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Code Fellows

Average Rating4.49
228 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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  • Brandon
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    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Dec 11, 2023
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    High Price for Bad Outcomes

    Code Fellows charges high-end boot camp prices without the results, curriculum, or staffing to match. Even the people who were getting paid to attend (CF accepts multiple forms of veteran education benefits) regretted attending the CF software engineering program. I would recommend staying away from Code Fellows entirely. 

    Most instructors didn't seem to have training in how to lead a class through the material, which made it feel like the instructors were always ill-prepared &amp...
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  • Joshua Michael Coffey
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    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Jul 26, 2023
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    Challenging yet rewarding

    In this school you are going to learn something new every week but you are not going to use everything you learn throughout the whole course some lessons are more of intros to things so you know they are out there so sometimes you will have to do a lot of research on your own depending on what you are interested in
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  • Dylan Dempsey
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    Student • Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    May 18, 2023
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    Doesn’t not prepare you for a job.

    Our course material has typos, unclear directions, and still needs so much work before it’s ready for students. The curriculum does NOT prepare you for a job. They gloss over one new thing a day and you’re expected to put that in your resume as a skill. The class lecture is supposed to be 3 hours long, sometimes it is 1 hour. You would expect much more from a $25,000 course. Your “career” assignments consist of watching 45 minute YouTube videos that are 3 years old, and they call it “par...
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  • Safian Mokel
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    Student • Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Apr 24, 2023
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    Overall - horrible experience due to [name redacted] - lack of follow up or communication

    I recently completed the Code Fellow Bootcamp course, and unfortunately, I was very disappointed with my experience. One of the biggest issues I encountered was the complete lack of communication from the staff. There were times when I had important questions or concerns that went unanswered for days, if not weeks.


    In addition to the lack of communication, there was a severe lack of ownership taken by the instructors and staff. When I encountered issues, instead ...
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    Jeff Malek of Code Fellows

    CEO

    Apr 26, 2023

    Succeeding at Code Fellows requires grit, tenacity, kindness, patience, and personal accountability - the same things that are desired by employers. For those of you reading this who are considering Code Fellows and have these qualities, you will be welcomed with enthusiasm and will do well.  This student does not represent our typical student, nor the values we work hard to uphold at Code Fellows. Code Fellows dismisses students for violating our Code of Conduct (https://codefellows.github.io/code-of-conduct/). We will not tolerate harassment of our employees on review sites like this or elsewhere. 

  • Ryan Papsin
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    Java Developer • Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java with SpringMVC & Android (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Mar 17, 2023
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    Mind and life changing.

    Code Fellows gave me a place that facilitated material and provided accountability. The instructors and the teaching assistants shared their wealth of knowledge and gave room to grow and learn. Java 401 was challenging to learn a new language but extremely rewarding. I believe java laid a great foundation for software development.
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  • Sikha
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    Graduate • Ops 101: Explore Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Careers (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Mar 06, 2023
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    Excellent and Amazing

    I gone through very exciting experience while learning ethical hacking and cybersecurity course from Code Fellows. Course is presented nicely and it was well elaborated. Instructors are so helping in nature.   
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  • Jacob Dang
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    Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
    Feb 03, 2023
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    Satisfactory

    Overall the courses and instructors are fleshed out and get the job done. Looking forward to job searching and implementing teachings and habits instilled by Code Fellows. Ryan Gallaway is a phenomenal instructor and really is there for the students. TA's are extremely helpful, especially Katharine Swilley & Justin Hamerly.
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  • Isaiah Keller
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    Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Dec 01, 2022
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    Code Fellows is great!!

    I took the courses for the Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript Certificate.  The faculty were excellent and I leave confident in my abilities and ready to start a new career.
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  • L.M.
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    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Jun 25, 2022
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    Comprehensive instruction with career transition support

    I just graduated from the Python 401 course at Code Fellows, and my experience was a favorable one.  The curriculum is up-to-date and relevant, while the instructors are enthusiastic and attentive to student needs.  What I found most valuable, other than the technical content, was the focus on job-search readiness and interview skills.  There is also a data structures/algorithms focus that other schools lack.  If you are self-motivated, curious, and interested in pursuing software develo...
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  • Baraah
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    Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Aug 21, 2020
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    Seattle Ops 201 d1

    you are here to gain the experience and the way to learn new things and ways to learn through learning (sandbox learning), you will be the best and you will feel proud of your self especially on the project week 
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  • P R
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    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Sep 17, 2019
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    Great Experience, Perfect For Hands On Learners

    I had tried my hands at traditional schools a few times and always found myself rather bored with the slow progress that was made. A friend had suggested trying out one of the day long 101 courses offered by Code Fellows so I did it. After that course and talking with some of the past graduates that were there helping, I decided to give it a try. I took 201 and 301 back to back and then decided to take the C#/ASP.Net 401 that was in a few months. While the amount of information thrown at y...

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  • Tara
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    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Jul 08, 2019
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    Question the Stats

    Overall Experience rating is a 3. I rated a 3 because of the lack of meaningful job assistance after graduation, as well as questionable statistics of graduates. From my class, I know only about half actually ended up with coding jobs. I question the "student success stats" because there has been no communciation on if I landed a job, and if so, what my salary was since about two months after I graduated (at the time, I did not have a job). I question where they got the numbers that helped...

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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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Updated December 29, 2023
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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
Instructors
4.6
Curriculum
4.5
Job Assistance
4.2
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Accepts GI Bill
Licensing
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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