City
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    Nov 16, 2022
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    Fulfilling, Challenging, Worth-it

    App Academy is great. They truly prepare you for the workforce. However it's a very tough course and not for everyone. You need to be extremely self motivated - you cannot just sit through this course. You need to be actively working and coding throughout to get something out of it. That being said, I highly recommend it!
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  • John Wanis
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Nov 11, 2022
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    App Academy is a great place to achieve your dream

    App Academy has a great way of learning and great instructors to help your success. Challenging you and putting you under pressure but at the same time giving you the tools and ability to be able to win.

    App Academy is a great place to achieve your dream 
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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.

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Liz Eggleston
Published April 20, 2015
While TJ Hawbaker wasn’t a fan of the college experience (he dropped out of two undergraduate degrees in nuclear engineering and computer science), he knew he loved making games and programming. After travelling the United States and doing his research on coding bootcamps, TJ was impressed with App Academy’s unique deferred payment option. TJ met his current employer at App Academy’s Demo D...
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Published June 10, 2014
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Liz Eggleston
Published June 10, 2014
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Liz Eggleston
Published June 04, 2014
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Liz Eggleston
Published February 10, 2014
You’ve decided that you’re ready to learn to code, and you can already see your career options swelling. But wait—how will you decide which coding school is right for you? There are more than 65 coding “boot camps” in the U.S. alone, each boasting different tuition models, language specialties, and teaching styles. So, before you ceremoniously quit your job to be the next Zuck, ask yourself ...
Liz Eggleston
Published January 31, 2014
Kush Patel graduated from the first cohort at Dev Bootcamp and saw some room for improvement, so he created App Academy in 2012 with Ned Ruggeri, a former Google engineer and fellow University of Chicago alum. We talk to Kush about App Academy’s application process and why they charge students tuition only after they get a job that they want to accept.   What is your story and how did...

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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 has in-person campuses in New York City and San Francisco. App Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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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.
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