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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 D.C., 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 size
    20
    Location
    New 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
    Deposit
    No upfront tuition or deposit.
    Tuition Plans
    Open 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 / Guarantee
    If 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 Level
    No 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 Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive

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    Data Visualization, Virtualization, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    £12,500
    Class size
    20
    Location
    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
    Deposit
    £1,000
    Financing
    Options vary by location: London: Deferred Payment Plan
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies by campus location: London: £12,500
    Refund / Guarantee
    latiron 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)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required.
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Data Science Immersive

    Apply
    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 size
    20
    Location
    Chicago, 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
    Deposit
    Yes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000; Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / Guarantee
    Yes. Flatiron
    Scholarship
    Visit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    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
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000 Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / Guarantee
    Flatiron 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)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Software Engineering Immersive

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    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
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000; Part-Time Course: $15,000; Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / Guarantee
    Flatiron 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)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online UX/UI Design

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    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    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
    Deposit
    N/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 / Guarantee
    Flatiron 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)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous design experience is required.
    Prep Work
    No.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

    Apply
    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 size
    20
    Location
    Denver, 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
    Deposit
    Yes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000 Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC: $15,000 London: £10,000
    Refund / Guarantee
    Flatiron 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)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • UX/UI Design Immersive

    Apply
    User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $17,000
    Class size
    24
    Location
    San 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
    Deposit
    Yes
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb. 
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies by campus location: NYC: $17,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / Guarantee
    Flatiron 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)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Prep Work
    Before 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 Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes

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  • 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.

    Career services:

    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
    Sarah Ransohoff • Graduate
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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
    Sarah L. • Software Artisan • Graduate
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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.

  • Inga K. • Graduate
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    I’ve been working in tech for a while on a design side (with light coding experience) and eventually wanted to make my own iOS app and make the switch to iOS development. FIS had awesome reviews, and going to their meetup to see the environment for myself and to talk to some of the folks there really got me excited and I knew that was the place I wanted to be! Going through the program was a LOT of hard work, but a very friendly and supportive environment , new friends and unlimited free coffee got us through the days (which flew by in a heartbeat). It’s true what everyone else is writing - you get out what you put in. Pre-work was super important to get everyone through the basics of the language and on the same page for Day 1. Durning the semester I worked from early morning until 1-2 am doing labs, projects, research, constantly learning - 6 days a week for 3 months. We had tremendous support from all the instructors, who took the time and care to teach us not only the code but problem solving for the future. The iOS program gave me all the knowledge and the resources to code an app by myself, which I’ve done after the semester was over. 

    But you leave the school with much more than just knowledge, after it’s all over - you are still part of the community of like-minded people, sharing tips and helping each other out. I definitely recommend the program, if I have to learn another language down the road, I would go back.  

  • The Best Decision
    - 1/15/2017
    Colby • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I attended the Flatiron immersive in NYC(07/16 cohort) - the experience exceeded my expectations in every way.  

    Flatiron has fantastic instructors who are invested in students' success, a great lesson delivery platform called Learn, and most importantly an enormous sense of community within each cohort/school. I think it's important to emphasize that you can come from any background and make it as a software developer. If you're driven and enjoy challenges, you'll feel right at home here. While 60+ hour weeks were a pretty common occurence, the 3 months flew by in one giant ball of excitement and energy. There was definitely room for some non-coding fun along the way too.

    Career services at Flatiron is top notch. Flatiron has a whole team of people working on developing relationships with companies interested in being introduced to Flatiron grads. I cannot stress enough how useful these introductions are to someone looking to transition into a new field. The team also provides general career coaching/support throughout the entire job seeking process. 

    It's crazy to think that less than a year ago I was in your shoes reading coding bootcamp reviews online. Hindsight being 20/20, I wouldn't change a thing. Flatiron was one of the best decisions I've made. 

  • Kevin • Software Engineer • Student
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    If not for Flatiron School, I would not have a meaningful career in software development. I am 4 years into my second career in which I get infinite more satisfaction from then my previous 5 years in sales.

    As part of the first Flatiron School cohort, I did not know what to expect during or after completing the 13 week course. After many weeks of intense immersion, challenged beyond what I could imagine, I did not leave Flatiron School with the belief that I was a production ready engineer. I left with an opportunity to grow into a role and the confidence to learn my way out of any situation I encountered. Through several years of hard work since leaving Flatiron School in 2012, I find myself in a stable, flexible career that I get immense satisfaction from. It is because of the technical foundation, personal relationships, and guidance I received from my 3 months at the Flatiron School that I am able to say this.

