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Bov Academy

Average Rating3.42
20 Reviews
1 Course
Bov Academy is a programming academy that provides a complete online education in web-programming and cybersecurity careers (JavaScript Developer, Frontend Developer, Backend Developer, Fullstack Developer, and Security Engineer). The Career Paths take 5–9 months to complete and cost between $4,400 and $17,500. Bov Academy is looking for students who are gritty and ambitious and who want to become proficient programmers. Graduates from Bov Academy are expected to be k...

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  • Bobby
    Bobby
    Career Path 3: Advanced Frontend Developer • Online
    Apr 21, 2017
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    A long journey to make a career change

    I am writing this review in part, to inform potential students that if they are currently unemployed, partially employed, or unhappily employed, and they are relying on getting employed in the field as a direct result of this program to relieve their current employment situation, that they should be prepared financially, and with their personal and family emotional support needs, for a long journey.

    I am currently a student in the first cohort, and looking to make a career change...

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  • Imanuel Gittens
    Imanuel Gittens
    Web Developer • Student • Career Path 5: Fullstack Developer • Online
    Apr 16, 2017
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    A guiding hand on a tough journey

    I had been trying to become a proficient developer for 2 years before I found Bov Academy. I signed up for many online courses (both free and paid) and those helped me to get my feet wet, however, I couldn't get past that beginner - intermediate stage of web development learning. I was also consumed by the vast number of things that needed to be learned, and I was confused by the new frameworks that kept on popping up. 

    I joined Bov Academy as a part of the first cohort and never...

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  • student
    Anonymous
    Student • Modern Fullstack Developer • Online
    Aug 05, 2020
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    Bov Academy - Scam!

    Bov Academy is a polished scam.   Some former students have filed complaints with the FTC because "Richard" took their money and fled.   He offers no educational support, deleted the forums several years ago probably to delete any legal evidence, and the school's git repos have not been updated in years.   NO ONE has ever seen or heard "Richard."   If you paid tuition, this is the least you expect from the owner of the school.   It is appalling that Course Repor...
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  • Tara
    Anonymous
    Applicant • Fullstack Engineer • Online
    Dec 20, 2019
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    THIS PLACE IS FAKE AND NOT WORTH YOUR TIME OR MONEY

    Title says it all. [Sentence redacted with personal information]. You get no assistance and all promises are broken. I regret joining this program and have only negative things to say about it. I am very disappointed and frustrated with my experience and absolutely nothing they say will make it up except a refund which I know I won't get because they have told me they are bankrupt which I know is another big lie. I have reported this fake institution to the FTC already and...

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  • John
    Anonymous
    Student • Fullstack Engineer • Online
    Oct 31, 2018
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    Review of Bov Academy

    The problem is that "Richard" absolutely refuses to reveal himself.  Not once has he published a video or done anything live for the students.   "Richard" has many theories, doesn't teach and only writes very, very, very posts urging everyone to work hard.    No one has any idea who he is.  Perhaps "Richard" is not even a real person.    It would really dispel tons of problems if has video conference for his *paying* students.   Before you sign up, ask for a video conference with "Richard"...

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  • John
    Anonymous
    Student • Fullstack Engineer • Online
    Oct 31, 2018
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    review of Bov Academy

    The problem is that "Richard" absolutely refuses to reveal himself.  Not once has he published a video or done anything live for the students.   "Richard" has many theories, doesn't teach and only writes very, very, very posts urging everyone to work hard.    No one has any idea who he is.  Perhaps "Richard" is not even a real person.    It would really dispel tons of problems if has video conference for his *paying* students.   Before you sign up, ask for a video conference with "Richard"...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Fullstack Engineer • Online
    Aug 20, 2018
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    Like CodeAcademy, but overpriced and not as good.

    The best thing about Bov Academy is the sales copy on their website, because it's convincing people like myself to sign up.

    Let me explain...

    I've been "in the loop" with Bov Academy since it was Modern Developer which was probably 2+ years ago now.

    Since then, the career paths have changed at least 3 times. From well known paths like "Front End Developer" to never heard of paths like "Futuristic Developer" and now "Algorithmologist" (wat?)

    Read through the ...

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  • LX
    Anonymous
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    Oct 17, 2017
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    Dont waste your time

    I didnt get an education in return for the money spent.Take your money elsewhere

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    Nathan of Bov Academy

    Director of Student Affairs

    Dec 15, 2017

    It's heartbreaking when we see a review such as this.  When the student leaves neither a name nor details of what he or she felt we were lacking, we are unable to resolve any issues.  Please contact our student ambassador so that he may address any concerns you have.

    In the meantime, we can only hypothesize what upset this particular student.

    Right around the time of this review we published our policy regarding inactive students- or students who had not participated in the program for some time.

    We recognize that a good portion of our student body works full time, and as a result this policy is rather flexible.  Students need to only turn in a single project every six weeks to remain active.  We also provided procedures to give students time off if they knew in advance they were going to be away.

    Furthermore, we provided every single student who had ever signed up for our program notice of the policy change, and gave all students who had let us four weeks to return free of charge.  Most students responded very positively to this change.

    In fact we had two students who had been missing over a year ask if they could return to the program and we absolutely allowed them to do so.

    We encourage every student's success- even those who leave us bad reviews.  As we mentioned above, please contact us so we may resolve any outstanding complaints.

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Bov Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
3.4
Instructors
3.1
Curriculum
3.7
Job Assistance
2.6
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How much does Bov Academy cost?

The average bootcamp costs $14,142, but Bov Academy does not share pricing information. You can read a cost-comparison of other popular bootcamps!

What courses does Bov Academy teach?

Bov Academy offers courses like Fullstack Engineer.

Where does Bov Academy have campuses?

Bov Academy teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Bov Academy worth it?

Bov Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 20 Bov Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Bov Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Bov Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 20 Bov Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Bov Academy and rate their overall experience a 3.42 out of 5.

Does Bov Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Bov 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.

Can I read Bov Academy reviews?

You can read 20 reviews of Bov Academy on Course Report! Bov Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Bov Academy and rate their overall experience a 3.42 out of 5.

Is Bov Academy accredited?

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