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Code Fellows

Average Rating4.49
228 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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  • Carsten Rossen
    Carsten Rossen
    N/A • Student • Online
    Mar 26, 2021
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    Ops 301

    Great course! Learned a lot about Microsoft systems such as domains, domain controller configurations, and the active directory. Also got good practice with pfSense and setting up captive portals.
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  • Scott Falbo
    Scott Falbo
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Mar 25, 2021
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    Exhausting, Worth It

    Deciding to pursue my interest in software development at nearly 40 years old after working in the arts for over twenty years was terrifying.  But after my journey through Code Fellows, I can say with confidence that I'm prepared both technically and culturally. 

    I'm leaving these courses with not only the skills to competently program in my chosen language, but also a deeper understanding of the logic, and the agility to quickly learn new languages and tools.

    Along with fe...
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  • Chris Gantt
    Chris Gantt
    Software Engineer • Student • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Mar 05, 2021
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    CodeFellows is the gateway to getting a dev job in Seattle

    I have seen more students get a dev job in Seattle by going through CodeFellows than any other bootcamp. This is the program to take if you want to be a web developer.
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  • Stephen Webber
    Stephen Webber
    Student • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development • Online
    Feb 07, 2021
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    Supportive, Challenging, and Rad All Around

    I'm taking the time to write a review of Code Fellows as a current student because I know lots of people will do some shopping around to find if a bootcamp is right for them, and if so, which bootcamp. I highly recommend Code Fellows and have found it to be a place where people are really celebrated for who they are. The curriculum is stacked so that bit by bit, projects and labs build on what has been taught previously. There is excellent instructor help and TA help during lab time. It'...
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  • Tia
    Tia
    Software Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Oct 24, 2020
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    10/10 would recommend

    Code Fellows is indeed a coding bootcamp, but it's a lot more than just a place you go to learn how to write code. The program is robust in that it teaches you as much about coding, the industry, and "how to learn" as can be taught in 6 months! They do a great job of exposing you to different parts of the industry and different paths your career could take you. The community is genuine, supportive, and legitimately interested in your success. If you're anything like me 6 months ago, cons...
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  • David Armstrong
    David Armstrong
    Student • Student • Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Aug 22, 2020
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    Solid instruction

    This series of classes (I began with Ops 101 and am going thru Ops 401) is my first experience with Code Fellows. I have 2 degrees in an unrelated field and am enjoying a new approach to instruction. There is a good combination of types of learning in the courses including reading, demonstration, lab time, and self exploration.
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  • Chance Harmon
    Chance Harmon
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, In-Person) • Seattle
    Aug 06, 2020
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    Came for the education, left with a community!

    I started the Code Fellows journey without a single line of code under my belt, and now am a Full Stack JavaScript dev! The courses are demanding and cover so much in a stacked learning environment. Highly recommend this school, was the best choice I have ever made!
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  • Laura
    Laura
    Application Development Associate • Graduate • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Online
    Mar 29, 2020
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    Great experience

    I took 201 and 301 at Code Fellows (ie Foundations of and Intermediate Software Development). I did not take a 401 course, and I was able to get an entry level job in the field of application development with a tech consulting firm. The instructors for both courses were engaging, approachable, and encouraging. The environment and Code Fellows overall is *extremely* welcoming, even to people like myself who are inexperienced and new to the tech field. There is awesome diversity (gender, e...
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  • Will koger
    Will koger
    Student • Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Feb 11, 2020
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    Course really prepared me.

    Attending the 102 course has really helped out when I started 201. Our instructor Brad did a really good job of covering a lot of material in a short week. He created a atmosphere that allowed us to more in depth with questions that may not have been "on the curriculum". I think it helped gain a better understanding of the material. You can definitely tell the difference through the first week of 201 on who took the 102 course. Regardless of skill level I would highly recommend it. Even ...
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  • Fletcher LaRue
    Fletcher LaRue
    Software developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Feb 06, 2020
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    Worked for me - (CodeFellows 5 mo on-site program + 5 months hunting = 10 months to job)

    I attended CodeFellows from October 2018 thru March 2019 (5 months), and then spent the following 5 months building my portfolio website, learning in the areas I felt weak in, and looking for a job. In reality I wanted to have a portfolio I was somewhat happy with before applying so I wasn't really applying for the whole 5 months.

    At CodeFellows there are 3 levels, which is nice, because they only bill you at the start of each level (as opposed to the whole lump sum up...
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  • Iris L.
    Iris L.
    Student • Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech • Online
    Jan 29, 2020
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    Review: Code 102: Intro to Software Development

    I really enjoyed this course! And absolutely would recommend it. The teacher (Brad) always showed a very positive and friendly attitude, and never showed annoyance when we askied the same thing over and over again (very hard thing to control).

    Also, Brad express sincere caring for our future careers.I like the speed of the class, although I feel that we need more time for the lab exercises, but this may be just me. Related with this, ...

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  • Dan Le
    Dan Le
    Fullstack Software Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
    Aug 22, 2019
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    Great coding school

    Went through the school from Oct 2018 to Apr 2019. Took the 401 in Python. You get what you put into it. If you are not ready to be challenged or not ready to spend almost all of your time learning, this is not the place for you. It's very fast paced and make you question your life sometimes, but you do learn a lot. The insctructors are the best part. Wish we had a class on security though. 

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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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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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