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Flatiron School

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Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity in NYC, San Francisco, Washington DC, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Online. Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers as software engineers, and data scientists through rigorous, market-aligned curricula, and the support of seasoned instructors and personal career coaches. Through test-driven labs and portfolio projects, Flatiron School teaches students to think and build like software engineers and data scientists.

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 a How to Land a Job in Tech Career Prep Curriculum, Coding Bootcamp Prep, Data Science Bootcamp Prep, and Hacking 101 Cybersecurity Bootcamp Prep.

Flatiron School offers a money-back guarantee for their Software Engineering, Data Science, and Cybersecurity programs. 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 School’s Career Services team provides weekly 1:1 career coaching sessions, mock interviews, and access to employer partnerships to help students launch lifelong careers in tech.

Flatiron School also powers the Access Scholarship investing $1.5 million into the futures of more than 500 students across all our campuses and online courses in 2020. The Scholarship opens doors for aspiring innovators who may have experienced barriers to education and lets students enroll for $0 upfront. 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 93% employment rate for job-seeking on-campus and online graduates included in the 2019 Jobs Report including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles during the reporting period. Read their full independently-verified jobs reports at flatironschool.com/outcomes.

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  • Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Washington
    Over 12 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing threats. You’ll set traps and catch threat actors with our real-world lab environments paired with industry-grade curriculum. You’ll learn the analytical skills needed to stand out from the competition. Our Cybersecurity Analytics program includes 8 foundational courses designed to prepare you for success in the cybersecurity industry.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Options vary by location:
    NYC: ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC $17,000, DC $15,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School’s Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we’ll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity Engineering Immersive

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Washington
    Our 15-week Cybersecurity Engineering program will teach you real skills using real tools, including our custom-built ‘Cyber Range’ lab environment. Thanks to our proven, employer-oriented curriculum, you’ll graduate prepared for a range of vital tier 1+ cybersecurity roles — like security engineer or penetration tester — in months, instead of years.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC $20,000, DC $18,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Cybersecurity Engineering includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome knowledge of programming languages, as well as a familiarity with Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, will help with this program
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Data Science, Git, R, JavaScript, jQuery, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationSan Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Washington
    The Data Science Immersive provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. The program will teach students to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. At Flatiron School, students learn by building. Students will come away with an advanced Portfolio Project to demonstrate their technical proficiency and creativity to current or future job managers and hiring leads. Our course dedicates three weeks towards completion of a large-scale data science and machine learning project where students work in groups of two. The project provides an in-depth opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning accomplishments and get a feel for what working a large-scale data science project is really like.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000; Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000;
    Refund / GuaranteeYes. Flatiron
    ScholarshipVisit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Online Cybersecurity Analytics

