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App Academy

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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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  • Anup Segu
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    Data Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jul 14, 2016
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    Restarted my career in under 4 months!

    App Academy was an amazing life experience that I encourage anyone to attend that is looking to transition into the software industry. 

    After grinding in finance for 2 years, I was concerned that I would never gain the skills needed to join the fast growing tech industry. Enter App Academy. I attended the SF cohort in March 2016, and in roughly 3 months, they took me from a programming newbie into a software engineer able to push production level code. One month later, I landed a...

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  • Ethan Dickinson
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    Jul 13, 2016
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    Went 3 years ago, Changed my life

    I was a graduate student in a humanities field, scraping by on ~15k a year to qualify for a professor position that I never really wanted and wouldn't have been prepared for. (Let alone could have gotten in the state the jobs market is in with academia).

    I heard about AppAcademy back in the beginning, paid my $3k deposit and moved to New York, and worked my ass off for 12 weeks drinking copious amounts of coffee and learning to code. From the first day of coding to the last day o...

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  • Kelly J Price
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    Web Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jul 13, 2016
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    It's Exactly What it Claims to Be

    AppAcademy was great. They maintained a very focused culture. You get the sense they want you to succeed. If you come ready to work and learn, you will not be dissappointed.

    My only complaints are that they failed to mention 2 things prior to signing up. The first being that there's a down payment. The second was that the last 2 weeks were purely job preparation.

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  • Phil Nachum
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jul 13, 2016
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    Started a new career

    There are definitely bootcamps out there that are predatory, and simply accept a high number of students, take their money up front, and then dump them out into the real world without much hope of getting a good job. 

    App Academy is not one of those, primarily because you only pay them after you get a job. Nearly everyone in my cohort had a high quality and high paying software engineering job within a few months of graduating. 

    It's a massive time committment, but I ca...

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  • Tim Hwang
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    Web Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jul 13, 2016
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    First 2/3rds are world-class; last 1/3rd less so

    Pros: 
    - Well-managed culture, which fostered cooperation rather than competition 
    - Extremely supportive network, easy to get help, especially from alumni 
    - Curriculum is constantly updated to account for new industry trends 
    - Deferred, scaling tuition structure is extremely appealing (pay based on what you earn) 
    - Assessment structure ensures that students don't fall behind; from my experience, while the best students across top bootcamps are comparable, App A...

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  • Anonymous
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    software engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jul 13, 2016
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    selective but bad program

    Pros.... you don't have to pay until you get a job is good for some people. The office is nice and centrally located. The ratio of TAs to students is good. Some of the projects are very interesting and unique to A/A (you get to create your own object relational mapper for example). They do cover data structures and algorithms which are important for interviews.

    Cons... Their "money-back" guarantee contract is actually ridiculous. You only don't have to pay tuition if you search f...

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  • Jacob
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jul 13, 2016
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    Solid Engineering, Terrible Job Search

    The whiteboarding pair practice is unusual and useful for most people, though as a math major I'd been accidentally practicing it for years. The curriculum in Rails is nothing special but solid; the JS curriculum was as well, though they've switched to React since then. The algorithms sessions cover most of what you need to know and some cool stuff you don't but should.

    The job search 'help' wasn't. They had one clueless person; now there are several failed grads who couldn't cu...

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  • Robert Farb
    Robert Farb
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Sep 27, 2018
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    Intense and rewarding

    I would definitely recommend App Academy to anyone looking to switch career paths into full stack development. The structured curriculum and pair programming definitely helped me get through the 85-90 hour weeks. It definitely takes self-drive to get through the program but I can assure you will come out with a great knowledge of Ruby on Rails, React, Redux and computer science fundamentals. The instructors are always there to help, and so are your cohort-mates!

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  • Andrew Langston
    Andrew Langston
    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    Sep 24, 2018
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    Rigorous & Rewarding

    If you are interested in software development and willing to devote yourself full time to the program, App Academy will give you the skills to succeed in a developer role. Be prepared to spend upwards of 90 hours per week learning the material, and be ready to do this for 12 weeks straight - as soon as you start to come to grips with one topic, lectures begin on the next. The pace is rigorous to say the least.

    That said, the payoff is immeasurable and the experience unquestionably ...

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  • Garbo Cheng Ye
    Garbo Cheng Ye
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Sep 14, 2018
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    AA Review

    Pros:
    - people
    - learn a lot of stuff( Ruby on Rails, React/Redux, Javascript)
    - great TA's

    Cons:
    - no time for anything else
    - super fast-paced

    Attending App Academy has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. There were many times where I felt completely lost, but the TA staff at App Academy was always super accommodating and willing to patiently teach any of us that needed the help. If you are willing to drop everything and commit 9 weeks...

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  • Daniel Moisoff
    Daniel Moisoff
    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    Aug 09, 2018
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    My time at App Academy

    I enjoyed the program overall. It was stressful though dealing with the tests and the daily checkin times. After completing the code intensive part of the curriculum I felt like I had a good understand of the materials, but I would need more time to cement the knowledge within me.  The teachers were very helpful and a good support system to have when things got stressful. It was a worth while program.

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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
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Updated December 29, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Updated October 03, 2023
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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 ...
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Updated February 01, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Updated January 03, 2024
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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 28, 2021
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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
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Updated March 01, 2019
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Imogen Crispe
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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

Overall Experience
4.7
Instructors
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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