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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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  • Erica Li  User Photo
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    Flatiron provided me with the opportunity to change careers from marketer to engineers. The curriculum is well structured and the instructiors are patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. Most importantly, Flatiron's student body and culture is one of a kind. Over the course of 15 weeks, I became close friends with all the students in my cohort and I will cherish these relationships for the rest of my life. The career services team is also extremely dedicated to student success and my coach cheered for me during the job search. I found a job as a full-time software engineer 1.5 months after graduation and I couldn't be happier in my new role. Thank you Flatiron!

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    The Flatiron bootcamp prep course and the entire Learn environment, are flat-out incredible.

    Truthfully, by all regards I’m a proper programming noob. I cannot speak as an expert, but can speak of my experience. My coding pursuit began a few months ago with Codecademy and Team Treehouse, which were wonderful places to get started. But if they gave me my first bike, then the Flatiron bootcamp prep course gave me the confidence to tear the training wheels off and start balancing and steering down the metaphoric code road on my own.

    It’s not that Flatiron has secret information that others do not. It’s how they comprehensively impart the information in the lessons and then drop you into labs where you have to code your way out of situations. It challenges you to independently apply the information you’ve been learning. This deepens the retention of information and develops your creative problem solving.

    The overall structure also has an amazing gradation. The successive lessons and labs continue to increase in difficulty, while also maintaining obtainability. It’s the right blend of giving you enough information, but not all information. This means you’ll inevitably hit a wall and be forced to google something, which helps sharpen your phrasing and ability to describe what it is you want to do. This practice is so important to develop for a beginner. For me, banging my head against a wall isn’t entirely fun, but the process of breaking through the wall and getting to the other side, is how you really start learning and experiencing genuine accomplishment.

    The Learn site/Learn IDE, is where most folks work on the bootcamp prep course. In addition to having a terrific interface, where the Learn environment excels most is in its “ask community”. Pose a question and you’ve a near immediate response from a technical coach. The speediness of the response is only surpassed by the quality of help you receive. They’ll dive right into whatever’s vexing you, analyzing code snippets and providing insights, but never just capitulating to your learning pains and tossing up a solution on a silver platter. They will see to it that it’s you who arrives at the solution, with an understanding of how you got there. You can also get teamed up with a technical coach on a screen-share and have a true one on one session. This side of the bootcamp prep course is invaluable and truly sets it apart from other online coding courses.

    They’ve poured so much into making this an exceptional learning experience, so the fact that it’s free is simply mind boggling.

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    I loved the Online Bootcamp Prep course. I had done some previous self teaching before I decided to apply to Flatiron full immersive bootcamp. I started the Bootcamp Prep and soon realized that I wasn't anywhere near ready for the acceptance interview. After going through the course I truly felt ready for the interview and comfortable enough to start an all immersive bootcamp. I went through the interview process and got accepted. Everything that was covered in the technical interview was part of the bootcamp prep so I think it's a must if you want to pass the interview. 

    The curriculum and learning process were great. Super easy to navigate and very clear and to-the-point content. Keeping track of your progress was easy and the learning and streak meter made it very motivational. They even have their own IDE so everything is set up for you... all you need to do is write your code and submit to your github account with a click of a button. 

    But the best part in my opinion was the help I received. If I got stuck I would ask a question and someone got on the chat platform within minutes. They won't just give you the answer but patiantly ask you questions until you figure it out yourself. Super helpful.

    I will be leaving another review once I've gone through the all immersive bootcamp. 

     

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    - 4/9/2018
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    Attending Flatiron was an excellent decision — I wish I'd done it sooner. I was an early student in their online software developer program and was consistenly impressed by the curriculum, the platform, and the teachers. I continued working full-time in my former career while completing the program. Everyone there, and especially Career Services, was great about supporting me to make that do-able. 

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    I cannot stress enough how wonderful the Online Bootcamp Prep is. I was a full time high school teacher while I was taking the course and I found the pacing and scope of the lessons to be perfect. I could sit down and work on one or two lessons in the brief time I had and could complete them. These constant steps gave the course a sense of natural progression and gave me a sense of accomplishment every time I sat down to work. That’s not to say I didn’t encounter tough concepts or pieces that I had to take time to puzzle out, it simply means that I felt as though I was always moving forward in my learning.

