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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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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jun 09, 2017
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    Taking the Plunge

    At first I was wary of the premise of coding bootcamps - learn the fundamentals of programming in 12 weeks and get a job?! It seemed too good to be true. But after reading more reviews and talking to a close friend who went through the program, it seemed like it was legit. Once I was admitted to the program and showed up on the first day, I was reassured to find out that the education - and the support - was solid. The instructors actually care about you learning to the best of your abilit...

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    Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jun 01, 2017
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    Very good experience

    The program definitely requires a huge commitment, in terms of time and effort. You are required to be in class every weekday and you need to be in San Francisco to attend the bootcamp. So, if you are not committed, it probably isn't the best fit.

    The class itself moves super fast, so you have to constantly learn and absorb new materials. You likely will not have much time for fun during the 12 weeks bootcamp. However, the result is rewarding. You learn a lot about programming an...

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  • Drew
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    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jun 01, 2017
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    It works.

    Like you, I was initially skeptical of coding bootcamps too, but I decided to take a leap with App Academy (especially since they offered a deferred tuition plan).

    Prior to App Academy, I had zero coding experience. I spent about a month and a half studying to get in, then another month and a half to complete their prep work before day one. After admission, I had class from 9am - 6pm, followed by 1-3 hours of readings/homework for the rest of the evening. As other reviewers menti...

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    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    May 30, 2017
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    App Academy demands everything

    App Academy demands your full attention and it definitely requires it to make it through.  As a history of being a terrible student, being pushed through these paces was definitely challenging.  Hopeful bootcampers should always keep in mind that all bootcamps are not prepared with the same teaching knowledge and focus as can be found in most accredited schools.  And thus there are many points where you may find it uncomfortable, difficult and divergent from what you may be used to.  Bootc...

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  • James
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    Graduate • San Francisco
    May 16, 2017
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    The Amount You Learn Will Surprise You

    The amount of material App Academy requires students to learn within 3 months is tremendous. If students don't keep up every day and manage time well, it is difficult to keep up. To put it into perspective, I took two quarters of C in college and the material I learned was roughly equivalent to the 1 month prepwork that is required after you get in before you actually start the course.

    Pros: 
    - The material is well thought out and the curriculum is solid. 
    - You are sur...

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  • Nathaniel Reiners
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    Frontend Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Apr 06, 2017
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    works (pretty much) as advertised

    I went to App Academy and I have a job as a frontend developer now. I had foreign language skills and no coding background before App Academy, and I only realized that coding bootcamps were a thing about 14 months ago. After graduating on February 10th, 2017 I accepted an offer today with a base salary of $90k in the Bay Area after sending out almost 300 applications over the past two months. It worked for me as advertised so I'm satisfied.

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  • Alicia
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    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Mar 26, 2017
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    Great program, very fulfilling, very time intensive

    a/A was an amazing opportunity that I'm definitely happy and thankful I chose to take! a/A is a ton of work, and requires extreme dedication in order to be successful. However, I wasn't surprised at this because a/A is very clear that it is an intensive program. You will not succeed if you are not willing to make a/A your #1 priority. The more preparation you give yourself, the better. a/A provides some prep work, but if you push yourself to do more (e.g., study algorithms, javascript, oop...

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  • Aaron Huynh
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    Mar 25, 2017
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    Great but a lot of preparation is needed for success

    The curriculum is very fast and you get grouped with like-minded people who also want to learn and get a job. The TA's are very helpful and they are constantly available to answer your questions during the daily assignments.

    There are some things to be wary about, though. If you fall behind, you will be playing catch up and be stressed for the rest of the curriculum. For that reason, I suggest people who are looking to attend to prepare by making going through free online classes...

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  • Panda
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    Student • San Francisco
    Mar 24, 2017
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    This is the place to be.

    The whole time it feels like we are just learning random things, but during the Full Stack Project everything comes together. This is the place to go to get started in the software development field. 

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  • Yong Park
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    Jan 24, 2017
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    You Get What You Put In

    I just finished the coding curriculum of App Academy. I've been in tech my entire adult career and always had an interest in learning to dev. The opportunity to join App Academy came last year and I jumped at the chance and haven't looked back. The program is rigorous, expect to put in the hours, but you will get out of it is reciprocal of the effort and time you put into the program. That being said, I greatly enjoyed my time there and would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious ab...

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  • Michael Mach
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    Student • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jan 24, 2017
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    A place to learn lots.

    I recommend this to anyone who wholeheartedly wants to get a job as a software developer. Even though I can technically learn the material myself through YouTube and other free sources, It would have taken me several times longer. Be warned, only ~3% get into the course and people do get kicked for not being able to keep up with the curriculum.

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  • Daniel
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    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development • San Francisco
    Jan 22, 2017
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    It's Over Already?

    App Academy is single-handedly the best decision I have ever made in my life. I've learned more these past few months than I have the last year of self teaching. The workload is draining as they essentially have you coding from 9AM to 6PM 5 days a week. But if you put in the work and make use of the staff they have there, you should be able to get by fine. Speaking of the staff, A1. The TA's are always there to answer any questions you may have and genuinely enjoy explaining concepts to yo...

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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
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. ...
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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
Jess Feldman
Updated February 01, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated March 15, 2024
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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 27, 2021
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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
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Updated March 01, 2019
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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
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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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