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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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 email@example.com to inquire about available scholarship opportunities.
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 Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size 20 Location Washington, New York City, LondonOver 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.
Deposit Yes Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies by campus location: London: £12,500, NYC $17,000, DC $15,000 Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current opportunities
Minimum Skill Level No previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required. Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size 20 Location Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco, New York City, London, SeattleThe 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.
Deposit Yes Financing 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.
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
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size N/A Location OnlineWith 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.
Deposit N/A Financing 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 email@example.com to learn about current opportunities.
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
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Deposit N/A Financing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current opportunities.
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 Start Date None scheduled Cost $15,000 Class size N/A Location OnlineLearn 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.
Deposit N/A Financing 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 email@example.com to learn about current opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No previous design experience is required. Prep Work No. Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Deposit Yes Financing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current opportunities.
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
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $17,000 Class size 24 Location San Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle, AustinPowered 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.
Deposit Yes Financing 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 email@example.com to learn about current opportunities.
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- I learned so much at Flatiron!- 1/14/2017Matthew Cianciolo • Junior Developer • Student • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
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 • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
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.
- An awesome opportunity for the right person- 1/13/2017Dare • Sr. iOS Developer • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: New York City
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- 1/13/2017Eugene M • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
- One of the best investments I've ever made- 1/13/2017Justin Kim • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: New York City
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.
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.
Return on Investment:
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.
- Great for meeting employers- 1/13/2017Dasmer Singh • Product Manager • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: New York City
- Just do it. You won't regret it.- 1/13/2017Ryan • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
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- 1/12/2017April Rabkin • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
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.
- Flatiron Web Immersive 2016- 1/12/2017Daniella • firstname.lastname@example.org • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
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.
- This will change your life.- 1/12/2017Ian • iOS Developer • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: New York City
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.
- Best decision I have ever made- 1/12/2017Vinny • Developer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
In 2015 I decided that I was not happy with my current employment situation. I was working 50+ hours a week for little pay. I quit and decided to get into programming. I started out trying to learn on my own but I had trouble staying focused and had no feedback loop. I started researching bootcamps that would help me learn such a valuable skill. I applied to several bootcamps and was accepted to DevBootcamp, App Academy, and Flatiron School. I decided to go with Flatiron because of their history of successful job placement. What a great decision :). I attended the web development immersive program (12 week course). I went in an amateur and came out a full blown junior developer. I was hired weeks after my graduation date and have been coding for over 16 months.
The best part about Flation was working with my classmates. Being around such amazing, smart, and focused people helped push me to work harder and succeed. A close second was the staff. All of the instructors were amazing. I appreciated the one on one time I was given and that the staff actually cared about me succeeding. And last but not least, the career placement team. The placement team never stopped working with me to help me get a job. I still get emails and work with the placements team to stay sharp, eventhough I am not looking for a new job.
- One of the best experiences of my life.- 1/12/2017Jason • Web Developer • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
In a couple of days, I will start working as a developer at New York Magazine, all thanks to Flatiron School. I graduated from their NYC Web Developer program a couple of weeks ago, and ever since then, the Career Services has been super helpful and effective in making sure that I get paid to write professional code.
It all started in July when I was exploring my options on how to move forward with my life. I’ve always been super interested in computer programming and web development, dating all the way back to my childhood, but I had never actually sat down and studied this stuff day-to-day.
I’ve been connected to Flatiron School for about 2 years prior to becoming a student, so when I had to decide on which coding bootcamp to attend, the answer was pretty much right in front of my face. But I still analyzed a few other bootcamps, wrote out pros and cons for each, and the facts are simply the facts: Flatiron School’s quality in terms of curriculum is absolutely impressive. I tried out their free courses on Learn (which you should definitely do as well before making a decision), and they were super informative and user-friendly. In fact, the entire product of Learn is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s a full-blown learning management system that guides you step by step on your experience as a student.
Learn provides hundreds of labs, videos, and readings on web development. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have an entire track dedicated on learning how to land a career as a professional web developer. It’s so awesome. Best of all though, after you complete your course, you get access to all of Flatiron School’s other courses, like the entire NYC iOS Developer program’s curriculum on top of your existing one.