  • Hilary Winn • Associate Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I learned a tremendous amount in my web development course. The curriculum gave me the opportunity to learn many aspects of Ruby on Rails web development and build several web applications. In my class with Jeff we did a major project in the middle and at the end of the course, and that experience was invaluable. It made me confident that I could contribute my knowledge and skills to a team of developers. Having 2 projects meant I had plenty of ways to demonstrate my competencies and willingness to learn to potential employers. The Flatiron community is very supportive as well. Overall, my experience at Flatiron absolutely prepared my for my first role as a junior developer.

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    I took the very first iOS class with Joe Burgess and the class was excellent. Joe is a highly talented instructor, and the course had real depth. iOS is not an easy subject, and Joe's class tackles all the challenging topics. The class certainly made me a far more productive iOS developer than I would have been without taking the class.

  • Nikhil Thomas • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I was a member of the first class back in 2012. I had pretty limited experience, essentially what I was able to pick up from books in my free time. Flatiron was tremendously helpful in getting me from a complete beginner to a hireable developer. I learned a ton both in class and in the assignments worked on at home, and the students I worked with were passionate about learning and helping each other. 

    More importantly that learning Ruby, Flatiron gave me skills to learn how to learn. In my current role I use a different programming language and had to learn a lot of new technologies. Everything I learned at Flatiron helped me get comfortable in the unknown, and I really feel like more than just a programmer who knows enough to write code, but really a developer who understands the ins and outs of the technology I use. I'm really grateful to Flatiron for the opportunity.

  • James Vanneman • Software Engineer
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    I was part of the first Flatiron School cohort back in 2012. Right from the beginning I was impressed by how good the teachers were. They understood different learning styles and patiently worked with everyone, in groups as well as one on one to ensure that everyone understood the material.

    In addition to having exceptional teachers, at Flatiron you’re surrounded by an amazing group of students. When you enroll in Flatiron as a student, you’re there to learn as well as help others learn. Mentoring fellow students when you understand a concept and reaching out for help when you don’t, help create a safe and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. Flatiron’s high admissions standards ensure that you’re around a great group of people.

    From the very beginning Flatiron has stressed the importance of quality teachers and great students. These values make Flatiron an amazing place to learn and start your career. I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering a bootcamp.

  • Lucas C • Mobile Developer • Graduate
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    Regardless how much programming you know, if you want to jump on the app making bandwagon, I highly recommend taking this iOS course. It's worth spending the money on the course rather than trying to learn on your own through books or videos, because it's a lot more effective and fun to learn under an instructor, who you can fall on whenever you get stuck, and with other students, who are going through the same journey as you. Once you get through the course, your journey won't be over, if anything it would have just begun, but you will have the right skill set and connections to keep learning and honing your skills on your own. This skill set is specially handy with iOS because Apple comes up with new stuff every year, so it's more important to know how to learn than to know everything, because it's very possible that whatever it is being used now, it might get dumped tomorrow, like Objective-C being replaced eventually by Swift. Oh yeah, it's also nice that employers appreciate this skill set, and will be willing to invest on it, so if you are lucky you'll get to continue your journey to become a great programmer while getting paid!

  • Matthew Cianciolo • Junior Developer • Student
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    Before starting at Flatiron I had dabbled in some of the free courses that are offered such as codeacademy. I was learning a lot but I didn't have enough direction on the skills I needed to actually work and be successful as a web developer. I considered going to an in-person bootcamp but there weren't any that were close to me at the Time(Tampa, FL). I looked at the online courses that were available and Flatiron was one of the cheapest and had a money back guarantee that I would get a job at the end of the program. I completed the program in just under 6 months and was employed less than 3 months after graduation. I know I would have been hired sooner if I was in a more saturated market (currently Athens, GA). The curriculum, chat support, and community at Flatiron drove me to learn and be better at what I do. I am now happily employed locally and know I wouldn't have been able to get this far without Flatiron School!

  • Mendel • Graduate
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    I was a student in the immersive Web Development program and graduated about a year back. Disclaimer - I have worked for the school as an instructor for the online program, which is a stellar, stellar course in it of itself -- But I will speak to my (perhaps less biased) experience as a student at the immersive:

    The environment was one of collaboration and caring. From instructors to students there was an aura of support, which is a hugely important factor in so ambitious of a journey. The curriculum is thorough, challenging, and well-written, and has a sensational ground up building approach that gradually takes you through lower level steps building on each other to give you a much greater depth of understanding. 