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    In as little as 16 weeks at Flatiron School, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing threats. You’ll set traps and catch threat actors with our real-world lab environments paired with the industry-grade curriculum. You’ll learn the analytical skills needed to stand out from the competition. Our Cybersecurity Analytics program includes 8 foundational courses designed to prepare you for success in the cybersecurity industry.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Installment plan available. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansFull-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Cybersecurity Analytics includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms).
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required.
    Prep WorkOptional
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    With more than 650% job growth since 2012, data science has catapulted to be among tech’s fastest-growing and most sought-after fields. This program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to get a job as a data scientist – which requires a mix of software engineering, statistical understanding, and the ability to apply both skills in new and challenging domains. Students will learn how to gather data, apply statistical analysis to answer questions with that data, and make their insights and information as actionable as possible. Our pedagogy ensures not only job readiness for today’s market, but the aptitude and skills to keep learning and stay relevant. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Installment plan available. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000 Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Data Science Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Software Engineering Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Flatiron School’s proven Full Stack Web Development Curriculum is at the heart of our instructor-led Online Software Engineering Immersive. This rigorous course of study prepares you for a career in web development through 800 hours of challenging but rewarding coursework, providing you with the skills and experience necessary to obtain and excel in an entry-level software development job. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed this curriculum to teach you to think—and build—like a software engineer, independent of any specific language. By the completion of Online Software Engineering Immersive, you’ll have done much more than build your technical skills: you’ll have maintained a technical blog to show you can credibly talk tech; you’ll have become a part of your local developer community; you’ll have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications that show employers your programming abilities in action. With Full-Time, Part-Time, and Self-Paced course options, the Online Software Engineering Immersive is designed to give you the perfect balance of flexibility and structure to ensure your success. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Installment plan available. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansTuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000; Part-Time Course: $15,000; Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Online Software Engineering Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    MySQL, AngularJS, HTML, JavaScript, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationSan Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Austin, New York City, Seattle, Houston, Washington
    Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Over 15 challenging weeks on Flatiron School’s campus, students learn to think, and build, like software engineers — from developing coding proficiency to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. In each three-week curriculum module, students develop key skills through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration, showcasing progress through Portfolio Projects. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed our curriculum to prepare students to launch software engineering careers, independent of any specific language or technology. By the completion of the program, students have done much more than simply build technical skills: they have maintained technical blogs to show they can credibly talk tech; they have become a part of the tech community; they have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications to show employers as they enter the job-search phase with the support of our Career Services team.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC: $15,000 NYC and SF: $17,000
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive includes a money-back guarantee: get a job offer within six months of graduation, or we'll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms at flatironschool.com/terms)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
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    Adam K • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    tl;dr: I attended The Flatiron School's online program, Learn Verified, from January to April, 2016.  I worked freelance/contracting gigs for a bit, then finally landed a full-time job as a web developer in September 2016.

    The Long Story
    I have been writing code forever, but I've had relatively little formal education in it.  As 2015 drew to a close, I was in a bad spot and I needed a dramatic change.  My job sucked.  I had no money and no prospects for getting any.  I didn't have any self-confidence, really, or maybe I just didn't feel like I had a place in the world.  Things now are incredible.  But I'm already getting ahead of myself.

    For the past year or 18 months, I'd been teaching myself to code, but it was a really unfocused effort.  I did a million tutorials.  I took a few edX courses.  But I didn't really feel like I was making a lot of forward progress.  I started researching bootcamps.  I live in the Austin, TX area and there are actually quite a few in-person bootcamps, but they've all got a hefty price tag - well north of $10k.  I quickly ruled that out.  I started reading about online bootcamps, and to be perfectly honest, they seemed like a little too good to be true.  Looking back, I think it was the combination of desperation and motivation which made me even consider it in the first place.  I liked that Flatiron offered a 'monthly subscription' payment model, which would further encourage me to crank through the coursework.  I'd recently received my tax return and had some meager savings, so I needed to plow through the material and get a job ASAP.  I quit my job and enrolled.  A 'sink or swim' or 'do or die' type of situation might not appeal to you, but it was what I needed.

    I think this past programming knowlege  was the fulcrum, with Flatiron the lever which allowed me to succeed.  I couldn't have done it with only one half of that equation.  Over the course of months, I witnessed many, many students just failing to comprehend a lot of the concepts in the course.  I think it might be disengenuous to imply that in only 12 weeks, a person can go from only a casual experience in writing code to a person who is hireable; even as a 'junior developer.'  If you have very little or no software development experience and you're considering a coding bootcamp, I'd encourage you to spend a good amount of time doing independent study beforehand.  Remember, Flatiron advertises some pretty impressive job placement rates, but that definitely is predicated upon you actually finishing the course.  I would estimate that the washout rate is quite high.  Additionally, take a close look at the terms of service: Your work is far, FAR from done once you graduate. 

