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Code Fellows

Average Rating4.49
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Code Fellows is a technical skills training academy in the Pacific Northwest that offers full- and part-time software development, ops and cybersecurity courses online and in-person from their Seattle, Washington location. Code Fellows guides people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. Since their first cohort in 2013, Code Fellows has taught over 1,600 graduates and iterated on their curriculum and format to ensure ...

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  • Joshua Ho
    Joshua Ho
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Sep 01, 2016
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    JavaScript Developer

    Great experience! Thoughtful backend development curriculum and very knowledgeable staff. I would recommend the course to anybody looking for work in JavaScript development.
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  • Branton Boehm
    Branton Boehm
    Senior Mobile Software Developer • Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in iOS • Online
    Jun 23, 2016
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    Good value for an experienced developer

    After 13 years at a big tech company, working on variations of the same thing over and over, I decided it was time for a drastic change. I spent ten weeks at Code Fellows learning about iOS development and had multiple job offers in hand 2-3 weeks after finishing. I even ended up getting about a 20% raise over what I walked away from.

    The program isn't magical. You can't expect to pay your money, punch the clock, and get handed a cushy job making booku bucks on your way out the d...

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  • Whitney
    Whitney
    Web Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Portland
    May 24, 2016
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    A career changer

    Two of the greatest parts of Code Fellows above other bootcamps around are 1. the ability to test into a level and 2. scholarships! I highly recommend giving coding a try before looking into making a career change through a bootcamp because it's not for everyone. But if you love it, then go for it! Code Fellows in Portland was awesome because of the small class sizes, amazing teachers, and wonderful support staff.

    The curriculum revolves around the most in-demand technologies, an...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Portland
    Apr 25, 2016
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    One of my best decisions

    I took three courses at Code Fellows Portland (201-401) and I enjoyed all three of them. Before the bootcamp, I didn't know how to use terminal. After the bootcamp, I got a great job at one of my dream companies.

    Instructors and TAs: One of the nicest and knowledgable people that I know. Of course once in a while they may have to look up the answers to some of your questions. However, given that programming technology changes every single day, I find that understandable. They did...

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  • Greg
    Greg
    Student • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Online
    Apr 15, 2016
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    Great Team Experience

    One of the things I realized when reading some of the other reviews is that what Code Bootcamp you pick isn't only about the content they teach you. There definitely is a culture fit to consider. All the instructors I've had so far (I'm currently in the 401 Full Stack JavaScript development course) have been very knowledgeable, but love to have fun. So, we were taught a lot, and pushed to learn, but lecture overall had a light atmosphere. If you like that, then great, if you want a more in...

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  • Willie Richardson
    Willie Richardson
    Spanish Tutor and Event Coordinator • Graduate • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development • Online
    Apr 04, 2016
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    Fair and Understanding

    I also was a Code Fellows student in their 201 and 301 classes.  I struggled in both classes due to an inability to absorb so much information in such a short time.  However, Code Fellows understood my situation and has given me the option to retake both classes at no cost.  They also provided me with a learning plan at the end of my 301 class. I am still pondering on whether this vocation is for me, but I appreciated the empathetic approach that Code Fellows demonstrated towards me.

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Mar 18, 2016
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    Why So Expensive?

    I've completed the 201 and 301 courses and if I did it over again I would have chosen somewhere else.

    Code Fellows is the most expensive bootcamp out there - at least for Portland and Seattle.  $20K for the 201, 301, and 401 classes which is far more than Dev bootcamp, Coder Camps, or any other bootcamp out there in Seattle.  In fact, 5-8k more! There is no reason for this cost.  Programming languages are programming languages and there are plenty of bootcamps out there who get y...

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    Brook Riggio of Code Fellows

    VP of Education

    Apr 07, 2016

    Thanks for your review! WE CARE MORE AND DO A BETTER JOB!!!!! 😜 

    But in all seriousness, thanks for your honest feedback. We're sorry that your experience didn't live up to what you were expecting. If you feel you didn't get the value that you paid for, please get in touch with us so we can make it right (http://www.codefellows.org/contact).

