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Flatiron School

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Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, and UX/UI Design in NYC, Brooklyn, Washington DC, London, Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Online. Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers as software engineers, data scientists, and UX/UI designers through rigorous, market-aligned curricula, and the support of seasoned instructors and personal career coaches. Through test-driven labs and portfolio projects, Flatiron teaches students to think and build like software engineers and data scientists. Flatiron School’s UX/UI Design Immersive includes a client project to give students client-facing experience and an industry-vetted portfolio.

To apply, applicants must submit a written application about why they want to join Flatiron School, take part in an interview with an admissions advisor, learn some basic skills, and discuss it with an instructor. Flatiron is looking for people with passion and aptitude and aims to admit people with a variety of backgrounds. Flatiron School also offers several free introductory courses, including Coding Bootcamp Prep and Data Science Bootcamp Prep. 

Flatiron School offers a money-back guarantee for their Software Engineering, Data Science, and UX/UI Design Immersives – if students don’t get a qualifying job offer within six months of graduation, they can get their money back (see eligibility at flatironschool.com/terms). Flatiron’s Career Services team provides weekly 1:1 career coaching sessions, mock interviews, and employer introductions to help students launch lifelong careers in tech.

Flatiron School, in partnership with WeWork, also powers the Access Labs Initiative – a 15-week immersive software engineering program in Brooklyn with deferred tuition for applicants earning less than $35,000. To increase diversity in its programs, Flatiron School has awarded over $10 million in scholarships for women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups in tech.

Flatiron School was one of the first bootcamps in the industry to publish outcomes, backing its 99% employment rate for the NYC Software Engineering Immersive, and 94% employment rate for the Online Software Engineering Immersive with annual independently-verified jobs reports (check out the full report at flatironschool.com/outcomes). 

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  • Access Labs Software Engineering Immersive

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    AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$17,000
    Class size20
    LocationNew York City
    Access Labs Initiative, a new software engineering program powered by the innovators and educators at WeWork and Flatiron School, expands access to coding education and increases opportunity in tech for people who can't afford upfront tuition. Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Utilizing the proven curriculum and 15-week modular program structure developed for Flatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive, students learn to think, and build, like software engineers – from developing coding mastery to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. In each three-week curriculum module, students develop key skills through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration, showcasing progress through Portfolio Projects. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed our curriculum to prepare students to launch software engineering careers, independent of any specific language or Technology. By the completion of the program, students have done much more than simply build technical skills: they have maintained technical blogs to show they can credibly talk tech; they have become a part of the tech community; they have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications to show employers as they enter the job-search phase.
    Financing
    DepositNo upfront tuition or deposit.
    Tuition PlansOpen only to applicants earning less than $35,000 annually, all Access Labs students enroll with full deferred tuition. Once you have a qualifying job, pay 10% of your income in monthly installments until the full $17,000 tuition is paid.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf the full Career Services Commitment (https://www.accesslabs.org/career-services-commitment) is completed and a Qualifying Job Offer is not received by the student within 6 months, the tuition balance will be waived.
    Scholarship Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to inquire about available scholarship opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course to prepare for their technical review.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive

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    Data Visualization, Virtualization, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$17,000
    Class size20
    LocationWashington, New York City, London
    Over 12 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing threats. You’ll set traps and catch threat actors with our real-world lab environments paired with industry-grade curriculum. You’ll learn the analytical skills needed to stand out from the competition. Our Cybersecurity Analytics program includes 8 foundational courses designed to prepare you for success in the cybersecurity industry.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Options vary by location: 
    London: Deferred Payment Plan
    NYC: ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: London: £12,500, NYC $17,000, DC $15,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School’s Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we’ll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Data Science, Git, R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Machine Learning, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationChicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle
    The Data Science Immersive provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. The program will teach students to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. At Flatiron School, students learn by building. Students will come away with an advanced Portfolio Project to demonstrate their technical proficiency and creativity to current or future job managers and hiring leads. Our course dedicates three weeks towards completion of a large-scale data science and machine learning project where students work in groups of two. The project provides an in-depth opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning accomplishments and get a feel for what working a large-scale data science project is really like.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000; Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / GuaranteeYes. Flatiron
    ScholarshipVisit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Online Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    With more than 650% job growth since 2012, data science has catapulted to be among tech’s fastest-growing and most sought-after fields. This program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. Students will learn how to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. All students in our Online Data Science Immersive receive a one-year WeWork hot desk membership included in their tuition, enabling them to connect and network with other learners in their city. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000 Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Data Science Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Software Engineering Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Flatiron School’s proven Full Stack Web Development Curriculum is at the heart of our instructor-led Online Software Engineering Immersive. This rigorous course of study prepares you for a career in web development through 800 hours of challenging but rewarding coursework, providing you with the skills and experience necessary to obtain and excel in an entry-level software development job. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed this curriculum to teach you to think—and build—like a software engineer, independent of any specific language. By the completion of Online Software Engineering Immersive, you’ll have done much more than build your technical skills: you’ll have maintained a technical blog to show you can credibly talk tech; you’ll have become a part of your local developer community; you’ll have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications that show employers your programming abilities in action. With Full-Time, Part-Time, and Self-Paced course options, the Online Software Engineering Immersive is designed to give you the perfect balance of flexibility and structure to ensure your success. All students in our Online Software Engineering Immersive receive a one-year WeWork hot desk membership included in their tuition, enabling them to connect and network with other learners in their city. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000; Part-Time Course: $15,000; Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Software Engineering Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online UX/UI Design

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Learn the visual, technical, and client service skills essential to launch a successful career as a UX or UI designer. Flatiron School’s online course combines an industry-leading digital design program with dedicated Career Services support. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition Plans$15,000 for Full-Time and Part-Time course pace options
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online UX/UI Design course includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous design experience is required.
    Prep WorkNo.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    MySQL, AngularJS, HTML, JavaScript, SQL, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationDenver, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle, Austin
    Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Over 15 challenging weeks on Flatiron School’s campus, students learn to think, and build, like software engineers — from developing coding proficiency to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. In each three-week curriculum module, students develop key skills through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration, showcasing progress through Portfolio Projects. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed our curriculum to prepare students to launch software engineering careers, independent of any specific language or technology. By the completion of the program, students have done much more than simply build technical skills: they have maintained technical blogs to show they can credibly talk tech; they have become a part of the tech community; they have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications to show employers as they enter the job-search phase with the support of our Career Services team.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000 Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC: $15,000 London: £10,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Design Immersive

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$17,000
    Class size24
    LocationSan Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle, Austin
    Powered by Designation, this course combines the world’s leading digital design program with Flatiron School’s best-in-class Career Services team and money-back guarantee (see eligibility details at flatironschool.com/terms). Students learn skills in user experience and user interface design and then practice those skills in a professional, client-based environment. Broken into two 12-week phases – this hybrid learning model allows students to study online for the first 12 weeks, and then join in person for team-based design and live client projects. Students learn quickly that design itself isn’t only about doing or creating; it’s always about learning— about users, clients, teammates, practices, tools, skills, and yourself.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb. 
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC: $17,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's UX/UI Design Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep WorkBefore beginning the full time course, all students complete Design Essentials - a six-week online course covering the foundations of UX research, UX design, interaction design, visual design, UI design, and user testing.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

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    Before deciding to apply to the Flatiron School's full time NYC program, I took the boot camp prep course online.

    It far exceeded my expecations. It was a challenging progression that did a great job of teaching me different things I could do with Javascript. Its better than any other tutorial or free course I've explored online.

    Some of the other courses are show-and-tells where you complete an exercise, think you know something, and move on, regardless of if you learned anything. Flatiron really made me think about what I had to code and what tools I would have to use to solve the problem. The course gave me a great sense of why certain problems are approached certain ways.

    Additionally, the read along lessons had well written, practical analogies and even made me lol a few times. It was enjoyable and educational. 

    The Bootcamp Prepcourse is definitely worth doing.

