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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Deposit No upfront tuition or deposit. Tuition Plans Open 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 / Guarantee If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about available scholarship opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No 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 Test No Interview Yes Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size 20 Location Washington, New York City, LondonOver 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.
Deposit Yes Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies by campus location: London: £12,500, NYC $17,000, DC $15,000 Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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) Scholarship Contact email@example.com to learn about current opportunities
Minimum Skill Level No previous cybersecurity analytics experience is required. Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size 20 Location Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco, New York City, London, SeattleThe 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.
Deposit Yes Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000; Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle: $15,000; London: £12,500 Refund / Guarantee Yes. Flatiron Scholarship Visit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course. Prep Work Yes Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size N/A Location OnlineWith 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.
Deposit N/A Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000 Part-Time Course: $15,000 Self-Paced Course: $9,600 Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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) Scholarship Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course. Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Deposit N/A Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies across three course pacing options: Full-Time Course: $15,000; Part-Time Course: $15,000; Self-Paced Course: $9,600 Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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) Scholarship Contact email@example.com to learn about current opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course. Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $15,000 Class size N/A Location OnlineLearn 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.
Deposit N/A Financing Tuition Plans $15,000 for Full-Time and Part-Time course pace options Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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) Scholarship Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No previous design experience is required. Prep Work No. Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Deposit Yes Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies by campus location: NYC and SF: $17,000 Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC: $15,000 London: £10,000 Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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) Scholarship Contact email@example.com to learn about current opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level No previous coding experience is required, but we encourage all applicants to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Coding Bootcamp Prep course. Prep Work Yes Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
- User Experience Design
In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week24 Weeks
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $17,000 Class size 24 Location San Francisco, New York City, London, Seattle, AustinPowered 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.
Deposit Yes Financing Tuition Plans Tuition varies by campus location: NYC: $17,000; London: £12,500 Refund / Guarantee Flatiron 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) Scholarship Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current opportunities.
Minimum Skill Level N/A Prep Work Before 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 Test No Interview Yes
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- Online Program was effective and highly recommended!- 11/22/2017Hannah Jiang • Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
Background: CPA, 10-year tax consultant/accountant, BS Physics & BBA Accounting, Mother of an infant and a toddler, super supportive family.
- 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
- Great curriculum: Study materials are comprehensive and organized in an intuitive way to lead students from entry to complicated concepts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lectures are recorded videos: The videos were fantastic! I watched all of them and learn a lot more than just reading alone.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 11/19/2017Menachem H • Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
- Peter Kim • Software Developer - Analyst • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHubExperience at FlatironIt 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.Post ExperienceThe 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;DRI 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.
- Bootcamp prep - A great place to start- 10/23/2017Lindsay Davis • Student • Course: Community-Powered Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
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.
- Online education done right.- 10/23/2017Yechiel Kalmenson • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
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:
Feel free to contact me through my blog with any questions about my experience, I'm always happy to share.
- Best decision I ever made!- 10/21/2017Johnny Ramos • UI Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I graduated from Flatiron's online program in April and am about to start my career as a software developer, earning +25k more than my previous job in accounting. Going through Flatiron was the best decision I ever made, but it was also extremely challenging. Becomming a software developer isn't easy, and neither is finding your first job in the field, but Flatiron provides with every possible resource for you to succeed. The curriculum is great, and teaches you the skills you need, and also the mindset needed to learn on your own. After graduating you'll have to put tons of work in, but the career coaches are absolutely amazing.
- Restarted my Career- 10/14/2017Jhantelle Belleza • iOS Engineer • Graduate • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
I graduated from The Flatiron School last December 2016. I was granted a full scholarship and participated in the Mobile Dev Corp program. It was a 20-week immersive course that focused on Swift (iOS) development. I have a Computer Science degree and used to work as a Software Engineer (SAP) for 8 years. My family moved to the United States and I had to stop working for 2 years. The Flatiron School gave me the opportunity to restart my career in Software Engineering.
