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Flatiron School

Avg Rating:4.78 ( 402 reviews )

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
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Data Science, Git, R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Machine Learning, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class 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
    $9,600
    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.
    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
    $9,600
    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.
    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, full-time or part-time course pacing, and innovative financing options.
    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

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    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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    I found the Bootcamp Prep Course incredibly informative, easy-to-grasp, and quite engaging. It provided me with a strong base of knowledge and allowed me to decide if programming was what I really wanted to pursue. Overall, I greatly enjoyed the Integrated Development Environment that Flatiron has created and found it incredibly effective in introducing and solidifying essential programming concepts.

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    Went through the interview process with a couple of top-rated bootcamps using Flatiron's Learn.co platform.  It should most definitely prepare you for any/most technical interviews. Even more so if you couple it with another resource. A couple things I noticed:

    1.  There is someone to help you at almost any time of the day via chat.  You also get connected to a network of people working on the same assignments. If you ever get stuck, there will always be an expert around to help you (without giving you the answer), which I found was the biggest perk to using this platform.

    2. You use the actual tools (Atom, to be exact) that developers use in order to complete the assignments, which means you know how to use the basic functions of Atom by the time you're done (instead of built-in interfaces which you'll find on coding websites which you'll never use outside of the learning process).  If you're looking just to dabble in learning JS/Ruby and aren't very serious about it, Atom may not be the easiest thing to work with at first.

    3.  The learning curriculum covers both JS and Ruby, and you can choose which you want to study.  I personally focused on JS as that is the language I'd like to focus on and took all my technical interviews with. Ruby seems to be more beginner-friendly, in general. 

    4.  The exercises make you really stretch out and apply what you've learned.  They will definitely be challenging at times, and you'll feel ecstatic and satisfied when you find a working solution.  If you feel like you need supplentary information, Code School most definitely works as a great tool to start out with OR reinforce what you already know.

    5.  From my understanding, they recently updated the course, which meant there were a few small kinks they needed to iron out. They were already working on getting those fixed while I was working through the exercises though, so should be absolutely no problem.

    I most definitely recommend this course - especially now.. I mean, it's free. Get it while it lasts!

  • Excited to attend!
    - 5/25/2017
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    I have only just completed the prework and enjoyed every bit of it. Excited to attend the June class.

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    I had been learning javascript for a little over a year when I started my application with Flatiron. They have a bootcamp prep course on their website that is really helpful in getting more comfortable with programming. The learn IDE platform is such a wonderful tool that is really helpful with getting your familiar with the concepts and real time application. You can either choose the Ruby track or Javascript track. It is challenging enough to teach you to be able to read errors (which is super important) and links you to more reading materials if you want to get to know the concept a little bit more. There is also assistance whenever you need! If you have a question or stuck on a problem, you ask a question and someone quickly responds so you can either message them through their chat boxes or share your screen with them. They get you back on track without telling you the answer. It helped me become more confident on my road to code and highly recommend starting with their FREE prep course! 

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I was a Computer Science major at a very small liberal arts school, so my education was heavy on theory, and light on actual implementation. After graduating, I got a dev job, and quickly realized that my degree hadn't done all that much to prepare me for an actual job. For instance, I was never taught how to use git, or any means of source control! I worked there for a year, not really loving it (spending a lot of time maintaining some very old Java code), before speaking to a friend (fellow CS major, we graduated the same year) who had moved to SF and done Dev Bootcamp. He spoke very highly of it, so I looked into similar programs in NYC, and found Flatiron.

    I was worried I'd be wasting my money: after all, I already had a CS degree, how much more was there to learn? But I decided to give it a try, and knew after a week it was the right move. There was a lot left to learn, as it turned out. I had an advantage at the very beginning, when we were doing the basics of Ruby/programming in general, but as soon as we got into SQL, and then ActiveRecord, Sinatra, and Rails, I was pretty much on even footing with my classmates. And I had to work just as hard to keep up.

    I think my fellow students were actually the best part of the experience. I don't know how they do it, but Flatiron does a great job selecting for passion: with a handful of exceptions (who dropped out), every single student was just unbelievably committed. Coming in early, staying late, coming in weekends, and creating an atmosphere that somehow pushed everyone to do better, without being overtly competitive.

    All in all, it was an excellent experience, and I believe that I picked up more practical (in the sense of day-to-day engineering stuff) knowledge in those 12 weeks than the whole of college. That's not to say Flatiron was better, or more useful, than my CS education, but a really good complement to it.

