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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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  • Zeki Kural
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • New York City
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    Jan 04, 2022
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    Pros:- Great TAs to help you along the way
    - Daily projects to practice the concepts you learn
    - Three major projects for your portfolio towards the end of the course
    - They are honest when they say 'expect to work 80-90+ hours a week'.

    Cons:
    - They move through the material really fast and it always feels like you never completely learn everything
    - There are weekly assessments - two fails result in a dismissal, which adds a lot of stress in addition to ...
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  • Neil Pandya
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • New York City
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    Dec 30, 2021
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    You don't need app Academy, but you kinda do.

    In theory, app Academy doesn't provide you with anything you can't otherwise get for free to land a job as a software engineer. They do provide things that make it a lot easier. They provide job support: coaches that will meet with you to debug your projects, slack channels with people who will help you debug, connections to partnership companies, but most importantly: motivation and direction. It's possible that you are perfectly motivated all by yourself, in which case skip a coding bo...
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  • Yehuda Goldschein
    Graduate • New York City
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    Dec 29, 2021
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    An honest review

    App Academy is hard. It's stressful. There's long hours, longer days, and longer weeks. But what do you expect? Do you think that a course that can change your life, put you on a path for a real high paying, rewarding career would be easy? I didn't know if I could do it. Somehow when the course started, I just never backed down. I put in the effort and came out the other side a full fledged Software Engineer. I couldn't recommend this more to anyone who wants a fresh start. To anyone who...
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  • Arnold Cabang
    Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Dec 14, 2021
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    Hardest experience of my life, but worth it

    App Academy is no joke when it comes to how hard the program is. I've seen reviews before I joined that mentioned how your life during the program will basically only consist of eat, breathe, and sleep coding. And honestly it pretty much did feel like that. However, if you've got the drive and will to pick up coding skills in a short amount of time, you're not going to really mind it too much. All this to say, that I feel the reward was certainly worth the challenge. Nothing felt more re...
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  • Man Tat Masa Cheung
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Oct 28, 2021
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    Great Bootcamp

    App Academy was great. I graduated with a CS degree, but in App Academy I learnt a lot of new programming languages and I built three different web-application which also helped me developed my resume. I spent a lot of extra hours for me to feel comfortable and finish up the projects. I would definitely recommend the program, just make sure you make friends and get a group of supporters together during the bootcamp.
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  • Arwen Kim
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Oct 26, 2021
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    best bootcamp!

    I have attended 16weeks program and recently graduated. It is fast-paced study environment, you need to spend at least 70-80 hours per week to avoid failing from the courses. Even though, TAs help you really well with keeping up your environment, and gives you motivations too. I definitely recommend it for your good future career, because they even helping you out during job search. You can get good advices not even just for your documentation but also for your upcoming interview until y...
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  • Darrick Shin
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Oct 26, 2021
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    Overall, pretty good.

    I attended the 16-week program. It was a fast-paced environment and pretty easy to fall behind if you weren't committed to around 60-80 hours a week. It starts off pretty easy, but there are measurable increases in the pace and difficulty every two-three weeks. If you're thinking about doing this Bootcamp, I'd recommend finding a group as early as possible. It's easy to feel behind if you isolate yourself, but in a group, you realize most people are at or around the same level. Additiona...
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  • Kyle Tseng
    SWE to be • Graduate • Self-paced Open Course • Online
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    Oct 21, 2021
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    Honestly, Best 6 Months of My Life

    Even if you're just slightly interested in getting into coding, App Academy does a great job of really introducing you to everything you need to be a full-stack developer. Not only that but their deferred payment model helps alleviate a lot of the financial burden that you would experience with other bootcamps, where you only start paying after you land your first job. There are some pros and cons here and there though:

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    - Super supportive staff who really just want to...
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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 • 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 • 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 • 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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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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Published February 01, 2023
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Imogen Crispe
Published 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 ...
Imogen Crispe
Published March 01, 2019
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Imogen Crispe
Published April 30, 2018
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Lauren Stewart
Published January 19, 2018
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Imogen Crispe
Published November 07, 2017
  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 explai...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 01, 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 di...
Imogen Crispe
Published 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 ar...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 22, 2017
Deferred tuition and income share agreements (ISAs) are becoming more widely available and can be attractive to students who don’t have $20,000 in the bank. ISAs and Deferred Tuition align a school’s incentives with those of their students – essentially, a school isn't successful unless their students get jobs. Plus, deferred tuition and ISAs remove the barrier of an upfront tuition, expandin...

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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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