Our cohort was a mix of amazing people who came from different backgrounds. The program was intense. But with hard work, dedication, and passion to code, you'll get the most out of the program. Each student had to complete labs, maintain a technical blog, present in front of an audience and attend workshops for your soft skills. The instructors were very helpful in understanding concepts that we have. By the end of the program, our team built an app that is available in the app store.
It took me almost 6 months before I got a job, which is normal in a competitive NYC tech market. The career services were very supportive throughout the job search. Each student has a dedicated career coach. She reviewed my resume, my communication, and outreach emails that I sent to companies. She also helped me manage my time and energy while interviews pour in. I had multiple offers towards the end of my job search. I landed my current job as an iOS Engineer for an awesome startup through the program.
- One of my best decisions- 10/13/2017Omar Mason • Project Associate • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
- Well Prepared Grad- 10/12/2017Scott Young • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I'm a recent graduate of the Flatiron School's remote immersive program. The program prepared me for an entry level position as a fullstack software engineer. I completed the program in about 5 months, working on it full time.
I had earned a degree in Computer Science over ten years ago, but never got the chance to apply the knowledge. Shortly after earning the degree I got involved in the aviation industry. The previous experience in Computer Science definitely gave me an advantage in completing Flatiron's program. The program was difficult, but would have been that much more challenging without the CS background. This is a good thing, you will be better prepared for the real world when you graduate.
The curriculum is good and constantly being improved. All lessons are test driven, giving you real world experience with TDD. Shortly after graduating the school added computer science/algorithm lessons, something very few of the bootcamps teach. The main complaint I have with respect to the curriculum is that parts seemed to be outdated. This is simply a side effect of the industry moving at light speed and likely can't be helped.
Instructors were good, and easy to communicate with if the need ever came up, although it rarely did.
The biggest benefit of the program for me was the career assistance after graduation. I was assigned a career coach who helped me in every aspect of the job search. She held me accountable, reviewed communcations with prospective employers, suggested networking ideas, and provided much needed motivation when the job search became tedious or frustrating.
All in all, would highly recommend. I came away with both a full time job as a contractor for a former employer and a part time job as Software Engineer at an up and coming startup.
I recently finished the free online boot camp prep course. I had been learning to code online and was trying to decide if a boot camp was the right fit for me.
This course was very helpful and it was great to be able to try it for free! The Learn.co website and Learn IDE that it operates through are easy to use and provide great feedback as you are working.
One of the best parts of the experience is how the Learn website allows you to interact with other students working on the same course. There is a help section where you can both ask and answer questions and you have the ability to set up study groups with other students working on the same material.
Having now completed both the course and the boot camp interview process, I feel that this course prepared me extremely well for my interviews.
- A Worthy Experience- 10/6/2017Ryan Ferguson • Digital Intern • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHub
I think Flatiron School is doing something right. I moved to New York literally the weekend before the program started and think it was all worth it. The curriculum is well structured and everything builds on top of itself which is reflective of how a real curriculum should work. I enjoyed the fact that I got to work with people of very diverse backgrounds as well as on my own in the final module. It allowed me to work on the softer aspects of software development which I genuinely needed work on. After graduating you still retain access to all the lessons and it appears new ones as they are created, which is also a nice bonus to remain sharp and pick up a thing or two as lessons are added to the curriculum.
As a final note, it's probably worth mentioning that Flatiron affords you the opportunity to learn, but it does not do the learning for you, no matter what they call their platform. I came into the city basically looking to learn as much as I could for as long as I could hold that pattern and through the length of the program (and a few weeks after), I spent significantly more time at the school than I did at home or anywhere else like 11-12 hours a day 7 days a week significantly. That might be an insane schedule for some, but I think it ended up being worth it for me. If you're going to do it, really do it.
- A life changing experience..- 9/7/2017Lucas Kisabeth • Software Engineer @ Bold Penguin • Student • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I can sum up my Flatiron experience in a few points:
- I landed a Software Engineer role at a tech startup before I even graduated (still technically haven't graduated! Should next week though) which is solid evidence that employers take bootcamp experience seriously
- Worth every penny.. Especially for the incredible career coaching resources you'll get toward the end of the program. They have a world class team working for your best interests. I wouldn't have landed this job so quickly without the guidance of my career coach.