    The only gripes I had were that the lessons didn't always start on schedule, and weren't always fully organized, and we didn't spend enough time on learning about JS (Avi, the cofounder & dean, was/is prejudiced against it, but it's still a critical part of almost every junior developer job). But from what I hear, both of those issues have been smoothed out.

    NB: I'd like to reiterate that my particular case is a bit special, since my CS education was so theory-driven. I think CS students from bigger schools, who can take more implementation-heavy classes, would find Flatiron (or other programs) less helpful.

  • Anonymous • Lead Designer and Developer • Graduate
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    As someone who does well with detailed lecture and written informational instruction, the Flatiron School's teaching methodology, structure, and their use of the Learn platform was ideal for my learning. My background was in project management and art history (I have an MA in archaeology and art history) so the detailed prework and information Learn lessons were very helpful for someone so outside the field. Full disclosure: I got into AppAcademy, and Hackbright but was incredibly turned off by the atmosphere and also the sudden jump/intensity into a new realm. Flatiron was one of the only places that gave you a detailed 'textbook' of notes before they expected you to do a coding challenge.

    The instructors I had were incredibly kind, very committed and very engaged in my understanding and mastery of the material. I enjoyed that this program was not a "do tons of coding challenges" driven environment and was instead about delving into the understanding behind the code and craft.

    While like anything, a student gets what they put out of it- the teaching environment is very very conducive to one growing a love for web development. 

    In regards to job search, my cohort graduated in an interview dead period - Late October, right before the holiday season and while I had a lot of interviews and meetings almost all of them flaked or didn't get back to me until mid January.  The career coaches are kind, informative, and helpful but they do expect you to be on your game. There is a commitment contract afterward that I very much suggest engaging in to make sure your coding and networking activity is where it should be. They are also very open and honest that 3 months is the typical timeline for a job search. I technically received an offer within 4 weeks of graudation but turned it down and was able to have a frank honest conversation with my career coach for my reasons to turn it down (Despite obviously wanting to 'offload' students, my career coach was very good about not pushing decisions) I received the offer I accepted the first week of February. 

     

  • Great Experience
    - 1/23/2017
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    Graduated from Flatiron's NYC Web Development program about 3 months ago and it was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. The educational experience and community was incredibly well put together and effective. 

    It took me very little time to find a job (although there was plenty of effort on my end for that) and I feel very well equipped in my new work environment from the instruction I received at Flatiron. 

    I strongly recommend Flatiron to anyone who is considering this type of program or direction in the future. 

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    Going to the Flatiron School was one of the best choices I have ever made. 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. The curriculum covers the latest techniques and the most useful skills which make you as a professional programmer. 

  • The Right Decision
    - 1/19/2017
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    Quitting my job to attend Flatiron was a big decision. I did as much research as I could in advance about bootcamps - attending events, speaking to alums and getting opinions from working developers. It seemed that everyone and everything kept pointing back to Flatiron. On Day 1 I was completely overwhelmed, but by Day 5 I was confident that I was doing the right thing. I couldn't believe how smart and personable my colleagues were. Working in different groups was actually enjoyable, even for an introvert like me. The curriculum was challenging, but the instructors always gauged how overwhelmed the class felt and adjusted the speed accordingly. The career services team is incredibly responsive and willing to support in every way, be it proofreading a thank you email or giving you a pre-interview pep talk. This was one of the most positive experiences of my life and I look forward to my new career!

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    Pros:

    • Highly competent and passionate teaching staff; they really cared about your progress in the class and are experts in their domain
    • Optimal balance between class-level and individualized attention
    • Excellent cirriculum, tailored well for those without coding experience, and paced well for those who breeze through the material as well as who need a little extra help
    • Great culture; students, teachers, and staff are universally kind, smart, and motivated
    • Highly involved job placement - this exceeded my expectations, as the placements team was very high touch and passionate about their mission to help students through the job search

    Considerations:

    • Tuition ($15K for Web Development in Fall 2015) is non-trivial; one should carefully consider whether they are prepared to incur this cost
    • Culture, not unexpectedly, is somewhat geeky and soft, but is a nice change of pace for those coming from a stricter work environment
  • Flatiron School
    - 1/13/2017
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    I graduated from Flatiron in 2015, and have been working as a developer since then. The curriculum and caliber of the teachers was amazing - I can't speak highly enough about how great the learning experience was. I've programmed professionally in 6 languages since graduating so I really appreciate that the curriculum focused on programming fundamentals instead of a week here and there on whatever the hot technology of the time is.