    I always felt that the instructors -senior and TAs- were there for us, and had insightful answers to difficult questions, and much patience!

    The projects and application development throughout the course were immensely helpful in applying what we'd learned and collaborating and designing production software.

    The careers team is superb. Devoted in a highly efficient manner, I definitely felt attended to, and had several intros and interviews directly through the school, before accepting their own offer for an instructor position.

    All in all most highly recommended for anyone dedicated and passionate enough to put in the work and effort to capitalize on the program to the fullest extent. it's certainly not easy and truly requires a ton of work on your part, but a program like this offers the support, environment and academic tooling to really get it done right. Personally, getting a behind the scenes look at the idealism, pragmatic smarts, and passion of the team there has only added to my tremendous admiration for The Flatiron School.

  • Dare • Sr. iOS Developer • Graduate
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    I was a student early on in Flatiron's iOS immersive program back when it was still taught in Objective-C. Currently, I'm a mobile developer at a major lifestyle media corporation in Manhattan. While anyone can teach him/herself iOS development, this program is an opportunity to accelerate that development to an extent that seems almost impossible. While the prospect of devoting 3 months of your life and a fairly substantial sum of money to studying development is daunting, I'm in a position of responsibility only 2 years after having graduated. I was given the fundamentals I needed to prepare myself to enter the workforce and brought along my own enthusiasm. 

    I trust the curriculum of this program completely, but the take away is that becoming a computer scientist in 3 months is not possible. What this program offers you is an awesome opportunity to break into the field and grants you the skills necessary to continue developing on your own after graduating. Flatiron will give you a basis to build your skills that normally takes years of effort and studying if done entirely on your own. Anyone who goes into this program resolved to work and study harder than they ever have before will come out a functional, employable junior developer. 

    By the same token, things move quickly. If your motivation is flaky and you aren't entirely committed, you will certainly miss out. There is a lot of structure and discipline required to make the most of the time you're given, but if you are all-in on becoming a developer and fairly self-reliant, the tools you need are all available here along with a community to support you.

    Regarding placement after the program, Flatiron in my experience is fairly successful at making introductions and giving you the opportunity to practice and prepare for interviews. That being said, being a junior without a degree offers very little leverage when it comes to job hunting. A lot of the placement process is going to come down to your own hard work and interview performance as well as your personality. Don't expect to be handed an $80k mid-level position on a platter upon graduating, but if you're realistic and doing the legwork (which they explicitly prescribe) you will find yourself in a position sooner rather than later. 

    I recommend this program highly – to the extent that I have sent my best friend and boyfriend through it to study iOS as well. If you are an intelligent, motivated person who truly wants to learn to code, this is the way to go. 

  • Pretty great
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    Made some great friends, got a job, worked my butt off. It's a great choice, but you have to work hard and really put yourself into it. Most weeks I was on campus 7 days a week.

    The more prep you do the more you'll get out of it. 

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    The training program they've designed is not only well structured in content, but also well realized inside of a digital interface that helps you keep track of your progress, automatically track errors and partial completions, get a sense of your progress in comparison to others (for the competitive types), and communicate with instructors remotely. I went from knowing little to nothing about programming, to being confident in building my own app.

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    It's been nearly two years since I graduated, and I'm still friends with many of my cohort and instructors. Flatiron seems to screen for personality, passion, and kindness. So while my classmates came from all different backgrounds, from finance to jazz music, we all vibed together over the shared joy of learning to build meaningful ideas and just embracing geekiness.

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    You definitely get what you put into it. Flatiron does everything it can to provide resources and attention to anyone who needs help, but it also promotes autonomous self-help. Learn to Google problems yourself. Teach other classmates to cement your own learnings. And don't be afraid to ask questions. I came in with nearly zero coding knowledge and left with multiple offers from great companies. The job placement team is absolutely amazing (especially if Jackie is still there). They really care about each individual, and sometimes break rules to connect you with the right company. 

     


     

     

     

     

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    Great culture. Great way to change careers. Great way to learn if you don't have too much engineering knowlege.

     

    I got a job at Venmo directly after completing their iOS course!

  • Ryan • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Going to Flatiron absolutely changed my life. I'm a freelance musician with basically no resume, and within a week of graduation I was offered my dream job. 

