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App Academy

Average Rating4.66
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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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  • Kevin Yieh
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Oct 26, 2020
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    App Academy is a well structured bootcamp that provides you with all the tools you need to succeed

    Pros: Teaches you all the things you really need to know. Teacher assistants are really useful and the projects they provide for you to do are helpful. The teaching strategy is to repeat concepts until it's cemented in your memory, which I believe is rather effective.
    Cons: They stop giving you meaningful assistance when it comes to your personal projects at the end of the bootcamp. You're pretty much on your own, but of course you have your fellow students as resources but they're al...
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  • Winfred Huang
    Winfred Huang
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Oct 24, 2020
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    Challenging Course, Rewarding Experience

    In 16 weeks at App Academy, you will be thrown in lots of Computer Science concepts over various programming languages, given job searching prep work, and projects to demonstrate your programming knowledge. From my experience, those projects were fun and the knowledge gained has helped me to figure out additional technologies to incorporate into my projects! Even though this journey through this bootcamp has been challenging, it is worth it in the end. Aside from the amazing material you...
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  • Daniel Creppel
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Sep 22, 2020
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    Tough Experience, but well worth it.

     pros:
    - Great structured material
    - Engaging learning experience
    - Tests are easy
    - App Academy is really invested in you to succeed
    cons:
    - Requires 70+ hour weeks
    - Tests are tedious and do not reflect well on you understanding of the material
    - Very little focus on Data Structures and Algorithms
    - JavaScript portion of the curriculum is virtually nonexistent
    - Understaffed 
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  • Dong Hyuk Kim
    Graduate • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Sep 21, 2020
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    Student - Online Full-Time

    As a student, I felt that I only scratched the surface of each topic, then did my best (with my pair-programming partner) to apply the knowledge on daily projects. During the initial week-long full stack projects, I didn't have a clear idea on how to start. However, my Principle Instructor (Ian) and the TA's (Javier, Dean) were always there and extremely helpful in guiding me in the right direction and helping to debug. By the time the capstone project came around, I felt equipped to dev...
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  • deepak
    Graduate • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Sep 21, 2020
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    Recent Grad

    pros:
    they bet on you with income sharing
    there are instructors to help (within reason)
    good breath of material
    career support
    they force you to learn
    great for people who want to learn and feel confident they can do it

    cons:
    It might feel expensive after you finish
    at times you might feel overwhelmed if you don't have any tech background. but still doable. be ready to sacrifice something.
    sometimes the curriculum feels rushed or disjointed
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  • Ayce
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Sep 19, 2020
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    Software Engineer

    App Academy was an over great experience for me. I enjoyed the curriculum and met amazing people in the process. Due to the pandemic, the in-person program became online. It's a serious program that requires focus and dedication. I've had classmates with no background in coding like myself as well as those who have engineering degrees from top schools across the nation. I self-studied for 6 months prior to starting the program. If you have little to no background in coding,  this would b...
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  • Ahmed El Mahallawy
    Ahmed El Mahallawy
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Sep 16, 2020
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    Software Engineering Immersive

    Overall I really enjoyed my experience at appAcademy. Albeit this is a review for the In-Person track, my cohort was done completely online due to COVID, which I believe provided a multitude of pros and cons. The curriculum was great and it is exactly what you expect: it is 100% a full-time commitment ranging between 9-11 hours a day roughly (prior to your projects; you'll put in even MORE time). The learning curve and experience was absolutely enjoyable for me; I loved going from a intr...
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  • Kevin Zhang
    Kevin Zhang
    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • San Francisco
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    Sep 09, 2020
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    Solid curriculum

    Over the course of three months, a lot of material gets squeezed into such a small time frame and it initially seemed like such a daunting journey to embark on. But with all the great support I got from the staff members and also the amount of work I had put in, I strongly believe that it's an experience worth my time and money. The material was both challenging and fun, especially with how much material is taught. And beyond the bootcamp, you get to meet a lot of amazing people!

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  • George
    Investor • Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Aug 28, 2020
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    Super intense but rewarding

    I am very glad I attended App Academy. I had been dabbling in different web development technologies for years. For example, I knew how to build web-scrapers with Python and Selenium. But I never had any formalized knowledge of the best practices to build a full-stack application. By the end of the 16 week curriculum, I was able to clone the core functionality of
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  • Austin Wong
    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
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    Aug 28, 2020
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    You get what you put in

    I went into App Academy without any prior coding experience. Coming out, I feel sufficiently prepared to answer tech answers intelligently, and absorb new technologies with some kin of framework. For those thinking about applying, remember that you get exactly what you put in. App Academy is not necessarily impossible to pass, but it is entirely up to you how successful you want to be coming out. You can "pass" the course with 60 hours a week, but in order to get the most out of it, 90+ ...
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  • Kristen C.
    Kristen C.
    Student • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Aug 18, 2020
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    Online Immersive Full Stack Bootcamp

    I have loved my experience at App Academy. The curriculum has been rigorous but thorough. Not only did we learn the fundamentals, but we learned how to think like a programmer. We learned how to solve problems and how to ask the right questions. The curriculum extended beyond just coding and languages, and included many lessons on white-boarding, pair programming, soft-skills and job search principles. The instructors are knowledgeable and approachable, and there is always help to be fou...
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  • Brad Simpson
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Coding Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Aug 11, 2020
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    Best Online Course Ever!

    I started in February 2020 and just graduated the Online Full Stack Software Engineer course. I am currently in the very start of my job hunt and was completely prepared to do outstanding by the course. The material is great and the instructors are super knowledgable and just all around awesome. I have made lifelong friends with several of my classmates as well. If you want to change your life and become a software engineer, App Academy is the only choice in my book
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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.

Recent App Academy News

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated May 01, 2024
As we kicked off Spring, the international coding bootcamp space saw 34 million in fundraises to help expand their technical skills training efforts. The federal government issued three new bills to expand workforce development and skills-based hiring, and Big Tech banded together in a new AI consortium with the focus of reskilling 100 million workers. We celebrated Earth Day with a roundup of five greentech jobs that you could land after graduating from a coding bootcamp. ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated April 01, 2024
This March, AI literacy, skills-based hiring, and apprenticeships continued to be top of mind in the coding bootcamp space. Three reports released this month detailed the rising importance of upskilling the current workforce on the use of AI. The federal government issued an executive order on creating more apprenticeship opportunities, and skills-based hiring saw a boost in overall job listings. Plus, find out which 9 coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report listings ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated March 21, 2024
In a recent Hackathon, App Academy alumni from different cohorts faced off in a competition to make the best application for real-world clients. Ashkaun (Ash) Iranfar , Freddy Rendon , and Emily Morgan , three members of App Academy s winning Hackathon team, walk us through the mental health and wellness website application they built in just three weeks! Find out how this team leveraged what they learned at App Academy to overcome challenges and effectively build a working ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 29, 2023
2023 was a bit of a rollercoaster year! We re rounding up the most impactful news we saw about coding bootcamps in 2023. Follow along as we highlight 2023 s top trends and break down the year s biggest coding bootcamp acquisition, fundraises, and initiatives. Plus, we re sharing our predictions for 2024 — from tech hiring to AI skills to bootcamp tuition financing! Course Report 2023 The Year in Review for Coding Bootcamp News 2023 Course Report in Numbers We added 113 new schools ...
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 March 15, 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 ...
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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.
FAQs

How much does App Academy cost?

App Academy costs around $22,000. On the lower end, some App Academy courses like Free Bootcamp Prep (Online) 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 $80,000, and 81% 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.

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