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Code Fellows

Average Rating4.47
229 Reviews
49 Courses
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
    Student • Online
    Aug 17, 2015
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    Code Fellows Bootcamp review

    Three levels of classrooms and labs near the Amazon campus in South Lake Union, Seattle, Washington.   It was a hard class but the instruction was great and so was the support and help from teachers, ta's and students as well.  Lecture in the morning, lab in the afternoon.  Reading or tutorials at home each night.  I think immediate level of understanding varies according to your experience previously, but they really want you to succeed and they will help you as lo...

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  • Randy
    Randy
    Scientist • Graduate • Online
    Aug 16, 2015
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    Got my moneys worth in questions alone!

    Greetings, 

    I have recently graduated from the iOS dev accelerator at Code Fellows (Seattle).  The course was awesome, demanding, and inspiring.  There is absolutely NO WAY I could have or would have learned all that on my own in 8 weeks or even likely in 6 months.  I am switching careers from biotech and had spent the past 2 years attending university part time.  I was told about Code Fellows and bootcamps in general and after interviewing both grads and...

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  • Sarah Hermanns
    Sarah Hermanns
    Student • Online
    Aug 16, 2015
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    IOS Development Accelerator

    We are learning how to create mobile apps in Objective-C and Swift. We use industry tools and frameworks such as Cocoa, Xcode, UIKit, Git, and more. The class will dive deep into UIKit, asynchronous code, CoreImage, NSURLSession and JSON, MapKit and CoreLocation, AutoLayout, Source Control, Core Data, Animation, and the app submission process. I also took the computer science bootcamp as well as the Foundations II workshop for IOS.

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  • Tim Miller
    Tim Miller
    Student • Online
    Aug 15, 2015
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    Great Start to My Professional Career

    It was after a lot of consideration and researching that I decided to quit my job in retail to attend classes at Code Fellows. The only exposure to programming I had was free online courses, and I knew I would need something in person to take the next step. I spoke with alumni from seveal coding academy's in and around Seattle. And after weighing all options I knew if I wanted complete caree change my best option would be Code Fellows. I've started with just the Foundations 1 ...

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  • Efrain
    Efrain
    Software Dev • Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Python - Dev From Scratch

    Seattle Code Fellows is a great little code school right in the heart of downtown. Its literally next door to Amazon headquarters so you really get the feeling of being part of the tech community even as a student. The best part of the school is its focus on taking raw talent into developers. 

    They practice a methodolgy of having you start with a night course or two to make sure you have solids basics. The instructors at least for the python class (Cris Ewing) really care ab...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Great starting point, focused on shipping products out

    In my Yelp review, I compared an investment in Code Fellows accelerator program to an investment in a classic Burberry trench coat. To continue that analogy, let's say that a few months later, I discovered that the lining on my coat started unraveling, which is unexpected for such a pricey item. I was part of the iOS Development accelerator program at CF and while there are things that could be improved, I would go through the program again.  ...

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  • Truyen Nguyen
    Truyen Nguyen
    Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Software Engineer

    The student needs should have a basic background in Computer Science before apply for a bootcamp program.

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  • Anonymous
    Unemployed • Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Experience is advisable

    My overall experience at Code Fellows is a positive one. The staff are incredibly helpful and very good at their jobs. The curriculum is a tough thing to rate due to the fast pace at which the industry can change. That being said what we learned was pretty excellent stuff! Having had zero experience with code before starting Code Fellows, I would strongly advise that a prospective student take a CS100 class somewhere to begin wrapping your head around the concepts that you will encoun...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Ruby on Rails Development Accelerator

    I took the Foundations 2: Ruby course, then the Ruby on Rails Development Accelerator. I'm very good at self-directed learning, and have been a hobby-level programmer for several years, but I felt like I needed an extra boost to get an actual job.

    In hindsight, I think I would skip the F2 course, becuase you can learn the basics of Ruby elsewhere for much cheaper (Codecademy, Code School, or Treehouse). The instructor was great, but I found I spent most of my time helping oth...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Code Fellows - Javascript Development Accelerator

    I think Code Fellows has done a really good job of getting us prepared for skills that we will need to be contributing members in the job market today. Each class is constantly being updated to reflect the frameworks and libraries currently being used and making sure best practices are taught.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Try Again..

    This bootcamp had a lot of potential and came with the right goals but the implementation and day to day classes were poorly planned. I believe having had better instructors that have a broader perspective, longer backgrounds, and overall understanding of all aspects of programming is necessary to have a conducive learning environement and that was, unfortunately, not present in this bootcamp.

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Excellent instructors, laser focus on skills you will use

    The class format has changed since I attended, but when I went it was 8 weeks of intense instruction with lots of hands-on practice, talks by successful developers and entrepreneurs, and opportunities to network with local startups. I already had some dev experience so I think I had an easier time than some, but everyone got enough instruction to make a career change. It definitely felt like Code Fellows was located at the epicenter of the local startup scene.

    The one a...

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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.
Overall Experience
4.5
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4.6
Curriculum
4.5
Job Assistance
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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