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GW Boot Camps

Arlington, Arlington, Washington

GW Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.6 ( 43 reviews )

GW Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time or 24-week, part-time web development courses and 24-week, part-time data analytics, cybersecurity, UX/UI, financial technology (FinTech), and digital marketing courses in Arlington, VA, and in Washington, D.C. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, and Java, while receiving hands-on experience.

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Students enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience with in-person and online options.

The cybersecurity program offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery and more.

The FinTech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The boot camp curricula are designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. GW Boot Camps empower expert instructors and TAs to deliver a dynamic learning experience. Whether you choose to pursue web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, UX/UI, FinTech, or digital marketing, over the course of our program, you’ll be immersed in an intensive educational experience. Students not only learn the fundamentals but also apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems and build portfolios. Students will enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

GW Boot Camps are designed for individuals who are actively pursuing a career change, advancement, or are looking to gain a new skillset. Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Upon program completion, students will receive a non-credit professional certificate from GW’s College of Professional Studies and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of the concepts or a wide set of cybersecurity skills applicable to industry certifications.

GW Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    At the Cybersecurity Boot Camp, students get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
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    DepositN/A
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
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  • Data Analytics (Online) - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,992
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    Learn data analytics wherever you are through an innovative format that blends engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors. The curriculum teaches the most relevant tools and technologies including programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, databases, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more. Build a comprehensive portfolio of projects and earn a non-credit professional certificate from GW's College of Professional Studies.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Cost$10,000
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,500
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    GW Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Excel, Algorithms, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,000
    Class size24
    LocationArlington
    Get hands-on training and instruction in Financial Technology and Analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your work or college schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only two days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours. Students have access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
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  • Full-Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    GW Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
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  • Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,000
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    GW Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
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    DepositN/A
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,000
    Class size20
    LocationArlington
    Learn to code wherever you are. The full-stack, online boot camp curriculum includes HTML/CSS, Advanced JavaScript, Ruby, Code IDEs, Git/GitHub, Database Modelling, Complex Database Relationships, and more. Through hands-on projects and lessons, learners will complete the coding boot camp in 24 weeks over the course of a self-paced learning path. Learners receive support from a variety of channels, ensuring they are never alone throughout their boot camp journey, whether online or in-person. GW’s online coding boot camp gives you the opportunity to “think like a developer.” In addition to learning many of the most in-demand languages and creating your own personal portfolio, you will also partake in an 8-week Agile Team Project that mimics a real-world environment. Students are assigned a piece of the full project (division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment of adaptation of plans) and then finalize the project together with the assistance of an industry leader who has on average 5-7 years of experience as a software engineer. At the end of this online coding program, you will receive a professional certificate from George Washington College of Professional Studies, helping you stand out to employers.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,000
    Class size25
    LocationArlington
    Get hands-on training and instruction in high-demand UX/UI Design methodology which includes software skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, XD), Sketch App, InVision, Keynote as well as front-end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Git/GitHub and more. Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours. Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

2 Scholarships

  • $500 GW Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive GW Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Full-Stack Flex - Full-Time (Arlington)
    • Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time (Arlington)
    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Arlington)
    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (Arlington)
  • $500 GW Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive GW Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Arlington)
    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Arlington)
  • Not worth it
    - 10/1/2019
    Dmitri • Graduate
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    I didn’t want to write this review at first but then I thought it was necessary because it can help other people and because this place is overrated by fake good reviews or reviews by people who used to work here. 

    When the class started our instructor left after the first week. Then we got a new one who didn’t seem to be knowledgeable at all and was a really bad teacher who was only “reading” the code without explaining how it was written and how to write it.  So the only help we would get was by Technical Assistants( who were really awesome guys). 

    Then in a month our instructor got fired. Then we got a new one once again who finally seemed to be an expert in the topic but unfortunately the course was almost over by that time already. 

    After the course ended we were supposed to get our certificates mailed to us but that never happened. We were never given them either. So in order to get mine  I had to write constantly to Student Success Manager, Gemini S. who promised me to mail it herself and never did and blamed everything on GWU issues and kept lying to me about when it would be mailed or what’s happening with it( which is ridiculous and I can’t believe it myself still ). It’s been 4 months since graduation and me and other students still don’t have their certificates. After  paying 11k$   for this  course you expect the certificate to get delivered to you at least or be  handed personally on the  graduation day without having to chase it. 

    To sum everything up,  I can say that I was very  disappointed with GWU Coding Bootcamp overall because I thought that the name of this school at least means quality of education and work efficiency but that’s just a fancy name. 

    The course itself is very intense and 3 months is not enough to cover this giant amount of information especially with bad instructors. Be ready to study a lot on your own and get a huge amount of stress. Career services are somewhat helpful. Also don’t believe the person in  charge of this course as things he told me to convince me to take it were not relevant to the reality ( the data about students after they graduate like their employment rates  etc). Simply  save your money and find same courses online.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Oct 04 2019
    Thank you for your review, Dmitri. This platform is independently operated and moderated by Course Report in order to ensure the legitimacy of reviews and that posts adhere to their guidelines. We value honesty and appreciate all input from our students—both negative and positive—as we are constantly optimizing our boot camp offerings and support services.

    From your review, we understand that your program experience did not live up to your expectations. Like you mentioned, your class did encounter some unexpected instructional changes and we understand that this impacted your experience. It's our goal to hire quality instructors through our rigorous, multi-part interview process, requiring a minimum of three years' experience in the field, but we understand that not all teaching styles will resonate with every student.

    We pride ourselves on teaching individuals how to learn, and try to make students aware that as this is a boot camp, topics are covered at a high level in class, allowing students to build a strong foundational skill set so that they can master other languages and frameworks on their own. You are completely right that the accelerated full-time program is challenging and moves fast, requiring a serious time commitment both inside and outside of the classroom in order to master the curriculum. We are glad to hear you found our career services assistance to be helpful.

    It is our goal for all learners to complete the course feeling properly equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to step out into the industry. We know our students put in hours of hard work and dedication throughout the program in order to earn their certificate, so we sincerely regret any delays you experienced in obtaining your certificate after completing the program. All student certificates have since been sent out in the mail and tracking information was provided. If you would like, we would truly welcome the opportunity to speak to you personally. Please reach out to us directly at (202) 629-0252. 
  • Eric • Student
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    I was very hesitant to write this review, however I feel as though I owe it to future students to paint an accurate picture of the GW Boot Camp Experience.  I tried discussing my concerns with the "Student Success Manager", but unfortunately my several emails went unanswered.  Seeing the long, buzzword-filled responses to other reviews, it certainly appears that GW (Trilogy) cares far more about the outward appearance of this boot camp than the experience of current students.  

     
    As mentioned in other reviews, this is a "GW Bootcamp" only in the sense of the classroom location.  The course is run through Trilogy, and simply put this is primarily a business, not a school.  Recruiters will rush you through the signup process as soon as you apply, with sensationalized messages telling you how quickly capacity is filling up.  The "admission exam" is a joke - 20, easily-found multiple-choice questions.  As you may expect, this leads to a wide range of experience across the students.  If you have no coding experience, unless you are highly motivated to learn I would not recommend this course.  I feel that advertising this course as "no coding experience necessary" sets all parties up for failure.
     
    I will say the subject matter was generally interesting and relevant, and many topics are covered.  I found the instructor(s) and TA's extremely intelligent and helpful - they are there because they love the technology and it shows.  I unfortunately had to include "instructor(s)" as our primary instructor allegedly resigned - it's pretty apparent that the administration forced him out, but that is only my speculation.  I completely disagree with this decision - my understanding is students thought he was moving too quickly and were frustrated.  Again, I chalk this up to Trilogy falsely advertising the starting expectations and signing anyone who has $10K up for the course.  Regardless, their decision was to terminate the relationship and add more confusion to the class.  This confusion led to us spending 45 minutes learning R, while we had 5 weeks committed to learning web dash-boarding.
     
    I really did not want to write this review, but this seems to be the only way to get a response from Trilogy administration.  If you are a prospective student or TA, I would look elsewhere before registering - you are far less important the moment your check clears.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Aug 12 2019
    Thank you for your feedback, Eric. We're happy to hear you're benefiting from the support of our instructional team and are finding the subject matter to be interesting.

    Like you noted, the GW College of Professional Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the GW Data Analytics Boot Camp. GW is deeply involved in the curriculum, instructor selection, and outcomes of each of our classes, and routinely meet in conjunction with TES to monitor the learning experience and performance. Both GW and TES are truly dedicated to transforming students' lives and aim to be fully transparent about this relationship throughout the admissions process and course.

    We regret to hear that the program is not living up to your expectations. Our boot camp serves a mix of individuals ranging from beginners to professionals. For our data analytics course, we do recommend applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field. We understand that the course material is challenging and moves at a rapid pace, and before the first day of class, all students are provided 30 hours of pre-work to help them prepare. We do also recommend that those without any previous experience spend additional time completing free online tutorials. Upon starting, we begin by covering the basics, providing a solid foundation learners can build upon. Each lesson iteratively builds on the last and we find that as the curriculum progresses, individuals feel more and more confident in the material.

    Due to unforeseen events, your cohort did undergo an instructional change and understand that this has greatly impacted your experience. In light of this unexpected situation, we secured an additional TA to increase the classroom assistance and are offering supplemental tutoring to ensure all students are properly being supported. We understand not all teaching styles will resonate with every individual and adjusting to new methodologies can be difficult. As such, we have provided access to our additional instructor's recordings, starting from week four, and are currently hosting three-hour remote sessions on Fridays for all learners to participate in. Our main priority is and will continue to be the student experience and we strive to be as responsive as we can.

    We sincerely care about all of our students and appreciate your patience. We will continue working hard to provide any and all additional academic support necessary to you and your classmates going forward.
  • LIFE CHANGING
    - 7/22/2019
    Cecilia Pasquale • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    You will not regret this boot camp. After looking into a few of the other options around DC its clear that GW is the best. The support you receive from this program is first class. You learn everything you need to advance your career or like me switch your career completely. You have to work hard but it pays off in the end. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Jul 22 2019
    Amazing, Cecilia! We're happy to hear you had a positive student experience and benefited from our boot camp team's support. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! We wish you continued success on your new career path.
  • Graduate
    - 7/2/2019
    Nolan • Graduate
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    Overall, a great course for introducing a lot of various technologies quickly. The group projects were especially invaluable to see all of these resources interact and get a glimpse of what the working dynamics would be like on a team at a company. Great administrative and career services support!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Jul 02 2019
    Way to go, Nolan! We're thrilled you had a positive student experience. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! All the best in your future endeavors.
  • Graduate
    - 6/25/2019
    Somayeh G • Graduate
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    I graduated from the Full Stack Web Developmnet program, and  it was a great experience. I gained valuable skills and knowledge that are highly transferable in the workplace. I like to thank  the Student success manager(Ms.Gemini Sanford) for the tremendous help she has given me over the past few weeks.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Jun 26 2019
    Amazing, Somayeh! We're thrilled you enjoyed your student experience and found our team members to be supportive—we also think Gemini is fantastic. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! Best of luck moving forward.
  • The best course!
    - 6/23/2019
    Hannah B • Graduate
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    I just graduated from the GW Data Analytics program, and I had the best experience ever! I learned so much in the program, gained valuable coding skills, and developed a great portfolio that I can showcase in applying for new jobs. Our instructor Dartanion was one of the most passionate, motivating and enthusiastic teachers I’ve ever had. He made the class so enjoyable, and offered help outside of class whenever needed. I highly recommend this program!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Jun 24 2019
    Way to go, Hannah! It's great to hear you had a positive student experience—we also have to agree that Dartanion is pretty amazing. Congratulations on graduating, we appreciate your review! Best of luck moving forward.
  • Logan S • Student
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    I am currently enrolled in the George Washington University Boot Camp for Full Stack Development as a part time student, and I expect to complete the course in May 2019. So far it has been a very positive experience for me. I entered this program with no prior coding experience. At first I found this course daunting and the wide scope of subject material intimidating. As I have progressed I have found that it is not that intimidating. The pace of the course is fast but it is very easy to measure your improvement and development. From day one until now, about a third of the course, I have made very measurable progress. The instructor, Mr. Ranjan Biswas, is very knowledgable and engaging. The teacher aids that attend class are very helpful and offer first hand knowledge as former students. There are times that I have wondered whether this was the right choice for me and if I will be able to succeed in the field, but this course is what you make it. Your input determines your output. Due to the fast nature of the class and wide scope of material you will have to put in many hours learning outside of class and doing homework. For people looking to make a career change and learn a new skill, I fully recommend this class.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Feb 06 2019
    Thank you for your review, Logan! We're thrilled you're having such a positive experience and are finding our instructional team to be so knowledgeable — we completely agree that Ranjan is great. We applaud all your hard work thus far and are cheering you on as you continue towards graduation!
  • mohamed jedeine • Graduate
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    The Good: 
    The curriculum The GWbootcamp offers is a solid, self-paced course broken up by subject to make sure you fully understand each skill before moving to the next. The course will cover the fundamentals of front-end, how to use file sharing and version control such as Github to its work environment potential, and ends with covering in depth on a backend language.

    The instructors are THE best resource a bootcamp can offer. They are knowledgeable and almost always available to help you when you have questions. But not only that, they do not just tell you the answer, instead help you work through the issue. This little piece is what creates good developers as you learn the skill of active problem-solving.

    Assignments on a weekly bases take your level to the next step, Ranjan makes sure that every student is giving his best. The whole team is awesome they all work unstoppably to make sure all students land their dream jobs in a timely manner also Kyle will help and keep pushing you till the end. 

    The Bad: 
    I cannot think of any.

    Conclusion: 
    I really do recommend this bootcamp, and any faults that it has are minor and can be overlooked. Especially with its extracurricular resources like the instructors and mentors. While they don't guarantee a job, they do give you all the tools you'll ever need and more to land a position if you are committed.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Feb 06 2019
    We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, Mohamed! It's great to hear you enjoyed the program and felt supported by our entire team — we also think Ranjan and Kyle are amazing. Congratulations on successfully completing the course, we wish you all the best moving forward!
  • Eureka!!
    - 2/5/2019
    Stefan Greene • Design and production • Student
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    GW BootCamp is an amazing experience! A must for designers who are looking to hone their technical skills.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Feb 05 2019
    Thank you, Stefan! We're thrilled you had an amazing boot camp experience and were able to develop your technical skills. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you continued success in your future goals.
  • Worth it!
    - 1/31/2019
    Emily M • Full-Stack Developer • Student
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    The George Washington University Full-Stack Bootcamp challenged and prepared me to succeed in the ever-changing tech industry. We not only learned the most relevent and used technologies, but the skills to continue on and be lifelong learners. We were pushed hard with difficult challenges, which were rewarding when completed. The group projects allowed us to not only be creative and come up with our own ideas, but also let us practice working on teams in an Agile-like way. The instructional staff was supportive, our TAs would help us at any hour of the day and be there in class to answer questions and give suggestions. The class instructor was very knowledgable and helped guide the class towards finding the answer, rather than just outright telling us, giving us more opportunity to learn the content of the class. Career services routinely check in to help with any questions or advice we may need through our job search. Three months after graduating I am still having regular "check-in" calls with my career services advisor. I have already recommended this class to a handful of people, some of whom have already signed up for the next cohort. If you are in the DC area and are searching for the next step in your career, or even a complete career change, I could not recommend this enough. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Jan 31 2019
    Amazing, Emily! We're thrilled to hear you had such an amazing student experience and felt so supported by our entire boot camp team. Congratulations on graduating! We truly appreciate your review and thank you for recommending our program. We wish you all the success in your future endeavors.
  • Filis Coba • Student
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    I came into the part-time (M/W/S 6:30pm - 9:30pm) GW Data Analytics and Visualization bootcamp with no coding background, just art and physics. I have a master's degree in physics. I took this bootcamp to gain tools to help me transition into data science and even use tools for my science. I was a bit apprehensive at first that I would be able to keep up but the instructors (and two TA's) do a great job at providing academic support. I never missed a single homework assignment, and tried to go to class as much as possible. I tried to do all of them and I googled as much as possible if I got stuck. I even bought a book for one topic just to get a different perspective on the material. Group works are tough (you have to do three group projects). Sometimes you may not get along with the people, or work may not be coming in at the same weight for one reason or another. You learn valuable skills this way, like how to work together regardless of differences in culture, knowledge, etc. I made sure to allocate time for this course. I would not recommend the bootcamp if you are working full-time, especially at a place with long hours if you are new to programming because it will be overwhelming, and you will fall behind fast.

