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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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  • Tristan Huckabee
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jun 20, 2022
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    Fullstack Software Engineer

    I enrolled in the Fullstack Online Immersive 24-Week program in December 2021 and graduated 2022. My time at app academy was full of interesting and compassionate people that really understood the material and weren't afraid to tell me what was need to grow. My only regret is going online!
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  • Alan Yueh
    Student • Bootcamp Prep (San Francisco) • San Francisco
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    Jun 02, 2022
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    Intense, but worth it

    I attended the 16 week App Academy program starting in December and graduated in April. I started with a little bit of knowledge on coding. However, the course progressed very quickly through that. While it may feel overwhelming at times, the TAs were super helpful and always available to help. The assessments aren't terribly difficult, but definitely need to be studied for. My fellow classmates were great people and willing to help. A majority of the class was spent learning Rails, Java...
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  • Sharon Fang
    Sharon Fang
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    May 25, 2022
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    Definitely Recommend :) fire emoji x7

    Finding self studying hard? Don't know where to start with coding? A bootcamp may be for you! App Academy has an amazing support system, whether it be the mod leads, the TAs, to your own cohort mates. It is fast-paced though, and if you don't study or do the homework, you will fall behind. It's for your own benefit, anyways! Now that I'm in job search, I can full-heartedly say that my career coach is absolutely amazing and super helpful. A tip I would give is to start practicing DS&A...
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  • Johnny San
    Johnny San
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    May 20, 2022
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    App Academy is hard, but very doable

    I completed the 24 week software engineering online program.  It was hard, but if you do the homework and study the practice assessments you will be fine.  It was quite a ride, and there were times when I wanted to give up, but I got through it and now am in the job search portion of the program.  App Academy teaches you how to learn effectively and efficiently.  We had one week where we learned python and then two weeks later we built a full stack app using a python backend. 

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  • Will K.
    Graduate • Online
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    May 19, 2022
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    Great overall experience!

    I have just graduated from the 24-week online software engineering bootcamp. It is a very fast-paced and intensive program but also very rewarding because of all the information that you learn. No prior experience is required. Toward the latter half of the program, we build a total of 4 full-stack projects using languages such as JavaScript, React, and Redux to name a few. The TAs are very helpful as well and want you to succeed.
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  • Rempel Jody
    Rempel Jody
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep (Seattle) • Seattle
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    May 05, 2022
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    Great service

    I am a graduate student here. I have had great experiences here. The teachers have a lot of experience in teaching and have a wide understanding. They are also very enthusiastic to answer and guide me when I ask questions. I also appreciate the teaching method, I feel that the method of teaching knowledge is quite easy to understand and remember for a long time. We also participate in regular extracurricular activities to deepen our understanding of the knowledge being taught. I feel ver...
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  • Brandon Copeland
    24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    May 04, 2022
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    The Road Less Travelled

    The course is very intense, and requires you to learn a lot in a short time. If you are the type of person who can lock in and persevere through any obstacle, this is definitely for you. You don't need any prior knowledge, I came in directly from working in a lab with a chemistry background. Everything you need to know, they will teach you, and plenty of help from instructors are provided. However, I definitely recommend, more prep is always best. Also, before starting this journey, plea...
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  • Nick Pietrow
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Apr 26, 2022
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    Better than going the self-taught route

    After much deliberation between going the self-taught route versus attending a bootcamp, I enrolled in the 16-week online program focused on Javascript and Ruby on Rails. Without a doubt, attending App Academy has been one of the best decisions of my life. Attending the program gives you a support network of TAs and peers who are with you each step of the way to keep you motivated and to hold you accountable, which is something I would have missed had I decided to teach myself to code. W...
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  • Jonathan Wong
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Apr 25, 2022
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    Great experience

    Going through the 16 week course was a ton of fun, I've made some amazing friendships that might last my entire life. The curriculum is very loose, almost self-guided, but the way it's structured inspires creative and innovative thinking, and teaches you good programming habits and problem solving processes.
    You have to put in a lot of your own work, and the curriculum does not really teach you as much as you would teach yourself through being hands-on and introspective during the pro...
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  • harsha
    harsha
    16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Apr 07, 2022
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    Good experience overall

    Attended App Academy's 16 week hybrid bootcamp option (now available in-person rather than online). Overall enjoyed the program and feel as though it prepared me well. The curriculum does facilitate your learning and help you pick up more skills on your own after your studies are done. 

