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Epicodus

Average Rating4.69
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Epicodus is a coding bootcamp offering part- and full-time courses online and in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Students learn everything they need to know to get a job as a web developer by learning JavaScript, Ruby on, Rails, C#, .NET, and React. More important than any particular skill, cohorts are taught how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry. Epicodus focuses on col...

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  • Morgan Lutz
    Android Developer • Graduate • Java and Android • Portland
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    Jul 30, 2017
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    Worth it

    I graduated from the very first Java/Javascript/Android co-hort in August 2015 and have been asked to write a review about my experience at Epicodus. Many, many things have changed at Epicodus since I graduated, so I don't think my review would accurately reflect what a student would encounter now. Please keep that in mind as you read my review. Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have specific questions about how to get into the world of Android development. 

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  • Caleb P
    Android Engineer • Graduate • Java and Android • Portland
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    Jul 25, 2017
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    Great Program

    Epicodus provided the learning environment and support that I needed to become employed as an Android Engineer with a really great company.  

    There is no way I would have made the relationships and picked up the skills that I needed to land a Dev job on my own.

     

    What Epicodus does for you

    Epicodus provides excellent curriculum, teachers that are committed to student success, and an excellent learning environment.

    The work ...

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  • Ryan Back
    Web Developer • Graduate • Ruby and Ruby on Rails • Portland
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    Jun 06, 2017
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    From Retail to Web Dev in 6 Months

    Background:

    Prior to starting at Epicodus in October 2016, I was a full-time student pursuing a degree in Computer Science. The desire to have more hands-on experience, in an accelerated program, motivated me to research the different “bootcamps” available in Portland. Bottom line, I wanted to get to work. Ultimately, I chose Epicodus based on price, my initial experiences with staff (shout out to Debbie for hosting a great informational open house), and the opp...

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  • Jeremy
    Frontend Developer • Graduate • Java and Android • Portland
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    May 31, 2017
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    Great School at a Great Price

    I was drawn to Epicodus by their low tuition, which I think is outstanding amongst its peers. You never get the feeling that you're being ripped off in any way, which was something I was generally apprehensive about when searching. The school is genuine and transparent, which as much as anything made my experience there cherished. Staff there was always engaged and helpful - albeit w/ an air of having a lot on their plates!

    And that's something you have to understand about Epico...

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  • Ewa
    Java Application Developer • Graduate • Java and Android • Portland
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    Apr 11, 2017
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    Great school if you understand what it is and isn't

    Why Epicodus worked for me: 

    • great price
    • great location and a nice space
    • pair programming + group projects (I wanted experience working with others)
    • the curriculum gave me direction and motivation i lacked when working on my own
    • the cohort (I met and still am in touch with - so many great people)
    • the internship (it was great to get some experience working with a tech company)
    • job finding assistance (I actua...
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  • Jesse Callahan
    Web Application Developer • Graduate • C# and React • Seattle
    Feb 04, 2022
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    Javascript/React/C#

    Epicodus gave me all the tools to become a successful programmer: how to walk through code, how to think and design with class constructors, components, and the MVC structure, how to pair program and talk about code with others, how to implement best practices and most importantly, how to use a growth mindset. If it wasn't for Epicodus, I wouldn't have a job in the field. My Javascript/React/C# class at Epicodus coincided with a college track where I was taking computer science and math....
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  • Dave L.
    Software Developer • Graduate • Ruby and React • Portland
    Jan 26, 2022
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    Ruby on Rails - Web Development

    Positives:
    1) The flipped classroom style, and pair-programming aspect really worked well with my learning style. I was able to absorb the material at my own pace, and have the ability to implement what I learned with my partner. It's incredibly helpful and productive to have someone at your skill level learning alongside. However, it did not mean that the material came easy to me.
    2) The student advisors help keep you on track towards your end goal. Their mock in...
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  • Tiffany
    Graduate • Online
    Jan 12, 2022
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    Good Quality

    Epicodus is much more affordable than other bootcamps I was looking at. I like that it offers C# and I think the pacing of the material was almost perfect. I really appreciated having internships at the end of the program and that the culture is inclusive. I would've liked to have covered more material in the C# portion of the program, I feel as though it was a little slow paced and repetitive, whereas the React portion felt crammed with too much new material on top of Career Services as...
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  • Mekinsie
    Ruby on Rails Software Developer • Graduate • Ruby and React • Portland
    Sep 08, 2021
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    10/10 would recommend

