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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
    Graduate • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Job hunt afterwards

    Quality education. Most people get jobs fairly quickly afterwards, but I have met quite a few graduates from different programs that are failing to find anything. So I would say that Code Fellows will give you the resume to get interviews, but it's up to you to get the job from there.
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  • Anonymous
    Student • Online
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Excellent program -- A bit on the expensive end

    I really enjoyed my time at Code Fellows! This is a great course for any one who wants to learn how to build a website and learn JavaScript. It does not go in too much detail but it gives you the foundations to keep learning on your own or take one of the Development Accelerators. The curriculum is good and you learn a lot and get the foundations for things you might have trouble learning on you own. The two books for the class are about 50$ total. Which is a lot less than most universitie...

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  • Kevin
    Kevin
    Developer • Student • Online
    May 26, 2015
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    Worth

    I attented Code Fellows near it's infancy. While the Job Gaurantee initially attracted me to the camp, it does provide a great incentive for the school to invest in all the students success. The camp not only provided a good basis in technical skills but also intensive career advice. The instructors and speakers were every bit as supportive as they were informative. The amount of speakers provided a great variety of insight and the time spent with the mentors and instructors ...

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  • Jake Anderson
    Jake Anderson
    Graduate • Online
    May 01, 2015
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    Python Development Accelerator

    This course sets you up to be a full stack python developer. We covered everything form data structures and algorithms to deployment and web development. Assignments included building a pyramid blog app that acted as a daily learning journal, a django app that was build for image sharing. Other small assignments covered building everything from a linked list to graph traversal and dijkstras algorithm to find the shortest path along with sorting algorithms. The instructure and TA's were...

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  • Mandi Grant
    Mandi Grant
    Associate Software Development Engineer • Graduate • Online
    Apr 24, 2015
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    100% worth it, but you get out of it what you put in

    The JavaScript dev accelerator was a great experience, it changed my life and was the best educational experience I've ever had.

    I attended Foundations I in June 2014, Foundations II in July, and the Full Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator from August-September 2014. I am now employed full time as a software engineer at Expedia in Bellevue, WA.

    I'm normally a do it yourself-er when it comes to learning new stuff, and I had been learning on my own for ...

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  • Fan Yang
    Fan Yang
    Portland
    Apr 09, 2015
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    A great start

    Bootcamp brings me from a piece of white paper to a real web developer, and to a foreign student like me, the instructors are clear and loud speakers without any accent. I think we should cut off some of the afternoon self-study time and try to learn more even though instructors answered all the questions. 

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  • Ron Floyd
    Ron Floyd
    Web Developer • Graduate • Portland
    Apr 09, 2015
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    What you get out of a program like this is largely up to you.

    My overall experience with the Code Fellows web development bootcamp was very positive. I gave the curriculum three stars because for the amount of pre-work they have you do before you get there, I felt like the curriculum should have been harder and perhaps taught at a faster pace.

    I was in the first cohort offered in Portland, so things were a bit rough around the edges at the start. Week one was fairly disorganized and slow going, and I questioned whether I'd made the righ...

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  • Anonymous
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    Mar 03, 2015
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    Poor quality for the price

    I recently wrapped up the iOS dev accelerator and felt like the overall experience was pretty weak give the high cost. In hindsight, I likely would have gone to another program and simply done a web dev accelerator, but I wanted to do iOS. If you are really looking to get into iOS then this is really the only option for newbies in the area, which is unfortunate. The team at CF is great, but you really don't get much instruction - you basically sit in a room with other people and work o...

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  • Anonymous
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    Feb 06, 2015
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    Spend that money elsewhere

    Code Fellows is ok, but the evening courses are definitely not worth the cost.  The material for the Python class is available through codecademy.  

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Jan 14, 2015
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    Challenging in the beginning but excitement fizzled out at the end

    I attended the 8 weeks iOS accerelator bootcamp. The beginning weeks were fabulous and challenging, but the excitement soon fizzled out towards the end. Although they claimed it was a 8 weeks course but the actual lesson time were much much lesser. Among these 8 weeks, 2 weeks were used on team app development (2 different apps), the final week was mostly interview mock test, and there was NO lesson on every Friday too, so all in all it was only 5-week&nb...

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  • Mark Palfreeman
    Mark Palfreeman
    Associate Front-End Developer • Graduate • Online
    Oct 31, 2014
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    Take your static web skills to production-level front end best practices

    Summary

    After attending Code Fellows to learn front-end web development, numerous friends have asked me questions like "How was it?" and "Would you recommend it?" My response differs depending on the person's prior experience and interests, but here's a high-level review to help with these inquiries.

     

     

    The world of web development is one giant rabbit hole that requires c...

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  • Ivan Lesko
    Ivan Lesko
    Graduate
    Sep 15, 2014
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    Ivan Lesko

    I took the iOS Boot Camp (now called the iOS Development Accelerator) in January/February 2014 and I can say without a doubt Code Fellows is the best educational experience I have ever had. I started learning how to code on my own 6 months prior to Code Fellows and landed an iOS dev position a month after the program ended. The best thing about Code Fellows is the pace and environment. Being surrounded by a class full of students on the same interests as you to bounce ideas off is invaluab...

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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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4.6
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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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