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App Academy

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Founded in 2012, App Academy is a world-renowned coding bootcamp that has placed over 5,000 alumni in Software Engineering roles at over 2,000 companies. App Academy offers programs that fit every learning style, including a Campus Software Engineering Program (16 weeks), a Full-Time Online Software Engineering Program (24 weeks), and a Part-Time Online Software Engineering Program (52 weeks).

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jan 24, 2017
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    A place to learn lots.

    I recommend this to anyone who wholeheartedly wants to get a job as a software developer. Even though I can technically learn the material myself through YouTube and other free sources, It would have taken me several times longer. Be warned, only ~3% get into the course and people do get kicked for not being able to keep up with the curriculum.

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jan 22, 2017
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    It's Over Already?

    App Academy is single-handedly the best decision I have ever made in my life. I've learned more these past few months than I have the last year of self teaching. The workload is draining as they essentially have you coding from 9AM to 6PM 5 days a week. But if you put in the work and make use of the staff they have there, you should be able to get by fine. Speaking of the staff, A1. The TA's are always there to answer any questions you may have and genuinely enjoy explaining concepts to yo...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Dec 16, 2016
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    Solid Bootcamp Choice

    You are expected to learn quite a bit about Ruby on your own before you are accepted into App Academy. Once in, you WILL be spending a lot of time learning and coding. A typical class day starts at 9am and ends at 6pm, but students will stay until 10-11 to finish the day's project or start on the next day's material. Expect this schedule for the next 4 months or so of your life.

    The curriculum is constantly evolving to cater to the needs of the current job market. At the time I'm...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Nov 21, 2016
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    Recommend!

    Background: I came from a/A from graduate school in philosophy. I'm currently in the job portion of the curriculum. 

    Pros: 
    The structure of the curriculum is great. I had some familiarity with Rails before, but their presentation of Rails was far clearer and intuitive from what I had gone through online. 
    Pair programming is challenging, I learned a lot from it. 
    The job curriculum is very helpful so far. 
    The TAs are all helpful and friendly. 
    Most peop...

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  • Anonymous
    San Francisco
    Nov 21, 2016
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    Wonderful Learning Opportunity and People

    I was part of the September 2016 Cohort.  I found the environment very encouraging with support from both your TA's and peers . I was very impressed with the quality of instruction as well as the sheer quantity of information we learned in such a short amount of time. For example, we learned recursion in one day. I would highly recommend a/A to anyone looking to learn, grow and switch to a new fulfilling career in software development!

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Nov 18, 2016
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    The Real Deal

    I am a natural skeptic, so I made sure to do a ton of research before attending App Academy.  After going through the program, I can safely say that App Academy is exactly how they advertise.  I learned more in 2 months than I could have hoped to learn in a year or more by myself.  The course is exactly what I needed as someone who came to tech as a former attorney, and I feel prepared to work as a full-time web developer.  I am truly glad I had the opportunity to attend and would recommen...

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  • Anonymous
    Web Developer • Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Nov 18, 2016
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    "A tough, but rewarding experience"

    The curriculum portion of the course is very rigorous and you end up learning a lot. Every day you spend most of your time pair programming, which promotes a great learning environment! The material is very quick and breaks only the surface, but gives you enough knowledge to read professional level code and learn on your own by the end of the program. The TAs are extremely resourceful and can help you with literally anything! They ask for feedback daily so that they can keep improving from...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Nov 18, 2016
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    Just Apply And Go

    App Academy is different from most bootcamps because of it's rigor, however what sets it apart the most would be the pricing model.

    No other bootcamp does this. Quite frankly App Academy doesn't have to either. They're a top bootcamp. Even if they asked for all the money upfront like everyone else they would get thousands of applications still. 

    App Academy is invested in students getting jobs quickly.

    If you want a job quickly, do App Academy. Of course there...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Oct 20, 2016
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    Amazing Experience

    App Academy was an amazing experience. From learning the basics of Ruby through developing full stack web apps, the instructors are always extremely helpful and push you to be your best. I feel like my education at App Academy has set me up for success, not just right now, but also in the long run.

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  • Anonymous
    Campus Software Engineering Program • New York City
    Aug 10, 2016
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    Difficult and worth it.

    Become a web developer in three months, if you can handle the rigorous curriculum.

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  • Anonymous
    Back End Engineer • Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • New York City
    Aug 01, 2016
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    Got a job less than a month after graduating

    Prior to App Academy I had no coding experience. I graduated a little under a month ago and just accepted an offer as a backend engineer for the advertised average graduate salary. Life changing.

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • New York City
    Jul 19, 2016
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    Questionable methods, undeniable results

    App Academy makes money when its graduates get good jobs, and the course reflects that. The quality of instruction isn't bad, exactly—I would rate it slightly below average. But if you are looking for one on one support, a vibrant community feel, or a thoughtful introduction to fundamentals, you will not get it there. What you will get is an extremely focused curriculum, a no-nonsense environment that motivates people who already have some natural ability, and a lot of very good advice abo...

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App Academy Alumni Outcomes

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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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Published January 19, 2018
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Published November 07, 2017
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Published November 01, 2017
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Imogen Crispe
Published September 28, 2017
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Published September 22, 2017
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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 has in-person campuses in New York City and San Francisco. App Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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