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Codesmith

Average Rating4.89
586 Reviews
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Codesmith is a coding school redefining the way software engineering is taught. Codesmith offers full-time (13-week) and part-time (38-week) remote software engineering immersive programs as well as a full-time NYC Onsite program. Codesmith focuses on concepts and technologies such as full-stack JavaScript, computer science, machine learning, Dev Ops, React, and more. The immersives are advanced residencies designed to help individuals launch meaningful, high-level ca...
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  • Ryan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Jun 09, 2022
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    On Codesmith's Immersive Program

    Prior to joining Codesmith's LA Immersive Program, I'd had some experience with programming, having taken a few intro computer science courses in college and tinkered around with JavaScript and Python through youtube tutorials. As coding became a passion of mine, I decided to try and apply for a software engineer role, but found it immensely difficult as I found the technical assessments to be out of my range of skill and a lot of companies were hesitant to hire a person without a techni...
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  • Jake
    Software Engineer II • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jun 04, 2022
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    Life changing

    Two years ago, I went to a very well known bootcamp right before the pandemic hit. The experience was ok as far as learning about coding, but to be honest the way in which they prepared us to actually get a job was extremely lackluster, to put it kindly. I struggled greatly and felt totally rudderless and not sure how I was ever going to crack into the industry.  Fall of 2021, I ran into a friend who had recently finished Codesmith and got an amazing job...
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  • Yanming Yu
    Yanming Yu
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    May 25, 2022
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    Thought it was a scam at first.

    2019 I knew I wanted to make a career change. I remember reading this reddit post calling codesmith a scam. It deterred me away but my curiosity had me investigate their free hard parts workshop and finding alumni to get their take. Their CSX platform was excellent, hard parts was fun and mostly importantly majority of the alumni I talked to has great things to say about the program. No one said the program was perfect and had issues with some parts of the program but never the whole pro...
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  • Reland
    Frontend Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    May 18, 2022
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    I made the right choice.

    I'm a pandemic career-changer in my early 40s and I left a good, stable job to pursue software engineering. This may have been the most significant decision and the most challenging project of my life. Before I was fully committed to this monumental life change I launched a deep research project to determine which boot camp was going to set me up for the greatest success. My research led me to Codesmith.

    Every reputable coding boot camp offers some kind of free live workshops and ...
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  • Brian
    Brian
    Student • CS Prep • Online
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    May 09, 2022
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    CS Prep

    This course does a good job of teaching the material, but a relatively poor job of teaching you the skill necessary to succeed in their technical interview. If you are taking this with the intention of going on to the immersive program, there are probably better ways to spend your time/money.
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  • Rachel
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Apr 13, 2022
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    Great community and outcomes

    Codesmith was an excellent experience and for me it was definitely worth it. I attended the full time immersive and it was a lot of long hours and tough work, but ultimately absolutely worth it and truly rewarding. I had already done some self studying when I enrolled and it really took my engineering skills to the next level. The most valuable parts of the program for me were the community and network you find, the project focus, and the hiring portion. I chose Codesmith because of the ...
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  • John Jongsun Suh
    John Jongsun Suh
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Feb 22, 2022
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    Great Expectations. Extraordinary Outcomes.

    Two things make Codesmith stand out: the open source product and the community. 

    The OSP grants a critical advantage in the job search that is unattainable through self study alone or by writing CRUD toy apps. Codesmith's curriculum doesn't teach GraphQL, Electron, TypeScript, microservices architectures etc., but depending on the OSP you choose (and the work you put in both during and after Codesmith), you'll come away with the ability to a) talk knowledgeably about a selection o...
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  • Elena
    Software Developer • Student • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Nov 11, 2021
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    Great community

    I joined the Codesmith community through CSX, then CSPrep, then the full-time LA immersive, attending virtually from NY.  It was evident from the beginning that Codesmith's secret to success was their built-in community.  By the time I was done with CSPrep I had a community to struggle through the technical interview process with which was key to my ability to pass the technical interview.  I'd agree with other Course Report reviews that say "persistence is key."  Once I started the full...
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  • Hien Nguyen
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Nov 01, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    Very similar experiences with other reviews. I had a great experience here. People are very nice and supportive. Please don't come in expecting you'll get a job without working very hard. It requires a lot of dedication but if you're determined, you'll pull it through.

    I got a job 3 weeks after I graduated without the CS degree, but I do have an engineering degree from UC Berkeley though, and I'm not sure that'd be relevant in my job search. It's a very rewarding career.

    Go...
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  • Jinhee
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Oct 18, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    I considered many other bootcamps like fullstack academy, general assembly, etc. but then codesmith hiring outcome came to my attention as codesmith's hiring outcome was the best among bootcamps out there. After going through 12-weeks of program and now getting a job, I can see why codesmith has the best hiring outcome and I am really glad that I decided to go with codesmith. It provides the best curriculum for people who want to be engineers and how to think and code like mid to senior-...
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  • Jehovany Cruz
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Oct 11, 2021
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    You won't regret it! Take the leap of faith.

    Codesmith was such a great experience for me. I was stuck at a deadend job for way too long and needed to make a change. I found codesmith through a friend of mine who did the program in 2019. This help make my decision to make the leap of faith alot easier because I saw he completed the program and got a great job. Knowing someone first hand helped me put me at ease.

    To practice to get into Codesmith they have great free workshops call Javascript the easy parts (intro free classe...
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  • Geo
    Geo
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Oct 05, 2021
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    Best investment I've made

    I’ve waited to make this review because I wanted to be in the right mindset. That being said, I’ve obtained more value from Codesmith than my years as an engineer in college. Sad.. but very true. I am sitting here almost 3 months into my job with an income 3x more than what it was before I joined Codesmith. 

    They will give you the skills to be successful and competitive in the job market. I’ve taken everything they have taught me - especially the nontechnical stuff such as communi...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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Graduation Rate
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96% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 4% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 301 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field80.1%
Full-time employee77.4%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.7%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance1.7%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.3%
Not seeking in-field employment0.3%
Employed out-of-field0.3%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field19.6%
Could not contact0.0%
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Updated July 11, 2024
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Codesmith Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
4.9
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4.9
Curriculum
4.9
Job Assistance
4.9
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Codesmith is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. For more information visit: https://codesmith.io/regulatory-information
FAQs

How much does Codesmith cost?

Codesmith costs around $20,925. On the lower end, some Codesmith courses like JavaScript for Beginners cost $350.

Where does Codesmith have campuses?

Codesmith has in-person campuses in New York City. Codesmith also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Codesmith worth it?

The data says yes! Codesmith reports a median salary of $133,281 and 82% of Codesmith alumni are employed. Codesmith hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 586 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Codesmith legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 586 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith and rate their overall experience a 4.89 out of 5.

Does Codesmith offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Codesmith offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read Codesmith reviews?

You can read 586 reviews of Codesmith on Course Report! Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith and rate their overall experience a 4.89 out of 5.

Is Codesmith accredited?

Codesmith is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. For more information visit: https://codesmith.io/regulatory-information

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