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    I discovered a passion for coding and set my mind to getting into a coding bootcamp. Flatiron was my first choice. I was drawn to Flatiron not only because of the glaring reviews I came across about the quality of the education provided, but also, and foremost, because of its values of passion, creativity, collegiality, positivity, self-development. These values really resonate to me and I felt like I could fit in well. So I applied for the immersive program and started working dilligently on the Bootcamp prep. 

    The Bootcamp prep is awesome and totally free! It goes through the fundamentals of Javascript and Ruby, and tests your knowledge with labs that become progressively harder to solve. One of these labs is the basis of the technical interview that an applicant has to pass to be accepted into a class. I loved the labs, even the hard ones. I got totally obsessed with trying to solve them and if felt sooo good when I did. They are like small logic puzzles so if you're the type of person who enjoys solving puzzles or logic problems, you'll prob get hooked as well.

    I was also very impressed with the instrustors. I got stuck a few times and there is someone available to help untill 1am. Everyone I spoke with was super nice, helpful and direct (including the admissions and accounting staff, which says a lot about the culture at Flatiron IMO). 

    I ended up getting accepted into the immersive program which I'll start in April (yay!). If you want to get into a coding bootcamp, I'd definitely recommend doing Flatiron's prep course. Great quality, access to instructors, the community and resources (such as GIT) and totally free!

  • Tier 1 Experience
    - 2/28/2017
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    The Flatiron School over delivered on their promise of teaching relevant coding skills and job placement. I found out about the Web Development program through a friend who had graduated from the Flatiron School and was now thriving as a developer at an early stage start up. I have since recommended the school as the best option available to anyone I meet seeking to begin a career as a programmer.

    My instructor, Steven Nunez, was one of the most engaging teachers I have had at any level. His relentless commitment to his students and his empowering teaching methods have helped me continue on a path of exponential learning.

    5 Stars! 

     

  • Zack Sheppard • Web Developer • Graduate
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    Flatiron was a wholly positive experience for me AND it got me a new career that I love. I really feel that they prepare you with the skills you need to start a new career as a developer as well as the mental challenges that come with a change like that.

  • Life Changing
    - 2/14/2017
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    I began my studies at the Flatiron School in 2014 in the web development program.  I had very little code experiencing but I knew that this was a career path I wanted to take. I spent many years in retail as a buyer/merchandise planner but was getting bored with my career.  After considerable thought I decided to just leave my job and embark on this journey and I have never looked back.  

    Flatiron was warm welcoming environment, they provided me a solid coding foundation, gave me the confidence to write blogs, prepared me to speak intelligently about coding, allowed me to create really cool apps and meet some great new friends.  The part that was most appealing about Flatiron school was that they promised to find me a job upon graduation.  I was nervous but withing 4 weeks of graduating, they held up their end of the bargain and landed me a job.  I now work as a Front End Developer and everyday I get to enjoy the work that I do and the people I work with.  None of this would have happened if it were not for the Flatirons School.  

  • Love What You Do
    - 2/7/2017
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    Attending Flatiron School’s iOS Immersive Program was bar-none, one of the most life-changing decisions of my life. 

    Coming from a non-technical background, I’d always seen apps has “magic,” in the sense that, you downloaded it, and it just…worked. So the idea of making apps as a career was beyond daunting, but with the guidance and support of the fantastic instructors, classmates, and staff at Flatiron — the overall experience was enlightening and fulfilling.

    The course isn’t easy, and it isn’t meant to be, so if you’re thinking of signing up on a whim without any real motivations — you will not get out of the program everything you can. But if you put in the time, the effort, the blood, sweat, and tears, you’ll leave the course with an almost fundamental shift in your thinking (how to think like a program-solver).

    No programming bootcamp is the be-all end-all destination for aspiring developers and I’d be wary of any program that claims to be. Don’t get me wrong — Flatiron can, and will teach you all the fundamental basics of iOS development, but that is only the first stepping stone on a path that leads off into the distance.