    Any bootcamp will most likely give you the tools you need to become a good developer. There are two elements that I would say separate Flatiron from the rest. 

    Firstly, the technologies they teach are the most applicable to most jobs you will apply for. I was in the first cohort that was taught React.js, and I am working full-time as a React developer now. You will also learn Ruby on Rails and SQL, from which you will be able to transition to any other backend language and framework. While no bootcamp will teach you how to be a master coder in three months, I can absolutely say that Flatiron will put any determined student in the right place to get a job as a full-time, full-stack web developer.

    The other thing that sets them apart is their career team. To be clear, they don't get you a job, but they will work with you to make sure you present yourself in the best light to prospective companies. Without them, I would not have known where to start looking for work.

    I recommend doing a few months of study before starting. There are several students who's first line of code was written at school, and many of them were successful. However, you will be glad that you took the time for self study prior to attending. 

    I still go to Flatiron to do side-projects (and to drink their coffee and beer), and it's a great community. Their statistics are absolutely real, and you WILL get a job after attending.

  • Web Development
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    April Rabkin • Web Developer • Graduate
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    Going to the Flatiron School was one of the best choices I have ever made. The curriculum is top-notch, the community diverse, and the philosophy sincere. This one is about education rather than profit. Though some students are quite advanced, coming in with CS degrees, the school is nurturing to newbies. Afterward, the job placement team prepared us pragmatically for the market and fielded me on many interviews. In my 180-degree career change, good structure and guidance as to where to put my hard work and energy was invaluable. After ten years in journalism, the school gave me the skills, confidence, and a roadmap to get started in this new field--and just as importantly, to love it.

  • Daniella • daniella.corricelli@gmail.com • Student
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    The Flatiron School was a game changer.

    While working in sales, I found myself looking for more challenging and creative projects on nights and weekends. A lot of tech friends pointed me in the bootcamp direction and after countless hours of research and debate over the right school for me, I wasn't convinced until I talked to a Flatiron Grad who graduated the year before. The way he gushed about his time at The Flatiron School convinced me I had to apply.

    My time at Flatiron School was incredible. I was pushed to learn mind-bending material, very quickly and intensely. There were times when I felt defeated and overwhelmed, but the community was there to support me and made moments of clarity and success that much better. For those three months, my life was coding from the moment I woke up to the time I went to bed. It was a sacrifice for sure, but one that was so worth it.

    After graduation, we met with companies the career team set up for us and it was my second interview that led to my first job offer! Jess was an amazing career counselor, helped me negotiate a salary and define my role and I could not be happier with my job as a Junior Developer at an exciting start-up in Manhattan. 

  • Ian • iOS Developer • Graduate
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    If you're reading this review, it means you're already looking for something new. Whether you're in a job you hate, you want a more interesting career, or you just want to add a new skill to your toolbox, Flatiron is one of the best options you'll find.

    I was a consultant in a previous life, but wanted to add value to society rather than major corporations' bottom lines. Because I was past the point of returning for another round of grad school, I decided on a coding bootcamp. The research I did brought me to Hack Reactor and Flatiron School as the best programs available. Since I was already on the East Coast, Flatiron was the obvious choice. In the end, I'm confident it was the right one.

    This isn't like the free programs you've tried and dropped online. This isn't like the arduous and dragging courses you've sat through in college. This isn't like anything you've done before. The Flatiron School immersive programs are a phenomenal opportunity to work with a diverse group of people in the pursuit of new skills and a new life path. The trick is that you get what you put in, so if you're not willing to dedicate every day of the week to code for three to four months, some days longer than twelve hours straight, then you will find it much harder to achieve your goals. But make the necessary sacrifices. Do the hard thing. Crush it, and come out so much stronger on the other side.

    In full disclosure, I applied to work as an instructor at Flatiron after graduating from the immerseive program. I was hired for an eight-month period and my contract ran out last month. I'm no longer an employee of theirs, but I still feel strongly enough about the program that I'm willing to vouch for it as an independent individual—I don't benefit from saying any of this. It's really just that good.

    One final note: You can expect to be significantly more hirable after completing a program at Flatiron School if you follow my brief advice above. You can't expect a job to be handed to you. That said, if you follow the guidance of the Career Services team, who will also set lofty yet achievable goals for you, it's almost a certainty that you'll be employed within six months of graduation.

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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