    We love seeing students get great software jobs that change their lives. Our Code 201 - Code 401 curriculum is built for this purpose. 

    The modular structure of our classes provides students a way to take the shortest possible path that works for them. For those with programming experience, this means testing into Code 401. We created Code 201 after hearing from many students who are starting from scratch and prefer in-person classes to unguided self-study or 150 hours of assigned pre-work.

    Because Software Development is more than just knowing a programming language, Code 301 advances students' skill sets in application architecture, team collaboration, and industry best practices in front-end web development. We’ve seen and experienced how hard these skills are to pick up in independent learning. 

    Our recent cohorts have roughly an 80% passing rate, and we're working on collecting and publishing more data on student results soon (see our current alumni stats here: http://www.codefellows.org/student-success-stories).

    Career changes like this are a big step and require a significant time investment, so our student support extends beyond the in-class time. Code 401 is where we have the time and space to really explore professional workflows and modern stack-specific standards. Grads are ready for entry-level Software Developer roles, and we provide the ongoing resume review, interview training, code challenge practice, networking skills, and curated job leads, and supportive community needed to land and excel in a new career. 

    Thanks again for your feedback, and best of luck in your coding journey. Our doors are always open to our students.
  • Anonymous
    JavaScript Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Nights + Weekends) • Portland
    Mar 15, 2016
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    a program that works

    I was in the last JavaScript Development Accelerator before it transitioned into the 401 in Portland. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this program. I know from talking with people at network events and from interviews that Code Fellows has a reputation for covering the fundamentals and keeping up with the newest technologies. I recieved a small grant which I was thankful for, but regardless I feel that the curated curriculum is worth the cost.

    It is an intense program...

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    Brook Riggio of Code Fellows

    VP of Education

    Apr 07, 2016

    Wow, this is so awesome! Congrats! 

    Thank you for taking the time to come back and share about your experience—even though I’m sure you’re busy with the new gig. Success stories like these are why we do what we do. Seriously: There are hi-fives and fist-pumps around the office with every single placement report that comes through. It’s daily motivation for us!

    Once you feel settled in, come on back for a visit! We’d love to hear how your new career unfolds. 
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Mar 14, 2016
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    Disappointed

     

    Job Assistance: the professional development page gives a much stronger impression of the support you will find during the ten week program. Instead of professional development for one hour during 6 of the ten weeks it is a 6 hour day on the sixth and eighth week.  The six hour days only contains about two to three hours of actual content. The rest of the time is doing what they call workshop where you write answers in paper. They say they have you do this onsite because people...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development • Online
    Feb 10, 2016
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    In Transition

    Code Fellows is in a major transition and there is a feeling of chaos - at least on their Seattle campus.

    More than half of our Code 301 class at the end of four weeks still remained ineligible to take their Code 401 classes, which begs the question: Is Code Fellows setting up students for failure? Why aren't they giving students the right advice to prepare for these classes?

    During our project week, the actual rubrics for these projects was only given after our assignm...

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    Brook Riggio of Code Fellows

    VP of Education

    Mar 02, 2016

    First off, thanks for being a student with Code Fellows and for sharing your candid feedback about Code 301. Our students' feedback is valuable to us and we appreciate your honesty as we continually work to improve our program. 

    We're sorry that you didn't have a good experience in this course, and that you were negatively impacted during the roll out of our new curriculum. Our full curriculum is designed to take people from beginner to career-ready is as short a timeframe as possible, and unfortunately this intense pace doesn't work for everyone. Although four out of five students in Code 301 so far are ready to progress to Code 401 by then end of the 4-week course, some need more time and training to solidify new or more complex topics before they're ready to start Code 401. 