Aside from the curriculum, the part that I hands down loved the most about Flatiron School was the community. Our class was sort of small, about 26 students, but from the very first day you start developing a loving relationship with each student. We go out to dinners and do a bunch of fun activities together.
Our instructors were completely amazing. Seriously, it’s been a couple of weeks so far and I miss them so much. They know everything about computer programming so if you have any questions, even ones that have nothing to do with the curriculum, chances are that they’ll be able to give you a pretty detailed answer and provide you with additional resources. They go all the way making sure that you have a great learning experience, including staying after-hours and helping students that need extra assistance. There was a time when one of our instructors stayed until 9PM helping us on a pretty complicated concept that we were learning at that time.
The week after graduation, there is an event called the Campus Draft, which is pretty much a bunch of companies coming in and interviewing us for positions. One of the companies I interviewed with was New York Magazine, and I got an offer literally the day after. A bunch of other students have also received great job offers, and it hasn’t even been over 2 weeks yet.
- Ali • Web Developer & Data Engineer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
Attending Flatiron School was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Not only is the curriculum rigorous and relevant, but the instructors are absolutely incredible- both as developers and as people. In addition to the planning and delivery of instruction, what makes Flatiron so special is the community. Of the many bootcamps out there, Flatiron is one of the few that intentionally and successfully creates access and diversifies the tech world. My class was composed of bright, inspiring individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives, most of which are currently underrepresented in the tech workforce. When taught the right way, code is incredibly empowering. Many people remain skeptical of how one can learn the content and skills required to get a job in this industry after 3 short months. Technology is constantly evolving with various languages and platforms, but what Flatiron does so well is teach you how to teach yourself. Additionally, the career services team works tirelessly to ensure that you are set up with a variety of conversations and job interviews following graduation, and they do not stop until you land one. Flatiron School was far and away the best learning environment and community I have been a part of—be prepared to be challenged everyday but it is worth every minute.
- Flatiron School Alum- 1/4/2017Jim R • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
I had known for years that I was interested in writing code for a career, but I had no idea how to take the knowledge from two college introductory courses and turn it into a software development job. While exploring different post-grad options for learning how to code, I met some Flatiron Alumni who impressed me with their success in finding jobs after the program as well as the way they seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school. The Flatiron School's founders, Avi and Adam, exude nothing but excitement about code and enabling new developers to break into this field. They have created an atmosphere different from school. It is a group of 30 or so people working as a team with a common goal.
The course was difficult, and not without its frustrating moments, but it is well worth it. The instructors did an excellent job pacing the course so that every time we mastered a new topic, it was on to the next one. And after the course was finished, the career advisors worked with all of us to make sure we found our first jobs. I year later, I could not be happier with my job and my company.
- Flatiron's free Bootcamp Prep track- 12/23/2016John S. • Student • Campus: Online
One of the things that I was most impressed with is the availability of online help. Whenever I had a question that I couldn't figure out, I would just type it into the Questions section and I would have expert assistance almost immediately. Remember, this is at no cost! The other thing is that the way help is provided is very skillful. The support staff would always ask more questions than anything else, leading me to be able to figure out the answer myself, actually learning something in the process, instead of just being given the answer.
If you have any interest in checking out coding, I highly recommend this free, supported course.
- Incredible Instructors- 12/13/2016Andrew Klein • Forward Deployed Engineer • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
I attended The Flatiron School in order to make a career change. I was able to land a job in the industry shortly after graduating, so in that respect, The Flatiron School was a great decision.
I believe the reason The Flatiron School succeeds is because of the quality of the Instructors. The three instructors assigned to my class were incredibly passionate, knowledgeable, persistent, and patient. I would recommend The Flatiron School for the quality of the instructors alone.
- A life changing experience- 12/9/2016Daniel F • CEO • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York CityMy time at Flatiron was one of the best investments in my career and education I have made. Instructors were excellent, caring, and thoughtful. Curriculum was rigorous but well scaffolded. Loved the focus on community, pair programming, and excellent career support team. Flatiron taught me not only to love code, but also to think a lot about great teaching and community building.
