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Flatiron School

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Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, and UX/UI Design in NYC, Brooklyn, Washington DC, London, Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Online. Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers as software engineers, data scientists, and UX/UI designers through rigorous, market-aligned curricula, and the support of seasoned instructors and personal career coaches. Through test-driven labs and portfolio projects, Flatiron teaches students to think and build like software engineers and data scientists. Flatiron School’s UX/UI Design Immersive includes a client project to give students client-facing experience and an industry-vetted portfolio.

To apply, applicants must submit a written application about why they want to join Flatiron School, take part in an interview with an admissions advisor, learn some basic skills, and discuss it with an instructor. Flatiron is looking for people with passion and aptitude and aims to admit people with a variety of backgrounds. Flatiron School also offers several free introductory courses, including Coding Bootcamp Prep and Data Science Bootcamp Prep. 

Flatiron School offers a money-back guarantee for their Software Engineering, Data Science, and UX/UI Design Immersives – if students don’t get a qualifying job offer within six months of graduation, they can get their money back (see eligibility at flatironschool.com/terms). Flatiron’s Career Services team provides weekly 1:1 career coaching sessions, mock interviews, and employer introductions to help students launch lifelong careers in tech.

Flatiron School, in partnership with WeWork, also powers the Access Labs Initiative – a 15-week immersive software engineering program in Brooklyn with deferred tuition for applicants earning less than $35,000. To increase diversity in its programs, Flatiron School has awarded over $10 million in scholarships for women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups in tech.

Flatiron School was one of the first bootcamps in the industry to publish outcomes, backing its 99% employment rate for the NYC Software Engineering Immersive, and 94% employment rate for the Online Software Engineering Immersive with annual independently-verified jobs reports (check out the full report at flatironschool.com/outcomes). 

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  • Access Labs Software Engineering Immersive

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    AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$17,000
    Class size20
    LocationNew 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
    DepositNo upfront tuition or deposit.
    Tuition PlansOpen 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 / GuaranteeIf 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 LevelNo 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity Analytics Immersive

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    Data Visualization, Virtualization, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationWashington, New York City, London
    Over 12 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing threats. You’ll set traps and catch threat actors with our real-world lab environments paired with industry-grade curriculum. You’ll learn the analytical skills needed to stand out from the competition. Our Cybersecurity Analytics program includes 8 foundational courses designed to prepare you for success in the cybersecurity industry.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Options vary by location: 
    London: Deferred Payment Plan
    NYC: ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: London: £12,500, 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
  • Data Science Immersive

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    Data Science, Git, R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Machine Learning, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size20
    LocationChicago, 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
    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; Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000; London: £12,500
    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 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. All students in our Online Data Science Immersive receive a one-year WeWork hot desk membership included in their tuition, enabling them to connect and network with other learners in their city. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. 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. All students in our Online Software Engineering Immersive receive a one-year WeWork hot desk membership included in their tuition, enabling them to connect and network with other learners in their city. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. 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
  • Online UX/UI Design

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Learn the visual, technical, and client service skills essential to launch a successful career as a UX or UI designer. Flatiron School’s online course combines an industry-leading digital design program with dedicated Career Services support. The course is available in full-time, part-time, and self-paced formats.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ISAs available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition Plans$15,000 for Full-Time and Part-Time course pace options
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron 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)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous design experience is required.
    Prep WorkNo.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    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 size20
    LocationDenver, 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
    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 Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC: $15,000 London: £10,000
    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
  • UX/UI Design Immersive

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$17,000
    Class size24
    LocationSan 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
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansTuition varies by campus location: NYC: $17,000; London: £12,500
    Refund / GuaranteeFlatiron 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)
    ScholarshipContact admissions@flatironschool.com to learn about current opportunities.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep WorkBefore 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes

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    I attended Flatiron School's Access Labs program in Brooklyn, and graduated this past January. Since then I have been hired as Junior Frontend Developer, and I can say that it was the absolutely right decision to attend Flatiron.