    If you have any concerns that you'd like to talk about, please feel free to come in and talk to us so that we can make it right. Our doors are always open!
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development • Online
    Feb 09, 2016
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    So So

    I recently went through their Code 301 course.  Could have received the same education through Tree house or Code Academy though and saved a lot of $.  

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    Brook Riggio of Code Fellows

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    Mar 09, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your honest feedback about the Code 301 course. I'm sorry that you didn't receive the value you were expecting in this course. 

    At Code Fellows, we love Treehouse and Codecademy, and frequently recommend those resources to our students before, during, and after our courses. Our students often tell us that they learn more deeply when they have in-person help when they are stuck, can tackle projects with pair programming, partake in live code reviews, and receive personalized instruction. 

    For those considering studying online, we highly recommend also attending in-person meetups and taking time to connect with and learn from software developers who have been in the industry for a while. Previous Code Fellows students are also welcome to come back and use our coworking space. 

    We wish you the best in your ongoing learning journey. If you'd like to come in and talk about any other concerns you had about your time at Code Fellows, please let us know! 
  • Anonymous
    Sofware Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Feb 03, 2016
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    Great for me! Not for everyone.

    I attended one of the last full stack javascript accelerator programs before it turned into '401'. I think it's basically the same, but the course was slightly shorter and cost less money. I never attended the prereq courses.

    I think the program was absolutely awesome for me. I learned a ton, and got a great job about 5 weeks after graduation. Plus I use what I learned all the time with my new job as a software engineer. Our instructor Tyler was top notch, and I really think the ...

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    Brook Riggio of Code Fellows

    VP of Education

    Mar 09, 2016

    Thanks for your review! We're glad to be a part of your ongoing journey. The new program is modular for this very reason. It's awesome when programmers can jump straight into our advanced courses. While some students opt for Code 201 and 301 to get up to speed, we love that there are so many quality resources available for developers who are ready to dive into JavaScript development. Congrats on your new job and feel free to stop back by the campus to say hello!

Code Fellows Alumni Outcomes

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Graduation Rate
72,500
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at Code Fellows, 100% graduated. 96% of graduates were job-seeking and 98% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $72,500. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 1096 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee81.7%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position12.1%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
Here are are the details on how we track Employment Data
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

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Code Fellows Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 220+ Code Fellows alumni reviews on Course Report, students appreciate the immersive and comprehensive curriculum, particularly in full-stack software development, cybersecurity, and ops courses. Alumni often mention the effectiveness of hands-on project work and the support from experienced instructors. The modular structure and industry-relevant curriculum are particularly appreciated. One reviewer said, "The instructors are fantastic and the curriculum is very well thought out." However, some students noted the fast pace and intensity of the programs, which can be challenging for beginners.
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Code Fellows is a private vocational school licensed by the State of Washington. Code Fellows was the first code school in Washington State to be approved by the Veterans Association to receive the GI Bill. Learn more at www.codefellows.org/gi-bill
FAQs

How much does Code Fellows cost?

Code Fellows costs around $12,000. On the lower end, some Code Fellows courses like Ops 101: Explore Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Careers (Full-Time, Online) cost $99.

Where does Code Fellows have campuses?

Code Fellows has in-person campuses in Seattle. Code Fellows also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Code Fellows worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Code Fellows reported a 100% graduation rate, a median salary of $72,500, and 98% of Code Fellows alumni are employed.

Is Code Fellows legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 228 Code Fellows alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Fellows and rate their overall experience a 4.49 out of 5.

Does Code Fellows offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Code Fellows accepts the GI Bill!

Can I read Code Fellows reviews?

You can read 228 reviews of Code Fellows on Course Report! Code Fellows alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Fellows and rate their overall experience a 4.49 out of 5.

Is Code Fellows accredited?

Code Fellows is a private vocational school licensed by the State of Washington. Code Fellows was the first code school in Washington State to be approved by the Veterans Association to receive the GI Bill. Learn more at www.codefellows.org/gi-bill

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