    My biggest gripe was that I don't live near NYC, so the career team wasn't as much of an asset to me as I had hoped. I did get a job reasonably quickly with their help, but for less money than I had expected. I'm still giving the career team 4/5 stars because I think they did everything they could, and it was more a matter of my expectations being out of line based on advertisements and so forth. That first job was a wonderful job working on really cool projects, and I enjoyed every day of it. After being in the industry for a while I had no problem switching to a different job at a market rate.

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    I attended Flatiron's web development course in the winter of 2016, and landed my first professional engineering gig a little over a month after graduation. At Flatiron, you are getting a lot more than 3 months of web development instruction. The network of friends and colleagues that directly resulted from my time there has been invaluable in every sense of the word ever since, and I draw on my Flatiron experience daily to inform my career decisions and make myself a better programmer. My head instructor was essentially a complete rock star (we lucked out in that sense, but all of the head instructors at Flatiron are excellent) and he was supported by two stellar TA's. In addition to the lectures and one-on-one guidance that the faculty provides, your actual coursework is the best possible simulacrum of real-world development work that you could hope for. Languages are learned through the completion of test-driven labs, and your work is deployed using git, setting you up to use best practices as soon as you get that first job. I will say that the course is not for everyone, and you have to be absolutely dedicated to the at times very difficult work. The hours are long as well, but enjoyable if you are there because you want to be there. Definitely the best boot camp in New York, and probably the country. 

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    13 weeks of hard work that paid off in literally 10 days. I landed a job as a software engineer at 10k above the average.
    The classes are challenging, exhausting and a serious amount of fun.
    The Flatiron community is one of the best I have ever been a part of. 
    The support in the job hunt is unparalleled.
    Complete the pre-work to decide if programming is for you, but the cost and the work are absolutely worth it if you can put in the 12 weeks. 
    It has paid off immensely and put me on a career path I enjoy instead of one I dread.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    If you are looking to switch careers and have a passion for coding and problem solving, this is a great option. I went here in 2016 and it was intense, as advertized. But it was really impressive: after even a couple weeks of the course, I was already able to put together pretty decent web applications. About half the course is focused on Ruby and Rails, and about half on JavaScript.

    They do a great job of constructing cohorts with a wide range of backgrounds. Everyone got along well and worked hard to learn and produce great applications. I'm still in the job-search process (a month out and interrupted by the holidays), so I can't comment too much on that, but the career services folks have been very supportive so far.

  • Anonymous • CEO • Graduate
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    I took this course in 2015 and it was such a great experience for me. I am an entrepreneur and did not take the course to become a developer. My goal was to learn how to make a MVP on my own and I succeeded it. Right after finishing the course, I self-learned Swift on my own and made a full functional iOS MVP with rails. I could even setup my server using Docker. A friend of my asked me if I knew any school that teaches Python but I recommended Flatiron school based on my actual experience. Some people complain about things no matter how hard the school tries their best. At the end of the day, you are the one who learns. You should not over-depend on the school. But if you try hard enough to learn coding at Flatiron school, they will give you what they promise.  

  • Anonymous • Developer • Graduate
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    I was a twenty-something female liberal arts major struggling to make something of myself in publishing. After dabbling in web design for years without making any real progress, I finally decided to take the leap and turn my hobby into my career by applying to and attending the in-person web immersive program at the Flatiron School in the fall of 2015. 

    It was easily the best decision I've ever made. The Flatiron School doesn't just teach you how to code; they teach you how to think like a programmer and to love every second of it. The instructors are passionate and truly care about outcomes. It's easy to see that they go above and beyond to help students out, throughout the program and even during the job search.  

    The curriculum is probably the best I've seen online, and I went through a bunch of free programs before I decided to enroll at Flatiron. What I like most about Learn is that it doesn't hold your hand through everything; it challenges you and teaches you how to struggle because that's what life is like as a developer, just a series of problems that you need to figure out how to solve. 

    What I also loved was the collaborative and supportive community at Flatiron. There was a good male/female ratio, and nearly everyone in the class was friendly and nice. During my time there, I made some great friends with whom I'm still in regular contact. When I was considering other bootcamps, it was the community at Flatiron that really sold me. They also do a lot of community-building events and activities, which breaks up the day and reminds you to be a human, even as you're furiously trying to solve labs.

    Within two months of graduating, I was employed as a junior software developer. The career services team was there to support me throughout my search and they helped me get the best results for me, including helping me negotiate salary and accept and decline offers. 

