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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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  • Joe
    Joe
    Software Engineer • Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Part-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Apr 28, 2021
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    Best Decision I have ever made

    I went to code fellows and attended the Python course. I learned so much in the short amount of time I had attended there. I highly recommend this course i got employed making a six figure salary within 6 months. 
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  • Ethan Denny
    Cybersecurity Student • Ops 301: Networking and Systems Administration (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Mar 26, 2021
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    This is a great course!

    I just completed the ops201 and ops301 courses, and the experience has been fantastic. The curriculum is very intense and very in depth. This program explicitly focuses on applied skill rather than teaching to a cert. It will get you a long way toward preparing for your Comptia tests, but that's incidental to learning the practical work itself.
    Coming out of the 301 course I can confidently set up networks, VPNs, configure Active Directory, write complex setup scripts in bash, PowerSh...
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  • Alex Pena
    Alex Pena
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Part-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Jan 26, 2021
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    You get what you pay for!

    I did a ton of research before deciding on what boot camp to attend. As an employed graduate of Code fellows I can say that I more than happy with the time and money spent. Code fellows not only taught me how to be a software engineer but also taught me how to be successful within the industry and be an asset to whoever I get to collaborate with. 

    I had no experience with any language of code and basic computer knowledge. The way the curriculum is setup the pace was challenging bu...
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  • Kevin McNeil
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Dec 22, 2020
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    Great Experience

    Code Fellows was an amazing experience, it was 5 months of long days, several hours and a lot of work, but in the end its all worth it, i have been prepared for a career in the tech industry
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  • Marchael Acode
    Marchael Acode
    Full Stack Java Software Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java with SpringMVC & Android (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Dec 01, 2020
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    Join the Code Fellows Family

    If you are considering the Code Fellows program, I encourage you to apply. Through the six month program, I learned more valuable material than I did in a four year college. For people new to the tech world like myself, getting through the course was not an easy task. The program was a gruelling process, filled with sleepless nights and frustration, but the light at the end of the tunnel is well worth it. My understanding and progression of software development was exponential and I am e...
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  • Vij
    Software Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Oct 28, 2020
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    Software Developer

    I joined the bootcamp to learn technical skills to augment my interest in data research and quality improvement, and ended up making a complete career transition into this industry. Codefellows provided a challenging, incremental and fun environment to learn. And along with great instruction, they have an extremely supportive network of graduates and industry recruiters that were able to assist me in making this transition successful.
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  • Blake Romero
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Oct 22, 2020
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    Glad I did it!

    Code Fellows is an amazing place to learn software development. The Code Fellows staff takes care of their students, they provide a robust curriculum with tons of TA and instructor support. They were always ready and willing to answer any questions. Code Fellows has a great comunity of like-minded people that are great to work with and are always helpful. If you are on the edge about doing a bootcamp I saw do it, you will not regret, any bootcamp will be a great experience but in particu...
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  • Peyton Cysewski
    Peyton Cysewski
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Sep 21, 2020
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    An Ideal University Alternative

    I was always under the impression that the university route was the only route. After three and a half years of pushing my way through school with it losing its luster each year I was eager to find a new path. When I discovered Code Fellows it was immediately clear this was the way to go, and I was not wrong! I was surrounded by instructors and staff who cared about their students. I learned more than just how to code, but how to learn how to learn. Aside from the silliness of that state...
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  • Nicholas Ryan
    Nicholas Ryan
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Sep 11, 2020
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    Fantastic time at Code Fellows

    I came to Code Fellows knowing some Python related mostly to data science and making text adventure console games. I expected to learn about Web Development and at the end feel proficient enough to build my own sites and understand the modern web better. I got a whole lot more out of it than that, the instructors I had were absolutely top notch and so knowledgeable, I feel like I learned so much information in such a short time I'm still surprised at the things I can accomplish now. Trul...
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  • Dave Wolfe
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Aug 20, 2020
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    Great Experience

    I just graduated from Code Fellows, in Seattle WA. 6 months ago, I barely knew what a boolean was. Now, I'm a Full Stack JavaScript Developer. I learned so much during my time at Code Fellows, that I really don't know where to start with this review, other than to say, if you are looking for a bootcamp to attend, you owe it to yourself to check out Code Fellows. It's difficult, rewarding, and well worth the time and money. 
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  • David Palagashvili
    David Palagashvili
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
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    Aug 18, 2020
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    Professionally enriching, personally transformative!

    It was time for a career change and I knew I wanted to get into software but the impostor syndrome was a blocker; I never thought I could learn it without going to a 4 year university. I attended an info session and learned that this is a real technologist institute, with a large, dedicated instructional team. The leaders of this organization are well connected at the Big Four and they have a profound understanding of what they're looking for in candidates these days. The game has change...
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  • Paul D
    Paul D
    Fullstack Javascript Developer • Graduate
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    Aug 17, 2020
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    reinventing your life

    In a day and age where everyone is offering services to teach you how to code and how to get a job in the Tech industry, many prospective students are wary. But let me tell you that at Code Fellows, they work to prepare you for the actual environment you will be put in in the tech industry.  I came here without knowing anything about code and I left being able to write full stack applications in a variety of frameworks and languages, customized to what employers are actually looking to h...
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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.

Recent Code Fellows News

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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.
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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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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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