- If deep down you feel like you need to make a change... just do it. This program will change your entire career path.. and with that.. your entire life.
-Best decision I've ever made. Period.
- One of the best decisions of my life- 9/6/2017Sarah Bruce • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHub
Before attending Flatiron School, I went to a community college and studied computer information systems with hopes of becoming a web developer after graduating. Unfortunately the curriculum at that other college was lacking and I was not at all prepared to get a job as a developer. After several years of trying to learn more on my own, I decided it was time to look into these coding bootcamps I'd heard about.
After doing a lot of research, I decided to apply to Flatiron School and one other bootcamp. I went through the admissions process with both schools, but I was really drawn to Flatiron School's inviting culture. Not only did Flatiron School seem to have a great curriculum and impressive student outcomes, they also placed an emphasis on creating a community of passionate, diverse people who would support and encourage each other. Aka nice people who I'd be happy to spend 15 weeks with.
My experience at Flatiron School exceeded my expectations. I learned way more in that 15 weeks than I learned in the two years I spent at the community college. It was almost mind blowing to see our progress from week to week. Don't think it's easy, though. The program is intense and you have to be prepared to work hard. It's a stressful roller coaster, but you get what you put in. I can't say enough good things about the people at Flatiron School. My classmates will be lifelong friends. The instructors are wicked smart and want to see students succeed.
After graduating, I worked closely with the career services team, including my amazing career coach. My coach helped prepare me for the job search, and she was an invaluable resource once I started interviewing with companies. I graduated in June and accepted a job offer in August. I'm now working as a Web Developer, which is something I've wanted to say for years!
- Golden Ticket to Software Engineering- 9/4/2017Naz Khan • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHub
I decided to transition my career into Tech back in December of 2016. At the time I had not written a single line of code and had no clue what I was doing. I started the in-person Flatiron School Software Engineering Immersive course in March 2017, and graduated late June 2017. In August 2017, I accepted an offer and am currently a Software Engineer working at a start up specializing in software and data science consulting thanks to the Flatiron School!
I did a ton of research before applying to these so-called "coding boot camps." My research put Flatiron School at the number one spot out of the 3 boot camps I was looking into. One of the main reasons was because of the transparency with job outcomes. Graduate results were a huge factor for me. Not only is Flatiron School transparent, but they also have their outcomes report audited by a third-party firm. Still, I was hesitant to pull the trigger. To me, it seemed like a crash course that simply accelerated the process of learning how to code. If you are currently looking to transition, know this. I have been in your shoes, reading through review after review on various boot camps, trying to get more clarity on how these schools work. If you devote yourself to this craft and follow the meticulously designed curriculum, you will fall in love with programming, learn things in 3-4 months that you never thought was possible, make life-long friends with classmates and land a job as a Software Engineer after graduation. I must emphasize one thing, however - this is not an easy program! You get what you put into it.
Every instructor that I had the pleasure of working with at the Flatiron School were passionate, patient, and knowledgeable individuals who helped shape my programming skills throughout the program. The culture that the instructors instill onto the students is something that I cannot put into words. The school also does a phenomenal job in accepting students who align with the culture. Every person in my class comes from different backgrounds but we all had one thing in common - we all wanted to see each other succeed. This was mirrored by the instructors. It was obvious that they enjoyed watching us grow from newbies to full fledged engineers. The instructors made the course enjoyable but intense at the same time. It is quite clear that Flatiron School does not just hire anyone to be an instructor. They are not only knowledgeable but also can effectively communicate with the students. I also appreciated the fact that their responses to my questions allowed me to discover the answer on my own but with careful guidance; helping to build the underlying fundamental skill every programmer must develop, problem-solving.
Week 1 - Ruby
Week 2 - Rails
Week 4 - React
Week 5 - Computer Science/Specializations
I felt that the curriculum overall was fantastic. The Learn.co platform and its IDE is built from the ground up and designed specifically for students to learn. This alone puts the Flatiron School ahead of the boot camp race because the platform is so intuitive and conducive to learning.