    I will also add that this is a tough program. When you go to Flatiron, expect to learn at a breakneck pace and to challenge yourself beyond what you ever thought was possible. It's an enormous sacrifice for three months, and you will not do well unless you commit 110%. That means working probably 12 hours a day, every day, over weekends. For me, it was totally worth it. A few alumni I've spoken with have told me that Flatiron saved their lives. Now, a year later, I can say with confidence that I feel the same way.

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I attended Flatiron School's web development program in the earlier days. I was able to learn Ruby on Rails and adopt a modern, open source / iterative approach to software development. The program was a lot of work, but working on projects with classmates was a huge eye opener. Self study doesn't prepare you for git conflicts, work prioritization discussions, and other aspects of working in a team. The course was definitely something where people got as much or as little as they put into it. If you didn't work hard on learning & understanding different concepts, you were the only one impacted by understanding less.

    Job placement is a tricky subject, since every student's interview process was different. I was able to get a fulltime software position through the school, but I felt that looking for job opportunities was on my shoulders (and would have liked more help from the school).

    I would recommend Flatiron School as a starting point for your programming education. It provides decent handholding to get up and running, but as with any 3 month course, there is not that much room for deep depth in any particular subject.

  • Changed My Life
    - 12/19/2016
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    I attended Flatiron School in the Fall of 2013 with zero prior technical experience. The three months I spent there were without question the most intellectually productive of my life. To be successful, you need to work hard and challenge yourself - this isn't about a diploma or graduation - what you put into the program is exactly what you'll get out of it. The school does a great job of setting you up for success, with excellent curriculum and interview training. Give it your all, and you'll see the outcomes you want.

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    The bootcamp was the best I could have hoped for. Helped me transition into software development career in no time. Completed the program, had an offer within a month and started working within two. A year before enrolling in Flatiron, I would have never imaged that I'd be doing what I'm doing now. But about the program, what separates Flatiron from other is the Learn.co platform. By the end of the course you would have done over 150 labs in getting concepts across. To me this more hands on approach is much better than lots of reading, day long lectures or even online videos. Having others around you working towards the same goal is an amazing experience and you learn from each other.

    Pros:
    - Lots of hands on training through labs. 
    - Friendly and always willing to help instructors.
    - Team projects that help you learn to work with others and learn from them as well.
    - Job placement assistance.
    -  Amazing community.
    -  Free coffee/tea!

    Final note - Bootcamps aren't magic. You don't go in and just come out automatically with a job. You get what you put into it. Putting in the minimum, just coming in at 9am leaving at 6pm and not studying over the weekends you'll get the minimum results.

  • Anonymous • Junior Web Developer • Student
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    I attended the Flatiron school in the fall of 2015 and can wholeheartedly recommend the program. I had been interested in a career in web development for several years at that point but despite taking night classes in Computer Science at a local college and trying various online coding programs (such as codeacademy) I was still struggling to make the transition into a new career and unsure of how to continue fitting all these additional courses around my busy work hours. I eventually applied to the Flatiron School for the full time web development bootcamp. For me, the ability to learn how to code with in person teachers and with the support of students going through the same program was invaluable. Its always heard to gain the amount of knowledge needed for beginning a career as a programmer in such a short amount of time but I feel that the Flatiron School balanced teaching the essentials to help us establish a solid foundation, as well as gave me the tools to continue learning and growing as a developer in my first job out of the program. Additionally, thanks to the career placements program and the final week of interviews I was hired fairly quickly after graduation in a job I love and am still working in today. I can enthusiastically recommend this program to anyone who is looking to change careers into web development.

  • Anonymous • Software Developer • Graduate
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    Flatiron School completely changed my life- in less than a year I went from nothing to employed developer. I didn't have any technical background but had tried a bunch of online courses and moocs before joining. They were good but never helped me put it together. The learning experience on Learn was amazing - it finally halped me put everything together. The community was also incredible- interacting with other students made learning a lot more fun.

    The best part was definitely the staff. The instructors are amazing and the career services team is incredible- I'm not sure I would have gotten a job without their support.

  • AMAZING
    - 12/8/2016
    Anonymous • Lead Ad Developer • Graduate
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    Flatiron School changed my life. Literally. I am a graduate of the second semester of students from the Flatiron School. Prior to my semester I had absolutely ZERO technical background. I graduated from a liberal arts college and was an English Literature major and a French Literature minor. I love to read and write and play sports and do other creative work (like bake and do crafts projects). I dove into coding because I wanted to be able to work for an online blog or magazine from an editorial capacity, and have more on my resume than just being able to write content.

