App Academy offers immersive web development courses both online and in-person on campuses in San Francisco and New York City. App Academy’s curriculum is largely based on a hands-on approach. Students spend about 90% of their time pair programming and 10% in lectures, encouraging the sharing of knowledge while also making coding more social. App Academy places emphasis on career training to help students land jobs soon after graduation. App Academy's job-search curriculum focuses on algorithms, interview skills, and other technical interview-focused skillsets.
Interested applicants should expect to submit an application, complete two coding challenges, complete an interview and receive an admission decision a few days after the interview. Prospective applicants can also enroll in App Academy’s Bootcamp Prep programs to increase their chances of admission from 2% to more than 40%.
App Academy offers a deferred payment plan where students are only required to pay tuition if they secure a job upon graduation. App Academy offers two other pricing models for students as well — a completely upfront model and a hybrid model that is a combination of the deferred and upfront models.
Recent App Academy Reviews: Rating 4.66
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $0 Class size N/A Location OnlineWith App Academy Open you’ll get free access to App Academy’s entire in-person full-stack curriculum, which has placed thousands of people in software development jobs. App Academy is ranked as the #1 coding bootcamp in the US and, since 2016, has placed more software developers at Google than UC Berkeley. On the Free plan you’ll get over 1,500 hours of material (readings, videos, projects), an interactive coding environment and community features like chat to keep you connected with thousands of prospective developers across the globe.
Deposit N/A Refund / Guarantee Your full Bootcamp Prep tuition will be subtracted from your initial deposit if accepted into App Academy's full time program under the deferred payment plan.
Deposit None Tuition Plans Standard: $995 Plus: $1795 Premium: $3795 Refund / Guarantee Money back guarantee if you aren't accepted into a top coding bootcamp
Minimum Skill Level No experience required Prep Work None required Placement Test No Interview No
In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week16 Weeks
Deposit Only applicable for the Deferred tuition option, a deposit of $3k will be required. FinancingLending partnership with Climb Credit available for the Upfront tuition option. Tuition Plans $17,000 Upfront Plan $23,000 Hybrid Plan ($9k upfront, $13k deferred) $28,000 Deferred Plan (Fully deferred with a $3k deposit) Refund / Guarantee Guaranteed placement under the Deferred tuition option.
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer literacy Prep Work Provided at each step by App Academy. Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week24 Weeks
Deposit $0 FinancingAvailable through Climb Credit Tuition Plans - ISA: $0 Upfront. 15% for 3 years with a maximum of $31,000, only after you're hired making over $50,000 - Upfront: $20,000 Refund / Guarantee Guaranteed job under ISA tuition option.
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer literacy Prep Work Provided at each step by App Academy. Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
App Academy Reviews
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- Intense- 1/4/2019Jerrik Shaw • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: San Francisco • Verified via GitHub
App Academy was one of the more challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I came to App Academy looking for a change in careers. Previously i have worked in the service and construction industries, with no background in tech. With the help and guidence of App Academy, I have gone from knowing nothing about coding to feeling confident that I have the skills to thrive in this industry.
I really enjoyed how they structor their curriculum, with it being mostly pair programming with different partners every day. It gives you a chance to not only learn from the instructors but also your peers, while sharpening your teamwork skills. The TA's are great and enthusiastic to be there to help you along your journy.
The cirriculum is very fast pace and at times feels a little overwhelming. But if you ever feel like you are falling behind the TA's have office hours after class is dismissed for the day and even on weekends. So if you are willing to put in extra time they are there and willing to make sure that you fully understand the material.
- Best out of 3- 1/4/2019Steven Inouye • Software Engineer • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: San Francisco • Verified via GitHub
I have attended 2 other full stack web development schools and App Academy is by far the best. Their curriculum is very well structured for the beginner and the advanced students. It really doesn't matter what level you come from, App Academy is challenging but you definitely come out better for it in the end.
Other courses I learned how to build applications. That is OK if I wanted to freelance or work for some small start up company. But I have bigger dreams. I want to work for a big 4 (or 5) company and one day start my own company involving tech. In order to do that I needed to have a deeper understanding than putting code together. Ask anyone that works for a big tech company or what makes the difference between a good programmer and a great one. They will all tell you they understand how things work more.
Take my advice, if you're looking for a web development bootcamp, take App Academy. It is the best
- If I can do it, you can do it- 12/21/2018Christopher Brown • Application Developer • Graduate • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
I was a self-taught programmer, sort of flailing in my IT/tech support career. App Academy turned me into a software developer and was absolutely instrumental in getting me my first job in the industry.
The curriculum is tough. It really is like a bootcamp. You'll be stressed to the max for 12 weeks, but if you make it through you will know everything you need to start working as a developer.
- Difficult But Rewarding- 12/14/2018Brian Lee • Graduate • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
Despite the daunting pace and size of the curriculum, it was actually fun to get through the course. Learning something new every day was exciting and never felt tiring. I was surprised to see how much I had absorbed and remembered when actually implementing all that we had learned in the previous few months. The assessments were probably the most stressful parts of the course, but were ultimately necessary. This is a bootcamp definitely worth attending.