That being said, I took one star off in this category because I feel that the curriculum's Computer Science module didn't live up to my expecations. We learned a bit about data structures and algorithms, but not quite to the level that potential employers expect. From my experience, many employers expect a baseline knowledge when it comes to these fundamentals, and so I spent a huge chunk of time learning these topics on my own. This is the one aspect of Flatiron School that I think needs to improve. However, if you are willing to read and work through Cracking The Coding Interview or Interview Cake or through any other interview books/resources, you will be fine.
I am amazed by how smoothly and efficiently Flatiron School is with assisting graduates to land their first role. As a graduate, I worked with several members of the business development team whose primary focus is to build and cultivate connections with companies. Once I officially began my search, I was receiving 3-4 introductions to companies a week! These introductions were with engineers, recruiters, and HR reps at the respective companies. It is quite overwhelming but in a good way! This is also why the Flatiron School assigns a Job Coach/Mentor to you who will guide you throughout the entire process. From building my resume to strategically structuring my LinkedIn profile, to mock interviews, to negotiating, to mitigating interview anxieties, my Job Coach was there every step of the way.
I can't be thankful enough to the Flatiron School and how they changed my life!
- Life changing..- 9/1/2017Michael Randell • Software Engineer I • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
Top notch program, from beginning to end, including the job assistance from my couselor Katie. I was in the Learn.co, online program as I needed flexiblilty and it all worked out perfectly, completed in about 6.5 months. It's was hard work, no doubt about it but I never felt like it was undoable because the assistance was always there, quick and just one message away, plus the opportunity to live pair program if you needed more in depth help or guiadance. I graduated and definitely felt ready and prepared to enter the job market. Alongside my counselor, I found a job with an amazing and ideal company for myself in just about 3 months...Today my deal was finalized and I'm just reflecting on many things along with just being grateful that I was able to be a part of this program at Flatiron..Changed my life.
- Great Immersive and Online program- 8/30/2017Eric • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
Amazing program, you learn so much so fast. Everyone from fellow students to instructors want nothing more than to see you succeed.
It really is hard work and day to day you will leave each day exhausted but recharged the next morning. After graduation is an uncertain time, but you need to stay busy with personal projects and expanding on everything you have learned. The job market is very competitive, don't expect to be guaranteed a job just for graduating. You have to continue to build your skills.
- Best Educational Experience of My Life- 8/15/2017Trey • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City • Verified via GitHub
Just a pre-emptive note that, since I'm still an active student, I cannot comment on the efficacy of their job assistance.
So, I've noticed that many of the "most helpful" reviews are 1 to 2 star reviews from anonymous users stating that the curriculum is disorganized, their job reports are falsified, etc. After 11 weeks in the program, I can safely say that many of these are either trolls or people who are flat-out lazy. The curriculum is "disorganized" in the sense that you won't have instructors breathing down your neck to complete your labs; they expect that you're a functioning human being with an actual work ethic and desire to learn. The only things that are mandatory are lectures that help to reinforce what is learned from the labs and group projects that, again, help to reinforce what was learned in the three week module.
The program is amazing, but it's a lot of work in a short amount of time. To put it bluntly, if you aren't 100% dedicated, you won't make it.
- Great Online Program- 8/5/2017Seth Alexander • Front End Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
After evaluating all the options for coding boot camps I decided on Flatiron. The comprehensive curriculum and learn at your own pace were attractive to me. As is the job-guarantee. I was confident I could get done quickly and save myself some cash along the way, which I did.
Career services post graduation was top notch. In addition, I have access to this resource for as long as Flatiron exists (I think they'll be around a while).
One of the biggest things that impress developers I've spoken with about the program is the Test Driven Development built into the curriculum. Every lab has tests that must be passed to move forward. I can say I learned in a TDD & BDD environment which is something most other boot camps DO NOT do. Telling someone I have read thousands of tests is a big plus to a lot of employers.
I really enjoyed my time in the program and even though I have now achieved a full-time developer position I still run study groups part time as a Teaching Assistant. The community was such a big part of my success and I enjoy giving back to it, yes I know I get paid but still.