    After completing the coursework, I hustled a little and got a couple part-time/contract gigs, one of which *REALLY* saved me from putting in an application at Best Buy or The Home Depot.  I owe a *lot* to that employer; it wasn't the best arrangement, by far, but it allowed me to keep my head above water.  If you're considering quitting your job to do a coding bootcamp, make absolutely sure you can foot the bill:  I'd try to plan to have 3-6 months of expenses *after* you complete the program.  Engaging in a full-scale job hunt while at the same time working a lousy retail job doesn't sound like my cup of tea, and that doesn't take into account writing blog posts, working on side projects to get your github profile looking attractive, etc.  It's really hard.  If you can do it, I would suggest you see if you can keep your current job or work reduced hours while you work through the course.


    The Curriculum
    The curriculum isn't the best, but it's not the worst, either.  A lot of the stuff at the beginning is really good, but that's because it's been combed through by a lot more people, but that shouldn't really count for anything, because there are a million and one entry-level tutorials out there.  The more advanced topics (Javascript/Angular) were really, really, REALLY lacking.  Also, because much of the material was still being produced as I was completing the program (I think the online program launched about 3 months before I enrolled), none of the tutors really had any experience with the material.  They could answer questions about Tic-Tac-Toe all day long without breaking a sweat, but when you've got questions about Angular's directives vs components, well... good luck.

    I think that the main benefit of the curriculum, at least for me, was that it provided me a good roadmap for the knowledge I needed to follow.  First procedural Ruby, then SQL (I think), then OOP with Ruby, then Rails, then jQuery with Rails, etc.  I really felt carried along in my learning.  That is, like I said, until the later part of the course.  I swear, I'm done with Angular 1.x, like, for life.

    Student Support
    I started the program pretty early on.  Avi, the school's dean, was pretty available most of the time (that dude is a machine; I wonder if he sleeps).  The tutors were hit or miss, lots of times they were previous graduates of the in-person program, and when I was going through, the curriculum had grown significantly since they had finished.  There wasn't a lot of help.  Additionally, since they valued a 'community' of self-support (hard to get when you're at the leading edge of the program like I was, with only three or four students ahead of me), they resisted putting together any kind of 'knowledge base' which you could reference.  This reliance on 'asking if you need help' is a two-edged sword, because a lot of the students never got in the habit of researching the answers for themselves.  After all, you can just hit the 'ask a question' button and someone will help you out!  Not a good way to breed self-reliance in a developer.  Nowadays, I probably spend an hour or two a day just Googling stuff.  I can ask my mentor, but he's got his own work to do, know what I mean?

    I do wish there were more opportunities for code review.  I had three or four, I believe, and only one of them was really in-depth.  Maybe it was because I was clearly 'getting it' and didn't need advice, but I know that my code style was pretty naive and I could've used more direction in that regard.  Plus, as you get further into the program, a lot of issues are not really suited for an 'ask a question' sort of venue.  If you're having difficulty understanding asynchronous javascript, what you really need is for someone to sit down with you for 20 minutes and work it all out with you.  The tutors are all answering a handful of questions at once, jumping back and forth from you to any number of other students.  It can make what would be a simple exchange a pretty drawn-out process.


    Job Search
    Looking for a job as a fresh bootcamp graduate was one of the most humbling and difficult things I've ever done in my life.  Face it, bootcamps don't have a great reputation for churning out well-qualified coders.  My city has a decent 4-year school with a good CS program, PLUS three or four in-person bootcamps.  The market is pretty close to saturated.  You've got to be a real self-starter, super positive (but not like, "crazy" positive) person.  You've got to be the kind of person that people want to work with every day.  I'm a little older (39 this summer), so I've had plenty of experience working, and a good amount of experience on the 'other' side of hiring and interviewing.  That experience has given me a good perspective into the nature of work, what makes a good hire, how to conduct yourself in an interview, etc.  I think that if you are lacking in technical ability (and let's be honest here, if you complete a coding bootcamp, you are really only barely hireable, skills-wise), you've got to be a 'right fit' kind of hire - good attitude, ready for a challenge, eager to learn, etc.  You've also got to be lucky enough to find a firm who is willing to invest a *LOT* of time and money in growing you as a developer.  I'm about 5 months in now, and every day is still a challenge.  I'm *really* slow still, but I get there in the end.