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    - Really good instructors (at least for my cohort - Darren/Spencer/Diego were amazing teachers)
    - Short timeframe to gain the necessary skills/experience
    - Good project experience to...
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  • Kirti
    16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Mar 24, 2022
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    Highly recommended

    I had a really great experience at App Academy. I attended 16 weeks Full Stack Software Engineering program. Due to the pandemic, it was online. I started with basic knowledge of programming. I remember I used to struggle with loops and variables when I started the Bootcamp, but in the end, I was able to create a full-stack single-page web application. App Academy's course structure is perfect, it starts with basics and ramp-up to an advanced level. Before starting the Bootcamp you don't...
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  • Jordan Bohmbach
    Junior Full Stack Engineer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Mar 15, 2022
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    Hard work that paid off

    App Academy was 6 months of intense study in full-stack web development. I did the online 24 week program and my background was in electrical engineering beforehand but there were plenty of good developers in my cohort who were not from a technical background. The best part of app academy is having the group of people all studying together trying to pick up new skills quickly. We pair programmed for 4 to 6 hours per day and worked on solo and group projects. The really big advantage of d...
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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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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 29, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated October 03, 2023
Taylor Wofford was burnt out from working in journalism when he decided to change careers into software engineering with App Academy . He found that the learn-by-doing style in the NYC classroom matched his learning style and felt prepared for his first jobs in software consultancies after graduating. Taylor shares his review of App Academy and his tips for students to make the most of the bootcamp experience. Three years into his tech career, find out how Taylor landed a dream ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated September 05, 2023
App Academy prepares students for software engineering roles right after bootcamp graduation. But what does that actually look like? We caught up with a real employer Elizabeth Thompson, the Senior Engineering Manager at Preset to find out how their engineering team has hired and integrated recent App Academy graduates into their organization. Elizabeth shares insights on what sets bootcamp graduates apart in the interviewing process, what App Academy graduates are ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated February 01, 2023
Course Report January 2023 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Happy New Year! Here at Course Report, we kicked off 2023 with the release of our Best Coding Bootcamps list and announced our most recent Alumni Review Sweepstakes winner . In bootcamp news, layoffs at tech giants like Google and Amazon receive a lot of media attention, but journalists uncovered the industries that are actually adding tech jobs right now. We saw skills-based hiring prioritized by private and public sectors, ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated January 03, 2024
Is your 2024 New Year s resolution to make a career change into tech? You already know that a coding bootcamp can help you get there 79% of bootcamp grads get jobs in tech and the average alum sees a 56% salary lift . The best way to stay on track is to break down your goal into smaller milestones get started with our 5-step checklist and enroll at one of the full-time, part-time, in-person, or online programs we ve compiled that have upcoming start dates in early 2024. Keep in mind that ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 28, 2021
Course Report October 2021 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Amidst The Great Resignation, 13% of workers say they want to land a new job in tech we re covering the latest on what it means to make a career change in October. A few coding bootcamps saw major fundraises over 100M(!), and in the news, we saw that the current administration continues to support apprenticeships. There was more talk about what it would take to extend Pell Grants to short-term programs, and how women are faring ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated July 17, 2019
Jerrik Shaw, a graduate of App Academy s software engineering bootcamp wrote a verified review of his bootcamp experience and won our latest sweepstakes competition! Over 1200 tech bootcamp graduates wrote a Verified review for their school on Course Report and went into the draw to win a 500 Amazon Giftcard. We caught up with Jerrik to hear about his coding bootcamp experience, and his new job at 23andMe! Want to win 500 in our next Reviews Sweepstakes? Write a verified review ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated March 01, 2019
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Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated May 02, 2018
In our April 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup we saw four overarching trends bootcamp acquisitions, employers putting their own employees through bootcamp, a continued debate between college vs bootcamp, and efforts to expand accessibility to coding education for underrepresented groups in tech. We also look at apprenticeships, the evolution of bootcamp curricula, life after bootcamp, and new bootcamps! Read the roundup below or listen to the podcast! Acquisitions ...
Lauren Stewart
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Updated June 12, 2023
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Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated April 07, 2021
Timur Meyster always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. When he realized his finance degree wasn t going to help him actually launch his own business, Timur decided to build his technical skillset to create his own products. Since graduating from App Academy in 2015, Timur has flourished as a developer, working as a Full-Stack Engineer at augmented reality company Blippar. Timur explains how App Academy prepared him for the constant learning process that comes with being ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated December 05, 2017
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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.

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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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