    I was very unsure how their reputation stacked up in the real world and what the quality of the education was. I looked into App Academy, and Fullstack as well, and was accepted at Fullstack, (I didnt apply to App Academy). Ulitimately I choose Flatiron because the timing of the cohort was better for me, and the finiancing option with the Access Labs program is awesome. I currently work with App Academy graduates and they are all top notch, and know other people who are Fullstack graduates that are excellent programmers too. 

    I didnt find the bootcamp expierence to be crazy overwhemling, its hard work for sure, but if you have a mature attitude and work ethic you'll be fine. Flatiron will teach you how to code, how to build applications, provide a working understanding of how code operates and how the frameworks and languages communicate with each other. If you choose not to do the hard work, you'll still probably graduate but you've just cheated yourself. Like anything in life you get out of it what you put in, and Flatiron has a ton of resources for those who engage and want to learn. Flatiron does an excellent job of helping their students develop their soft skills too, and they offer talks and work shops with working developers.

    When you graduate you'll still have a lot of knowledge to fill in, data types, and algorithms, CS concepts etc. You need to do the work and learn this stuff. 

    Flatiron has a robust career staffing team that actively engage and assist their graduates find jobs, lifetime career coaching support, job fairs, mock tech interviews, and more. This aspect of the school can not be understated, they offer a lot of job hunting support. 

    The teaching assistants are excellent, and extremely helpful, the teachers for the most part are senior devs that have switched to teaching. 

    Flatiron can improve by implementing more code reviews of student projects, and by having stricter requirements for passing course sections. I saw some students that would have benefitted from more focused support from the teaching staff but instead were passed to advanced sections with out fulling grasping the concepts. IF you as a student feel like you are falling behind you need to take the initiative to get the help you need. 

    All in all I very very happy with my decision to attend Flatiron, I now have the best job Ive ever had.

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    Speaking as a graduate, this is an outstanding coding bootcamp for several reasons:

    1) Their full stack web development curriculum gives you everything you need to make web apps on both the front and backend. There are many other course choices but this is the one I completed. 

    2) The curriculum is test driven; you write code that passes automated tests just like a real developer does. This means you are really being trained to write good code. Furthermore, there are 5 projects to complete and you are given 30 minute assessments for each one with a trained developer. This prepares you for the real world and ensures that you *really* do know your stuff once you graduate. 

    3) You are given a lot of support. You can use the ask a question feature 16 hours a day (9 AM to 1 AM) and have technical coaches help you with your code. You also have a large Slack community and many study groups available. If you do in person immersive or the structured online track you get more support still. 

    4) You push all of your labs and projects to github so that you have a portfolio ready to show employers (plus, most employers also use github). Your credibility is thus greatly enhanced when it comes time to job hunt. 

    5) The job search assistance is second to none. You are assigned a career coach who teaches you specific skills such as networking, writing a resume, and preparing for interviews. You are given weekly check ins by your career coach. You have a huge network of business and graduates also helping you. Does all this work? You bet! Flatiron has the best independently verified job placement rate of all the bootcamps for a reason. 

    Personal anecdote: I started with zero programming experience, worked my tail off as a Flatiron student and graduate in 6 months, then worked for them part time as a technical coach, and just got a 73K job as a junior software engineer just 9 months after graduating! 

    This is an amazing place to learn to code and launch your career if you are willing to put the dedication in. Added bonus: you can do a lot of free labs they offer to see if it is really right for you. 

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    I should start with the ol' bootcamp adage of "your outcome/success is dependent on you and what you put into the program" as that very much holds true to my experience with Flatiron.  I did the Online Immersive program and managed to land a dream job, but I also passed on the opportunity to qualify for the "Job Guarantee" so I could spend more time post-graduation learning and polishing my portfolio projects (to be eligible for the "job guarantee or your money back" part that they advertise you've got to keep up with a pretty rigorous job search program that many have mentioned is more exhausting than the course work).  I should mention that even though I voluntarily waived my right to the job guarantee, the school still happily provided me with career coaching services that were amazing and impactful in helping me land my first gig.

