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Flatiron School

Colorado Springs, Denver, New York City, Online

Flatiron School

Avg Rating:4.53 ( 545 reviews )

Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design (UX/UI design). Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers by providing a robust career services framework and dedicated one-on-one coaching post graduation that is included as an added value with the tuition. 

The application process asks prospective students to share a bit about themselves and what is driving them to start a career. The process includes speaking with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview to allow for the opportunity to get to know each other better in a friendly conversation. Applicants will also need to complete a 15-minute critical thinking and problem-solving assessment afterwards. Applicants will receive an acceptance decision from Admissions within 4 business days of completing the assessment.

Flatiron School’s Career Services team provides weekly 1:1 career coaching sessions, mock interviews, and access to an extensive employer network to help students launch fulfilling careers in tech after graduation.

Flatiron School powers the Access Scholarship which invested $1.5 million into the futures of more than 500 students across all of Flatiron School’s campuses and online courses in 2020. The Access Scholarship opens doors for aspiring innovators who may have experienced barriers to education. To build a more diverse and inclusive tech community, 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 and a pioneer in providing 3rd party examined job placement reports. Read their full independently-examined jobs reports at: https://flatironschool.com/jobs-reports/

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  • Cybersecurity Engineering

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationColorado Springs, Denver, New York City, Online
    Our 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
    We’ve partnered with Ascent and Climb, two well-known financing companies, to give all eligible students the option to pay for courses with monthly payments for up to 36 months with Skills Fund, and 42 months with Climb.
    Tuition PlansLive: Upfront, Pay with a Loan Flex: Pay Upfront, Pay with a Loan, Pay installments For more visit https://flatironschool.com/tuition-financing/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_campaign=tuitioninfo&utm_medium=affiliate
    ScholarshipScholarships available for those who quality contact for more information https://flatironschool.com/scholarships/diversity-initiatives/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_medium=affilaite
    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

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver, New York City, Online
    The Data Science course 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.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    We’ve partnered with Ascent and Climb, two well-known financing companies, to give all eligible students the option to pay for courses with monthly payments for up to 36 months with Skills Fund, and 42 months with Climb.
    Tuition PlansLive: Upfront, Pay with a Loan Flex: Pay Upfront, Pay with a Loan, Pay installments For more visit https://flatironschool.com/tuition-financing/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_campaign=tuitioninfo&utm_medium=affiliate
    ScholarshipScholarships available for those who quality contact for more information https://flatironschool.com/scholarships/diversity-initiatives/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_medium=affilaite
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Design (UX/UI Design)

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    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver, New York City, Online
    Flatiron School’s Product Design course takes a modern approach to teaching digital design - one which is frequently validated by hiring managers and that will leave students fully prepared to pursue a variety of career paths, including UX Designer, UI Designer, Product Designer, or Full Stack Developer. Flatiron School’s Product Design course focuses on designing digital products, such as websites or mobile applications. Flatiron School course is crafted so anyone and everyone can be successful, regardless of skill level, artistic background, or coding knowledge. The course starts with ethical and inclusive design principles then progresses through UX and UI concepts, which includes instruction on cutting-edge tools like Figma. Students will end the course with a portfolio of project work intended to catch the eye of hiring managers. Flatiron School Product Design students rave about the structure, support, and camaraderie throughout the course.
    Financing
    DepositYes
    Financing
    We’ve partnered with Ascent and Climb, two well-known financing companies, to give all eligible students the option to pay for courses with monthly payments for up to 36 months with Skills Fund, and 42 months with Climb.
    Tuition PlansLive: Upfront, Pay with a Loan Flex: Pay Upfront, Pay with a Loan, Pay installments For more visit https://flatironschool.com/tuition-financing/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_campaign=tuitioninfo&utm_medium=affiliate
    ScholarshipScholarships available for those who quality contact for more information https://flatironschool.com/scholarships/diversity-initiatives/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_medium=affilaite
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous product design experience is required.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering

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    CSS, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, Rails, React.js, Ruby, Sinatra, SQL, AngularJS, Algorithms, Git, GitHub, jQuery
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationDenver, New York City, Online
    Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Over 15 challenging weeks on Flatiron School’s students learn to think, and build, like software engineers — from developing coding proficiency to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. 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
    We’ve partnered with Ascent and Climb, two well-known financing companies, to give all eligible students the option to pay for courses with monthly payments for up to 36 months with Skills Fund, and 42 months with Climb.
    Tuition PlansLive: Upfront, Pay with a Loan Flex: Pay Upfront, Pay with a Loan, Pay installments For more visit https://flatironschool.com/tuition-financing/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_campaign=tuitioninfo&utm_medium=affiliate
    ScholarshipScholarships available for those who quality contact for more information https://flatironschool.com/scholarships/diversity-initiatives/?utm_source=coursereport&utm_medium=affilaite
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding experience is required.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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. 

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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.

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    I had been learning javascript for a little over a year when I started my application with Flatiron. They have a bootcamp prep course on their website that is really helpful in getting more comfortable with programming. The learn IDE platform is such a wonderful tool that is really helpful with getting your familiar with the concepts and real time application. You can either choose the Ruby track or Javascript track. It is challenging enough to teach you to be able to read errors (which is super important) and links you to more reading materials if you want to get to know the concept a little bit more. There is also assistance whenever you need! If you have a question or stuck on a problem, you ask a question and someone quickly responds so you can either message them through their chat boxes or share your screen with them. They get you back on track without telling you the answer. It helped me become more confident on my road to code and highly recommend starting with their FREE prep course! 

