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Code Fellows

Average Rating4.47
229 Reviews
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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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  • Anonymous
    Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Jan 26, 2016
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    Some good, some bad.

    Right now it seems like the main goal of this company is to make a profit, and not actually turn out top notch programmers. They've split up their classes now, and are making a total of 20k off of students who go through the whole course. Their scholarships are miniscule. The TA's are usually students who finished the course before and don't actually know what they're talking about. Apparently the job gaurantee has gone away, and they didn't bother to notify any of their 401 students. 

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  • Anonymous
    Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Online
    Jan 10, 2016
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    to take note of...

    Codefellows broke up their development accelerator, which means you'll have to complete several courses (i.e CF201, CF301 and a 401) before you can specailise in either Javascript, Python or iOS. This also means higher course fees and a longer time out of the market. There was a lot of emphasis on getting you to move on to the next course, which meant it was hard to fail and you might not get honest feedback. In 201, the instructors and TAs were ...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Jan 03, 2016
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    My course was good but Code Fellows has issues

    My experience was with the Python Dev Accelerator out of Seattle. Here are my thoughts.

    Pros:

    • Our instructor Cris was amazingly helpful; he works incredibly hard
    • The average student out of my Dev Accelerator was quite capable and talented; at least for my class, it was relatively high caliber
    • I got lucky and got a job that I really enjoy. I think I'm one of 7 out of 16 with a permanent position six months after start...
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  • Prathap
    Prathap
    Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Nights + Weekends) • Online
    Dec 22, 2015
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    Angularjs Course

    Really very useful AngularJS Course. Practical oriented

    AngularJS Course

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Portland
    Dec 21, 2015
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    Highly Recommend

    I've taken two classes with Code Fellows thus far and have really enjoyed both. The learning atmosphere from my classmates to the instructors were always available to assist any time that I had a question. 

    Not only did I learn a lot of new things, I also have the experience of collaboration with other coders working on a project as well as a small portfolio of projects built up for when I go to seek a job.

    This pace of learning is a great choice if you're ...

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  • J M
    J M
    Implementation Specialist • Graduate • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Online
    Dec 17, 2015
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    Code 201: Foundations of Software Development

    It covers HTML, CSS, Javascript and using a Javascript Library (jquery). It's pretty quick overall. In theory it sounded great, and it was at night which made it approachable. I'm actually reviewing the previous iteration of this class, that was also a heck of a lot cheaper.

    The class started off pretty strong, but suffered from some serious structural issues going forward. It seemed to be a section of their full-time class that had been stretched over a longer period of ...

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  • Miles Ranisavljevic
    Miles Ranisavljevic
    Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in iOS • Online
    Dec 16, 2015
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    iOS Track

    My experience at Code Fellows has been great!  I came into the program with very little programming knowledge or experience, and I will be leaving feeling pretty ready to contribute as a developer wherever I land a job.  I have gotten plenty of help with the job placement, and have been very grateful for the feedback on social media, resumes, etc.

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  • Clare
    Clare
    FullStack Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Dec 16, 2015
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    FullStack JavaScript

    In a matter of 8 weeks, we covered a full MEAN stack, starting with node.js and Express.js. My teacher was Tyler who focused on teaching us test driven development, and donated a class per week to covering common whiteboarding questions.  In addition to practicing relevant code during the week, Tyler took the time to 'pull back the hood' and explain vairous behind the scene functions that we woudl otherwise not see happening. When we started covering Angular.js and MongoDB aga...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Dec 15, 2015
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    Very positive experience

    I had a great experience with Code Fellows. I found the subject matter and the curriculum to be fascinating and more exciting than I had imagined. I graduated from the Full-Stack JavaScript track, and they definitely covered the technologies that employers are currently looking for. 

    I do think the course could have been a little more challenging, and that there could have been more feedback provided as far as code styling/elegance is concerned.  I did graduate before t...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Online
    Dec 15, 2015
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    Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator

    This is a very thourough, immersive bootcamp style course.
    It is exhausting, but very educational. The environment is very inclusive and the students have very diverse backgrounds. Comfortable environment.
    40 hours a week, plus tons of homework. Two project weeks.

    Be prepared for this class. Do the pre-week and as much self study as you can.

    Not for the weak of heart.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development (Nights + Weekends) • Online
    Nov 16, 2015
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    Code fellows bootcamp

    I started this few months ago and their overall ideas are great but they don't teach new people to programming much. They throw a project at you and expect you to finish it. If you don't have any experience please don't sign up for this its way too much money for nothing. You can learn what they teach you on your own and save thousands. 

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  • Monica Davidson
    Monica Davidson
    Front End Engineer • Graduate • Online
    Nov 11, 2015
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    Front End Development Bootcamp

    Bootcamp for Front End Web Development. Taught HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessors, responsive web design/development, JavaScript and jQuery along with overall web design. Excellent course.

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Code Fellows Alumni Outcomes

98%
Employment Rate
100%
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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4.5
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4.2
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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. 229 Code Fellows alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Fellows and rate their overall experience a 4.47 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 229 reviews of Code Fellows on Course Report! Code Fellows alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Fellows and rate their overall experience a 4.47 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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