    Here are my Pros and Cons for the program.

    Pros: 

    -The program was flexible enough for a stay-at-home parent. This was the primary reason I chose Flatiron over other schools.  

    -Excellent Ruby curriculum.  Avi is a master at teaching and his methods are sound.  Every Ruby takehome test I did for a job interview was really well received and I credit the Flatiron curriculum for that.

    -Excellent TAs. If you get stuck on a lab anytime between the early hours of the morning and late at night, there's going to be a TA to help you get unstuck. And if you need help with a project, you can schedule time with them, or bring your problem to one of the many weekly study groups.  Basically, if you need help you'll get it.  Also, most of the TA's are graduates and insanely smart, so I constantly went away from a TA session having more confidence in the program knowing the alumni were so competent.

    -Excellent Career Coaches. My two coaches were tireless cheerleaders for me, helping me successfully self-promote and giving me confidence throughout the ups and downs of the job search.

    -Excellent Instructors.  My interaction with my section leads was limited mostly to my project assessments, but there is an option to schedule office hours with them.  That being said, I learned quite a lot in each 1-hour assessment.

    The Cons:

    - The Javascript curriculum at the time that I was studying at Flatiron needed a reboot, and the React curriculum was still maturing.  If that's the still the case, I would highly recommend using Udemy courses to supplement your study.  If you feel like you're getting lost in those sections, you won't be alone.  It was a frequent complaint in the community slack channels.  That being said, the TA's and section leads are very competent in JS, so there's the option to lean on them a bit more.

    -The Job Guarantee requirements are pretty insane, especially if you're a parent (I'm imagining impossible if you're a working parent).  Really really really check these out if you feel like you'll be reliant on it.

    -I think at least one of the projects should have been a "group assignment" as I found many employers I interviewed with thought it was a negative that I hadn't worked in a collaborative environment with more complicated source control demands.  Flatiron could supplement this group project with more Github curriculum.

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    Overall, I got exactly what I wanted out of the program, and my job offer pretty much exceeded the ROI I was hoping for, so I really can't complain. I'm very proud of being a Flatiron graduate, and I think this year you'll see the school make a bigger name for itself as it expands to new cities and as more graduates find jobs.  I know the month I got a job offer it was one of 60 offers extended to Flatiron grads (and in December, which tends to be slow for hiring).  That's a pretty impressive number. 

    If you're looking for a flexible online program with plenty of support, I'd highly recommend Flatiron.

     

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    - 1/23/2019
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    I earned my BA in Computer Science, but I had a hard time applying my skills to real world scenarios.  After working in a non-technical setting for about a year, I jumped into learning web development. It was a lot of fun but with no real learning structure to guide me, so I felt like I was always jumping around. I decided to attend Flatiron, and it was a great experience. So much information is thrown at you, but the instructors and fellow students are there to help you.  I think that was the biggest takeaway from Flatiron, the culture they try to foster. Being able to go through a program that is this intense is easier to do when you have people around you trying to push you to be the best you can be.  I graduated in November, and now in January I have accepted an offer with Amazon. The offer was initally set up through Flatiron's Business Development team.  Roughly every three months, the school offers a career fair for qualifying students (you just have to complete some mock interviews and meet with your coach a few times). This was one of the most helpful experiences I went through while at Flatiron. Over the course of 4 days, I met with 5 companies that the BD team matched me with. It's a great opportunity to hone your interview skills and also nail in person interviews so you can proceed to next steps.  Overall, Flatiron was one of the best decisions I made for my career, and I strongly recommend the school to anyone looking to enter into Web Development.

