flatiron-school-logo

Flatiron School

Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, New York City, New York City, Online, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington

Flatiron School

Avg Rating:4.79 ( 400 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). 

Recent Flatiron School Reviews: Rating 4.79

all (400) reviews for Flatiron School →

Recent Flatiron School News

Read all (124) articles about Flatiron School →
  • Access Labs Software Engineering Immersive

    Apply
    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

    Apply
    Data Science, Git, R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Machine Learning, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle
    The Data Science Immersive provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. The program will teach students to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. At Flatiron School, students learn by building. Students will come away with an advanced Portfolio Project to demonstrate their technical proficiency and creativity to current or future job managers and hiring leads. Our course dedicates three weeks towards completion of a large-scale data science and machine learning project where students work in groups of two. The project provides an in-depth opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning accomplishments and get a feel for what working a large-scale data science project is really like.
    Financing
    Deposit
    Yes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb.
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000; Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / Guarantee
    Yes. Flatiron
    Scholarship
    Visit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Data Science Immersive

    Apply
    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

    Apply
    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

    Apply
    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

    Apply
    User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $17,000
    Class size
    24
    Location
    San Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle, Austin
    Powered by Designation, this course combines the world’s leading digital design program with Flatiron School’s best-in-class Career Services team and money-back guarantee (see eligibility details at flatironschool.com/terms). Students learn skills in user experience and user interface design and then practice those skills in a professional, client-based environment. Broken into two 12-week phases – this hybrid learning model allows students to study online for the first 12 weeks, and then join in person for team-based design and live client projects. Students learn quickly that design itself isn’t only about doing or creating; it’s always about learning— about users, clients, teammates, practices, tools, skills, and yourself.
    Financing
    Deposit
    Yes
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb. 
    Tuition Plans
    Tuition varies by campus location: NYC: $17,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / Guarantee
    Flatiron School's UX/UI Design Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    Scholarship
    Contact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Prep Work
    Before beginning the full time course, all students complete Design Essentials - a six-week online course covering the foundations of UX research, UX design, interaction design, visual design, UI design, and user testing.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes

Review Guidelines

  • Only Applicants, Students, and Graduates are permitted to leave reviews on Course Report.
  • Post clear, valuable, and honest information that will be useful and informative to future coding bootcampers. Think about what your bootcamp excelled at and what might have been better.
  • Be nice to others; don't attack others.
  • Use good grammar and check your spelling.
  • Don't post reviews on behalf of other students or impersonate any person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Don't spam or post fake reviews intended to boost or lower ratings.
  • Don't post or link to content that is sexually explicit.
  • Don't post or link to content that is abusive or hateful or threatens or harasses others.
  • Please do not submit duplicate or multiple reviews. These will be deleted. Email moderators to revise a review or click the link in the email you receive when submitting a review.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to review and remove commentary that violates our policies.
You must log in to submit a review.

Click here to log in or sign up and continue.

Hey there! As of 11/1/16 is now Hack Reactor. If you graduated from prior to October 2016, Please leave your review for . Otherwise, please leave your review for Hack Reactor.

Title
Description
Rating
Overall Experience:
Curriculum:
Instructors:
Job Assistance:
School Details
About You

Non-anonymous, verified reviews are always more valuable (and trustworthy) to future bootcampers. Anonymous reviews will be shown to readers last.

You must log in to submit a review.

Click here to log in or sign up and continue.

  • Justin Manalad  User Photo
    Justin Manalad • Data Engineer/Devops • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    The most valuable piece of Flatiron to me was the career services. It is through the job fair that I got my first development position. The instruction is also top notch, with people who are passionate about coding and technology. The only reason I docked the curriculum is that the learn platform can have some issues. Otherwise, the structure and pace of the curriculum itself is wonderful.
  • Sergio Mendoza  User Photo
    Sergio Mendoza • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    I owe everything to Flatiron School for my new career. I was previously a bartender by trade, with some college experience but no formal degree. Flatiron School's Learn.co online program was the most flexible and cost-effective option for me as I was working full-time and couldn't afford to quit my job at the time. Their method of setting you up with the actual tools you'll use on the job (VS Code/Atom IDE, Git, GitHub, TDD) and extremely thorough curriculum consisting of Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL etc. was instrumental in bringing me up to speed with current technologies most companies are learning. Their Slack and online study group community was a great way to make you feel like you weren't alone and had access to help whenever you needed it. Huge shout out to Martha on the Career Services team who was with me every step of the job search. I got an offer for a Software Engineering position 4 months after graduation and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend this program.
  • Yamini  User Photo
    Yamini • Solutions Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I attended Flatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive Program from July to October 2017 and recently began a job as a Solutions Engineer for a late stage startup. 