    The greatest gift from Flatiron was instilling and nurturing my passion for creation and problem solving, and more importantly, the means by which I could continue that trend on my own. The Flatiron School teaches you the how, and it’s up to you to discover the why. 

    Post-graduation, I got an internship turned full-time and for the first time in my life, I can’t wait to go to work every morning.

  • Anders • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I completed the Ruby Bootcamp at the Flatiron School.  This was one of the most intense, memorable, and transformative experience of my life.  The fact that I have now mostly switched from Ruby to using full-stack JavaScript but can still apply what I learned in this program is a great testament to the high quality of the program.  While we on one level were learning the Ruby programming language (and then, once we had that foundation in place, building web apps with Rails), the real goal was to teach how to think and works as a software engineer.  For example, one of my favorite activities we did early on, was to try to explain to an alien in pure logical form how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  This might sound silly, but in fact, the exercise is highly instructive of the process of writing code.  Another important learning experience was that of learning how to collaborate with other developers.  Inter-personal skills may not seem like something one would associate with coding, but it is in fact an absolutely essential skill.  In terms of cons of the program, it was probably a bit on the high end in terms of cost, and it is not possible to deduct the tuition on your taxes (I tried) but at the end of the day, this program was worth every penny.  Oh, and one last thing, after you've completed the program, you will receive the most amazing support in helping you find a job.  The Flatiron School is highly connected in the industry and will be able to connect you with numerous companies and opportunities. 

  • Uzo U. • Software Developer • Student
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    I attended Flatiron School as part of the school's partnership with NYC Talent Pipeline, which offered a full scholarship to underemployed/unemployed NYC residents (BK00 in the house). 
     
    My experience at Flatiron School was extremely challenging (get ready to learn at an intense pace) but the reward has been tremendous. Not just in terms of job opportunities but friendships forged with really smart and compassionate people. If you are considering a non-traditional path to a career in software development, I would encourage you to apply to FIS. 
     
    PS: Shoutout to Jackie, Kevin, and Joe who together make the career service team AMAZING. These folks will HUSTLE for you and will ensure you get a good job post-graduation. You still have to carry your weight eg:  updating portfolio, following-up with folks they introduce you to, etc.
  • An awesome program
    - 1/25/2017
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    I graduated from Flatiron School almost a 2 years ago now.  I was in the second iOS class they offered at the school, learning how to develop Objective-C for mobile.  Flatiron was a very rewarding 3 month process that helped me gain the valuable skills needed to work full time as a software developer.  

  • Dennis Vera • iOS Developer • Graduate
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    I’m a recent graduate from Flatiron’s iOS Development course. I came into the program with zero programming knowledge and determined to change my career. Flatiron’s education was crucial in my future success as a software developer. At Flatiron I learned to develop applications with a team and individually. I currently have two applications in the app store, and developing my third app as an iOS Developer freelancer.

    Flatiron has build an environment where creativity and learning is at the forefront of every activity. This energy to learn is felt throughout the halls, common rooms, and class rooms. Learning to code is hard, it requires 100% commitment to the program and an amazing team of teachers / educators.  At Flatiron you will not only learn to code with the latest programming languages and techniques, you will also learn to think critically, to solve complex problems by breaking down complexity. You will learn how to continue to educate yourself after the programtechnology is an ever growing field and to stay current you must keep up with it.

    During my time at Flatiron, I have had the fastest personal growth in the shortest time.


    Thank you to the entire team at Flatiron for all of the hard work you do to make us into great developers.

  • Matt Cassara • Developer • Graduate
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    I attended Flatiron School's Learn Verified online web development course from February to October 2016. Overall, it was a great experience! The key difference I noticed between Flatiron and other bootcamps/schools is that Flatiron focuses on building a love and passion for coding while building the necessary skills to make a career switch, not just churning out people to get jobs. 

    The instructors were very helpful and the material was clear and concise.  There were some lessons that could have used some improvement and a deeper dive (such as the Angular material near the end) but there was plenty of material and it was written in such a way that made it easy to grasp a lot concepts, even the complex ones. Working on test driven labs was a huge plus for applying the concepts that we learned. The student community is a very active as well - having a community of other learners as well as Learn Experts available on Flatiron's online chat for most of the day to help with coding is a huge benefit too - and it's only improved since I graduated! The post-graduation career support (preparing for interviews, networking, and job referrals) was excellent too.

    While the online web development course does require a lot of focus and self discipline (since you work at your own pace), overall I would highly recommend Flatiron School to anyone who wants to learn to love code (as well as make a career switch!).

  • Adam Jonas • Graduate
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    I was lucky to be in the first Flatiron class and since then the trajectory of my life has been altered in ways I couldn't have imagined. A rewarding career is the minimum students walk away from Flatiron with. The program also provides a supportive community and a transformative experience. As a graduate, I was able to get the job of my choice at Carrot Creative where I had a blast. Since then I've returned to Flatiron School where I work on Learn.co.

    I'm proud to call myself a Flatiron School graduate when I see the school continue to push itself to improve with better learning tools and become more accessible via its Fellowship programs.

    Simply put, attending Flatiron School was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

  • Danielle • Founder • Student
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    The Flatiron School is hands down the best school you could ever choose. Everything about the program beats any other program's offering by far -- from the instructors, course content, the other students, the culture, and more. I know many people that have done other programs and they don't finish nearly as strong of developers as those that have gone through Flatiron's program. Given how well Flatiron prepared me, I'm now running an early stage startup that I've built from foundations I learned there.  

  • Learned to learn
    - 1/21/2017
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    Before Flatiron School I tried the self-learning approach a few times but never got over the proverbial hump. Flatiron School helped me learn to learn. I now work at a museum on multiple applications in several languages/frameworks. It worked out! I'm leaving only 4 stars in Job Assistance because as a student in the second cohort (early 2013) immersive programs were new and the school was still figuring it out. 

  • Ning Yap • Web Developer • Graduate
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    It's an amazing time to work in tech, but this journey is not for those not willing to fall down repeatedly and get right back up. I joined Flatiron's web development immersive in its early stages (3rd session in summer of 2013) and it was an intense experience of gaining the superpower to build anything with code.

    What Flatiron gives you is a chance to focus all your energy for 12 weeks in learning and building as much as you can, with individuals who are as talented, diverse, ambitious, multi-skilled, and crazy as you are.

    It is really this new model of immersive and collaborative learning that will drive you up the rather steep hill that is going from not being able to write a "for loop" to building whole applications, together with your peers.

    It was about at the 8 week mark of 12 weeks where for me everything coalesced and I started to see much further in terms of what I could do with code, with Ruby on Rails. In that next week, my team and I built BikeWithFriends, a CitiBike gamification web app that won Hack of the Month at the NY Tech Meetup in August 2013, which we got to present to a crowd of over +800, and we were still coding students.

    Since then, I've worked at Huge, an awesome digital agency in DUMBO with amazing people. Now I am looking forward to my new journey at Spotify in 2017, which will marry my longstanding passion for music with my growing skills in technology.

    I think to succeed in the field of web development in 2017 is to learn to think like an engineer where your domain is technology and your tools are your programming languages, your development environment, and the knowledge base of your peers and the wider tech community.

    Flatiron for me was only a jumping off point, and you will only see your abilities and knowledge double every few months for the first few years as you start working professionally. It's really about building up core skills in programming and continuing to become more sophisticated and refined as you go along. 

    The best thing is that a good employer will expect that you are coming in with junior programming skills and will give you space and time to grow and mature. Like any other meaningful endeavor, there is no magic bullet. Time and energy/effort will result in increasing skills, which will make you a more valuable team member until you can start mentoring and leading teams/projects all on your own. 

    I think it does help to do as much pre-work as you can, especially if you don't come from a tech background. Particularly knowing whether spending a lot of time staring at the computer screen deciphering where your code went wrong (and what your machine is trying to tell you) is something you can put up with and even enjoy day in and day out. 

    Great troubleshooting skills is really what determines how much longevity you will have in this field in my opinion. Always review how you and your peers fix issues and code errors. That will be the difference between finishing your work on time and being able to help your teammates or getting increasingly frustrated and falling behind, eventually becoming a liability on your project. 

    Also, the program is structured in such a way that each week builds upon the previous week's material. Make sure even if you don't 100% understand why the material is necessary that you can still get through the exercises on your own starting from scratch aka "the blank screen". I definitely realized I was out of my depth understanding some aspects of Object Oriented Programming in the early weeks and just did the exercise over and over again until I could get through the entire thing without referencing another team's solution. The understanding came in pieces and formed a whole eventually, but building the intuition and "muscle memory" of what I was doing was key in getting there.

    Practice writing all your coding basics like looping through and getting data in and out of arrays and hashes so that stuff doesn't bog you down when you're doing the really important stuff, like designing an algorithm to count the frequency of any word in the text of Moby Dick. Speed and accuracy does kind of matter here. It would be like trying to learn algebra/trigonometry when you have trouble with basic addition/subtraction/multiplication/division. 

    Flatiron was the best program I believe when I started (curriculum, instructors, job interview and placement help) and has only gotten more refined as time goes on. Listen to your teachers, take the advice of your career advisors, don't get too overwhelmed by the job interview and placement portion of the program or your salary. It's a long journey to be an excellent developer/engineer. Any opportunity to learn and grow will be a good one and be in it for the long haul. It's an awesome time to be in tech.

  • Logan Hasson • Senior Developer • Graduate
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    Back in 2013, I nervously left my job to join the 4th class at Flatiron School. I'd met a few alumni and the interview process gave me confidence in the decision, but it was still a big move. From the very first day of class, I knew I'd made one of the best decisions of my life.

    I'd done a little programming on the side before attending, but the amount I learned in the first few days along put all of that to shame. The instruction was incredible, and it was amazing to see how quickly everybody in the class was able to start building really amazing things. Everybody had an intense curiosity, and pushed one another to stretch what we were learning and dig deeper into the material we were covering.

    Speaking of which, perhaps the best part of Flatiron School was the wonderful group of people I got to learn with. Every single person in the class was passionate about learning how to code, and I'm so happy to say I made life-long friends while taking this journey together.

    Flatiron School is an inclusive, passionate community that I'm extremely proud to be a part of. If you're considering taking the plunge like I did, you can do no better than Flatiron!

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    Going to Flatiron was the best education I received and most life changing experiences I've had to date! 

    Prior to attending Flatiron, I was a marketing manager at a not-for-profit. Knowing that I wanted to make a career change and interest of diversifying the tech space, I was beyond fortunate to have my organization's support when they sponsored me to attend Flatiron. In addition to sponsoring me, upon return, I would come back full time as a jr. software engineer! 

    Now being back at my organization, my life as a jr. dev is the most fulfilling and enjoyable work I've ever done in my life. I love my life as a jr. dev and am excited for what the future holds - all opportunities I would never have dreamed of without attending the Flatiron School!

    While at Flatiron, I was inspired by not only the instructors and quality of education, but also by the community at large. I couldn't have imagined a better community and atmosphere to learn such difficult material - everyone was like a family and so encouraging. I really felt the mentality that we were 'in it together' - which is so important when going through such an intense course. There were so many resources available when I felt stuck - both emotionally and academically. I loved the focus not only on learning code, but building and maintaining such a nurturing, challenging, and supportive community that pushed you to be the best programmer AND person. I learned so much not only about web development but about myself as well.

  • Chris Callahan • Front End Developer • Graduate
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    I went through the Web Development Immersive at the Flatiron School in the summer of 2014. It was a fantastic experience that I have recommended to friends and family.

    The course prepared me for my software engineering career in two big ways:

    1. It helped me learn enough about web development to get my foot in the door at my first junior dev job.
    2. It helped me understand how to continue to grow my knowledge of software development and computer science as my career progressed well beyond graduation.

    I strongly recommend the Flatiron School for anyone serious about switching careers to web development.