  • Life changing
    - 1/21/2019
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    Tristram Jones • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Completing the Flatiron Web Dev Immersive course in NYC was one of the best commitments I've ever made. I'm from Utah and after researching bootcamp options decided on Flatiron and a few others. I had no coding background and barely passed the technical interview during the admissions process so the coursework was difficult. However, since I was committed to putting in 12-16 hours/day the material was certainly manageable. By the end of each 3-week module, I felt confident in the material we'd covered. The instructors were absolutely incredible. The quality of teaching surpassed anything I experienced in college. We had 1 instructor for only 1 week who didn't meet this standard, but every other instructor was highly skilled. After a little less than 3 months I got my first (and only) offer and accepted immediately. The pay and growth potential were both outstanding. The job market in Salt Lake City is competitive and I ended up at a startup with a promising future. I couldn't be happier. More than all of that, though, I now have a highly marketable skill that allows me to build and create meaningful things.

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    Lou • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Flatiron School was a once in a lifetime experience that changed my life. I challenged myself everyday and met a ton of ambitious and intelligent individuals (instructors, mentors and classmates) who I now call friends and most importantly, I walked away with a profoundly valuable skill: the ability to turn ideas into reality through programming.

    I WORKED EXTREMELY HARD AND WAS CHALLENGED!!!

    On average, I spent 10–16 hours a day (~75–80 hours/week, including weekends) dedicated to code. I sat in lectures, watched lecture videos and programming videos, worked on labs, wrote blog posts, and built my own projects. Many times during the week I still found myself on campus past 12AM and during the final weeks of Flatiron School in building my final portfolio project, I still found myself on campus past 2AM especially on the weekends. And honestly the only reason why I didn’t stay later was the support of my family, friends and instructors who requested that I take care of my health and not burn out (seriously take care of your health…). But when I got home, I still wrote code. Truth be told, no one should ever tell you that programming is easy because it isn’t. It’s very invigorating and challenging; like really hard. It’s mind-bending work and you constantly have to hold a million different puzzle pieces in your brain in order to solve the problem. There will be days where I go to bed thinking about how to solve the problem and feeling defeated while other days where I felt like I was the champion of the world. Programming, with its instant feedback loop, will constantly play with your emotions. But when things click and you “figure” it out, you will feel a sense of accomplishment like no other. It really is ADDICTING. 

    The instructors at Flatiron School were all absolutely phenomenal; highly intelligent, humble and experienced individuals who genuinely want you to succeed and do well. Up to this day they still reach out to me and check up on me to make sure that I am doing well and very excited for me when I chose the software engineer role that I wanted.

    The career services at Flatiron School stand out among any other Bootcamps in the world and work hard to get you leads and interviews and the job that you want!

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     I graduated from Flatiron School's immersive Web Development program in 2018. It is a great place to learn. The staff is committed to your success and even after graudation there is plenty of support to help you find a job. The best part of Flatiron is the community you build with both students and staff (a lot of the staff are former students). Most classes build really strong bonds that continue even after graduation. Additionally Career Services does an amazing job and can help connect you to companies.

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    Overall wonderful experience. I came to Flatiron as a recent college graduate with a CS degree, so I had a certain expectation with programming classes. I was pleasantly surprised by my experience at Flatiron. They have a great community where everyone is helping each other out. I did take issue with one instructor who wasn't as engaged with my class as the other instructors were, but they were all extremely helpful and approachable. The only main problem I had was with career services. Although I appreciated all of the tools they provided to help me look for a job, I felt once I received my first job offer, the school pushed me towards taking it just so they could add me to their jobs report. I could be pessimistic but it left a sour taste in my mouth. I would still recommend the course to anyone because of how much you learn in such a short period of time. Just be wary of their career services once you start looking for a job.

  • Highly Recommended
    - 11/28/2018
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    I graduated Flatiron School's online web development program at the end of the May and recommend them highly. I did a ton of research before enrolling in their program and they really have the best program out there. I felt supported and challenged during the whole process. The online tech coaching was invuable as I got stuck with trickier concepts. 

