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Launch Academy

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Launch Academy is a full-time, 18-week program with a part-time, 8-week online phase and then a full-time, 10-week course in Boston, Massachusetts. After this immersive learning experience, aspiring software developers will be transformed into contributing members of the development community. The core curriculum is built on JavaScript, React, Ruby on Rails, HTML, and CSS. Students learn from building real products under the guidance of experienced software enginee...

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  • Scott
    Beckett • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Apr 20, 2021
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    Launch Academy

    I was skeptical about going to a bootcamp, but I had a good experience with Launch. They just switched to also teaching a full stack in Node.js which was good to learn. The environment of learning remotely worked really well for me, and learning in an Agile environment was very helpful as well. Post grad can be really difficult because it seems like you are spinning your wheels, but after much despair on my part, it only took me 2 months to find a great job! What ended up being really he...
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  • Brian
    Solutions Consultant • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Mar 23, 2021
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    Apprentice Full Stack Web Developer

    My thoughts about my time at Launch Academy. I thought the experience was great overall. This course was taken during the pandemic so it was mostly done online. There was an option to go in the classroom but it was the middle of winter and leaving the house didn't seem as appealing. All of the instructors were great. They did a good job of explaining the concepts and helping you if you needed it. You will not be spoon-fed information. There is a level of expectation for you to put in som...
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  • Josh
    Junior Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Launch Academy Online • Online
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    Mar 15, 2021
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    Junior Full Stack Developer

    Couldn't recommend this place enough for anyone looking to get into the world of coding/tech. All the teachers are wonderful people that are attentive and thorough with explaining crucial concepts of coding, and they're always there if you need things explained more, or just need some advice on something you're working on! I was also lucky to have a cohort filled with other awesome and inspiring students that were constantly lifting each other up. