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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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
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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- Loved It!- 8/24/2018David Lewitan • Front End Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
I had spent a few years studying on my own and was amazed by how much they taught me.
The course is split into a few section. Each section has its own instructor.
I did the online program, and had coaches available until 1am to answer questions!
They assign you a coach at the end of the program to help you find a good job.
I'm loving my new job and couldn't be happier.
- Free Coding Bootcamp: Week One opinion- 8/23/2018The Captain • Consultant • Graduate • Course: Community-Powered Bootcamp • Campus: Online
Ok, after the first week of the free Flatiron coding bootcamp, I thought I'd share my candid thoughts regarding what I've learned/observed so far. But before I get into the details, you should know that as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, I'm all about the "processes....good, bad and ugly. So, with that said, here's where my head is at regarding my experience to date.
Without a doubt, from day one I was intimated with even the thought of participating in any coding training and given Flatiron's reputation for being top-shelf (meaning "challenging"), that made it even worse. I wasn't totally convinced that (given what was going to be expected of me over these next few months), I was ready for this program.
Well, week one has indeed been challenging - but manageable. It takes a very real sense of commitment and devotion from the student to put the hours of work in each day in order to keep things moving along. You really have got to want to do this. But with the pain - comes the gain.
The Readme guidance with each lesson requires a good bit of concentration, so when you decide to do the Flatiron program, make sure you have a study location that is quiet and you can really get into this material without being disturbed.
The labs that you'll work on is where the "rubber really meets the road" and this is where I've spent the majority of my time so far. As frustrated as I've been at times, when needed, I kept on going back to the previous course material until the "ah hah" moment would occur.
And here's the best part about my entire experience so far. The technical advisors (and at times, other students) have been quite good at responding to my needs. They know how to take the challenges/questions you have at the moment and without providing a solution right out of the gate, they help you think things out and work through your issue/questions. In my opinion, that's the true learning process in a nutshell - helping the student to help themselves.
AND this is REAL-TIME Q & A technical advising going on....and not like some other programs where you fire off an email and then wait for hours for a response!
In summary, after Week 1, I'm quite pleased with my Flatiron experience. I have a lot of work to do before I complete the Full Stack Development course, but with each day, my confidence is growing and little by little, it's starting to make sense. Remember, in the tech world, you get what you pay for. Give return on your investment (ROI) some serious consideration when selecting a boot camp. I did, and the logical conclusion for me was the Flatiron program.
Also, how many coding bootcamps offer a Data Sciences component, as an alternative to the Full Stack coursework? I'm willing to bet you'll use 2-3 fingers (if that many) when doing your due diligence. You get what you pay for.
I'm glad I'm here.
- Best Bootcamp Prep Course- 8/17/2018Chelsea • Student • Course: Community-Powered Bootcamp • Campus: Online
I have spent time on various online free web development courses, and this is by far the best one I have encountered. I like the structure of going back and forth between reading about a topic, and then implementing your new knowledge. It also builds very well, adding skills as you go along, allowing you to complete a whole project piece by piece, rather than just teaching a bunch of disconnected skills. Additionally, instructors from FlatIron School are incredibly helpful if you get stuck, and super responsive. I never waited for more than 2 minutes to get feedback or assistance, whether it was just a text chat or a screenshare to help me work through my problem. I highly recommend this bootcamp prep course to everyone. Even if you have no intention of going to a bootcamp, you will get something out of it!
- Great Experience- 8/14/2018David Towster • Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
Overall had a great experience with Flatiron's online web developer course. My objective was to learn the relevant skills to land me a job as a software developer, and the Flatiron curriculum filled the bill.
No bootcamp is going to automatically/easily land you a job after graduation. After graduating, you will likely need to hustle just as hard or harder than you did during the bootcamp. That said, Flatiron's curriculum sufficiently taught me the skills to land a very competitive sofware developer role.
- Michael Cronin • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
An excellent program that was well paced and fostered a great community. The program was extremely job focused, every student got a career coach and there were lessons on things like managing a resume and fixing your linkedin. The tech stack was as thorough as it could be for 15 weeks, btu there was a definite emphasis on HOW to learn, so that when you get a job, you'll know what to focus on when learning a new stack.
100% recomended if you're serious about getting a job quickly. I really enjoyed my time there and will miss everyone.
- full stack immersive program- 8/2/2018Travis Redwood • Graduate • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
- Flatiron Prep-work is a great stepping-stone- 7/25/2018Russell • Bootcamp Student • Student • Campus: Online
I had spent seven months learning Swift on my own and working around in Xcode and I knew it was time for me to get some serious training. With so many options out there, I wasn't sure what would be the next step. Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep course provided me with an essential link between exploring code on my own to learning how to be a software engineer. In the Bootcamp online and even screen-sharing of your code is available all day long and into the night, the course is well-rounded to introduce to many aspects of actually working as a software engineer and lastly it really prepares you for what their Bootcamp. If you're on the fence, do the Bootcamp Prep! You don’t have anything to lose.
- Data Science Bootcamp Prep Course- 7/16/2018Brian • Applicant • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: New York City
I completed the data science bootcamp prep course in preparation for the data science immersive course at Flatiron. The course provided a great introduction to Python as well as other statistical and mathematical concepts important to data science. While certain portions were a bit fast paced for a beginner, Flatiron provides teachers to answer questions you have a long the way. Would definitely recommend this course for anyone interested in data science without much prior coding or math background.
- Great Bootcamp- 7/8/2018ant • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
I partook in Flatiron schools online coding bootcamp via learn. I initially worked while working on the course and I enjoyed the flexiability it provided for me to both work and learn coding. The course is structured in a way that you develop a core foundation of a topic before moving on to more advanced items. After completing the course I had the opportunity to work with a career coach from flatiron. We had weekly meetings to catch up on my progress of finding my next role. The tips my coach provided were invaluable, from drafting thank you letters to Cultural mock interviews. Aside from the coaches, Flatiron school has a career team who actively sources employers and presenting it to us via slack/email or even networking events. All in all it was a great experience and would recommend it.
- Great Bootcamp Prep!- 7/4/2018Derick Castillo • Student • Course: Access Labs Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: New York City
Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep was great! I only got about halfway thru since I eventually got accepted into their immersive program and have been working on prepwork since.
I've done other bootcamp prep, and honestly, Flatiron's was the best. I'm not just saying that. They had great support when I was stuck, the directions were clear, the user interface was user friendly and easy to work with, and they did a great job of prepping me for what was to come. I mean, I got into the program and worked hard, so they must be doing something right. I've had a few Ruby friends complain about the drudgery of learning JS, but I actually enjoyed it via Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep.
I used my notes to build a basic website for my wife on her birthday. Minimal knowledge and embedded html and css in the same file, but nonetheless, I had several friends and family members impressed with the site...all from the info I learned in the bootcamp prep.
All my experience with Access Labs has been great so far and I'm super excited to be starting the Software Engineering Immersive in a few weeks! Highly recommend!!!!
- Bootcamp Prep Course - AMAZING!!- 6/28/2018Sarah Jacob • Ex Advertising Exec • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: London
Coming from background in media and communications, coding was something I never really saw myself getting into. However, my brother kept telling me I would love it if I just tried it, and boy, was he right! I started off with the free bootcamp prep course and I truly couldn't have asked for a better intro to software development. What I liked most about the way this course was designed, was how it put aside all that technical jargon (that scared the living daylight out of me) and instead, it talks you through coding as if it was your friend/brother/partner talking to you. And that's what made me continue with the course, until I finished - and actually applied (and got admitted) into the immersive in-person program!
- BootcampPrepCourse - You're not alone- 6/24/2018Cassandra • Applicant • Course: Software Engineering Immersive – Facebook Community Boost Scholarship • Campus: Houston
Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep Course uses learn.co platform to facilitate the bootcamp prep material. One of the coolest features is the "ask a question" button. If you ever get stuck/are feeling frustrated/need guidance/etc, you just click on the button, type in your question, and you get immediate response. You get personalized help (even get paired up with a technical coach if you need to talk through the issue and/or screenshare) and the Socratic method is used so well that they guide you through answering your own questions. I found this feature and the response methods used as critical to reinforcing my learning, enabling indepth understanding and boosting my confidence as a student.
- For everyone- 6/11/2018Christofer Chan • Student • Course: Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp • Campus: New York City
Overall it is a great experience for anyone that wants to try coding or see what its about. Best of all, its free. All you need to start is Google Chrome and an internet connection to start. If you're up to the challenge, you can sign up for the course at Learn.co.
