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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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  • Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive

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    Data Visualization, Virtualization, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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 SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    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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  • 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
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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

  • Life changing!
    - 1/18/2017
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    Flatiron School is a perfect amalgamation of skillful staff and course work along with the most effective and supporting community of developers. I graduated the iOS development program in May 2015 and the was immediately able to start my career as a software developer specializing in iOS. The Teachers and TAs were awesome and the Business Development team was extremely helpful in the process of introduction with hiring companies.

    It is one of the best decisions I've ever made. 3 months of extreme hard work pays off at Flatiron School. I'll highly recommend someone who's looking to choose software development as a career choice.

  • Kate Travers • Web Developer • Graduate
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    I graduated from the Flatiron School in-person web immersive in May 2015 (Ruby-007 cohort).

    I was one of the few hired right out of my cohort onto the school’s engineering team as an apprentice developer. Now it’s a year and half later, and I couldn’t be happier or more proud of where I’m at today. I went from zero professional coding experience to apprentice developer in three months, with a promotion to Developer I by month ten.

    That’s a complete career change from a non-technical role in the fine art world to full-time fullstack developer in under a year. Yeah, kind of insane. Also yeah, my family’s pretty happy about that upgrade.

    I’d done my research before applying, and I knew from talking to alumni and reading the annual jobs reports that this is what Flatiron does. If you put the work in, they’ll help you get these crazy good outcomes. Plus they’re one of a handful of coding schools that partners with the City of New York and the White House EQUIP program to offer fellowships and financing for under-represented groups. I knew if these institutions trusted them, I could too.

    My trust was well-placed. My classmates were some of the most impressive, amazing people I’ve ever met, and our instructors were incredibly dedicated, putting in extra hours to make sure everyone had the support they needed to keep up with the fast pace of the course. The career services team are super heroes; with their help, I landed +5 interviews after graduating, with three full-time offers.

    But most importantly, thanks to Flatiron, now I can do good work that makes me happy from almost anywhere in the world for the rest of my life. And that kind of beautiful life is well worth the (ongoing) effort.

  • Alex
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    The highlight of my Flatiron education was the outcome. After graduating from the on-campus web development immersive program, I was hired into a data scientist position and asked to immediately learn Python and other data science packages and tools. While the shift was initially daunting, after a mere few weeks I found myself already comfortable with the new programming language and libraries needed to conduct industry-standard analysis. The fact that I was able to smoothly transition to a non-web career in technology after Flatiron speaks volumes not only as to the quality of programming education, but also the mission of the school -- at Flatiron, you truly learn to code and love the trade, not just succeed in tasks expected of a junior web developer. 

    From a curriculum perspective, most of Flatiron was a fantastic experience. The Learn platform was effective at encouraging learning and keeping track of process. My only qualm with the program was towards the end, during project time; independence was stressed, and I felt that I needed more support from the instructors who were sometimes unavailable to help. Also at the end the campus was getting quite crowded, with 3 cohorts filling the space. I'd recommend that Flatiron either expand the campus or cut down on the number of cohorts offered at once.

  • Brian • Product Manager • Student
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    Flatiron School was a great experience for me. It gave me an opportunity to learn and develop my coding skills, and ultimately led to more career opportunities.They really helped set me up with the tools I needed to become a better programmer. Flatiron school's curriculum is challenging and really forces students to think outside the box to solve complex programming problems. 

  • William Jeffries • Senior Developer • Graduate
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    I had a good career before Flatiron School. I'd studied accounting and gotten a job at PwC where I was making good money, had a ton of job stability, and was moving up in the ranks. That was what I thought I should be looking for when I was in college, hence the major I had chosen. The problem was that I discovered I didn't really like accounting. I also really didn't like working 80 hours a week.

    I thought I was taking a huge risk by throwing all my experience away to completely change careers, especially after having invested several years at it. I thought I'd have to start at the bottom and work my way up again. Much to my amazement though, my first job out of the Flatiron School paid $10,000 more than I was making as a Senior at PwC. I also work only 40 hours a week, which is still mindblowing to me, and best of all, I actually love what I do for a living now. Who knew Sunday doesn't have to fill you with dread?