- The dream is real- 12/6/2016Don • Software Development Consultant • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
Tomorrow I start my new job in software development. If you had told me how far I'd come in a year I would have said you were a liar.
The fact is: the promises made are possible to acheive. Flatiron/Learn will give you a road map, but you have to walk the path.
That said, the assistance in learning and in job hunting that I recieved from The Flatiron School was invaluable. My career coach was a god send who helped me keep my head up when I thought for sure I'd failed.
It's hard work. It gets frustrating. You will doubt yourself and others along the way. But it's real and it's up to you. There is no such thing as magic. Thank you Flatiron!
- Amazing Platform to Transition Careers- 10/24/2016A • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
My goal was to transition from a career without any programming knowledge to being a full stack developer building great things. With the Flatiron School's help -- mission accomplished. Below are a few things I really loved about the Online Campus (previously called the "Learn" program, when I first joined).
Learn At Your Own Pace: Rather than a 12-week intense immersive, I was able to learn full stack technologies over 8-months at my own pace.
Learn Where You Want: Rather than having to be in a city, I could travel and do the learning online. This was key as I was transitioning between cities during my learning period. You can do this at home, at school, in a coffee shop, wherever you want.
Competitive Pricing: They price it in monthly installments, but cap the fee so that it will (generally) not cost more than your average 12-week boot camp. If you meet the cap, then you stop paying but keep access to everything.
Great Support: Access to instructors and a super helpful student community. You have an "Ask A Question" portal, Slack channels with everyone will to pitch-in, and easy access to the instructors.
Great Tools: The key is that you use the REAL development tools on your computer, nothing contrived. You learn how to really work as a legitimate developer.
For anyone wondering whether it is easy, by no means was it a walk in the park. You had to learn a lot of information, build real applications that end up in your portfolio to show employers. Also, a job is not served to you on a silver platter. You still have to put in the leg work (meetups, networking, emails, coffee-chats, etc.) -- but that is par for the course, you would do that regardless.
It worked for me. I think this is a great option for many other people who want flexibility with their career transition, and who want to work with a great Flatiron team!
- Recommendation- 9/18/2016Shana • Software Engineer • Graduate • Campus: Online
Learn Verified was such a good fit for me! At the time I knew I wanted to change my career by learning how to program, I first started teaching myself using various online resources and books. With so much to learn, it often felt overwhelming and frankly discouraging. I started to hunt for programs to take a more structured approach to my learning. I interviewed with and considered several in-person bootcamps, in addition to going back to school for a CS degree, but I wasn't willing/ready (financially) to quit my job and/or borrow money to complete such programs. I was pleasantly surprised that during this hunt, I stumbled across a remote program by Flatiron School called Learn.co. Thankfully I was well within its curriculum too, by time my full-time job laid me off!
I was part of the first cohort which made me nervous for several reasons. Yes, there were some growing pains at times, but our feedback was always encouaged to help improve the program and its curriculum. Additionally, as a student who was recently laid off, the "pay as you go" plan made me quite nervous as well; it was hard to tell how soon I'd finish and I didn't want to rush it either. However, I received so much support from my cohort (some who I've met in person and now consider to be friends), and from the staff like Avi, Jonas, Annette, the career team and more, during the program AND afterwards too! These are great people who genuinely want you to succeed! I am SO grateful for it all!
I could literally sit here and write a novel about my experience, but I'll cut to the chase. Yes I would recommend this program to a friend, BUT my friend would need to know that online learning requires A LOT of discipline. I 100% believe that you get what you put into it, or anything really. And Yes, I am now working as a Software Engineer within 6 months of graduating as promised, BUT I'm also very active within my local tech community and was able to take advantage of the network I've built over the year.
Sometimes I still check back in my account and see that even more curriculum has been added since graduating, including Java! It's great to see that the program is still improving, and that I still have access to the additional content.
- Tucker • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
I recently graduated from Flatiron School's online program Learn.co and will be starting my new career as a web developer tomorrow.
