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Flatiron School

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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’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$16,900
    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
    Financing options available in select states.
    Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansNYC and DC - $16,900
    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$18,900
    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
    Financing options available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansNYC and DC - $18,900
    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$16,900
    Class size20
    LocationSan Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Houston, 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
    Financing options available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansNYC, DC, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco - $16,900
    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$16,900
    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
    Financing options available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansPart-time and Full-time - $16,900
    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$16,900
    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
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Financing options available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansFull-Time Course: $16,900 Part-Time Course: $16,900 Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    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$16,900
    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
    DepositYes
    Financing
    Financing options available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit.
    Tuition PlansFull-Time Course: $16,900 Part-Time Course: $16,900 Self-Paced Course: $9,600
    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$16,900
    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
    Financing options available in select states. Lending partners available, including SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansAustin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Seattle, DC, NYC, San Francisco - $16,900
    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
  • Anonymous
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    If you are familiar with Udemy or other online learning portals, you'll find that there is usually a disconnect between the learning and your working through the materials.

    What Flatiron has done with learn is pretty amazing in that you can use their IDE or your dev environment to fork, clone, pull all the labs, test the labs, and submit the labs for review. 

    The written materials are very easy to follow, and those materials in conjunction with the realtime feedback of the labs made learning the basics of Javascript and Ruby a piece of cake.

    If you are new to programming, or have interest in starting your Javascript or Ruby journey, I would strongly recommend considering this course. This has been an invaluable resource for me thusfar. 

  • Worth Every Second
    - 6/24/2018
    Anonymous • Front-End Engineer • Graduate
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    This program not only gave me the knowledge and confidence to chase my goals of becoming a developer, it gave me a network of individuals - from my cohort to instructors to other alumni - to help me along the way. It seems crazy to learn as much as you do in 15 weeks, but you really do. Now, it's no lie that you have to put the work in which they tell you from day one, but if you are willing to immerse yourself for just 15 weeks, then you are sure to come out on the otherside confident in your skills as a developer.

  • Anonymous • Junior Engineer • Graduate
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    I had the pleasure of beginning Flatiron's in-person immersive bootcamp last summer and then switching to the online two months into the immersive (due to personal conflict) Flatiron was an amazing experience and think really highly of this program. It was a great experience having done both. Of course, the in-person immersive is a lot more demanding because of the 3 month time period. The modules go back quickly and you are expected to keep up. Every end of a module they'd give you a practice project for you to test your knowledge and if they see you are struggling, you repeat that module. I believe Flatiron's instructors and overall culture is that of genuine support. They want to see you succeed just as much as you want to. The culture is amazing too because you spend so much time with these people everyday and are embraced with the same friendship and support. 

     

    That being said, if you are in New York City, the in-person immersive is the way to go! But the online experience was just as worthy, it was just sometimes a little challenging when you're working on the final projects but they have weekly/nightly online meetups so the support and instructors were just as there for you as the in-person. It just took me a little longer because I felt for the final module, I really wanted to absorb and understand so that was an upside because i felt taking my time really learning and redoing labs benefited me in the long run. The only critique I'd say is when you're doing the online program and can't make some of the online study groups, it can be a little isolating as opposed to having a cohort you can reach out to have help you. I do wish there were more online instructors with more lectures for the different modules. 

     

    The career coaches are outstanding as well! They really support and work with you to make sure you are receiving interviews and doing well. I was getting interviews even before graduating. Their job placement team really knows what they are doing to ensure you find one once you complete. 

     

    It definitely recommend Flatiron among all the other bootcamps out there without bias. I believe the culture, modules and instructors will challenge you and you learn so quickly! It is a demanding program but if you have the passion for learning to code, it willl all be worth it in the end. 

  • Anonymous • FE Developer • Graduate
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    I had spent more than 10 years in SEO prior to Flatiron and was scared to make the jump. I feel a lot better now that I have my first job. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. The Web Dev Immersive is hard, but having a cohort full of people you can rely on and instructors that care helps you push through. Career services seals the deal. Worth every dang penny.
  • Anonymous • engineer • Graduate
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    I will never have another 15 weeks like those I spent at Flatiron, nor will my life be the same after graduating from the program!  The school draws together all the best aspects of learning-- the curriculum is very challenging, but achievable; the school's culture promotes friendship, collaboration, and connections; the material and instruction is relevant now and also prepares you for a lifetime of learning.  Lastly a shoutout to Career Services who holds your hand throughout the job search process with expertise and attentiveness, at a level you rarely find in any service as an adult.