- Truly a great program!- 6/1/2018Aimee • Automation Developer • Student • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
Flatiron had me hooked from the moment I started the free online prep Bootcamp course. From there I enrolled in the online full-stack web development program. I went from knowing very little HTML, to being able to create full-stack web applications. I wasn't able to afford to quit my job, so I loved the flexibility of being able to go at my own pace. Since I was working full time, it took me longer than most (15 months), but I appreciated that I didn't feel rushed. The curriculum was set up in such a great way, it built upon the previous lessons and taught you the nitty gritty before you learned the "easy" way to do it. This course is hard for a reason, you learn the ins and outs of coding and apply it to real life situations (pushing all your labs and projects to Github). I couldn't speak high enough regards to Flatiron, everyone I interacted with was passionate about coding, and only wants you to succeed. I enjoyed my time with the instructors as well as my career coach. As I was on my final project, I slowly started to apply for jobs. I went on several interviews as I was finishing up my project, and before I even graduated I had an offer for my dream job. If you are passionate about coding and have the discipline this is the perfect program for you.
- Gripping Prep Course- 5/30/2018Robert Boscacci • Student • Campus: Online
- Great Program- 5/17/2018Nemanja • FullStack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: New York City
Flatiron was one of the best experiences I'we had in a long while. It was very challenging and also very fun for me. The instructors were great, the curriculum was tough, and the people that I've met there were nothing less then amazing.
Everybody there makes sure to explain anything you are having troubles with, even in the middle of lectures the instructors would break and ask if there was anything unclear, or even if you interupt them while they are teaching they will take their time with you and explain everything.
After you graduate the career services and your own career coach that Flatiron provides, make sure you are ready to start searching by helping you in any way they can, which includes writing emails, coming up with a good elevator pitch, and writing up your resume. They also look for posible job opportunities and help spread out the word about you (they send your resume to employers). But they can only do so much, It's up to you to learn and do your best in the search ahead, and impress employers with your knowledge.
The only thing that I would add to this amazing experience and make it better, are better chairs for students, other than that my overall experience was awesome! I feel like I definitely made the right choice.
- Prep Course for Data Science Immersive Program- 5/16/2018DJ • Applicant • Campus: New York City
I found the prep work assigned prior to my technical interview to be engaging and pedagogically sound. The learn.co platform for Jupyter notebooks, integrated with Github, is the best coding interface I've used on a website. It was great to be able to ask (and answer!) questions in a dedicated forum for the course or on a more general Slack channel.
- Amazing program- 5/14/2018Morgan VanYperen • Technical Coaching Fellow • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
I graduated from the online full stack web development course, and now I'm working for the Flatiron School in person as a Technical Coaching Fellow. I learned a ton from the course, and got a lot of value from periodic code reviews from instructors on projects. Having studied to become a teacher before getting into code, I have a great opportunity now to combine the two, and do what Iove. I'm proud to have graduated from the Flatiron School, and I'm even more proud to work for them now, and help as many students as I can to learn and reach their potential.
- Honest Review of a Flatiron Grad- 4/29/2018Nour • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
Attending Flatiron School was the best decision I have ever made. The discovery that coding is my passion and destined career path came long delayed, after I had graduated with a degree and pursued a career in finance. The idea that I could transition into the tech world through a "bootcamp" within a matter of months as opposed to going back to school was truly unbelievable and unrealistic. However, after due diligence of research on coding bootcamps and discovering that this is in fact a thing that people do...I decided it was worth a shot and began extending my research to find the right program for me.
After several days of debating between several different programs within NYC, I finally chose Flatiron's Online Web Developer Immersive course. This decision was mainly influenced by financial and logistical factors. Firstly, I could not afford to quit my job to attend a full-time on-campus course, so an online self-paced program was ideal. Further, the cost of this program was absolutely unbeatable. I compare to App Academy, which was the first program I looked into and almost ended up joining, that averaged to a cost of $17,000. In total, Flatiron School ended up costing me less than $3000 and it was the best $3000 ever spent.
I ended up finishing the course in just a little over 3 months, but this was a result of committing 45+ hours a week on-top of my full-time job. This may sound crazy...committing this much time to a course on top of a full-time job, but I attribute my ability to do this fully to Flatiron and the way that they design their curriculum. It never felt like a chore to me and I truly enjoyed going through the coursework. I would spend 8+ straight hours going through the coursework not even realizing how much time had passed.
That said, it must be noted that the course was certainly very challenging. There were moments where I almost thought that it was too hard and that I wasn't cut out for this career path after all. However, the support/guidance of the online instructors always shut these doubts down as they were always able to help me work through whatever learning rut I was in and I was always able to get over each hurdle and continue through the progression of the course.
The online instructor assistance was very effective. There were times that I would have to wait in a queue for a screenshare in order to get assistance on whatever issue I was experiencing, but I never felt that I had to wait an unreasonable amount of time. The instructors always remained on the screenshare/call until my issue was resolved and questions were answered. They also made sure to guide me to discovering a resolution/answer on my own, rather than just telling me the answer which in my personal opinion is the best way to learn.
Now to the most important part..how much I learned and how it translated to getting an actual job as a developer. Well for starters, I went from not knowing a single coding language or anything to do with coding at all, to being able to build a robust web application on my own, with a React/Redux front-end and Rails backend API in three months. Even so, upon reaching this success endpoint, I still wasn't sure what this meant as it relates to getting hired.
Initially the job search process was a little bit discouraging. It seemed like almost every developer job I came across was a senior role, requesting candidates with 3+ years of experience. However, I didn't let this hinder my process and just applied for any opportunity that I could. And with that....I landed my first role before I had even officially graduated from Flatiron School, with an $85k salary.
My first role (which I am still currently in), is actually a temp-to-hire position (I was hired as a 'short-term-employee'). The idea here is that bootcamp grads are a "risky hire", so it is common for these grads to be hired on a contract-to-perm basis in order to be vetted for their skills/knowledge. This is a completely understandable thought-process/strategy, and much much better than the scenario I have read countless times on forums discussing coding bootcamps, which suggest that most tech camps won't even read the resume of a bootcamp grad and that bootcamp grads are not taken seriously. These claims are completely false; while I have no doubt that there are tech companies out there that will throw away a resume of a bootcamp grad, there are also many many that won't. In fact, the company that I work for, which is very small (about 30 people total), has two other Flatiron grads currently working there!
All things considered, my experience at Flatiron was nothing short of ideal. To be able to completely change my career within a matter of months, without taking a pay cut, without spending thousands of dollars on coursework and without ever going through a state of unemployment is a bit unfathomable but this is the exact scenario that I lived through. That said, I must say that this is NOT for everyone. I believe that I am able to share this success story because I already came from a fairly analytical background and while I did not have any experience coding, my prior job involved a lot of financial modeling in Excel and a lot of analytical thinking/problem solving. I believe these skills are very transferable to coding as being a good coder in my opinion has less to do with knowing a coding language and more to do with one's thought process and knowing how to think analytically and problem-solve. This is a learned skill, certainly, but it comes naturally more to some than others. And with that I would strongly suggest anyone considering a coding bootcamp to be sure that coding is right for them, because if it is not, it would be unrealistic to expect the same successful outcome, which would have little to do with Flatiron School itself and more so with the individual's ability to master the coursework.
In sum, I honestly have nothing negative to say about Flatiron School and highly recommend to anyone that's confident about their decision to transition their career into tech. For the first time in my life I can actually say I love what I do. I look forward to going to work every day and I enjoy every minute I spend at work. This is a very very foreign thought to me as it comes after years of being miserable in my career and beginning to accept the idea that work is meant to be an unhappy place. I owe it to Flatiron for changing my life and giving me the opportunity to finally be happy in my career and be exactly where I belong.
- Flatiron Bootcamp Prep Course Review- 4/29/2018Lawrence Hon • Student • Campus: Online
I highly recommend this course for those just starting out. You'll learn a great deal of basic programming skills across two different languages.
- Admissions process/prep course- 4/24/2018L • Applicant • Campus: Online
I've been accepted to the Flatiron School in-person NYC software engineering program and am super excited to begin the course in the coming weeks.
I participated in their accelerated bootcamp prep program (ABCP) as part of my application preparation, and then completed some additional modules from their regular, non-accelerated bootcamp course as well. The ABCP course was amazing in that it included live classroom sessions with a really great Flatiron instructor. You could either attend it in-person at their NYC campus, or participate remotely (which I did). The learning material both online and in the live classes was comprehensive and thorough, especially considering how tough the very early stages of learning coding fundamentals can be. I went on to complete some supplementary learning on my own after the prep course, and I found that what I learned in the prep course really helped me there.
The admissions process was amazing. At every stage I received *very* timely responses, from my initial application submission, to scheduling my interviews, and admission and scholarship decisions. Both the interviewers were tremendously kind and helpful. The whole experience made me even more excited about Flatiron's culture and approach towards collaboration in learning.
- Bootcamp Prep- 4/19/2018Yung L. Leung • Student • Campus: New York City
When I had first encountered Flatiron School, through social media, I was a bit skeptical. I had taken a programming course or two during high school and college. I considered programming to be too complex and unrelatable to be understood. I signed up for Flatiron School's free content out of a renewed interest in programming and, in part, whim. (Their advertisement was spiritually compelling.)
