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App Academy

Average Rating4.66
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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.

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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 Day and now loves his job as a software engineer at social media ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated June 10, 2014
If you're thinking about applying to a coding bootcamp in New York, then you must attend this paneled discussion with top coding schools! Join Course Report and Launch LM in the Hive at 55 downtown space for an evening with alumni from 8 bootcamps.  RSVP here  to claim your spot- space is limited!    When Wednesday, July 2nd at 6 30pm EST Where Hive at 55 ( map )   Alumni from the top New York coding schools will be representing their alma ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated June 10, 2014
If you're thinking about applying to a coding bootcamp in New York, then you must attend this paneled discussion with top coding schools! Join Course Report and Launch LM in the Hive at 55 downtown space for an evening with alumni from 8 bootcamps.  RSVP here  to claim your spot- space is limited!    When Wednesday, July 2nd at 6 30pm EST Where Hive at 55 ( map )   Alumni from the top New York coding schools will be representing their alma ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 04, 2019
After teaching himself to code through online resources and attending App Academy in San Francisco, Erik Trautman created The Odin Project , an online, open-source education program that teaches aspiring web developers to code and become job-ready. We talk to Erik about his views on education and technology, tactics to build online communities around education, and why The Odin Project can be the answer for students who aren't in a position to attend an in-person bootcamp. ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 these six questions to guide your research... ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 you end up in the Coding Bootcamp space?  Do you have a background ...
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App Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.7
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4.7
Curriculum
4.6
Job Assistance
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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