- Bootcamp Prep- 8/1/2017Bobby Huang • Student • Course: Community-Powered Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Bootcamp Prep and highly recommend it. To me, the one standout feature was the Learn IDE. I have tried a variety of free programming courses online covering a variety of languages; generally, most expect the student to set up their own development environment or to use an online interpreter. However, Flatiron provides its own IDE (a customized Atom editor) that is fully integrated with the course.
When I finish coding a lesson assignment, I simply type "learn" into the Learn IDE's terminal to run tests on my code to check if it fulfills the assignment. Once I pass all the tests, I type "learn submit" which pushes my code to GitHub. Now, when I switch back to the Learn.co website, I see the lesson is already marked as complete. My "offline" progress on my computer is automatically synced with my Flatiron Learn.co account.
Beyond the amazing user experience, I greatly appreciated how closely this system matches how a real programmer works. The Learn IDE is based on Atom, a very popular editor used by actual programmers. The use of this IDE helps build foundational skills and familiarity in subjects rarely found in “Introductory”-type courses. You gain familiarity with project folders and their structure. You get a first look at GitHub and gain some (simplified) exposure to a Git workflow.
The big bonus was exposure to running test cases. The Bootcamp Prep lessons come with tests written in real testing frameworks (Mocha and RSpec). Many lessons encourage you to run the tests first before writing any code to see what test fail and use this information to help formulate your code. This is good practice for writing code and this prep course helps build some early familiar with test driven development/behavior driven development.
These aspects really helped set the Flatiron Bootcamp Prep course apart for me. It is a high quality course when considering the lesson content alone. But the inclusion and integration of the Learn IDE really propelled it to another level. The Bootcamp Prep punches far above its weight for a prep or introductory course
- Solid online prep- 7/31/2017David Tannenbaum • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
- Online Bootcamp Prep and Learn.co- 7/31/2017Ashlee • Student • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
I have been teaching myself to code for several months now. I've bounced around through several online resources (Coursera, Codecademy, Free Code Camp, etc.) and they all helped but some moved too quickly through the material or got pretty advanced while I was still lacking a strong foundation, I started to search for more of a full program option, that's when I started looking into attending a coding bootcamp.
I looked into all of the reputable bootcamps, the in-person and online options, and narrowed it down to about 5. I signed up for information from those 5 and received the recommended prep courses from each. I completed a full prep course from my top choice bootcamp but didn't feel entirely prepared so I decided to try the other prep courses before submitting any applications.
Out of the others, 2 of them weren't really worth my time, they were just practice problems and gave me no information about the teaching style of the school. So I was left with Flatiron's prep course on Learn.co and another fully online school's course. They were both very well done and I went through several lessons on each but Flatiron's Learn.co was really everything I wanted so I focused on completing it first.
The online prep was so thorough and really fun to move through. Each lesson built upon the previous and contained mini labs that helped solidify the concepts. At the end of each module there was a larger project to complete using all of the skills from the lessons, each lab helped build up to it but enough was definitely left open so I never felt like I was just filling in the blank. I really got to apply what I had learned and finally felt like I was building a solid foundation.
After finishing the Bootcamp Prep I not only felt totally ready to apply to the bootcamps but Flatiron had also become my top choice school. I submitted 3 applications, completed the assessments, and received invitations to interview with all! I chose Flatiron :)
I tried out Flatiron School's free Bootcamp Prep Course and was surprised at how comprehensive the course was along with its online community which gave me directions and guidelines with the courses in real-time . Among other free online programming resources, Flatiron's online course was a level above the rest in teaching style and it gave me confidence in pursuing a career in programming full-time.
Since, I've become a student in Flatiron School's Software Web Immersive Program and starting classes soon.
Bootcamp Prep Course gave me confidence to know if programming was right for me, the teaching styles and online community gave me the drive to becoming a Flatiron School Student.