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I was a Computer Science major at a very small liberal arts school, so my education was heavy on theory, and light on actual implementation. After graduating, I got a dev job, and quickly realized that my degree hadn't done all that much to prepare me for an actual job. For instance, I was never taught how to use git, or any means of source control! I worked there for a year, not really loving it (spending a lot of time maintaining some very old Java code), before speaking to a friend (fellow CS major, we graduated the same year) who had moved to SF and done Dev Bootcamp. He spoke very highly of it, so I looked into similar programs in NYC, and found Flatiron.

    I was worried I'd be wasting my money: after all, I already had a CS degree, how much more was there to learn? But I decided to give it a try, and knew after a week it was the right move. There was a lot left to learn, as it turned out. I had an advantage at the very beginning, when we were doing the basics of Ruby/programming in general, but as soon as we got into SQL, and then ActiveRecord, Sinatra, and Rails, I was pretty much on even footing with my classmates. And I had to work just as hard to keep up.

    I think my fellow students were actually the best part of the experience. I don't know how they do it, but Flatiron does a great job selecting for passion: with a handful of exceptions (who dropped out), every single student was just unbelievably committed. Coming in early, staying late, coming in weekends, and creating an atmosphere that somehow pushed everyone to do better, without being overtly competitive.

    All in all, it was an excellent experience, and I believe that I picked up more practical (in the sense of day-to-day engineering stuff) knowledge in those 12 weeks than the whole of college. That's not to say Flatiron was better, or more useful, than my CS education, but a really good complement to it.

    The only gripes I had were that the lessons didn't always start on schedule, and weren't always fully organized, and we didn't spend enough time on learning about JS (Avi, the cofounder & dean, was/is prejudiced against it, but it's still a critical part of almost every junior developer job). But from what I hear, both of those issues have been smoothed out.

    NB: I'd like to reiterate that my particular case is a bit special, since my CS education was so theory-driven. I think CS students from bigger schools, who can take more implementation-heavy classes, would find Flatiron (or other programs) less helpful.

  • Anonymous • Lead Designer and Developer • Graduate
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    As someone who does well with detailed lecture and written informational instruction, the Flatiron School's teaching methodology, structure, and their use of the Learn platform was ideal for my learning. My background was in project management and art history (I have an MA in archaeology and art history) so the detailed prework and information Learn lessons were very helpful for someone so outside the field. Full disclosure: I got into AppAcademy, and Hackbright but was incredibly turned off by the atmosphere and also the sudden jump/intensity into a new realm. Flatiron was one of the only places that gave you a detailed 'textbook' of notes before they expected you to do a coding challenge.

    The instructors I had were incredibly kind, very committed and very engaged in my understanding and mastery of the material. I enjoyed that this program was not a "do tons of coding challenges" driven environment and was instead about delving into the understanding behind the code and craft.

    While like anything, a student gets what they put out of it- the teaching environment is very very conducive to one growing a love for web development. 

    In regards to job search, my cohort graduated in an interview dead period - Late October, right before the holiday season and while I had a lot of interviews and meetings almost all of them flaked or didn't get back to me until mid January.  The career coaches are kind, informative, and helpful but they do expect you to be on your game. There is a commitment contract afterward that I very much suggest engaging in to make sure your coding and networking activity is where it should be. They are also very open and honest that 3 months is the typical timeline for a job search. I technically received an offer within 4 weeks of graudation but turned it down and was able to have a frank honest conversation with my career coach for my reasons to turn it down (Despite obviously wanting to 'offload' students, my career coach was very good about not pushing decisions) I received the offer I accepted the first week of February. 

     

  • Great Experience
    - 1/23/2017
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    Graduated from Flatiron's NYC Web Development program about 3 months ago and it was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. The educational experience and community was incredibly well put together and effective. 

    It took me very little time to find a job (although there was plenty of effort on my end for that) and I feel very well equipped in my new work environment from the instruction I received at Flatiron. 

    I strongly recommend Flatiron to anyone who is considering this type of program or direction in the future. 

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    Going to the Flatiron School was one of the best choices I have ever made. I graduated from their NYC Web Developer program a couple of weeks ago, and ever since then, the Career Services has been super helpful and effective in making sure that I get paid to write professional code. The curriculum covers the latest techniques and the most useful skills which make you as a professional programmer. 

  • The Right Decision
    - 1/19/2017
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    Quitting my job to attend Flatiron was a big decision. I did as much research as I could in advance about bootcamps - attending events, speaking to alums and getting opinions from working developers. It seemed that everyone and everything kept pointing back to Flatiron. On Day 1 I was completely overwhelmed, but by Day 5 I was confident that I was doing the right thing. I couldn't believe how smart and personable my colleagues were. Working in different groups was actually enjoyable, even for an introvert like me. The curriculum was challenging, but the instructors always gauged how overwhelmed the class felt and adjusted the speed accordingly. The career services team is incredibly responsive and willing to support in every way, be it proofreading a thank you email or giving you a pre-interview pep talk. This was one of the most positive experiences of my life and I look forward to my new career!

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    Pros:

    • Highly competent and passionate teaching staff; they really cared about your progress in the class and are experts in their domain
    • Optimal balance between class-level and individualized attention
    • Excellent cirriculum, tailored well for those without coding experience, and paced well for those who breeze through the material as well as who need a little extra help
    • Great culture; students, teachers, and staff are universally kind, smart, and motivated
    • Highly involved job placement - this exceeded my expectations, as the placements team was very high touch and passionate about their mission to help students through the job search

    Considerations:

    • Tuition ($15K for Web Development in Fall 2015) is non-trivial; one should carefully consider whether they are prepared to incur this cost
    • Culture, not unexpectedly, is somewhat geeky and soft, but is a nice change of pace for those coming from a stricter work environment

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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