As of now, I have completed all of their free content, aside from Swift & iOS (I recently purchased my first Mac.) I find it amazing that Flatiron School made all of this great content available for free. Furthermore, they regularly host free On-Campus Study Sessions, Technical Talks & a showcase of Senior Projects. Ever so often, they host a Q&A session with a Panel of Former Graduates. The course content and the quality of people this school attracts convinced me that Flatiron School is something great that I'd love to be a part of.
I have been recently accepted to their On-Campus Immersive Software Engineering Program. It's an exciting time for me and I expect nothing but great things to come.
- A Year Ago I was Here Reading Reviews...- 4/18/2018Mike Etlinger • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
A year ago, I sat voraciously reading reviews on various bootcamps based in NYC(or remote). I saw the awesome reviews of Fullstack Academy, Flatiron School, General Assembly, and App Academy. I thought to myself that there's no way there could be story after story of success and life changing events in the short amount of time given in a bootcamp. After careful consideration, and pain points applying to other schools, I decided to put my trust in Flatiron School.
I was way off about the success stories. Flatiron School is the real deal. Every single person on their staff believes that you have the ability to change your life and supports you in every way possible. I went through the Online Full Stack Web Developer program, and I learned SO MUCH. But, I struggled, and struggled, and leaned on my instructors, the community, the Flatiron Staff and they showed me how to get through it all. I learned how to deal with being overwhelmed, how to look up the things that I didi't know, and also I learned the right way to ask for help. From the staff, to the student community, you have genuine help and also people to commiserate with as well.
The entire online course is extensive. Everything is Test Driven Development, meaning that your job is to get your tests to pass for each lab. You must use Github every day, and by the end of it, you'll be so used to committing, and using GH, it'll be second nature. Flatiron teaches you to be able to develop applications from scratch and teach yourself anything you may not currently know. Avi Flombaum is the man and instills a curiousity in all the students at Flatiron School.
One minor issue with the curriculum, is their Front End Section(HTML, CSS, Responsive Design). You go through a long arduous section on dated approaches to front end. You build a Real Estate business website, but it becomes absolutely worthless after you complete the section. It would be much more impressive to end up with a portfolio website so that you can continue to work on it after you're done with that section of the curriculum. I would be much happier if this section was teaching CSS Grid, Flexbox and teaching you how to approach the design choices when building a site rather than solely taeching you the technical intracacies of HTML/CSS.
Overall though, Flatiron was an incredible experience and I wouldn't change my mind if I were to do it again. I met so many cool people, made friends and continue to meetup on campus to shoot the breeze / code. After a stellar job by their Career Services team, I accepted a Full Stack Dev position with a small company out of Brooklyn, NY. I start next week and I'm super excited!
I really mean it when I say Flatiron School changed my life, but not in the way that I expected. I thought I would go through the curriculum quickly, land an amazing job and be on with my life, but it was something much better than that. It really taught me to enjoy the journey, to be curious with your code, and to never stop learning.
A big thank you to everyone at Flatiron who believe in their students and make our success, their success. It does not go unnoticed, that's for sure. I would love to one day return and work on Learn.co as a dev, but for now I'll spread my wings into the wild.
- Amazing Bootcamp Prep Course!- 3/16/2018Sangeetha Rajeev • Applicant • Campus: New York City
Flatiron's Bootcamp Prep course is free, very easy to use, and integrates an IDE into the browser as part of their learning platform. The lessons are thorough and are succeeded by labs that test what you've learned. They have extremely knowledgeable technical coaches that help people in real time with any difficulties that might arise in passing the labs or understanding concepts.
Everyone I have encountered, from the technical coaches to the admissions advisors, have been a pleasure to get to know and make the process of learning as seamless as possible. I highly recommended this course, especially to those who are looking to apply to the Flatiron school.
- Wonderful experience!- 3/14/2018Cara • Graduate • Course: Online Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Online
I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my experience at Flatiron. Every person I interacted with was incredibly kind and supportive. Flatiron has done something magical, combining a great education with an online community that values positivity. Both the coding curriculum and the career assistance place an emphasis on having a growth mindset, and it's remarkable and transformative to begin the program often needing help and then to become the person who can help others. Practically speaking, I finished the online course in about 6 months and accepted a great job about 6 weeks into my search. I was thrilled with the education, which isn't just about learning languages and frameworks but which is also about loving learning and thinking critically, and I'm thrilled with the outcome.
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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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