    Wrapping Up
    In some ways, I feel a little bad about not giving Flatiron a 5-star review.  After all, I achieved my goal.  I'm living the dream.  I have a well-paying job with great coworkers, plenty of opportunity for learning and growth.  My job gave me a new Macbook Pro :) I get to write code all day long.  I wake up every day excited to go to work, and I dream about code every night.  But the reality is that *I* did it.  I made a decision to change my life, and I used the tools I could find.  Was Flatiron the perfect tool for that job?  Probably not, but honestly I'm not sure what it would've looked like.  I value that experience and knowledge that Flatiron gave me.  I'd probably do the same thing if I had the chance to do it over (but, like high school, who would really want to do that?).  I can't tell you if a coding bootcamp, or the Flatiron School in particular are right for you.  I *can* tell you that it'll be pretty tough.  It'll test your self-esteem and your dedication.  It'll make you push yourself.  Maybe that's what you need.  It's what I needed.  Good luck.

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    Marine B. • Student Verified via GitHub
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    I've been enrolled in online full stack developer program. I've been a super advocate of the program to anyone I know who wants to make a transition. 

    I've personally been doing some dev stuff for many years but never got a proper education. I love the way the online program is taught, the flow completely makes sense. I've even learned new things within topics I thought I knew. It's given me a lot of confidence.

    The program will definitely require you to commit. It's not easy everyday. But the online community make that easier. When you're having a bad day where nothing makes sense, you can aways reach out to them or the teachers. 

    I'm not even out of the program yet that I've already gotten job offers. Seriously, the best. I've tried Udacity, Codecademy, and other platforms before. But this, to me, is truly the best.  

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    Dave Neff • Junior iOS Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Flatiron School is the way modern education and job retraining should be done.

    Let me preface my review with a little background on myself:
    I attended Flatiron School after having a successful career in another field, so I approached it as a bridge into the modern economy while building off of my previous work experience. I also didn't pay for the program -- I attended via the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline which awards full-ride scholarships to New Yorkers, so I have no costs to measure the benefit of the experience against. Finally, I only just graduated two months ago, so this review is coming from the perspective of someone fresh out of the program. 

    Okay, that out of the way:

    Flatiron School is a fantastic educational experience. They truly give you the tools you need to become a working engineer in the real world, which is a welcome break for most of us whose college educations have left us with less-than-ideal skillsets in the working world. You aren't going to leave Flatiron as a chef de cuisine, but if you're ready to work you'll be more than qualified as a competant line cook. From there, the opportunities are endless and success is up to you.

    I attended the iOS Immersive and less than a month from graduating the program I got a junior dev job with a startup. The job was placed through Flatiron's Career Services team, who are ridiculously dedicated to finding work for graduates. I don't imagine it's an easy gig convincing companies to hire brand new boot camp graduates, so don't expect to be sitting down with Google or Facebook. But if what you're concerned about is making a transition into the field, their team will get you there. I love my new job and am excited about my future as a software engineer. 

    Just like anything else, the true value of the experience is in the hands of the student. Going to Flatiron is a serious time investment and potentially watershed decision. But if you're open, curious, and driven, Flatiron provides the tools and the talent to change your life.

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    Cyrus Ghazanfar • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    The Flatiron school changed my life. I learned the basics of programming on my own and once I clearly became passionate about it i decided to power up my knowledge and went to the Flatiron School. I think what makes the school so different is that people there are truly passionate about coding and see it as a lifelong craft. I thank all the people I've learned with. 

