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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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  • Pierre Guilbault
    Dancer turned SWE • Graduate
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    Oct 05, 2021
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    A jam packed experience keeping you on the edge of your computer chair every waking moment... Also in your sleep as well.

    App Academy was quite the experience. It was a lot to take on, and at times didn't feel manageable. It took a lot of extra time for me to feel comfortable with everything. I put in a lot of extra hours and a lot of effort to keep up with everything. If you learn quickly and do well teaching yourself then this is the course for you. There were times later in the program where help from instructors was a little lacking, not only did it seem that they didn't have all the answers but that th...
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  • Cody Brown
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Sep 25, 2021
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    App Academy teaches you more than just coding

    My App Academy experience has been fantastic. It's true what they say, you get out what you put in. You will absolutely succeed and learn a TON if you apply yourself. You learn more than just how to code, you learn how to manage challenges, manage your time, your emotions, how to work hard and learn new things. Graduating App Academy is real testament to your strength. A roller coaster of an experience and I don't regret a thing.
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  • Shane Wilkey
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Sep 01, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I enrolled in App Academy, but it ended up being one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences in my life. The instructional staff for the most part was top-notch, though near the end of the course a few instructors gave the impression they would rather be anywhere but there. By and large, though, the staff were always friendly and helpful and would usually go out of their way to find resources to further explain some of the harder concepts. The cu...
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  • James Daniel
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Aug 25, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    I can't say enough about this program. I went in confident in myself, but not confident in what I could offer a future employer. I was always nervous about what to say during an interview and what would impress the interviewers. Now I have viable skills that are in demand and that pays well. I would first say, that anyone thinking about attending this boot camp should enjoy solving problems, and shouldn't get so frustrated that you stop trying to solve them. This program takes perseveran...
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  • Gary
    Self-paced Open Course • Online
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    Aug 25, 2021
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    Worth it

    Going to app academy is worth it clear and simple. you get all the knowledge you need to get started in tech and you dont pay a dime till you get hired, the bads are there is a  big cheating problem and if you get stuck with one in a group project or like me and you get TWO, it makes your life that much more stressful.
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  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra B.
    Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
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    Aug 10, 2021
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    Worth It!

    I recommend App Academy for anyone who wants to add skills to their belt. It’s a rigorous program, and it gave me the lessons and experience I need to build full-stack web applications. 
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  • Kevin T
    Kevin T
    Graduate • Self-paced Open Course • Online
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    Jul 28, 2021
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    Online bootcamp

    This is a great place if you're looking for structure. 
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  • Noah Carmichael-Hitsman
    Noah Carmichael-Hitsman
    Full-Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jul 28, 2021
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    I took a leap and landed on my feet!

    I was here 7 months ago, in a very similar situation and you probably are. I looked up the best Online Bootcamps and the name App Academy kept coming up. I decided to look for into it, into reviews people had left, and did general research on it for weeks. After speaking with a few alumni, I decided to take the plunge! I absolutely loved it! It was a very fun and intense course! I know so much more than I did 6 months ago, I cant even describe it. If you are on the edge, I 100% recommend...
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  • Jacob Leonhardt
    Graduate • Online
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    Jul 27, 2021
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    Great Program!

    I recently graduated from App Academy’s 24 week online program, and it was fantastic! The curriculum was informative, the instructors and TAs were knowledgeable and friendly, and the culture of my cohort was great!! I now understand so much more about web applications and how the internet works, and I have gained experience working on full-stack projects. I’m currently in the process of working with the career services / post-graduation side of App Academy, and I appreciate that their in...
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  • Miguel Flores
    Full-Stack Software Developer • Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jul 19, 2021
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    Upgrade your Career

    The experience was great, I'm already getting bites for multiple interviews a week after graduation.

    It would be unfit for me to say that this wasn't in part due to my previous engineering experience in the Mechanical Engineer field.
    The average span from graduation to a job offer is 6 months and many of my fellow graduates with no prior work experience are still struggling to get interviews.

    Nevertheless, App Academy does a great job of guiding their graduates with the ...
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  • Steve Guttbinder
    Graduate • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jul 08, 2021
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    Above and Beyond Program but Difficult for Parents

    I know there are a lot of reviews here that speak to the curriculum, work, hours needed, and tools used by App Academy to teach their curriculum. In a nutshell... The program is amazing. The work is hard. There is never enough time. You’ll meet amazing people and build an awesome network.  The TAs are what you are really paying for and are great. The intent behind their propriety tools (that are a WIP) can be clearly seen and it’s got a bright future. The online course is best for indivi...
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  • David
    David
    Programmer/Analyst • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Jun 30, 2021
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    Decent Curriculum, Terrible Financial Policy

    The education you'll receive at App Academy is good. Assuming you can keep the 100 hour/week pace up and retain any information. I was able to secure a job a little faster than my cohort mates mostly based on my previous job experience outside of Software Development.

    The problems start before and after you begin your study. You're going to be told about a 90+% graduation and job placement rate. However I haven't spoken to anyone who didn't have the same experience as me of losing...
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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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Updated December 29, 2023
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Updated October 03, 2023
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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 ...
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Updated February 01, 2023
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Updated January 03, 2024
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Updated October 28, 2021
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Imogen Crispe
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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 ...
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Updated March 01, 2019
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Updated May 02, 2018
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Updated June 12, 2023
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Updated April 07, 2021
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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
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.

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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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