    Epicodus taught me the most updated and relevant information on each language and framework. I still find myself going back for information from the curriculum now because there is a lot of really useful information in there! This bootcamp provided me with the structure I needed to sit down and spend time everyday to learn how to code. Pair programming was useful because that it allowed me to work with many different types of people and to learn and grow together. The content is challeng...
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  • Jon
    Student • Intro to Programming (Full-time) • Portland
    Feb 27, 2021
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    The Quality does not equal the price, and they just raised tuition

    The quality of Epicodus does not meet their current asking price for tuition, nor their updated one. Career services are severely lacking for example. In one instance of our cohort the career services, people were asked about networking and they told us they didn't have any good feedback since they didn't really enjoy it themselves. It was super cringe when it happened. We've also been told by students they've asked to come back and speak that they received no help from them during the j...
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  • Jessica
    Software Engineer • Graduate • C# and React • Online
    Feb 15, 2021
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    Novice to Software Engineer in One Year

    I decided to transition to software development at the beginning of 2020 and Epicodus was a critical component of this career change. Enrollment at a coding bootcamp fully immersed me in the field and it was my privilege to learn alongside inspiring, dedicated individuals who share a passion for personal growth. Collaboration is the center of the Epicodus pair-programming format and my cohort became a tight-knit group as we spent months debugging, designing, and testing together.

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  • Salim
    Student • Java and React • Portland
    Nov 04, 2020
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    Transformational Experience

    I found the part time program very rewarding. Due to onset of Covid our class went from on-site to online midway stage (I preferred the on-site version) but in terms of material and what not the whole experience was very rewarding. Plus the course fee is very affordable compared to what others charge (I don’t think the people who run this program are money minded - they seem to run it like it’s a non profit). I haven’t landed a job yet but the whole course was a transformational experien...
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Epicodus Alumni Outcomes

59%
Employment Rate
72%
Graduation Rate
$75,000
Median Salary
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 34 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field58.8%
Full-time employee44.1%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position8.8%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance5.9%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment2.9%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education2.9%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field17.6%
Could not contact20.6%
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Read Epicodus' full CIRR Outcomes Report here

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Liz Eggleston
Published August 06, 2019
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Liz Eggleston
Published July 11, 2019
Internships at tech companies are different than your typical internship – don’t expect to be picking up coffee orders! We spoke to Rachel Bussert, Epicodus’ Director of Student Services who has been coordinating the internship program at Epicodus for over four years. Rachel tells us what she’s learned about finding internship opportunities, the value of an internship before your full-tim...
Liz Eggleston
Published May 13, 2019
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Imogen Crispe
Published January 31, 2019
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Published December 07, 2018
Over 900 tech bootcamp graduates entered our sweepstakes competition to win a $500 Amazon Giftcard just by leaving a Verified review for their school on Course Report. This time, our lucky winner was Byron Chang from Epicodus! We caught up with Byron to find out what he's up to today. Want to be our next Reviews Sweepstakes Winner? Write a verified review of your coding bootcamp experi...
Lauren Stewart
Published October 29, 2018
Before Epicodus, Aundra was a recent high school graduate with a few odd jobs under her belt. After tutoring and producing content for websites, she wanted to learn the programming languages that powered them, so Aundra set her sights on software development. See why Epicodus was the best choice for Aundra, how she spun her first internship into a full-time job, and how her career has blo...
Imogen Crispe
Published March 23, 2017
  How do you get a job after coding bootcamp if you have no relevant, real-world work experience? Only 1.4% of bootcampers have worked as developers in the past, but most career-changers have little – if any– client experience when they start looking for a developer job. Some bootcamps help students overcome this hurdle by offering opportunities to work for the bootcamp itself, or with rea...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 31, 2016
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Published February 10, 2016
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How much does Epicodus cost?

Epicodus costs around $8,700. On the lower end, some Epicodus courses like Intro to Programming (Part-Time) cost $100.

What courses does Epicodus teach?

Epicodus offers courses like C# and React, C# and React (Part-Time), Intro to Programming (Part-Time), Ruby and React and 1 more.

Where does Epicodus have campuses?

Epicodus has in-person campuses in Portland and Seattle. Epicodus also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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