    Learn love code <3

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    Gabriel Seidner • Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I completed the full-stack web development program in the spring of 2016. This program was a great way to learn the fundamental concepts of web development and how to build a full web application from scratch.  The instructors I had were very talented (I still sometimes use one of the TA’s blogs for reference at work) and more importantly- extremely dedicated (I still get advice from them once in a while) . From them, I learned not only technical skills, but also the ability to troubleshoot new problems and learn new programming tools on my own. Their passion for programming was infectious. 
    I also loved the fact that the school puts a lot of thought into their educational philosophy. It empowers students with perspective that to achieve greatly, starting and persisting usually lead to success.   The school also does a great job in creating a cooperative environment where students learn from each other instead of competing with each other- which is a lot more akin to how teams that achieve in the workplace function. Finally, I really found a lot of value in the fact that Avi, the school’s dean- a successful entrepreneur himself- takes time to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit that is felt around the school and imbues  the learning process.  
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    Albert Lardizabal • Mobile Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I graduated from the iOS program in the summer of 2014. I've been working at an awesome mobile agency building iOS apps for a wide range of clients for the past 2 1/2 years. Before applying to Flatiron, I knew that I needed to fully commit to an in-person program if I wanted to become a developer. Learning how to program part-time by yourself is very difficult and there's a tendency to not stick to deadlines. After just over two months at Flatiron, I had what I thought then was a solid grasp of iOS programming fundamentals. There's a huge learning curve in the beginning when you first learn how to program. The teachers distill the most important concepts so you don't get lost in the weeds. The TAs help you when you get stuck, and your classmates are smart individuals who help keep you motivated.

    The criticism of bootcamps that they provide a shallow introduction to development is justified. The reality is that Flatiron teaches you just enough to become a productive developer. Where you go from there is up to you. In my first few weeks at work I quickly realized that we had learned just a tiny fraction of what we needed to know to become great developers. At some point you have to really develop a love for tech and programming. There will be a lot of nights and weekends spent solving very difficult problems. Over two years in, I still learn new things everyday and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

    I met some great friends at Flatiron and there was always a focus on placing students in programming jobs after graduation. If you're thinking of applying to Flatiron, don't look at it as your ticket to a cooler job and higher pay. That may happen, but I think the most successful students see Flatiron as a launching pad to help get them into a rewarding career. Oddly, you may end up working twice as hard in your new career, but so far I have yet to have a boring day.

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    Tarik Fayad • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I can honestly say that the Flatiron School was one of the best professional decisions I've made and is up there as one of the best ways to learn relevant software development techniques--so much so that I'm considering going back and taking the Web Development Intensive.

    I made a pretty drastic career shift about 3 years ago. I went from working in magazines to working as a software developer and I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, I wouldn't have been able to make that switch without the Flatiron School. I was not only provided with a large host of relevant topics, but I was also encouraged to put them in practice with the coding challenges, as well as side projects. Furthermore, while you're there, you're surrounded by people in the same boat. Everyone attending the program genuinely wants to learn and that atmosphere is infectious.

    And for anyone that might be worried about your age or experience, don't be. It doesn't matter what your software background is, how old you are, etc. I had people 7 years younger than me (I took the course when I was 24) and over 10 years older than me in the class with a variety of experience levels and everyone ended up learning the material and eventually getting a software development job.

    All in all, while it wasn't always easy, I genuinely enjoyed my time at Flatiron, and wish there were more programs like this one for other subjects. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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    It was as a Product Manager in SF that I got really intrigued by these magical creatures called developers. They used said magic to build things, seemingly out of nowhere, that real people used to improve their lives, to communicate, to buy stuff. I wanted to be able to create as well

    I started my quest to learn programming by completing online tutorials, reading entry-level books, and attending online classes like codecademy. They served as a great starting point but I immediately realized that they wouldn't get me to a level where I'd be able to meaningfully contribute on the job or to build out side projects end-to-end. It was time to take a next step.