  • Saved my life
    - 1/19/2017
    Jeremy Sklarsky • Front End Developer
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    Flatiron School literally saved my life. I was floundering around in the music industry going from gig to gig wondering would I would do for the rest of my life. 

    After a friend suggested coding, I began researching bootcamp programs and quickly came to the conclusion that easiest slam-dunk would be the Flatiron School.

    Within 8 days of graduating I was hired as a developer at a prominent tech company in New York and my career prospects seem great. 

    There are four main components that really distinguished my experience:

    Classmates
    My cohort was filled with people who were there to work hard, be supportive and encouraging, and learn as much as they could. I learned with some phenomenally smart and creative people. Don't underestimate this experience - you need a strong support group when going through Flatiron. 

    Most of my classmates would agree that each student got out what they put in. Flatiron will do the best they can to guide you, but it is not handed on a silver platter. You have to do the work.

    Curriculum
    Flatiron's web-development course is a well thought out introduction to coding for the internet. While the course is based around Rails, now that I'm employed I realize that Rails - like every technology we use - is just a tool for getting a job done. Flatiron places great emphasis on teaching concepts, not just the tools. My job is 100% javascript but it doesn't matter - they taught me the basic concepts about programming, the internet, and problem solving I needed to get my job and succeed as an early developer.

    I gave this category 4 stars instead of 5, as my course did not go over any front end frameworks besides jQuery. But fear not! Front end has become a much bigger part of the curriculum.

    Teachers
    I'll simply say that the instructors were knowledgable and helpful. They really want to make sure you are getting the help you need. Towards the end things shift and they start to take the training wheels off and start helping you to figure things out on your own. A really valuable skill in the workplace.

    Placements Team
    The job placements team is professional and tireless. Between the placements team and my own networking, I had something like 7 interviews my first week after Flatiron. Beyond that, the placements program does a great job of preparing you for interviews - mock cultural and tech interviews, alumni panels, student profile pages, and individual support as you go through connecting with companies down to negotiating an offer. The help the gave to so many of my classmates is almost worth the tuition by itself.

    Summary
    For those considering a bootcamp, I have to reiterate - getting into Flatiron is not a golden ticket. It worked for me and most if not all of my cohort, but I worked harder at it than I had anything in my life that I can remember. They will give you the tools you need to succeed, but part of the reason their track record is good is because they select people willing to give 100%. They've created this atmosphere of people pushing themselves and each other to be better. If you're serious about changing your life and becoming a developer, Flatiron is an excellent way to go.

  • N. P. • Graduate
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    I just recently graduated from the Web Development Immersive course and will start searching for jobs soon. Overall attending Flatiron School was one of the best decisions I've made, based on:

    1. Top notch curriculum, and labs that help you learn the material

    2. Classmates are all great people who challenge you to bring your A-game every day

    3. Career Services pros who know what they are doing and generous with their time and expertise

    I feel like I'm in a good place after graduation, and can keep learning on my own. :) Overall coming to Flatiron was a great decision!

  • Sunayna Jain • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I was in the first batch of iOS dev program at Flatiron. I came from an engineering background, but had no prior experience in programming. By the end of the program, I was making iOS apps and shortly after that, I had a job as an iOS developer in a startup. Joe was an amazing instructor. We had people with different levels of programming experience in our group, and he handled that really well. I got my first job through Flatiron School. They help with interview prep, putting students in touch with companies and career advice in general. Infact, I recently moved to another company and they helped me in the interview process this time too! The folks at Flatiron school are doing a great job and I hope a lot more people benefit from the program like I did. 

  • Alex Au • Technical Co-founder • Student
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    I attended Flatiron School in its 3rd cohort and went on to build a successful startup as its technical co-founder. 

    Flatiron School was instrumental to my success. 