    Flatiron's immersive program and post-grad job assistance via the business development and career coaching team definitely exceeded my expectations. The course materials, instructors, student engagement and job search prep were all fantastic. The instructors were always intelligent, dedicated, and helpful. While there was sometimes more material that we could handle (which was ultimately great since we could go back and review with new material) and the projects at the end of each module could have had more time allocated to them, the speed of the course and amount of material was to be expected. More than anything, Flatiron taught me how to think like a programmer and understand the workflow associated with working on a web application. This includes, but is not limited to, how we come up with a project idea (both independently and with group mates), how we research and implement specific tools relevant to our projects, and how we debug and error handle. This process is CRUCIAL when approaching the final project we completed during our time at Flatiron and extends far beyond it. 

    The way the course itself is structured is key. Technologies and frameworks build on top of each other and supplement different aspects of the process of creating a web app. By the time one three week module was done and the first week of the next module began, we were able to start piecing together how each language or technology or framework fit into making an app. Once I graduated Flatiron and was job hunting, I was easily able to pick up new languages and frameworks that were necessary in different technical interviews and personal projects. The excitement and process by which to go about learning something new was definitely taught to me by Flatiron. 

    With regard to job hunting, I was able to access all of the various course material that Flatiron offers. Most important was the Computer Science lessons. A lot of technical interviews require common CS knowledge (recursion, BSTs, algorithms) - this was something that was not really focused on during the immersive course and something that there was not much material for post-grad but luckily I had access to Interviewcake. Aside from this, my Flatiron career coach and the entire business development were super amazing throughout the three months that I was job hunting. I would receive, on average, 4-5 leads from business development per month. They also have career fairs 3-4x a year which allows for rapid fire interviewing with NYC based companies. In any case, the job I am currently working at was directed to me from a Flatiron business development person. Throughout the 1.5 month interviewing process for this company, the team member on business development and my career coach were excellent resources to bounce ideas off of, help me prep for cultural interviews, and give me any updates or feedback.

    Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in working in tech as a developer, engineer, product manager, etc. It definitely helped me redefine my career trajectory but more so, taught me how to continually learn about technology. It is a challenging course and not everyone fare wells during it but if you’re determined and know how to improve, this is definitely a life changing program.

  • Ben Greenberg  User Photo
    Ben Greenberg • Full Stack Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    Flatiron's Online Web Developer program was a fantastic way for me to learn how to code. It taught me not only the fundamentals of Ruby, Javascript, SQL, React, Rails, OO and more but also taught me how to continue to learn new languages and new frameworks. The instructors were accessible and the online community of students and graduates on Slack is incredibly supportive and welcoming. I graduated in September and within 3 months landed a full stack developer role at a financial services company in New York. An additional element is the post-graduation career support. My coach was with me every step of the way and I felt that Flatiron was very much committed to my personal success. 

  • Anthony Fields  User Photo
    Anthony Fields • Student Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    I'm a student about to start at Flatiron. I went through the Boot Camp Prep course leading up to my application. Compared to other online guided learning tools to get started coding (and learn if you truly enjoy it), this is far and away the best I've used. In terms of quality and density of content, frictionless presentation, authenticity to real-world workflow (through the use of a real IDE and git), and help when you need it (you can ask questions and help others at every step using a chat that has code snippet pasting, and there are friendly, knowledgeable Technical Coaches watching the chats as well.

    If you're interested in Flatiron this is a great way to begin learning about the school. They've iterated on their online learning platform for a long time with great results and recently built the entire IDE into the browser. That alone is worth checking out. 

    The Prep Course is definitely worth investing the time.

  • Anybody can learn
    - 1/19/2018
    Jason Lim  User Photo
    Jason Lim • Applicant Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    I started the bootcamp prep course with no previous knowledge of coding but the course easily lends itself even to complete beginners. You will be surprised how much you can learn and the change in perspective. If you get stuck it's great that you can always ask the community and instructors for some guidance. The course is worth a try even if you have a small interest and want to be moved to the next step.