    The online support is perhaps the best I’ve encountered. When I’d hit something I just couldn’t sort out, the folks at Flatiron where there. Most of my questions where responded to by someone working with Flatiron within a couple of minutes and I often had others participating in the program reach out too. At peak time (2:30 pm EST) I had to wait about 3-4 minutes between responses and even then the person who was helping me was patient, wasn’t rushing me off, and let me work through and explain both my challenge and ‘talk out’ the guided solution so that I felt I fully understood the problem. As a learner, that is invaluable to me and I feel one of the greatest strengths of the program.

    I would highly recommend this program for someone who is exploring coding as a career change, or someone who is curious about Flatiron and how they work differently than other coding bootcamp programs.

     
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    I was in a search of an online learning material for javascript. I was ready to pay for a couple of hundreds. I made my research on the internet and started the bootcamp prep courses of Flatiron School. It changed my mind totally. It was the best online material that I have seen to learn coding. Their platform is well designed and the density of the courses are very satifying. Online Community and instructors were more than helpful with remote desktop and live chat. After I finished 50 free chapters on javascript, I totally decided to go for a full bootcamp. The quality of the courses insured me that their bootcamp will be a challinging one which will qualify me for the career change that I was waiting for. Now I am registered to their software engineering immersive (in class) bootcamp starting in april. Wish me luck.

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    I took the Fullstack Web Development online course and it was an absolutely amazing experience. The Flatiron School is completely devoted to its students and wants them all to succeed. They are passionate about web devlopment which makes it easy for the students to be passionate as well. They create an open community to ease students' struggles, as the coursework can be very challenging (in a good way - key to learning). The Slack channels and Learn chat are great ways to connect with other students. And the on-demand Ask A Question feature allows students to gain clarity on labs and concepts and establish fundamentals for the future. No student should ever feel alone in the process.

    Although I had a background in engineering and some minor coding, commiting to the course was a career change. The coursework is hard but almost addicting. I was working full time while taking the course and I would look forward to getting home from work just so I could keep going with the lessons and labs. The coursework is also totally useful outside of school. I have had to apply my acquired skills in almost every interview since graduation.

    In addition, the career services are unreal. I would have never gotten through the job search without my career coach. My coach was definitely a professional whose advice I completely trusted. She was extremely reliable and patient. Ultimately, it was the work with my career coach and a recruitment fair held on the Flatiron campus that lead to me getting hired.

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    I'm a relatively recent graduate from Flatiron's Web Developer Program and I have pretty much nothing but good things to say about it. 

    The school and program came highly recommended from a few friends-of-friends, so I decided to give it a shot. 

    A huge, huge factor in me actually pulling the trigger (besides the recommendations) was their free introductory bootcamp, which, if memory serves, took me through the basics of web development and introduced me to Ruby (I can't remember if Javascript was also included) which is a wonderful language to start learning any programming, let alone web development. Anyhow, the introductory bootcamp gave me a great feel for Flatiron, Learn.co (their online learning platform), and web development in general—to the point that I had quite lilterally no compunction in applying for the full course. 

    The admissions process was great as well, because you really got a feel that they care about who they let into the program, which indicates, to me, that the school is at least as concerned with outcomes as they are with making money (though I'd honestly say that they're more concerned with outcomes than with their bottom line).

    The curriculum itself is good. I wouldn't say that it's 100% fault-proof or will magically make you grasp every single concept that would fall under the umbrella of web development right off the bat, but you should understand that you're also getting a really good support team who is available to answer any questions about the curriculum; a sense of community with other students, some of whom can also answer your questions and help you reason about certain concepts; live online lectures and workshops led by knowledgable instructors (most of whom are past  Flatiron graduates); and a solid career services track when you graduate.

    The bottom line is that Flatiron cares about you as a student, and if you put in as much effort as they do, you'll graduate knowing everything you need to know to carve out a career for yourself.

    I also have a tangential comment about Flatiron's model for online teaching: I truly believe that its an awesome window into the future of remote education and am pretty interested to see how it develops and influences other programs.