    That next step was Flatiron School. A 12-week intensive bootcamp, teaching all the fundamentals of full-stack web development AND which gives you the time, mentors, and guidance to actually work on, complete, and deploy real-life applications. The reason it worked for me was that a) it presented me with a more formal and guided curriculum which you have to cobble together yourself otherwise, b) it forced me to learn the basics (of programming languages, databases, version control, etc) as opposed to simply following steps in a tutorial on how to build a to-do app using the latest and shiniest framework, c) it was an awesome environment to learn, in the sense that you get "unstuck" immediately by virtue of your peers and teachers, which is not the case if you're learning on your own, and finally d) it instilled a passion for software development that I'll leverage for the rest of my life. It's only when you enjoy it, that you'll actually keep learning. Flatiron School managed to light that fire for me, through passionate teaching.

    All-in-all I'm a very happy bootcamp grad. I went back to Product Management, but I'm better equipped to do my job. And I started an e-commermce side project (www.stadsmus.be) all by myself, which I would never have been able to do if it weren't for Flatiron School. In short, I would advise anyone with an itch to learn coding to take this route.

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    I was a student for class 0 at the Flatiron school. Attending Flatiron was one of the best experiences of my life and set me up for success in my career. At Flatiron I gained the skills I needed to land my first job as a software engineer immediately after graduating. I’m now starting to transition into leadership roles and I still find myself leveraging the lessons I learned at Flatiron school every day.

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    Sterling Walker • Engineering Director • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    When I received my scholarship to the first Brooklyn cohort, I had been unemployed for over a year and the purpose and excitement of the Flatiron School really turned things around for me.  The instructors are engaged and the curriculum is engrossing.

    I am a Engineering Director at my current company, and I have specifically tried to recruit more Flatiron alums as I know the quality of student is high and the curriculum is excellent preparation for a career in web development. 

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    Li Ouyang • Senior Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I learned not only how to to code, but to love coding. Flatiron School planted a seed of passion inside of me that has carried me far. Often times, colleagues are in disbelief when they realize how few years I have been a programmer. Flatiron School provided me not only with the foundation to successfully attain a junior programmer position, but also the tools to continue learning.

    Since graduation, I have interviewed other bootcamp graduates. The difference in preparation is stark. Flatiron graduates are better prepared for interviews, have a wider breadth of knowledge, and ready to contribute on day one.

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    Danny Olinsky • StatusPage Co-founder • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I was in the second web development batch at Flatiron and it was easily the best decision I've ever made. It seems like this sentiment is a common theme (reading through the other reviews), which doesn't surprise me at all. Before Flatiron, I had been working in SaaS sales, but always wanted to be the person building something from scratch and making my own ideas me to life. 

    The structured curriculum of layering on new concepts, starting with SQL and progressing all the way up through Rails on the frontend helped to reinforce each concept, while continually pushing you to learn more. The pieces all started fitting together for me around 1 month into the program. Aside from the curriculum, Flatiron did an amazing job of getting incredibly smart, but humble and collaborative people in a room together all progressing towards the same goal. The combination of an instructor (Avi) who has an infectious passion for teaching people how to code, a motivated, diverse group of people looking to learn a new skill, and the curriculum and guidance to get you there along the way makes me recommend Flatiron whenever anyone asks about which coding bootcamp to apply for.

    Post-Flatiron, I was able to use the web development skills immediately in starting StatusPage with a couple of friends. While I'm no longer actively coding, I use the skills learned at Flatiron on a daily basis from understanding the technical feasibility of new features we want to build, new APIs/tools we want to implement for operational processes, or new product growth levers for us to try. 

    Also, although it's been a few years since I went through Flatiron, my assumption is that Avi and Adam have been able to keep the same quality we had as a 30 person group through to programs they're running today. 

Flatiron School Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


99%
Graduation Rate
91%
Employed
$74,447
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at Flatiron School, 99% graduated. 84% of graduates were job-seeking and 91% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $74,447. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 205 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
56.6%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
33.2%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
1.0%
Employed out-of-field
0.0%

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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