  • Denise  User Photo
    Denise • Graduate Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    I recently completed the Online Web Development program. Although I had experience in programming prior to the program I did not have as much front-end experience and had 0 experience in Javascript, React, and Ruby. I began the program while working full-time but about 1.5 months in I was able to quit my full time job to commit to completing the program. If you are self-motivated and really want to do this program I think that it is a fantastic way to get experience coding each day. If you have experience coding then some of the program will be simple and be a review for you, BUT since it is self-paced you can fly through some lessons. It never hurts to nail down the basics. Prior to this program I had many many BAD interviewing experiences because I was not prepared for interviews. However, about 75% through completion I took an interview for a Full Stack Program and got the job! I felt very prepared for the technical interviews because of the curriculum and hard work I had put in. The online program will take hard work and lots of commitment but it is worth it!

  • Travis  User Photo
    Travis • Applicant Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    i would recommend the bootcamp prep course to any novice looking to learn code. As a novice myself, i feel much more comfortable with key concepts of coding and i also developed a basis on how to think about writing code. The support system is A+. When ever i came acorss a problem there was an instructor available to help guide met to the solution.

  • Tadzio Smith  User Photo
    Tadzio Smith • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I went through the online program last year and actually got a job even before finishing it. The whole culture of Flatiron is about integrety and results. They not only teach you how to code but how to love coding. As a product manager, upping my coding skills was invaluable. Instructors are passionate and the curriculum is excellent. 

  • Jonathan Mines  User Photo
    Jonathan Mines • Head of Sales and Marketing • Applicant Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    Definitely one of the best online, learn-at-your-own-pace, coding courses I've taken. I did a good deal of codeacademy courses before doing the Bootcamp Prep Course and while they were great for learning coding concepts and syntax, I never felt like I knew what to do to actually launch my own project because all the coding is done on the codeacademy site.

    I loved the Flatiron Bootcamp Prep Course because they immediately get you using an IDE to write code in. It's a great introduction to what it's actually like to be a developer and by the end of the Javascript section I was writing my own simple, one-page web applications. It doesn't teach you everything but it puts you on the right track and sets you up to ask the right questions to progress past the program. It also gives you a taste of what you don't know and how much more there is to learn. It naturally leaves you asking "But how would you do x?" which made me really excited to start their Engineering Immersive program.

  • Christopher Diep  User Photo
    Christopher Diep • Applicant Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    Overall, the Flatiron School's online Bootcamp Prep Course got me into programming like never before. I have been on and off when it comes to programming. I tried Codecademy, Udacity, and another bootcamp's free prep material.

    The greatest advantage of their Bootcamp Prep Course is their Ask a Question feature. It summons almost immediate help from their tech coaches or fellow applicants. I also get the opportunity to return the favor. One night, I ended up working with someone else stuck on the same material. We finished it together.

    I feel like the Javascript curriculum could be improved a little bit because the last lab at the end is overwhelming. It would be nice if it built up to it like it does in the Ruby curriculum. However, I get the sense that their team is always finding ways to improve the course. (I did get help from their tech coaches and finished the overwhelming lab.)

    I am now going to start the Flatiron School’s NYC Software Engineering Immersive in January 2018. The Bootcamp Prep gave me a taste of their teaching style and convinced me that I would love to learn code from the Flatiron community.

  • Hannah Jiang  User Photo
    Hannah Jiang • Software Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    Background: CPA, 10-year tax consultant/accountant, BS Physics & BBA Accounting, Mother of an infant and a toddler, super supportive family.