    I felt so supported during my time at Flatiron School, and in the years since I've graduated. I went from not knowing what terminal was, to building full scale Ruby on Rails apps in just three months. I made friends that I will have for the rest of my life, and I learned a skill that made me desirable a desirable candidate in the workplace.

    When I graduated from Flatiron School, I spent six weeks interviewing. I went through up to four rounds of interviews with companies, but ended up with more than one offer, and the ability to negociate the terms of my employment. Flatiron offered me resume help, technical interview support and training, as well general support and introductions to companies to set up my interviews. The read and reviewed every single email I sent to every single company. The team at Flatiron was that invested in my future. 

    In the years since graduating, Flatiron has continued to help me navigate the job market, from advice on negociating salaries to continued introductions to companies beyond just my first job. In fact, it was because of Flatiron that I was able to interview for my current position as Lead Ad Developer at New York Magazine. 

    It is crazy to feel so emotionally tied to a company, but without Flatiron, I literally don't know what I would be doing with my life.

     

     

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    Everything went fine in the applicatioin process until they found out I was over 40. Then they were very rude and condescending towards me. So much for diversity. All their talk of bieng able to teach anyone to code is just marketing hype. They are more interested in being politicaly correct and catering to females and minorities as they are given preferential treatement in the applicaiton process. Being over 40 I am definitely an underepresented minority but they clearly discriminate against age. I ended up teaching myself by taking udemy courses and Udacity at a fraction of the cost and now after 6 months of experience am making 85k as a fullstack web developer in the New York City Area. So save yourself some money and humilitaion and stay away from these hypocrites and teach yourself online.

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    My take on the Flatiron School

    I was a student at The Flatiron School for their immersive iOS program and I do not recommend this school.  I had to make sure I graduated before I left this review because if they found out that I wrote a negative review while I was a student, there would have been retribution against me and they would have made my life miserable.

    The job placement numbers are complete BS

    They make misleading statements about job placements.  Perhaps I am naive, but I believed the numbers I got from the Flatiron reps and what I found on Course Report were accurate.  The Flatiron School reports that 95 % of their grads are hired in technical roles with 120 days and report an average salary of $74, 447.  This couldn’t be further from the truth!   They suggested I even try to find some entry level position even if it was at minimum wage.  I couldn’t believe this.  I really felt that I was lied to. I still am in touch with several of my cohort mates and many of them are still looking for work, 6 months after graduating. As another reviewer noted – “2 weeks before the end of the program, they pretty much tell you to take whatever job you can get, even if it's free or minimum wage”.

    The iOS program

    Their main program is Web development and Ruby on Rails and you can tell that their web cohort receives a lot more attention than the iOS guys. Their iOS curriculum is also not well thought out and rushes through the topics without going into any depth which I realized when I started interviewing. And their teachers lack professional experience. Code reviews is another thing that this school lacks. Keep these also in mind if you’re considering their iOS bootcamp. So in my opinion all this was definitely not worth the 15k that I spent.

     

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    I really enjoyed the free Intro to Ruby course they use as a preview for the full $1500/mo course. Actually, that price changed three times in the 3 months I was a "Learner" (it was initially $1000/mo, then split into $500 or $1000, then raised to $1500). 

    The Slack community is enjoyable with fun and hard working people chatting throughout the day. And the Flatiron founder Avi was quite active.

    Unlike the free course, there are no video lectures for each lesson in the full version, it's all text. After a few hundred of those, I got the feeling like this was basically a very expensive version of Code School/Codecademy/etc. When I had questions, the TA chat response time was around 30 minutes, which was way longer than it was in the free course (5 minutes tops, usually instant). Also, there are only 6 times were your code will be reviewed by someone. That's a terrible value and you will not feel confident that you are writing solid code even if you're passing the tests.

    The worst part is that the slower you go, the more it'll cost. Also, just as others have posted here, the general advice they have is for you to take the first job you're offered regardless of the pay. Even paid internships. If you dig deeper into their Jobs Report, you'll find that the awesome numbers they report for salary and placement are for folks who received full time jobs, but many students don't, thus they aren't included as to not bring down the numbers. If you're like me, who has a family to support, a temporary, lowly paid internship is not what I envisioned when investing in the program.

    I really wanted to love this program. My heart was set on completing it after interacting with the Slack community. I ignored my common sense when I learned that there would only be 6 code reviews. I ignored my common sense when I saw that the full version contained no video lectures and I was just reading GitHub Readme's that seemed similar to free content I'd found elsewhere online. I was blinded by my hope for a high salary and a better life.

    That blindness cost me big bucks. I hope you will take this review to heart and let your common sense prevail. 

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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