I spent a lot of time researching different learning options after completing treehouse, and codecademy when I came across Learn. I immediately started the free trial and fell in love. I loved that I could go at my own pace and learn at any hour of the day. I was working full time as an accountant and didn't want to quit and relocate to attend a traditional bootcamp. Learn worked perfectly for me but it may not be for you if you are not self motivated, or need to be in person with the instructors. Flatiron is continuing to innovate new ways to help students stay connected with not only the instructors but the amazing flatiron community. If you ever were stuck on something you could get help from an instructor through the ask a question feature most hours of the day. However, I didn't have to rely solely on instructors for help because my fellow classmates were awesome. I could really say so many great things about the Learn program but it really comes down to the amazing people of the Flatiron School and the other students who love learning to code just as much as you do. Learn is becoming more and more amazing every day as the team is constantly adding new features like study groups, blogging, and integrated chat features.
Warning don't expect to just pay the tuition, cruise through the curriculum in a few weeks, and walk away with a six-figure job offer. Learning to code is hard, and takes a lot of time and effort. Learn does a great job of providing excellent cirriculum and support to help you learn but in the end it comes down to you putting in the work each and every day until you are prepared for a career in development. That being said if you put in the time and are passionate about learning you will learn how to code and you will get a job. Sacrafices will be required but if learning to code is really what you want to do Learn is the way I would reccomemend learning.
If you don't know if coding is for you, I would reccomend trying the free trial at Learn.co and by the end you will know. Best of luck to all of you.
- Anonymous • Wordpress Website Designer • Student • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
Thankfully I read the Terms and Conditions. Anyone can cancel within 14 days of their first payment for a full refund.
I did Learn.co Online for the free 2 weeks, enjoyed it, got some help when I got stuck, then paid $1000/month ($750 with the discount) for the "real course".
I am an experienced online learner. I am an experienced yet still beginner programmer.
Learn.co explained to me that they "do not spoon feed their programmers", yet if I was a beginner, with zero experience, you need to spoon feed me until I can figure out the rest! They expect you to know what answer theyre looking for, without giving enough content to ever get there!
The course expects you to know things that are never taught. Even as someone who has taken classes, I got stuck regularly because the directions were not clear, the answer was hard to achieve given the content provided, and worst of all....
When you get stuck, there is a chat to the right, yet expect to wait 10-30 mins or sometimes a full day for any response! And that response will be garbage 75% of the time. Often I get one response, Hey, how can I help? Then I explain, then I wait 20 minutes for a response! What else are these chat support doing? Checking their email between each response they send?? SO frustrating.
I would ask a question, and only one time out of the umpteen times I asked questions did I get a professional, helpful, well explained answer. The people answering q's are grad of Flatiron School, the same crappy curriculum, and so they too, are crappy teachers. Which only allowed Learn.co students like myself, to learn crappy programming.
What a waste of time which is a waste of money. This is why I chose to go forward with the much better acclaimed Udacity Nanodegree Full Stack Web Development which also has a job/money back guarantee, and is $300/month. Why spend $1000 and get terrible content, support, and skills, when you can spend $300/month, and get great contant, support, and skills. and a job!
Learn.co is a waste of time. They probably want you to waste time, because hey, the more time it takes you to finish the course, the more you wait for Learn.co support when you are stuck, the longer it will take you to finish the course and the more months of payment you will incur.
Do yourself a favor. Quit now. Stop wasting time waiting for support and money that is better spent elsewhere.
- Falsified Job Placement Reporting, Disorganized Curriculum, all for the low, low price of $15,000- 3/29/2016Anonymous • Graduate
Are you seeking a career change? Have you been lured by promises of better compensation and opportunity? Don't be fooled by individuals from the placement-team who will tout falsified job placement percentages as evidence of better professional outcomes. The entire team at Flatiron School, from executive and management to placements and instructors, have absolutely no idea what's going on, and as long as they're getting your money by selling you on the hope of a new career, they don't care.
My experience with this bootcamp can be summed up as follows:
Attending Flatiron School was the single most disastrous professional and financial decision I've ever made.