    Timeline:

    2015-2016 - Thinking about changes and looking for different options Jan 2017 - Enrolled at Flatiron online web developer program Aug 2017 - Graduated Oct 2017 - got an offer Nov 2017 - Started the new life as a software developer

    School:

    Great curriculum: Study materials are comprehensive and organized in an intuitive way to lead students from entry to complicated concepts. Live tutors and study groups: readily available daily. I didn’t utilize those resources much b/c I learn at odd hours like Midnight - 4am and whenever kids are napping. Instructors: led study groups and reviewed portfolio projects. they were super knowledgeable and gave constructive reviews and suggestions. I reached out on Slack from time to time to ask about personal career questions and other random questions and always have support. Lectures are recorded videos: The videos were fantastic! I watched all of them and learn a lot more than just reading alone. Career services were top-notch:  Everyone gets a designated coach who will work with you on cover letter, resume, online presences, interview skills, mock interviews, networking tips and more. They have a great network of employers meaning lots of opportunities to get interviews. All of my interviews came from campus recruiting. Time & Cost: online course tuition is paid monthly. The faster you learn, the lesser the tuition.  I was fortunate to be got a scholarship that paid half of the tuition. (There are scholarships from time to time and make sure to take advantage of it.) My total cost was $4500.

    Overall: I highly recommend Flatiron school.  It is a great school with very dedicated individuals who are passionate about their missions and skillful at what they do.

    Personal Tips: 

    Online classes are convenient and cost effective only if you are super motivated and dedicated. Check out the free pre-bootcamp class and see if you like the course materials and learning styles at Flatiron.  If you can focus and finish the pre-bootcamp under a month (20-30 hr a week), that's a good indication that you can focus and finish the whole program.  And almost all of pre-bootcamp materials are part of the actual curriculum, so it's to your advantage to finish it before you begin the full program, that'll save you time and $$.

    Also, note that there wasn't any technical interview to get into the online program. There was only a cultural interview. The entry barrier may look like lower than the regular in-person bootcamp where acceptance rate is in single digit and often requires rigorous technical interviews, however that means you really have to be motivated, otherwise it's easy to slack off once you are in the online program.

    I am by no means an expert at anything just because I attended a bootcamp and switched career. I am happy to share my own experiences. Feel free to reach out to me on Linkedin if you want to chat more.  

    Have fun and enjoy life!

  • Great program
    - 11/19/2017
    Menachem H  User Photo
    Menachem H • Junior Software Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    Amazing staff and dedicated instructors alongside a growing community make this one of the best coding schools in the world.

  • Peter Kim  User Photo
    Peter Kim • Software Developer - Analyst • Graduate Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    Experience at Flatiron It was hard and overwhelming. It was also encouraging to see other people in the same boat as me. We had all wanted a career change and everyone was determined to do well in school.   Basically, what you put into your work is what you'll end up getting out of it. It's easy for someone to go through the 'labs' and make things work but really understanding why it works is all up to you. At times, it felt discouraging seeing other students finishing tasks that were taking a while for me but in the end, since I took more time to try to know what's going on, I feel I got more out of it.   The people that were in my cohort were all really great people. They were accepted into the school for a reason - the determination and drive. During the bootcamp, it's an experience that is hard to emulate outside of bootcamp. Everyone feels pressured, everyone feels like they have to be the best, and that's how it should be. People learn through motivation and drive.   There are many events that Flatiron hosts or tells you about so that you can engage in the tech community. They also have happy hours every couple of weeks to encourage relationships to grow among the students.    Post Experience The career team has helped connect me to companies that are looking for students like those that attend bootcamps. There were times when I was contacted by companies mainly because they have a relationship with flatiron. It's really helpful.   BUT, be warned. It's going to take time and it's definitely stressful. When you finish school, you feel ready and want to land a job asap but most of the time, it takes at least a month to 6 months to land your first job. It's all a waiting and interviewing game. During this time, practicing interviewing skills and working on side projects to keep your curiosity up is crucial.   TL;DR I had decided on a career switch, went to Flatiron School, worked really hard and made lots of new friends along the way, graduated at end of June, and accepted an offer in October. I don't regret anything and am super excited to dive into a new career.
  • Lindsay Davis  User Photo
    Lindsay Davis • Student Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    Flatiron School's Bootcamp Prep course was a great place to start for me, as someone new to coding.  The course was easy to use and broke down new concepts into manageable pieces, you can easily ask and see questions from other learners if you get stuck, and it provided numerous opportunities to practice developing new skills.  I would recommend this as a wonderful place to start learning to code.  A few months ago, I knew nothing about coding and now have been accepted into Flatiron School's in-person web development class. On that note, completing the Bootcamp Prep course was a great way to prepare to apply for the Development program, which had an efficient and straight-forward application process.  