- Amazing experience- 7/25/2017Rachel • Front End Web Developer • Student • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
The path that got me to FlatIron was not straight, nor flat. I had quit my job to attend a different (local) bootcamp that closed their local campus only a few weeks before my cohort was set to begin. I was in a hurry to find a good option, and knew I needed one that I could start within the next month, if not the next few days or weeks. There were only a few options that fit that criteria, and FlatIron was a standout among them because of timing, price, the job guarantee and reviews on CourseReport.
I could not be happier that I enrolled in FlatIron's Online Web Developer program. The curriculum is extremely well designed, thoughtful, and will allow a student who's tech savvy and smart to get to the meat of programming extremely quickly. For students who need a bit more guidance, the curriculum is well supported, broad based, and offers a bevvy of resources for further study. Learn experts and instructors are available to help, but you need to be comfortable asking -- but know that they're all excited to help you learn and are well equipped to do so.
The community of fellow learners is also extremely helpful -- I recommend taking advantage of study groups, standups and checkins, and if possible, make a few friends on slack and keep in touch with them throughout the course. Because it's self-paced, you'll likely diverge in where you are, but the social support is priceless.
Because the course is self-paced, it can be difficult to tell where you are. While I was enrolled, students working at a a full time schedule (40-60 hours a week) seemed to finish at a pace of around 16-18 weeks, with some eking in closer to the 12-14 mark. If you like milestones, keep track of what you're accomplishing and at what pace.
Career support is valuable, especially if you're not highly motivated on your own. Whatever your motivation level, don't be afraid to advocate for yourself! As with any coaching experience, telling your coach the type of support you want in advance will help them give it to you.
- Great Place to become a Web Developer- 7/21/2017Dakota Martinez • Instructor • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
I had dabbled in coding before joining flatiron. I had worked on WordPress sites and had a bit of experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails using free online resources.
I remember how it felt to do web work before flatiron, and I'm really glad I decided to go through the online web developer program. I have so many more tools in my belt and I know what they do. But, most importantly, I have learned how to approach problems that I don't have solutions for yet. I've gotten so much better at finding the right tool for a new problem.
The curriculum is scaffolded very well, gradually increasing in difficulty until you're able to build fully functional full stack web application with a high level understanding of how the pieces fit together. Because of that understanding, when I see a problem I have an intuition about where the problem could be.
Flatiron gave me the confidence to dive into problems I haven't faced and build solutions for them. And, because the curriculum is built around automated testing, I was able to look at lots of practical examples of how to write tests for functionality I wanted to build for my own applications. And because everything is on GitHub, we got a lot of practice using git.
All of that along with the amazing community support and dedication on the part of flatiron staff to constantly improving the experience for students, I highly recommend attending.
If you're worried about the online experience not providing enough support, I'd also like to point out that the platform has an ask a question feature built into the web application. If you get stuck and need help, you can chat with one of the technical coaches and even do a screen share with them. On that screen share, you can talk through the problem with them in real time as they look through your code and help you develop new debugging techniques to help you when you get stuck in the future.
Disclaimer: I am currently working as one of those technical coaches, so if you check out the free Bootcamp Prep track at Flatiron, you may end up hopping on a screen share with me! I've really enjoyed working with Flatiron because I've really seen a lot of improvement since I first started the curriculum in November 2015. It is a group of kind, hard-working individuals who are truly dedicated to creating the best possible experience for students.
The Job Search support afterwards has been amazing. My career coach has helped me tremendously in sourcing new opportunities, preparing for interviews, building up my online presence, managing the search and staying emotionally sane during the process. I knew that I wanted to be involved in education, and they helped me land a job as an instructor for Girls Who Code in Los Angeles.
- Jeffrey Hoch • iOS Developer • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
A fellow alum convinced me to give Flatiron a try because I'd recently been laid off when my previous company collapsed. The first day I knew it was one of the best decisions of my life. Fast-forward three months and I have a new job, am making 25k more a year than I was in my previous career, and genuinely enjoy the work that I do. Go to some of their events, get a feel for their vibe, and if you're gut tells you to make the plunge then do it. You won't regret it, and you'll work with some amazing people who push you to be the absolute best version of yourself.
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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.
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