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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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  • Gary
    Self-paced Open Course • Online
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    Aug 25, 2021
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    Worth it

    Going to app academy is worth it clear and simple. you get all the knowledge you need to get started in tech and you dont pay a dime till you get hired, the bads are there is a  big cheating problem and if you get stuck with one in a group project or like me and you get TWO, it makes your life that much more stressful.
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  • Alexandra B.
    Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
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    Aug 10, 2021
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    Worth It!

    I recommend App Academy for anyone who wants to add skills to their belt. It’s a rigorous program, and it gave me the lessons and experience I need to build full-stack web applications. 
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  • Kevin T
    Graduate • Self-paced Open Course • Online
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    Jul 28, 2021
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    Online bootcamp

    This is a great place if you're looking for structure. 
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  • Noah Carmichael-Hitsman
    Full-Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jul 28, 2021
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    I took a leap and landed on my feet!

    I was here 7 months ago, in a very similar situation and you probably are. I looked up the best Online Bootcamps and the name App Academy kept coming up. I decided to look for into it, into reviews people had left, and did general research on it for weeks. After speaking with a few alumni, I decided to take the plunge! I absolutely loved it! It was a very fun and intense course! I know so much more than I did 6 months ago, I cant even describe it. If you are on the edge, I 100% recommend...
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  • Jacob Leonhardt
    Graduate • Online
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    Jul 27, 2021
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    Great Program!

    I recently graduated from App Academy’s 24 week online program, and it was fantastic! The curriculum was informative, the instructors and TAs were knowledgeable and friendly, and the culture of my cohort was great!! I now understand so much more about web applications and how the internet works, and I have gained experience working on full-stack projects. I’m currently in the process of working with the career services / post-graduation side of App Academy, and I appreciate that their in...
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  • Miguel Flores
    Full-Stack Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jul 19, 2021
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    Upgrade your Career

    The experience was great, I'm already getting bites for multiple interviews a week after graduation.

    It would be unfit for me to say that this wasn't in part due to my previous engineering experience in the Mechanical Engineer field.
    The average span from graduation to a job offer is 6 months and many of my fellow graduates with no prior work experience are still struggling to get interviews.

    Nevertheless, App Academy does a great job of guiding their graduates with the ...
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  • Steve Guttbinder
    Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Jul 08, 2021
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    Above and Beyond Program but Difficult for Parents

    I know there are a lot of reviews here that speak to the curriculum, work, hours needed, and tools used by App Academy to teach their curriculum. In a nutshell... The program is amazing. The work is hard. There is never enough time. You’ll meet amazing people and build an awesome network.  The TAs are what you are really paying for and are great. The intent behind their propriety tools (that are a WIP) can be clearly seen and it’s got a bright future. The online course is best for indivi...
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  • David
    Programmer/Analyst • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Jun 30, 2021
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    Decent Curriculum, Terrible Financial Policy

    The education you'll receive at App Academy is good. Assuming you can keep the 100 hour/week pace up and retain any information. I was able to secure a job a little faster than my cohort mates mostly based on my previous job experience outside of Software Development.

    The problems start before and after you begin your study. You're going to be told about a 90+% graduation and job placement rate. However I haven't spoken to anyone who didn't have the same experience as me of losing...
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  • Wenchong Lai
    Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 17, 2021
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    I highly recommend App Academy

    App Academy is a great bootcamp. I started App Academy at the beginning of 2021 as a student. Before this, I also passed the Hack Reactor interview. I chose a/A because the friendliness and responsiveness of the staff. After the start of the program, I have never regretted about my decision. The course design motivates the students to learn as much as they can during the 16 week period. The TAs and career coaches are very responsible and truly wish you to succeed in software engineering....
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  • Taylor Musolf
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Campus Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    May 11, 2021
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    Life Changing!

     I started App Academy in January 2021, after I had decided to quit my sales job in the medical manufacturing industry to get into tech.  It was a challenging course, and you definitely have to be ready to put your life on hold and dedicate 16 weeks to immerse yourself in the material and keep up with the workload they expect of you (at least 70-80 hours a week).  I think it was a great time to get into this bootcamp since with COVID I wasn't tempted to leave the house much anyway.
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  • Olga
    Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    May 03, 2021
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    Great experience

     My experience at App Academy went above and beyond my expectations for a coding bootcamp. When COVID hit, I was torn between going back to college or joining an online bootcamp. After researching many bootcamps, App Academy stood out to me because it was one of the few places that offered a shared income agreement. The quality of the curriculum was excellent, and the instructors are very qualified. I felt that all the staff and my classmates were invested in my success, and t...
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  • AgonalBreath
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Engineering Program (Full Time) • Online
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    Apr 29, 2021
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    agonal breathing

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    These guys will tell so many lies that you may accidentally convince yourself that they are an upstanding institution with a moral compass. If you've uncovered this review, consider its points, as it will be drowned out by shill marketing.

    you are forced to compliment a staff member every day in a daily form you MUST fill out, this is a requirement to graduate. 
     
    The entire course is based around misinformation, and w...
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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 July 17, 2019
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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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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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