  • Linda • JavaScript Developer • Graduate
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    It's been a almost a year since I graduated from the Flatiron school and I can wholeheartedly say attending the Flatiron School was the best decision I made in my life: I walked out of flatiron school not only with a new set of skills, but with an amazing community and circle of friends.

     

    Prior to attending, I worked as a producer in news. I attended the full-time web development immersive and now work as a software engineer at a big news station. I get to build the products I used as a producer and combine both my passions: news & tech. The Flatiron school helped me take my first steps in to a field I love - tech -  and armed me with the skills to succeed as a developer.

     

    They really care about your success and put effort in to helping you find a job after graduation. The people I graduated with are all doing amazing things in the tech scene and it is inspiring to see how much they have accomplished in such a short amount of time.

     

    I can't even find the words to express how thankful I am to this school. I love my job and am excited for what the future holds. The future is very bright and so much of the credit goes to the flatiron school. If you are thinking of applying, don't think twice! 

  • learn how to learn
    - 1/16/2017
    Greg Eng • Software Engineer • Student
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    I wouldn't be where I am today if I had not decided to leave my old career and attend the Flatiron School.

    I was a Finance major with Information Systems Minor in college. After college, I worked in the banking industry in New York for several years. I left that job to work at a startup in product for a brief time. All that experience contributed to my decision to attend the Flatiron School. I would challenege anyone thinking about making the switch to think hardly about the decision to decide if they would really like a career in software.

    After making the decision though, the Flatiron School comes in to adequately prepare developers for the professional world. The curriculum is challenging, and often throughout the course it can be overwhelming. The instructors and TAs are they to provide support but they also encourage students to figure things out. I would say the most important thing I learned at the Flatiron School was how to learn. As a software developer I am constantly challenged to learn new technologies and domains. Because of my experience at the Flatiron School I am not scared of that.

    Overall I am so thankful for the experience. I have made friends from my cohort that I still talk to today. It is so helpful to ask them for advice and ideas based on what they have been working on at their respective companies. I am also glad that it has allowed me to be so flexible. Since graduating, I have moved from New York to San Francisco finally landing in Denver. I was able to easily work remote for a portion of time as well.

  • Stephanie • IOS Developer • Student
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    I am very thankful for the material I learned and the people I met at Flatiron. I attended Flatiron from Jan 2016 - April 2016 thanks to the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline Mobile Dev Corps Scholarship. The material I learned over those 4-months really changed my life and is the reason I am a developer now.

    Background:

    I was a Math major in college and had taken a number of CS classes. I was already familiar with Object Oriented concepts in C++, but had no experience in mobile dev. Prior to Flatiron, I was an Assistant Buyer.

    Flatiron Experience:

    I would say my memories of Flatiron are mostly positive, with a few less positive memories peppered in. The curriculum was challenging, but not overwhelmingly so. My instructor at the time was a bit of a rambler and the lectures often took longer than they should have, but he was thorough and smart and very helpful. The TA's were also very helpful, though sometimes they were swamped with other students questions and you'd be left without any way to proceed. Final projects were definitly a bit of a roller-coaster. It would have been great to have more guidance and mentorship - for my cohort, each team had a mentor from a specific company and we were encouraged to build something somewhat related to that company. My team was able to make something, but it took an extra week because we really had no idea how to plan out our work or how to scope it or delegate tasks. There really was not enough guidance on the how. But we learned a lot and ended up with something we were able to show at interviews that was in the App Store.

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    They're really smart and kind and I cannot say anything bad about them. They were responsive to all of my emails and always calmed me down when I was stressed about the job hunt. To this day, they email me to check in on me and I could not appreciat them enough.

    Everyone at Flatiron is kind and it feels like they are invested in your success. They provide you with the materials to change your career, but you are responsible for putting in the work. I really didn't believe that you could become a developer after 3 months but Flatiron provides a strong foundation for begining your career and when you go out and get a job, you have enough knowledge to fill in the gaps.

