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App Academy

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Founded in 2012, App Academy is a global online coding bootcamp with a focus on software engineering. App Academy offers both full-time (24 weeks) and part-time (48 weeks) online options. Alumni have found Software Engineering roles at a range of start-ups and top tech companies. App Academy's curriculum covers AI, SQL, JavaScript, Python, HTML, and CSS, in addition to state-of-the-art tools and web frameworks like ReactJS, Express, Flask, and SQL Alchemy.  Working i...
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  • Jordan Bohmbach
    Junior Full Stack Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • 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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  • Caroline S.
    Graduate • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Feb 06, 2022
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    Life changing experience.

    I started off with no coding experience prior to App Academy and at the end of the 24 weeks I felt confident in my abilities to break into the field of software engineering. It definitely wasn't easy, those 60 - 80+ hour weeks they tell you about are true, but with perseverance and hard work it's worth it. I had a great team of instructors and TAs who were patient, knowledgeable, and understood the struggles I was going through. The learning styling during some of the curriculum changed ...
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  • Ethan Harwell
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    Jan 26, 2022
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    24 Week Program

    I attended App Academy's 24-week program, and it was the best decision I have ever made! I will not lie, it was not easy with the weekly assessments, 70-80 hour weeks, and projects. However, I learned very valuable skills such as Python and Javascript. Towards the back half of the program, we began building full-stack projects to help us gain experience and to put on our resumé. After graduation, you get assigned a career coach whose job is to make sure you get a job, which is the main r...
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  • Ayla
    Full Stack Engineer • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Jan 14, 2022
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    A worthwhile challenge

    This program was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I've been through. Coming from an Entertainment & Music Industry background I hadn't coded much prior. The pace of the material kept me on my toes throughout the course. However, there is a beauty in their curriculum style and teaching methods, from the start they instill the kind of self-reliance that it takes to solve real-world problems on the job. The pair programming was a great way to take in the material, l...
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  • Matt
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Jan 07, 2022
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    Incredible Experience

    I was struggling horribly to learn code from sites like Youtube and Udemy while having a full time job, it just wasn't working out. I NEEDED a change. I heard that App Academy is considered the top coding bootcamp in the states so I applied. After a rigorous amount of work and interviews I had finally got accepted! By this time I was ALREADY pumped up and fully immersed in the coding world from the PRE course called JUMPSTART. I have never learned so much in 4 months in my life. I have m...
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  • Zeki Kural
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Jan 04, 2022
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    Graduate

    Pros:- Great TAs to help you along the way
    - Daily projects to practice the concepts you learn
    - Three major projects for your portfolio towards the end of the course
    - They are honest when they say 'expect to work 80-90+ hours a week'.

    Cons:
    - They move through the material really fast and it always feels like you never completely learn everything
    - There are weekly assessments - two fails result in a dismissal, which adds a lot of stress in addition to ...
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  • Neil Pandya
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Dec 30, 2021
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    You don't need app Academy, but you kinda do.

    In theory, app Academy doesn't provide you with anything you can't otherwise get for free to land a job as a software engineer. They do provide things that make it a lot easier. They provide job support: coaches that will meet with you to debug your projects, slack channels with people who will help you debug, connections to partnership companies, but most importantly: motivation and direction. It's possible that you are perfectly motivated all by yourself, in which case skip a coding bo...
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  • Yehuda Goldschein
    Graduate • New York City
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    Dec 29, 2021
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    An honest review

    App Academy is hard. It's stressful. There's long hours, longer days, and longer weeks. But what do you expect? Do you think that a course that can change your life, put you on a path for a real high paying, rewarding career would be easy? I didn't know if I could do it. Somehow when the course started, I just never backed down. I put in the effort and came out the other side a full fledged Software Engineer. I couldn't recommend this more to anyone who wants a fresh start. To anyone who...
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  • Arnold Cabang
    Graduate • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Dec 14, 2021
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    Hardest experience of my life, but worth it

    App Academy is no joke when it comes to how hard the program is. I've seen reviews before I joined that mentioned how your life during the program will basically only consist of eat, breathe, and sleep coding. And honestly it pretty much did feel like that. However, if you've got the drive and will to pick up coding skills in a short amount of time, you're not going to really mind it too much. All this to say, that I feel the reward was certainly worth the challenge. Nothing felt more re...
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  • Man Tat Masa Cheung
    Man Tat Masa Cheung
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Oct 28, 2021
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    Great Bootcamp

    App Academy was great. I graduated with a CS degree, but in App Academy I learnt a lot of new programming languages and I built three different web-application which also helped me developed my resume. I spent a lot of extra hours for me to feel comfortable and finish up the projects. I would definitely recommend the program, just make sure you make friends and get a group of supporters together during the bootcamp.
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  • Arwen Kim
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Oct 26, 2021
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    best bootcamp!

    I have attended 16weeks program and recently graduated. It is fast-paced study environment, you need to spend at least 70-80 hours per week to avoid failing from the courses. Even though, TAs help you really well with keeping up your environment, and gives you motivations too. I definitely recommend it for your good future career, because they even helping you out during job search. You can get good advices not even just for your documentation but also for your upcoming interview until y...
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  • Darrick Shin
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Oct 26, 2021
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    Overall, pretty good.

    I attended the 16-week program. It was a fast-paced environment and pretty easy to fall behind if you weren't committed to around 60-80 hours a week. It starts off pretty easy, but there are measurable increases in the pace and difficulty every two-three weeks. If you're thinking about doing this Bootcamp, I'd recommend finding a group as early as possible. It's easy to feel behind if you isolate yourself, but in a group, you realize most people are at or around the same level. Additiona...
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App Academy Alumni Outcomes

81%
Employment Rate
80%
Graduation Rate
80,000
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at App Academy, 80% graduated. 99% of graduates were job-seeking and 81% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $80,000. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 950 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee78.9%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position1.1%
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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Updated May 30, 2024
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Updated December 29, 2023
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Updated September 05, 2023
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Updated February 01, 2023
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App Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
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.
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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.

What courses does App Academy teach?

App Academy offers courses like Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online), Part-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online), Self-paced Open Course.

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 $80,000, and 81% of App Academy alumni are employed.

Is App Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 1,153 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 1,153 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.

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