    After I graduated the career coaching was AWESOME. It was so helpful to me to have someone go over my resume and linkedin profile. I had weekly check ins with my career coach to help in my job search. It was really great and helped me to no end in landing my job!

  • Mark
    - 11/21/2018
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    I graduated from Access Labs on September 14th and just finished my second week at my new job as a Software Engineer. I had a really 3 months+ at Access Labs this past summer. The instructors were really attentive and always made themselves available for us. There were pretty clear expectations on how we should be progressing through the materials.

    The most valuable part of the experience for me was the job assistance. They assign you a career coach to meet wtih you weekly and offer advice, give feedback, proofread email correspondance, anything you need. I got a lot of interviews through Flatiron School's business development team (including the one which ultimately led to my job). The job search is incredibly painful and difficult, but I know it would have been much more so without Flatiron's career services.

    Overall, the experience has been pretty life-changing.

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    The online data science bootcamp prep course on learn.co was the best course I have taken. Before applying to flatiron, I took multilpe online python/data science courses (Udemy, codecademy, edex, etc.). So, when I started this one I quicly realized I was learning fundamentals that many didn't touch on. What I loved the most was that they are preparing you to do the data science immersive program, but they want you to be a great programmer as well. Instead of simply teaching you libraries that will be useful, they teach you the basics and build onto it. I was challenged and I learned so much. The bootcamp prep was definitely a huge factor in my decision to go to flatiron--including all the feedback I recieved from alumni, and I can't wait to begin the immersive program. Try the bootcamp prep, you won't be disappointed.

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    I was recently accepted into the Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp and have had an extremely pleasant experience with Flatiron throughout the whole process.  I began teaching myself to code using a variety of free and paid resources (Codecademy, Udemy, Edabit challenges, auditing classes online of some esteemed professors, etc), but I found Flatiron's Pre Bootcamp Prep with Learn to be definitely one of, if not THE, best.  I began working through the Prep course without any immediate intention of applying and kept at it because I found it so useful.  It is one of the major reasons I chose to apply to Flatiron.  It can be difficult building your own curriculum when you are using diverse resources to teach yourself, but Flatiron lays out a great curriculum for you, complete with digestible information and challenging, instructive labs.  The lessons and labs build on each other to help your skills stick, and if you ever get stuck, the people behind the Ask A Question feature are immediately responsive and very helpful.  Even if you're not applying, but trying to self-teach, DO THIS COURSE!

    The interview process was also totally pleasant and the team at Flatiron seems A+. 

    12/10 would recommend!

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    I recently got in to the flatiron software engineering immersive, and so far my whole experience with flatiron and learn.co has been incredible. A note: if you are applying to flatiron, doing the bootcamp prep course is the most important thing you can do. 

    A while ago I tried to learn more about programming and web development on codeacademy, but did't stick with it because I was often frustrated and confused. But with the learn.co bootcamp prep course it just felt easier to learn and I made it totally through the javascript curriculum way faster than I excpected, and it felt great! Learn.co is designed to have you apply everything as you learn it, and the concepts it teaches are really well ordered. The best part about learn.co is the questions feature, which is super easy to use, and always has either other students who have already completed the lesson you're on, or instructors available who make getting through tough spots super easy, and even enjoyable because the people who help are so kind!

    For the actual application the admissions team is super involved, and really easy to communicate with if you have questions. The online interviews with them were easy to schedule, and super convenient. If it's possible I would reccomend starting on learn.co and applying to flatiron to anyone. But even if it's not, I would still reccomend doing the free bootcamp prep course on learn.co because of how great the platform and curriculum are.

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    - 10/29/2018
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    The online curriculem at learn.co is amazing! They show you multiple ways to solve a problem, which is very useful in programming, especially when trying to read someone elses code. I am new to Ruby and this curriculem has really made it really easy to learn. 

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    I initially started self-learning on Codecademy and found that there weren't enough practice problems for all of the material to stick long term. After finding Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep Course, I was making notable progress. I've since completed the course and in my experience, it was the best free resource for learning the fundamentals.