  • Yechiel Kalmenson  User Photo
    Yechiel Kalmenson • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    Originally, joining Flatiron's Online web-dev course was the second choice for me, I took it because I couldn't afford to take three months off work. In retrospect, I couldn't be happier with my decision.

    The curriculum is excellent, the support from the instructors and the community is unparalleled, I can not imagine where I would be today without the support from Flatiron.

    For more about my experience feel free to check out these two blog posts I wrote:

    https://blog.yechiel.me/learning-with-learn-9ac69c2d854f

    https://blog.yechiel.me/learn-co-vs-immersive-a-review-ab1d485baeee

    Feel free to contact me through my blog with any questions about my experience, I'm always happy to share.

  • Johnny Ramos  User Photo
    Johnny Ramos • UI Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I graduated from Flatiron's online program in April and am about to start my career as a software developer, earning +25k more than my previous job in accounting. Going through Flatiron was the best decision I ever made, but it was also extremely challenging. Becomming a software developer isn't easy, and neither is finding your first job in the field, but Flatiron provides with every possible resource for you to succeed. The curriculum is great, and teaches you the skills you need, and also the mindset needed to learn on your own. After graduating you'll have to put tons of work in, but the career coaches are absolutely amazing.

  • Restarted my Career
    - 10/14/2017
    Jhantelle Belleza  User Photo
    Jhantelle Belleza • iOS Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I graduated from The Flatiron School last December 2016. I was granted a full scholarship and participated in the Mobile Dev Corp program. It was a 20-week immersive course that focused on Swift (iOS) development. I have a Computer Science degree and used to work as a Software Engineer (SAP) for 8 years. My family moved to the United States and I had to stop working for 2 years. The Flatiron School gave me the opportunity to restart my career in Software Engineering. 

    Our cohort was a mix of amazing people who came from different backgrounds. The program was intense. But with hard work, dedication, and passion to code, you'll get the most out of the program. Each student had to complete labs, maintain a technical blog, present in front of an audience and attend workshops for your soft skills. The instructors were very helpful in understanding concepts that we have. By the end of the program, our team built an app that is available in the app store.

    It took me almost 6 months before I got a job, which is normal in a competitive NYC tech market. The career services were very supportive throughout the job search. Each student has a dedicated career coach. She reviewed my resume, my communication, and outreach emails that I sent to companies. She also helped me manage my time and energy while interviews pour in. I had multiple offers towards the end of my job search. I landed my current job as an iOS Engineer for an awesome startup through the program.

  • Omar Mason  User Photo
    Omar Mason • Project Associate • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    Joining Flatiron school is easily one of the best decisions I have made when it comes to my education and career. I am very grateful that I joined without it, I wouldn't be the awesome web dev that I am today!

  • Well Prepared Grad
    - 10/12/2017
    Scott Young  User Photo
    Scott Young • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I'm a recent graduate of the Flatiron School's remote immersive program.  The program prepared me for an entry level position as a fullstack software engineer.  I completed the program in about 5 months, working on it full time.

    I had earned a degree in Computer Science over ten years ago, but never got the chance to apply the knowledge.  Shortly after earning the degree I got involved in the aviation industry.  The previous experience in Computer Science definitely gave me an advantage in completing Flatiron's program.  The program was difficult, but would have been that much more challenging without the CS background.  This is a good thing, you will be better prepared for the real world when you graduate.

    The curriculum is good and constantly being improved.  All lessons are test driven, giving you real world experience with TDD.  Shortly after graduating the school added computer science/algorithm lessons, something very few of the bootcamps teach.  The main complaint I have with respect to the curriculum is that parts seemed to be outdated.  This is simply a side effect of the industry moving at light speed and likely can't be helped.

    Instructors were good, and easy to communicate with if the need ever came up, although it rarely did.  

    The biggest benefit of the program for me was the career assistance after graduation.  I was assigned a career coach who helped me in every aspect of the job search.  She held me accountable, reviewed communcations with prospective employers, suggested networking ideas, and provided much needed motivation when the job search became tedious or frustrating.

    All in all, would highly recommend.  I came away with both a full time job as a contractor for a former employer and a part time job as Software Engineer at an up and coming startup.  

  • John  User Photo
    John • Student Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:
    N/A

    I recently finished the free online boot camp prep course.  I had been learning to code online and was trying to decide if a boot camp was the right fit for me.  