  • Anonymous • Student
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    This is probably the best intro prep material out there (especially as a free resource) that let's you get started immediately. The Learn platform comes equipped with a terminal and editor with the lesson plan available to the side that you can follow. It feeds into the online (and immersive) web developer program, where you can continue the program. 

    The quality of the instructional material is top-notch and community based, which tries to mimic real-life, where you can see people who are working on the same lessons as you and have a chance to interact on many levels, from asking a question to forming study groups.

    I would hightly recommend the bootcamp, and thus far, the online web developer program, which I signed up for shortly after. 

     

  • Anonymous • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I was part of the Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Before going to Flatiron School, I had done some basic Codecademy tutorials. I also enrolled in one intro to programming course at a community college just before I got accepted to Flatiron School and finished it while also doing Flatiron School. Overall, my experience with this program was great, and I truly feel that I would not be where I am today without the guidance of the program. 

    What I loved about this program is that it was super flexible compared to the in-person program many schools/bootcamps offer. I worked full time for the first 8 months I was in the program. The way the program is set up allowed me to go through the content at my own pace (which was quite slow), while also offering live online lectures/study groups throughout the day/evening.

    When I was about 75% done with the program, I was given a career coach to work with and help prepare me for looking for jobs and the interview process. This was awesome! My career coach was a huge help throughout my job search process and was always available through skype or email throughout the week. My coach was my go-to if I had any job/interview related questions or if I just needed some support.

    With all of this, I ended up actually getting a job before I even finished the program (which I know may not usually be the case)!! Personally, I am super glad that I decided to do this program at Flatiron School. You can tell that the people there really want you to succeed and are passionate about what they do (this includes but not limited to the dean, instructors, TA's, career coaches, and students). Everyone was so supportive, and I think this is one of the main things that made this priceless to me -- the community the school and students has helped create. It can be a difficult road to change careers, but a support system with people cheering you on every step of the way makes it a lot easier and helps keep you motivated.

    While you could probably learn a lot of the stuff by yourself (without going through the program), here are a few reasons why I am glad I chose Flatiron School. 1) I am used to the structure of a classroom. This program gave me structure that I would not have gotten alone. While there aren't due dates, there are hundreds of lessons, labs, and 5 projects that have an order and are there for you to complete. Especially with the labs and projects, I learned a lot from doing those and they helped to reassure me that I was learning. 2) The projects are great to add to your portfolio and they teach you a LOT. They give you some guidelines as to what should be included in each project, but the project idea/topic is basically up to you. There is a lot of freedom, but they also provide you with some suggestions if you are having trouble coming up with an idea. Also, the assesments on the projects really help you learn how to talk about/explain your code to other people. This is super important and a great practice for interviews. 3) I really believe in support systems and communities. I do not think that I would have been able to get myself to a point where I am able to switch careers so quickly by myself without the help/support of others. 4) They are constantly updating and writing new content to add to the program. It is great to know that what I am learning is up-to-date. 

    I had a great experience at Flatiorn School and would recommend it to anyone who is serious about going to a bootcamp or changing careers. It DOES take a lot of hard work, but it can be very rewarding too. I do recommend checking out any pre-bootcamp prep and any free lessons Flatiron School offers on their website. It will give you the best feel for what it will be like in the program.

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I attended the Flatiron School's Immersive Software Engineering program from May to August 2017. The experience was great, and I am happy to say that now as of the end of November I have just completed my first day as a Software Engineer.

    The program is very challenging but Flatiron school does a great job to make sure you are supported throughout. The education was great, and the style of teaching really worked for me. They really do a great job at changing things around quickly once they get feedback which I really liked as well. 

    I really appreciated the career services team also! I very much felt supported throughout my job search in all ways. I would say about 90 percent of my interview leads came from them which was very encouraging and made a stressful situation less stressful.

    If you are interested in learning how to code, and you enjoy learning in a group of energetic people, the Flatiron school is for you!

    Also, they have a great bootcamp prep course that is free of cost that I actually completed prior to starting the program. I was a complete novice and I found the prep course to be one of the most helpful ways to get up to speed with the basics. I highly recommend the prep course to anyone who is interested in getting a feel of what learning the Flatiron way would be like. 

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I graduated in Feb of 2017 and was able to land a job teaching intro computer science. Aside from assorted classes online I hadn't had any previous CS experience. If you're thinking about Flatiron, go for it. The most important thing you'll learn is how to learn new things rapidly and effeciently. This isn't like college where half of your lecture is asleep or on their phones. 3 months of 8-12 hours a day, depending on how hard you're willing to work, is far more effecient and effective than a traditional education where you spend weeks at a time on winter break, summer break, etc. Save time, get the essential information and change your life!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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