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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 an In-Person Software Engineering Program (16 weeks), a Full-Time Online Software Engineering Program (24 weeks), and a Part-Time Online Software Engineering Program (48 weeks). App Academy alumni have found Software Engineering roles at a range of start-ups and top tech companies.

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  • Steven
    Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 28, 2020
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    Not Bad

    Overall, I'm happy with my decision to go to app academy.  The instructors are knowledgeable and the coursework and projects were aimed at understanding and developing coding skills. It was a challenging program, but doable.  cons: their curriculum needs to be updated, and their corporate response to COVID 19 left a lot to be desired. 
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  • Danny Huang
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 28, 2020
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    Overall Decent Experience

    App Academy is a very balanced program as not only does it emphasize on improving your technical proficiency, but also makes sure you are prepared to work with fellow programmers in a collaborative professional environment. The projects and exams are generally good measures of your proficiency and while you may feel like you are drowning at times, don't worry, the TAs, your cohort mates, and your assigned circle leaders are there as guard rails to remind you to take care of your health, ...
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  • Michael Murry
    Student • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 27, 2020
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    App Academy is an Excellent Program

    Attending App Academy has been an amazing experience. App Academy’s effective selection process filled my cohort with passionate people that take coding seriously. This made learning a blast, as everyone I got teamed up with were really friendly and great to work with.
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  • jared lester
    Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 27, 2020
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    greeeeat

    overall a/A was great. i learned a ton and met really great people. it is incredibly fast paced so it is not an ideal fit for everyone. the staff is really knowledgable and seem to really care about your success in the tech industry. the last 3 weeks could use a little bit of adjustment when it comes to how hands off they are at that point. In the end i would absolutely do the course all over again!
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  • Brittany Hasty
    Student • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 27, 2020
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    Prepared me for a CS career more than college did!

    After many months of trying to find work after a cross-country move to SF, I decided to take a gamble and try my hand at a coding bootcamp.  I choose App Academy after seeing that it had a very high job placement rate after graduation, and it covered the most material out of all the bootcamps I had my eye on. Going through the course was challenging - far more than my previous experience at college. However, all the hard work was more than worth it; I feel so much more prepared to enter ...
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  • Wayne Su
    Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 27, 2020
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    You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

    Coming from a STEM but non-CS background and having prior self-taught experience in web development, I was sincerely surprised by how much there is still to learn throughout the cohort. We learnt “talking code” through the pair programming sessions, mastered every aspect of the production side of programming (building projects, testing) and also the theoretical side (algorithms, data structures).
    I could whole-heartily recommend anyone out there that wants to ste...
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  • Dorian Izaiah Brown
    Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 26, 2020
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    Do whatever it takes to come here!

    Honestly, it's not as hard as everyone makes it sound. Yes, you do have to put in work, but you will do great if you aren't lazy.  They literally give you EVERYTHING that you need to succeed in the bootcamp. This has been the most beneficial experience I have ever had. You learn at an outstanding rate, and the TAs really care about your success. After you are done with the bootcamp, you definitely feel job ready and feel like you can learn anything. The assessments aren't hard. They give...
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  • Rasheeq
    Graduate • San Francisco
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    May 25, 2020
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    You get what you put into it...

    App Academy is no joke when it comes in terms of workload and material that that it expects its students to learn. That being said App Academy does its best to provide you with the tools for success if you're looking to make the switch to software engineering. The culture at App Academy is definitely a great one and there was good camaraderie among my cohort mates and the instructors. Coming from a non-technical background I felt that this program would be impossible but if you're willin...
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  • Shaphen Pangburn
    Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 23, 2020
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    A great program if you take it seriously

    This program is no joke. If you want to learn everything you need to get started as a software developer with help from a number of staff who have been in your shoes before and classmates who are constantly there to support you this is it. This is a fantastic opportunity but it is not one you can take lightly. You have to plan to work HARD spending 12+ hours a day, including weekends, just trying to keep up with the curriculum (its called a bootcamp for a reason). Of course the experienc...
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  • Jennifer Huynh
    Graduate • 16-Week Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 23, 2020
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    Best decision I ever made!!

    App Academy was probably the best decision I ever made.  I really wanted to learn how to code, and was unsure of what was the right move for me.  There are a ton of coding boot camps out there, especially ones where recruiters will consistently try to rope you in.  No, not App Academy; their acceptance rate is really low and to get in is a privilege.

    While studying for App Academy (their jump start program - which was free); I learned a lot about programming.  Within two weeks, I ...
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  • Brian
    Student • San Francisco
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    May 23, 2020
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    Full Stack Bootcamp In Person

    I really love my experience at App Academy because I learned so much about building full-stack applications. You'll come out of App Academy building 3 projects (2 Full Stack Projects and 1 Javascript Project). The TAs leading it are amazing, and they'll stick with you for as long as possible to help out.
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  • Nicole O
    Student • 24-Week Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    May 07, 2020
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    Definitely an Immersive Experience

    Attending App Academy was very stressful, but definitely a wonderful opportunity to learn. I did the online program, and at times it seems like an afterthought.
    Pros: You learn a lot, can end up meeting lots of cool new people from diverse backgrounds
    Cons: Stress can get to you, there isn't a great support system for students
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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.

Recent App Academy News

Jess Feldman
Updated April 14, 2023
As a response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, most in-person bootcamps quickly transitioned to online or remote classrooms. In 2023, hybrid classrooms and immersive online learning continue to be popular, but in-person bootcamp options are available again. If you ve been waiting for an in-person classroom to start your career change, then here are the 33 in-person coding bootcamps with campuses in the U.S. 3 Reasons to Go to In-Person Coding Bootcamp In-person learning may ...
Jess Feldman
Updated February 01, 2023
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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
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
Updated March 01, 2019
In February we heard some interesting debates about the ethics of data science, how bootcamps are partnering with universities, and companies like Infosys and Google, and how the number of tech education options in Africa is growing! Plus, Thinkful attempted to predict the Oscars , the Ohio Lt. Governor stopped by Tech Elevator , and women in bootcamps were recognized . We also looked at various ways to pay for bootcamp, and tips for breaking into tech. Listen to the podcast or ...
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 ...
Lauren Stewart
Updated February 03, 2023
Most high-salary industries need more diverse workers, and tech is no exception. The conversation about diversity in tech usually focuses on gender, diversity encompasses racial, socioeconomic, cognitive, and experiential differences. Think pieces and diversity reports show large tech companies admitting they have a problem and beginning to address the diversity in tech crisis, but can the industry really change? Even if companies make public commitments to hiring ...
Imogen Crispe
Updated April 07, 2021
Timur Meyster always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. When he realized his finance degree wasn t going to help him actually launch his own business, Timur decided to build his technical skillset to create his own products. Since graduating from App Academy in 2015, Timur has flourished as a developer, working as a Full-Stack Engineer at augmented reality company Blippar. Timur explains how App Academy prepared him for the constant learning process that comes with being ...
Imogen Crispe
Updated December 05, 2017
October 2017 was a busy month for the coding bootcamp industry with news about growing pains in bootcamp outcomes, mergers, acquisitions, investments, a trend towards bootcamp B2B training, and diversity initiatives. To help you out, we ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. Plus, we added 12 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast. Top News ...
Imogen Crispe
Updated September 28, 2017
Need a rundown of everything that happened in the coding bootcamp industry this September? You’re in luck! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we kept up with the status of the bootcamp industry, learned about how bootcamps are thriving in smaller markets, and explored different ways to pay for bootcamp. Plus, we added 7 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen ...

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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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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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