    This course was very helpful and it was great to be able to try it for free!  The Learn.co website and Learn IDE that it operates through are easy to use and provide great feedback as you are working.  

    The course introduces you to HTML/CSS, Javascript and Ruby in a style that is both intuitive and challenging and also offers a section on how to prepare for interviews.  

    One of the best parts of the experience is how the Learn website allows you to interact with other students working on the same course.  There is a help section where you can both ask and answer questions and you have the ability to set up study groups with other students working on the same material.

    Having now completed both the course and the boot camp interview process, I feel that this course prepared me extremely well for my interviews.

  • Ryan Ferguson  User Photo
    Ryan Ferguson • Digital Intern • Graduate Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I think Flatiron School is doing something right. I moved to New York literally the weekend before the program started and think it was all worth it. The curriculum is well structured and everything builds on top of itself which is reflective of how a real curriculum should work. I enjoyed the fact that I got to work with people of very diverse backgrounds as well as on my own in the final module. It allowed me to work on the softer aspects of software development which I genuinely needed work on. After graduating you still retain access to all the lessons and it appears new ones as they are created, which is also a nice bonus to remain sharp and pick up a thing or two as lessons are added to the curriculum.    I think my critiques are either unique to myself or generally very specific, but I'll throw them out here. I'd like to see more review material. With the rise and dominance of JavaScript, a lot of the very good Ruby curriculum can feel like it is lost in the fold towards the end. The convention over configuration matra makes the magic commands easier to forget the farther away you get from it. I've since learned that they are providing more instructor to student feedback, which I think is a huge plus, having more feedback is always a plus and I love that they are still constantly refining how the program is run.  As a final note, it's probably worth mentioning that Flatiron affords you the opportunity to learn, but it does not do the learning for you, no matter what they call their platform. I came into the city basically looking to learn as much as I could for as long as I could hold that pattern and through the length of the program (and a few weeks after), I spent significantly more time at the school than I did at home or anywhere else like 11-12 hours a day 7 days a week significantly. That might be an insane schedule for some, but I think it ended up being worth it for me. If you're going to do it, really do it. 

  • Lucas Kisabeth  User Photo
    Lucas Kisabeth • Software Engineer @ Bold Penguin • Student Verified via LinkedIn
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I can sum up my Flatiron experience in a few points:

    - Excellent curriculum that deeply teaches you the fundamental skills you'll need to succeed in the industry.  I'm not just referring to Ruby and Javascript conventions and syntax.. I'm talking about mindest, routine, confidence, perseverence, resourcefulness, and many more invaluable skills.

    - I landed a Software Engineer role at a tech startup before I even graduated (still technically haven't graduated! Should next week though) which is solid evidence that employers take bootcamp experience seriously

    - Worth every penny.. Especially for the incredible career coaching resources you'll get toward the end of the program. They have a world class team working for your best interests. I wouldn't have landed this job so quickly without the guidance of my career coach.

    - If deep down you feel like you need to make a change... just do it. This program will change your entire career path.. and with that.. your entire life.

    -Best decision I've ever made. Period.

  • Sarah Bruce  User Photo
    Sarah Bruce • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    Before attending Flatiron School, I went to a community college and studied computer information systems with hopes of becoming a web developer after graduating. Unfortunately the curriculum at that other college was lacking and I was not at all prepared to get a job as a developer. After several years of trying to learn more on my own, I decided it was time to look into these coding bootcamps I'd heard about.

    After doing a lot of research, I decided to apply to Flatiron School and one other bootcamp. I went through the admissions process with both schools, but I was really drawn to Flatiron School's inviting culture. Not only did Flatiron School seem to have a great curriculum and impressive student outcomes, they also placed an emphasis on creating a community of passionate, diverse people who would support and encourage each other. Aka nice people who I'd be happy to spend 15 weeks with.

    My experience at Flatiron School exceeded my expectations. I learned way more in that 15 weeks than I learned in the two years I spent at the community college. It was almost mind blowing to see our progress from week to week. Don't think it's easy, though. The program is intense and you have to be prepared to work hard. It's a stressful roller coaster, but you get what you put in. I can't say enough good things about the people at Flatiron School. My classmates will be lifelong friends. The instructors are wicked smart and want to see students succeed.

