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App Academy

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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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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • New York City
    Aug 10, 2018
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    Awesome 3 months

    App Academy is one of the best experiences I've had in my life. It's crazy how much you can learn in a matter of 3 months. The curriculum may seem manageable at first but once you start working on your personal projects, is when you really experience the intensity of the program.

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  • Paul
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    student • Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    May 28, 2018
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    Intense but rewarding

    The 'boot camp' in the name of this course should not be ignored. You will need to work 10-12 hour days, 7 days a week, for the first 9 weeks in order to keep pace. There is no downtime and falling behind is a real danger in the assessment portion of the program. That being said, the amount of learning that takes place through this process is incredible. I honestly feel that grad school was easier. Not for the faint of heart but worth it if you can manage.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    May 23, 2018
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    Good stuff

    Incredibly motivated environment. Instructors are very helpful and the coursework is very relavant to todays markets.

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  • Liam
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    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    May 21, 2018
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    Very rewarding experience

    My experience at App Academy is absolutely the most hard working time in my life. The average work time of 80 - 100 hours per week is no joke. There is new material taught to you on a daily basis and the last thing you would want is falling behind. Use your weekend to not just study for weekly assessments but also revisit materials from weekdays The purpose of the program is really for you to understand everything instead of passing the assessments. 
    All the instructors are knowledgabl...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    May 21, 2018
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    Challenging but rewarding

    You'll be pushed hard, this program is no joke. But the instructors are knowledgable, patient, and teach you to be a self-sufficient software engineer in no time. I never could have gotten through the curriculum on my own, let alone at the pace we did in class. At the end of the program you'll have a strong portfolio of projects to your name and be in great shape to get a job in industry.

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  • Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
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    A great experience

    App Academy is a great place to further your knowledge in programming and the curriculum is very rich with information that if you master them, I can say that you'll do very well as a web developer. However, this doesn't mean that you'll become proficient from just attending the course. The course will only prepare you for what a work environment will be like and the rest is up to you. Self-studying and personal projects on the side is what will help you grow after graduating. 
    Here ar...

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  • Lifazul Tonmoy
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    student • Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    May 20, 2018
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    App Academy Review

    App Academy has definitely been the most rigorous academic program I ever attended. The pros for this program is the ability to learn so much information in such a short span. Most of the time you will feel like you are overwhelmed with knowledge to the point where you feel like you'll forget the material when it comes to applying it later. To my (and many other students') surprise, applying your knowledge will feel like second nature.

    The biggest drawback is the assessments and th...

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  • Yujie Zhu
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    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    May 09, 2018
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    "probably the hardest thing I've ever done"

    App Academy is great if you are serious about learning the skills to be a software developer in the shortest humanly possible time. You will be surrounded by other motivated and smart individuals (filtered by a rigorous selection process), and if you are also motivated, you will succeed. It is quite amazing to see people come in with minimal programming experience, and come out able to make really good looking web applications using several different tech stacks. Looking back, this is defi...

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  • Kai Chen
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    Student • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    Mar 17, 2018
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    Life Adventure

    App Academy transforms lives and mentalities
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  • Gurpreet Kaur
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    Bootcamp Prep (San Francisco) • San Francisco
    Mar 16, 2018
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    Thanks App Academy

    I checked out top 10 bootcamps and decided to go with App Academy and joined their Premium Bootcamp Prep Online and started learning JavaScript. It was really good experience. Instructors and TA’s are very supportive. The curriculum is also fine. Finally I finished the bootcamp and interviewed for full time software engineering program. First interview was technical and second non-technical. After a day I got an acceptance letter from App Academy for April 16, 2018 San Francisco cohort. Th...

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  • Dare
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    Graduate • 16-Week In-Person New York Bootcamp • New York City
    Feb 28, 2018
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    Tough but fair

    Pretty much everything you've heard about App Academy is true. 

    A ton of experience crammed into ~10 weeks.

    Work-life balance is a foul joke

    If you fail two assessments you're out

    Stress is a factor, if not THE factor

    It's a ton of fun

    It prepares you for a job.

    8/10, would recommend. 

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  • Alexander R Kite
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    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Feb 20, 2018
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    App Academy

    App Academy is incredibly demanding. If programming and web development are not your passion and becoming a professional software engineer is not your dream, don't apply. If it is however, prepare yourself to dedicate your life to programming for 3 months. You will learn a ton. You will get stressed out. But if it really is your passion you will also enjoy a lot of your time at App Academy. Being surrounded by incredibly talented people all working towards the same goal can be an ins...

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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.

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Jess Feldman
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Updated March 21, 2024
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Updated December 29, 2023
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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
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Updated February 01, 2023
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Jess Feldman
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Updated March 15, 2024
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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 28, 2021
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Imogen Crispe
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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 ...
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Updated March 01, 2019
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Updated May 02, 2018
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App Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.7
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4.7
Curriculum
4.6
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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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