  • Ruby 003
    - 1/16/2017
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    I was apart of the Ruby 03 winter 2013 web development in person class. My story is alittle different then the typical flatiron student. I had graduated college with a EE degree in 2006 and while I had taken coding classes in college, I realized that after 7 years of being in the electonics industry; my technical skills were not what they used to be. I needed new skills for what was happening in the software industry because software was becoming more and more apart of our daily lives because of smart phones and web apps. I moved from the west coast back to NY, which is where I grew up, I moved into my parents basement and decided immerse myself into code for the next 4 months. I was very surpise by the technical depth that we cover over 3 months and was even more surpirse by the caliber of students that were in my class. They were all smart, diligent and some of the most fun people I've ever been around. I loved the fact that we built a community over the past 3 month and were all willing to help each other code and learn. I learned alot from all the instructors and the friends I made in class. To me the magic of the flatiron school is not the 3 months you learn about ruby, rails, linux etc. its the ability to think in a way, where you can accept failure and keep trying, where your not scaried to learn something new and you develop the personal skills to work with other developers.  

  • Great career move
    - 1/16/2017
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    Going to the Flatiron School (BK-000) was the best career move I've made. I graduated from college with a history degree, and then went directly into account management at a tech company where I realized I wanted to do what the product team was doing, so I quit to pursue that goal. Flatiron School helped me transition from an unemployed/contracted worker to a software engineer at a great NYC startup, and I've been going strong since.

    Nevertheless if you're thinking of going to Flatiron/another dev school, note that it is a lot of hard work. For the five months I was at Flatiron, I basically dropped everything to devote all my energies to learning. So, be ready to work hard.

    Overall, I'm incredibly grateful to what I learned and how I grew at The Flatiron School and would recommend to someone who was serious about learning web development.

  • Sean • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I can't say enough about how fantastic my experience with Flatiron's Learn program was. The entire curriculum is well structured and extensive. And I truly mean extensive. Many online coding programs will focus on students building portfolio projects (twitter clones) but don't go into how things work under the hood. Not only does the program teach you how Active Record works in a practical sense, but they also have you build your own ORM framework so you understand in detail how Active Record works underneath all the Rails magic. Having this extensive knowledge of not only how things work, but also why was crucial to my success in my new career.

    Secondly, in addition to the well thought out curriculum, I can't express how much everyone on the Learn team truly cares about the students. All the instructors, learn experts, career coaches and everyone on the dev team expressed such a sincere sense of compassion for all the students. The Learn team should be extremely proud of the community they have built and continue to grow. Additionally, the students are some of the most positive people I have had the pleasure to learn with. Like learning anything new there are times of frustration and having such a positive student community to connect with is one of the many things that sets Learn apart from the crowd.

    Thanks to my fantastic career coach and the Learn curriculum, I was able to secure an engineering position at a fantastic company within a month of graduating. Learn is the best online program for anyone wanting to pursue a career as a software engineer. 

  • Leah • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Flatiron School was probably the hardest thing, and the best thing, I ever did.

    After dabbling in a few technical tasks at work, I knew I wanted to make programming my career.  Flatiron School helped me realize that dream.  The curriculum is designed to give you everything you need to make web applications and land a job as a Junior Developer, whether it is general programming concepts like MVC or data modeling, to learning web frameworks such as Sinatra and Rails.

    I came to Flatiron School with no prior college education.  But what they expect from you is to work hard, collaborate with your fellow students, and give it all you've got.  It is 3 months of rigorous work, including nights and weekends, but the instructors are there to help you succeed. 

    After graduation, you prepare for job interviews by going through a cultural and technical mock interivew. I was job seeking for several months, and had weekly check-ins which my Flatiron School career coach.  She  always made sure to keep me motivated and on the right track, and was always ready to proofread emails or answer any questions I had.  I received a back-end full-time position at a marketing agency, which was exactly what I was looking for.

    Applying to Flatiron School was probably one of the best decisions I ever made!

  • The Right Choice
    - 1/16/2017
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    Learning to program through the Flatiron School’s Learn Verified platform was one of the best choices I’ve made. The online program was a perfect fit for me as I learned how to program while still keeping my day job to support myself. Not only do they have a solid curriculum (Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, Angular, etc), but they have exceptional instructors, a supportive online community, and an amazing Career Services team. Learn Verified’s focus on learning in a community and building real world projects prepared me for my first job as a developer - it taught me how to ask good questions, how to approach problems, programming concepts that apply to various languages and frameworks, and how to present myself as a developer while making a career change. To anyone interested in learning how to program, I’d highly recommend the Flatiron School’s Learn Verified program; you won’t regret it.

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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