    After graduating, I worked closely with the career services team, including my amazing career coach. My coach helped prepare me for the job search, and she was an invaluable resource once I started interviewing with companies. I graduated in June and accepted a job offer in August. I'm now working as a Web Developer, which is something I've wanted to say for years!

  • Naz Khan  User Photo
    Naz Khan • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
    Overall Experience:
    Curriculum:
    Instructors:
    Job Assistance:

    I decided to transition my career into Tech back in December of 2016. At the time I had not written a single line of code and had no clue what I was doing. I started the in-person Flatiron School Software Engineering Immersive course in March 2017, and graduated late June 2017. In August 2017, I accepted an offer and am currently a Software Engineer working at a start up specializing in software and data science consulting thanks to the Flatiron School!

    Overall Experience

    I did a ton of research before applying to these so-called "coding boot camps." My research put Flatiron School at the number one spot out of the 3 boot camps I was looking into. One of the main reasons was because of the transparency with job outcomes. Graduate results were a huge factor for me. Not only is Flatiron School transparent, but they also have their outcomes report audited by a third-party firm. Still, I was hesitant to pull the trigger. To me, it seemed like a crash course that simply accelerated the process of learning how to code. If you are currently looking to transition, know this. I have been in your shoes, reading through review after review on various boot camps, trying to get more clarity on how these schools work. If you devote yourself to this craft and follow the meticulously designed curriculum, you will fall in love with programming, learn things in 3-4 months that you never thought was possible, make life-long friends with classmates and land a job as a Software Engineer after graduation. I must emphasize one thing, however - this is not an easy program! You get what you put into it. 

    Instructors

    Every instructor that I had the pleasure of working with at the Flatiron School were passionate, patient, and knowledgeable individuals who helped shape my programming skills throughout the program. The culture that the instructors instill onto the students is something that I cannot put into words. The school also does a phenomenal job in accepting students who align with the culture. Every person in my class comes from different backgrounds but we all had one thing in common - we all wanted to see each other succeed. This was mirrored by the instructors. It was obvious that they enjoyed watching us grow from newbies to full fledged engineers. The instructors made the course enjoyable but intense at the same time. It is quite clear that Flatiron School does not just hire anyone to be an instructor. They are not only knowledgeable but also can effectively communicate with the students. I also appreciated the fact that their responses to my questions allowed me to discover the answer on my own but with careful guidance; helping to build the underlying fundamental skill every programmer must develop, problem-solving.

    Curriculum

    As of writing this review, Flatiron School's in-person curriculum consists of a couple of weeks of pre-work that must be completed before the official start date. This helps students build some programming foundations in either Ruby or JavaScript. The course itself is divided into 5 modules, each revolving around a particular topic. It looks something like this -

    Week 1 - Ruby 

    Week 2 - Rails

    Week 3 - JavaScript

    Week 4 - React

    Week 5 - Computer Science/Specializations

    I felt that the curriculum overall was fantastic. The Learn.co platform and its IDE is built from the ground up and designed specifically for students to learn. This alone puts the Flatiron School ahead of the boot camp race because the platform is so intuitive and conducive to learning. 

    That being said, I took one star off in this category because I feel that the curriculum's Computer Science module didn't live up to my expecations. We learned a bit about data structures and algorithms, but not quite to the level that potential employers expect. From my experience, many employers expect a baseline knowledge when it comes to these fundamentals, and so I spent a huge chunk of time learning these topics on my own. This is the one aspect of Flatiron School that I think needs to improve. However, if you are willing to read and work through Cracking The Coding Interview or Interview Cake or through any other interview books/resources, you will be fine.

    Job Assistance

    I am amazed by how smoothly and efficiently Flatiron School is with assisting graduates to land their first role. As a graduate, I worked with several members of the business development team whose primary focus is to build and cultivate connections with companies. Once I officially began my search, I was receiving 3-4 introductions to companies a week! These introductions were with engineers, recruiters, and HR reps at the respective companies. It is quite overwhelming but in a good way! This is also why the Flatiron School assigns a Job Coach/Mentor to you who will guide you throughout the entire process. From building my resume to strategically structuring my LinkedIn profile, to mock interviews, to negotiating, to mitigating interview anxieties, my Job Coach was there every step of the way. 

    I can't be thankful enough to the Flatiron School and how they changed my life!

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

Thanks!