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    I haven't yet attended the Flatiron School but I have been to their study groups and I've been taking their prerequisite course and I am very impressed. They offer you so many great resources before you even go to the school! I feel like the prerequisite course is slow enough that I don't feel overwhelmed but also challenging enough that I sometimes have to dive a little deeper into topics on my own to really get it. The good part is that they usually provide the reading in those sections. Anytime I have a big enough problem, I ask a question, and there is always someone there to answer promptly. Sometimes even going to the extent of sharing screens to figure it out.

    Every interaction I have had with the school so far has been very professional and also very warm and friendly. This school is my first choice, and if I get accepted I will be sure to write another review about that experience.

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    The most valuable piece of Flatiron to me was the career services. It is through the job fair that I got my first development position. The instruction is also top notch, with people who are passionate about coding and technology. The only reason I docked the curriculum is that the learn platform can have some issues. Otherwise, the structure and pace of the curriculum itself is wonderful.
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    I owe everything to Flatiron School for my new career. I was previously a bartender by trade, with some college experience but no formal degree. Flatiron School's Learn.co online program was the most flexible and cost-effective option for me as I was working full-time and couldn't afford to quit my job at the time. Their method of setting you up with the actual tools you'll use on the job (VS Code/Atom IDE, Git, GitHub, TDD) and extremely thorough curriculum consisting of Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL etc. was instrumental in bringing me up to speed with current technologies most companies are learning. Their Slack and online study group community was a great way to make you feel like you weren't alone and had access to help whenever you needed it. Huge shout out to Martha on the Career Services team who was with me every step of the job search. I got an offer for a Software Engineering position 4 months after graduation and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend this program.
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    I attended Flatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive Program from July to October 2017 and recently began a job as a Solutions Engineer for a late stage startup. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Prep Course is definitely worth investing the time.

  • Anybody can learn
    - 1/19/2018
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    I started the bootcamp prep course with no previous knowledge of coding but the course easily lends itself even to complete beginners. You will be surprised how much you can learn and the change in perspective. If you get stuck it's great that you can always ask the community and instructors for some guidance. The course is worth a try even if you have a small interest and want to be moved to the next step.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Timeline:

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

    School:

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

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

    Personal Tips: 

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

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

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

    Have fun and enjoy life!

  • Great program
    - 11/19/2017
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    Amazing staff and dedicated instructors alongside a growing community make this one of the best coding schools in the world.

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    It was hard and overwhelming. It was also encouraging to see other people in the same boat as me. We had all wanted a career change and everyone was determined to do well in school.
     
    Basically, what you put into your work is what you'll end up getting out of it. It's easy for someone to go through the 'labs' and make things work but really understanding why it works is all up to you. At times, it felt discouraging seeing other students finishing tasks that were taking a while for me but in the end, since I took more time to try to know what's going on, I feel I got more out of it.
     
    The people that were in my cohort were all really great people. They were accepted into the school for a reason - the determination and drive. During the bootcamp, it's an experience that is hard to emulate outside of bootcamp. Everyone feels pressured, everyone feels like they have to be the best, and that's how it should be. People learn through motivation and drive.
     
    There are many events that Flatiron hosts or tells you about so that you can engage in the tech community. They also have happy hours every couple of weeks to encourage relationships to grow among the students. 
     
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    The career team has helped connect me to companies that are looking for students like those that attend bootcamps. There were times when I was contacted by companies mainly because they have a relationship with flatiron. It's really helpful.
     
    BUT, be warned. It's going to take time and it's definitely stressful. When you finish school, you feel ready and want to land a job asap but most of the time, it takes at least a month to 6 months to land your first job. It's all a waiting and interviewing game. During this time, practicing interviewing skills and working on side projects to keep your curiosity up is crucial.
     
    TL;DR
    I had decided on a career switch, went to Flatiron School, worked really hard and made lots of new friends along the way, graduated at end of June, and accepted an offer in October. I don't regret anything and am super excited to dive into a new career.
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    Flatiron School's Bootcamp Prep course was a great place to start for me, as someone new to coding.  The course was easy to use and broke down new concepts into manageable pieces, you can easily ask and see questions from other learners if you get stuck, and it provided numerous opportunities to practice developing new skills.  I would recommend this as a wonderful place to start learning to code.  A few months ago, I knew nothing about coding and now have been accepted into Flatiron School's in-person web development class. On that note, completing the Bootcamp Prep course was a great way to prepare to apply for the Development program, which had an efficient and straight-forward application process.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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