    The course is designed so that you're required to think pragmatically which helps improve upon your problem-solving abilities. What's also super neat is that there's a chat function to ask instructors and peers for help if you get stuck on a problem. The response rate is within seconds and the responses have been extremely helpful every time!

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    Before doing the Flatiron Bootcamp Prep I was self teaching myself from various sources including a free cource on web development from Udacity and a course I purchased from Udemy. 

    Learning from the first two methods I always got confused when I got to Javascript Arrays. I just could not grasp the concept. It wasn't until I started the Flatiorin bootcamp prep that the lesson on Arrays started to click. 

    The way the lessons build on each other in the Flatiron prep is very helpful. What is more helpful is the ability to interact with your code through their IDE (integrated development environment) learning system. 

    Through this I learned how to problem solve and understand better the errors I was making in my code. 

    Since completing the bootcamp prep I have been accepted into an upcoming cohort and am excited to get started. 

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    - 10/17/2018
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    love this school! It's very easy to understand, and if you get stuck there is a chat so you can get help from other students, and instructers.

  • Bootcamp Student
    - 10/16/2018
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    I decided with my husband that we both wanted to go back to school and learn software engineering. It was a bit of an endeavor of course, but I am thankful that the school offered a free boot camp prep so I could feel out the program and see if it was achievable to take on going to school. The boot camp prep for the most part was pretty easy for follow along and I really liked doing the labs. At times, it was challenging, but as long as you’re comfortable asking questions or looking things up at times, you’ll do just fine. I was also very thankful that the school worked with me on financing the program (as it was a bit challenging to budget two people in the house doing this program!) I am still in the course work and I have enjoyed the experience so far. Everyone has been very nice and worked with me as needed on any challenges I have come across.

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    Flatiron School's free Bootcamp Prep, for me, was a great refresher for HTML, CSS, and Javascript and completely taught me everything I now know about Ruby. The Javascript and Ruby portions went over the basics, but also included lots of practice problems to solve, so you can start feeling more comfortable and confident when looking at functions and data structures. To me it seemed like a lot of this prep was learning and getting comfortable with Ruby, going into debugging, loops, classes, and a lot of projects. I was hesitant to learn Ruby at first, but after constantly using it and learning more about it, I've come to really enjoy thinking in Ruby. It's fun! 

    I also found that Flatiron's support system is incrediable. If you need help on a problem, you can simply ask a question in the chatbox and someone will answer, usually in less than 5 minutes at any time of day. I was never left hanging whenever I needed assistance. Compared to other bootcamps that I applied to, I can honestly say that Flatiron School has the fastest and most reliable response rates (including with email). 

    After completing this course I really felt I came a long way from when I started and I'm happy to report that was accepted into Flatiron School's bootcamp!

    If you are unsure which bootcamp to attend or even just starting out with coding, I definitely recommend this prep course. There's no time limit, it's free, and I found it to be challenging, fun, and worth every second.

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    I will be starting the immersive in-person software engineering in a few weeks, and I feel that the preparatory work on the Learn.co website was extremely helpful. The instructions were really easy to follow especially for a novice programmer like me. I believe that anyone who maybe in the same place as me would be able to benefit from the style of teaching provided in the bootcamp prep and prework. 

    Another feature of their website that I found useful was the help option in case you may have any question to what you are learning. The web site posts your question in the community, and either an expert would be there or another student who may know the answer would be able to respond to your question. I often use this feature and help other students because the best way to solidify what I learned is to apply it by helping or teaching someone.

    There are so many other features that I was able to try in this web site, such as forming a study group. It's great that you can form a community also.

    I am really excited to start the immersive program soon. Thank you for the help and all the resources that Flatiron has given me to prepare for the coursework! Cheers!