For months prior to making the decision to attend a bootcamp, I spent time doing my due diligence and actually spoke with grads and the placements team before applying, and I was assured that job prospects were "good" and that "industry relationships" were abundant. This was the sole reason I was willing to pay an exorbitant fee for a skill I could have learned from books and videos online, however by all appearances myself and my entire class have been misled.
After an interval greater than most individual's job search, Flatiron's placement numbers have been inflated by hiring individuals from my class as instructors but other individuals in my class have received very little in the way of placement assistance.
Pros & Cons
1. Free coffee
2. Better Teaching of Standards of Practice/Third Party Libraries
3. "Cool" people (that is, until you start asking for help)
4. Happy hours/feelings sessions
5. If you're really lucky (or a sycophant) you might get a job as an instructor after graduating
1. We're provided with "interviews" during our second to last week for positions that don't actually exist at the companies that come in.
2. There is no proportionate representation of candidates in the placements process. Some of my classmates had received 4-5 interviews while others received none within months of "graduating."
3. We're told to accept whatever positions are available regardless of compensation, benefits, or opportunity for advancement.
4. Curriculum is disorganized: Many lessons depended on understanding principles or concepts that would only be taught later.
5. Instructors available for help are composed of the last cohort's lucky chosen placement rate inflaters and don't have any actual professional experience.
Remember, for every good review you see on here, there is a bias because students are threatened with retribution for criticism or bad reviews. For every bad review you see on here, there are probably a dozen other students who feel similarly but are unable to say so because they're desperate for any help after spending 3 months and 15k on a program.
Personally, I've been struggling for more than a reasonable interval to find consistent, well-paying work. The time and finacial investment required and subsequent failure to find work ended a long term relationship. Maintaining a flexible schedule for interviews that never seem to happen means I can't find consistent, steady-paying work in other fields.
My advice to those of you who are considering a switch to a programming vocation: buy some books (Big Nerd Ranch et al.), watch videos (UDEMY, TeamTreeHouse, etc), and develop your own projects instead of making the mistake I made by trusting the paid representatives of a bootcamp.
- The Real Deal- 3/21/2016Jake • Student • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
For perspective, began in November 2015 and am now nearly finished with the curriculum.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Flatiron School's Learn Verified Program. The platform of learn.co itself is great. From day one, everything you are doing with your time is real, actual work. You always work in a real dev environment, and push all your code to Github. I view this as a mandatory feature for any program that claims to prepare you for a job though.
I could rave about how the course material was a good mix of clear, concise, and fun, or how the specific technologies covered are relevant for today's market. However, what I believe to be one of the strongest features to Flatiron is the overarching sequence and manner in which they guide you through learning programming skills. This is hard to explain if you don't have much coding experience. The Flatiron curriculum is very thoughtfully crafted in a way which has you cementing together fundamental blocks of your knowledge that you only realize after you have already built them. More succinctly, it's wax on, wax off. More concretely I mean that they have you manually build out various technologies in detail by hand, before introducing you to an existing technology or framework (dynamic ORM before ActiveRecord, Sinatra before Rails, etc). Going about it in this manner really ensures that their students will have a firm understanding of what these technologies do and why they do it. I am much more interested in gaining a thorough understanding of how to use a framework well than simply being able to crank out apps and material without that underlying basis. More complete understanding is better for you in the long run.
I have found that help has been quickly within reach anytime it was truly needed. The staff has been extremely responsive, and genuinely make every possible effort to give their students anything that will help them succeed. The live assessments are very valuable as well. Every time I have learned an extreme amount of information very quickly. You are given perspective not only on the work that you have done, but for overall project design decisions, code patterns, and often pushed to expand your work in ways that you'd never have thought to.
Now nearing the end of the coursework, I am feeling very confident in my ability to build increasingly powerful and complex applications. It's important to remember that a bootcamp is just a beginning. If you are genuinely changing careers into software development as I am, the learning does not stop after any bootcamp. There is a limit to the amount of material that you will learn in any bootcamp, but I don't think there's anything I feel was lacking from Flatiron. I am highly confident in my ability to find work upon graduation, and will hopefully update with results in the near future.
- Zero Code Review!- 3/16/2016Anonymous • Graduate
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