- Intense but works- 11/28/2018Jay Cox • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHub
They are not wrong when they say your days will be long. I recently finished the guided curriculum and it is as intense as it gets! One major concern is that the directions are not written very clearly in my opinion. There will be some out of order, some where you have to follow sentence by sentence, or some where you have to read the entire directions. That kind of inconsistency frequently got me aggravated as I wanted to learn over be challenged in some instances. There will also be almost no time for yourself so be prepared and know what you're getting into.
That being said, not once did I ever feel unsupported by either my peers or TAs. The community is probably the most powerful tool you have at your disposal. You will never feel alone whether or not you are the most intelligent person in the room. I am enjoying my time here because at some point (and trust me I was a non believer) everything just... clicked.
If you want to go here I suggest ramping up your work ethic and getting ready to have no life for a few months.
- App Academy- 10/30/2018Jorge • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: San Francisco • Verified via GitHub
- More Schools Should Be Structured This Way- 10/20/2018Luke Dreyer • Software Develloper • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: San Francisco • Verified via LinkedIn
Starts with coding algorithms to introduce you to coding -- revisits the algorithms multiple times throughout the course to make sure you get them fully ingrained, and Walks you through developing multiple full-stack web-projects.
App Academy is a success-driven program that is the most difficult career-oriented task I have ever accomplished.
App Academy is extremely selective and applicants would benefit from brushing up on algebra, calculus, and statistics before applying. If you stay motivated and study seriously, you will succeed -- this is true for most people.
I recommend you study the application prep material until you have every detail memorized before you apply as well.
When you get accepted, be ready to work with people all day every day while you puzzle over coding projects.
I only slept seven hours a night on weekdays because of studying and commuting. Slept 10 hours a night on the weekend. Be ready to focus on nothing but coding for the next few months. Do all of the above and you will get a job paying 60+K starting salary upon graduation.
- Amazing Time, Well Invested.- 9/24/2018Inhoo James Ham • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
I really thought App Academy was somewhere between okay and good, but not great, curriculum wise, BUT when I was finished with week 9, I somehow knew everything to build an amazing website with multiple features. App Academy just doesnt give you the answer, they wont make it just put the knowledge on the surface. They will DRILL it in to you and make sure the knowledge is there. I loved this course and already started recommending to friends and family. Thanks App Academy!
- Well worth it, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.- 9/24/2018Julio N. • Graduate • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHub
Prepare to dedicate most of your life over the 12 weeks soley to App Academy. Even as someone who was pretty experienced with other languages and had work experience, the curriculum was tough. There were weeks when I spent most of my free time studying or finishing up assignment.
Compared to how much I knew before starting the program, I feel much more commpetent as an engineer. I have a far better understanding of the languages and technologies. that I use on a daily basis.
Even in direct comparison to what I learned in CS in college, I learned far more practicality. Most of the theoritical and fundamental concepts were still taught, my cohorts did not miss out on much that CS grads receive.
The staff were always extremely helpful and answered most if not all the questions I had, technical or career focused. They were also very accomodating towards certain needs.
The friends that I made in the cohort are people enjoy talking about technonolgy and new developments, in stark contrast to my experience in college. Everyone seemed highly motivated to learn and succeed.
- Superb Institution- 9/23/2018Benji Rothman • Student • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
I loved my time at App Academy because it provided me with the exact experience I wanted: 3 months of immersion into web development programming. In that time, I learned the necessary tools to build a modern fullstack web application. I also learned the google ninja search skills to continue to learn on my own for the rest of my career as a web developer.
If you're prepared to work your ass off, love programming, and want to become a web developer in only 3 months, I highly recommend App Academy.
- Worth it?- 9/22/2018Jean Woo Ha • Graduate • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
Be prepared to make this your #1 priority as this is an intense program that'll need you to do just that. Spending around 80 - 100 hours a week to learn, understand, and apply the material will be needed to be able to do well. You will jump from one thing to the next and you need to be able to keep up as it'll be harder when you fall behind. If you are ready to do just that, you are well on your way to attend an awesome program.
I've previously learned coding at my university; however, this was different in the fact that everything was fast-paced and they were more practical rather than how it was in school. Well of course, this is a 12 week program, everything jumps out at you just like that. Please do not get discouraged by the fact that I said that I had a bit of coding experience, it really doesn't make a big of a difference. The majority of the people in this program haven't coded before and they've come to enjoy coding and built a passion for it. The material was intense, however, if you keep pushing, you can do it.
The thing I like about this program is the community. You attend the same program with 30-40 other people, work with them, and build a connection. The networking community builds from that and who knows where that'll take you. You will be glad to have met your cohort-mates as this experience was well worth it.
Putting in a lot of work to learn the material and build projects take up a lot of your time, but when it comes down to it, you made something. You learned something. You were able to do something. If you are not committed to learning code or think that this program is a waste of time, then this program isn't for you. If you'd like to delve into the world of coding and know that you might have a passion for coding, then this is definitely the program for you. I highly recommend it 100%.
- A very rigorous bootcamp- 9/18/2018Andrew Dong • Graduate • Course: In-Person Full Stack Web Development • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
In just 3 months, I learned a lot of theory and practical skills. The instructions for the daily projects were quite detailed and high quality. Help is always available. The curriculum covers diverse aspects of software development and is always taught with a practical focus.
The curriculum at App Academy is particularly rigorous. Getting behind is quite easy to do. Many times, there isn't enough time to revise previously learnt material unfortunately.
Overall though, a very important summer for my self-development.