  • Bootcamp Prep
    - 10/12/2018
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    I was shocked and delighted by the quality of Flatiron's free bootcamp prep curriculum. Having initially tried once or twice to find some free, online introductions to front-end programming, I had become used to platforms that--despite making big promises up front--only offered confusing, unhelpful, or overwhelming lessons that left me in the dark without any sense of progress made. Flatiron's bootcamp prep could not have been more different: evenly-paced, comprehensive, and with skill-testing labs at regular intervals to put your education into practice.

    Even more impressive was the constant availability of Flatiron instructors & experts, even for the free bootcamp prep students like myself. On maybe five or six different occassions throughout the dozens and dozens of hours of online material, I found myself needing help from someone more capable than myself. Using Flatiron's built-in chat interface, I was always able to get truly immediate assistance from programming experts, who could help point out a mistake or make a suggestion to get me back on track.

    After completing the bootcamp prep, I was successfully admitted to all of the rigorously competitive programs to which I applied. I could not recommend Flatiron's bootamp prep more, especially for people like myself, who both wanted to see if programming was for them while--in the process--becoming a much better candidate for more advanced and thorough programming coursework.

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    I am very impressed by the quality of this bootcamp prep and I am amazed by how much I learned in such a short period of time. The material was challenging yet approachable and when I got stuck I immediately received help from online staff. 

    The material prepared me well for the technical and I continue to be impressed with this learning platform as I move through the pre-work for the upcoming bootcamp.

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    The bootcamp prep was essential in helping me understand the basics of important coding languages like Javascript. I was pleased to find that the admissions portion was directly tied to the bootcamp prep, and went over the same concepts covered in the prep course. 

    I prepared a lot for my technical interview and was also pleased to find it was such an educational experience. My interviewer seemed genuinely interested in seeing how well I understood the code, and pointing out where I might improve.

    If you're looking at applying to bootcamp programs, this should be one of them.

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    I recently graduated from Access Labs (Flatiron School x WeWork) and found that the course was incredible. As someone who was self-teaching, and had prior exposure to coding through Computer Science, and my own curiosity when I worked in IT as a Network Engineer, I found that it helped me focus in on what I needed to know, and learn. The entire course was structured with an evolving curriculum, and the instructors and assistants were very knowledgeable. The space, and community provided an excellent insight into what should be pursued in regards to a work environment. I also feel that the structure is similar to a work environment which is great because it breaks up the feel of a course. With all that said, I firmly believe that this school has taught me a lot. I knew very little from self-learning over the course of a year. Now I can confidently trouble shoot issues, refactor code, and create an application from the ground up by breaking it down into smaller pieces and deploying it online. 

  • Worth it!
    - 10/8/2018
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    I've been taking dev courses here and there but was getting nowhere without consistent practice. Then I decided to get serious and took Flatiron School Bootcamp - online program. I was a bit skeptical, to be honest. But decided to go with it because it was month-to-month and I could cancel any month. Soon enough I was writing my first project from scratch. I think Flatiron has a very strong curriculum. It is built in a smart way of pushing you towards learning how to learn in the first place. I would totally recommend checking it out, especially since they have free prep-course to get a feel of the learning platform.

Student Outcomes

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


99%
Graduation Rate
95%
Employed
$74,447
Median Salary

Flatiron School has an acceptance rate of 8%, of which 85% of accepted students enroll in a course. Of the students who enroll at Flatiron School, 99% graduate. 95% are hired in technical roles within 120 days and report an average income of $74,447.

Matriculation Information

Accepted

289

Enrolled

246

Graduated

244

Job Seeking

205


Job Seeking Graduates Placed:

55%

30 days

76%

60 days

86%

90 days

95%

120 days

98%

After 120 days


Employment Breakdown:

This chart shows the breakdown of roles for job-seeking graduates.

Notes & Caveats:

Flatiron School is one of the first bootcamps to produce an independently audited jobs report actually verifying we achieved the results we do. We have independently examined reports for both the Online and NYC programs. 
You can download the reports here

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