    Pros of Bootcamp:

    • You will be learning a lot of tools which will help you in all fields of work. 
    • Your teacher is not remote, you also have two TA's, and online recorded videos for additional help. 
    • There are a lot of homework assignments and three group projects. 
    • Bootcamp staff is supportive and willing to help at all times. 
    • Sometimes the instructors provide free food and desserts. 
    • Instructors and TA's are exceptionally gifted at what they do and know. 
    • Opportunity to work with them as a tutor while you transition to your job. 
    • Career support (resume help, interview help, virtual tech fairs).
    • Class is in-person and you will meet friends. 
    • Location is across the street from a fancy new restaurant/hotel/coffee shop called Eaton. 
    • After hour acces to the building floor so you can work on projects/hw whenever you want! 
    • There is free one-on-one virtual tutoring available for students once a week. 
    • They allow occasional remote work for special circumstanes (family emergency etc.)

    Cons of Bootcamp:

    • Classes are also on Saturdays so that kills half of your Saturday. 
    • Part-time classes run late from 6:30pm - 9:30pm so you may need to rush dinner. 
    • The career help is a bit lacking, and there is no physical place to go to for job help. 
    • You must put in 30+ hours outside of class to devote to homework and projects. 
    • It costs $10,000 (you can do monthly payment plans). 

     Overall, I would say this is a fantastic option if you are new to coding, and want to learn many different tools in data science which allow you to visualize data, and if you learn better in a classroom setting with lots of interactivity and hands-on-learning. 

     

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Oct 15 2018
    Thank you for your review, Filis! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your boot camp experience and appreciate you selecting our program to transition into data science. Our entire team is passionate about enabling student success, so we're happy they continuously provided support when you needed it. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
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    Went through the full time full stack dev course. The instructor was good went fast at times. You'll need to spend 4+ hours daily after class to keep on pace. Tutoring they offer was lousy at best he flew through questions faster then the instructor. TA's we helpful but this is really a self learning environment with 'demos' GW's name carries weight on your resume in the Washington DC area. Forget about it for career services, everyone that found employment in my class did so on their own. The program manager is no help at all won't respond to emails for questions and concerns. Again, if you're okay with paying 10k for a name then it's worth it other then that all curriculum can be found online cheaper. I am leaving this review because before I joined I couldn't find any feedback on this program hopefully this can help someone.
    Response From: Sasha Slacum of GW Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Jun 13 2018
    Hi Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, we really appreciate you sharing your personal feedback. We regret your experience did not meet your expectations. Our program is rigorous and fast-paced, and we cover a great deal of knowledge in a limited amount of time. We understand you found our instructional team to have quickly covered the course material. We do our best to communicate to students that because we cover a full-stack, topics are introduced at a higher level in-class, after which, students are expected to dive in and not only gain a deeper understanding of the concepts but also practice their skills outside of the classroom. Depending on an individual's experience, one should expect to spend a minimum of 20 hours or more per week outside of class in order to excel. This helps individuals learn how to self-teach, a key strength needed in a developer's role. We take participant feedback regarding our course, instructors, and tutoring most seriously, measuring success based on student feedback, video audits during teaching, and classroom assessments.

    Our professional development services are built on the principle of empowerment, and we strive to be clear about expectations. While we do not secure direct employment for students, we work to empower them the best we can with the necessary tools and support for entering the job market through technical interview training, portfolio reviews, resume/social media profile support, and more. Did you find these to be helpful?

    We regret that you had a difficult time communicating with us via email. We receive many communications throughout the day, but we strive to give timely assistance to all students within 24 hours. We take input like yours most seriously and are constantly refining our career and student services to best help students navigate the program and prepare for the job search. Please let us know if there are any additional ways we can improve upon our responsiveness.

    Your student experience does not end on graduation day. I'd love to hear from you directly to see what else we can do at this time to best meet your expectations, as well as reinforce your job search or any further learning materials. If you would like, please reach out to me at (202) 629-0252.

Thanks!