    Here's what I learned at Flatiron School that is unique and valuable:

    1. Coding is fun -- I learned programming in Flatiron's social environment -- where people get excited about what they're doing -- and work together through thick and thin
    2. Being a great programmer is building the right thing -- put aside the anxiety that other people can code faster and better. Truly great programmers understand what they're building and build the right thing. Flatiron emphasizes this through teamwork.
    3. Perseverance -- solving difficult problems is what programmers do. Flatiron fosters an environment where you can fail safely and learn from that failure.
    4. Self-love -- remember what you struggled with 4 weeks ago. We're always growing as programmers, and Flatiron does well at reminding students of this truth.
    5. Get it done -- there's some intense timelines for major projects at Flatiron, but they ease you into it by having you deliver projects from Day 1. This builds confidence and teaches focus.
    6. Getting help -- you develop friendships with peers and also mentor relationships with instructors. These are people you can go to as you keep learning and growing after bootcamp.
    7. Getting a Job -- Flatiron taught me how to constantly learn programming skills on my own and present myself to employers so they hire me. Yep, I got my first job through Flatiron's career services.

    I loved the Flatiron School experience, would do it again.

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    The teachers are knowledgeable, supportive, and genuinely care for student success. Flatiron staff are equally amazing in extending attention and care for the students outside of coding.

  • Avidor Turkewitz • Learn Expert Manager • Graduate
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    I graduated from the Web Immersive in December 2015 (web-0915). After finishing the program, I went on to help teach the online program at Flatiron School. Even though I currently work at Flatiron, I will still try and give my honest review of the program. 

    Before starting at Flatiron I was working as a mechanical engineer and had no solid programing experience. I had followed along some programing tutorials for iOS and Android apps as well as gone through some short online programs for Ruby. I knew I was looking to make a complete career change and I was really looking to start from a beginner level. 

    Flatiron School caught my eye for two main reasons, their focus on team work and their excellent jobs report allowing students to get a job after a short 3 month program. For me, the Flatiron School experience completely lived up to what I was expecting and looking for. 

    The pre-work that is required before the course allows the students and instructors to start on day 1 with a bunch of basic concepts covered and with everyone on the same page. This really helps the accelerated learning process. Throughout the course, the instructors really impressed upon us the importance of working together and trying to find solutions on our own while also being there to support us when we needed it. I spent a bunch of time pair programing with other students which really exposed me to a variety of different ways to solve the same problem. This mindset has been really helpful since leaving the program when I need to carry on the learning process on my own. 

    The curriculum was presented in a way that I learned how to build important tools such as Active Record and Rails before I actually got to use the tools. This gave me a much deeper understanding of them and a better idea of where to look when things break (and things always break). 

    Even though I ultimately ended up coming to work for Flatiron, the Career Services department did a great job and helping me make sure I was job hunt ready. They also helped show me the tools I needed to open up various job opportunities (places to look, how to spend my time, how to leverage my network...).

    All in all I felt this was an excellent experience and I couldn't have asked for anything better. 

  • loved it
    - 1/18/2017
    alex • Graduate
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    I could not ask for a better experience. The teachers are knowledgeable and supportive. They really do care about your success. Students who didn't feel like they were keeping up with the pace of the curriculum were given extra time to go over the material at their speed after the graduation. Career center and student support are very helpful and always available. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was feelings Fridays. But it did help many other students I think. Anyway, Flatiron school is so awesome I got a tattoo of its logo

Student Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


99%
Graduation Rate
95%
Employed
$74,447
Median Salary

Flatiron School has an acceptance rate of 8%, of which 85% of accepted students enroll in a course. Of the students who enroll at Flatiron School, 99% graduate. 95% are hired in technical roles within 120 days and report an average income of $74,447.

Matriculation Information

Accepted

289

Enrolled

246

Graduated

244

Job Seeking

205


Job Seeking Graduates Placed:

55%

30 days

76%

60 days

86%

90 days

95%

120 days

98%

After 120 days


Employment Breakdown:

This chart shows the breakdown of roles for job-seeking graduates.

Notes & Caveats:

Flatiron School is one of the first bootcamps to produce an independently audited jobs report actually verifying we achieved the results we do. We have independently examined reports for both the Online and NYC programs. 
You can download the reports here

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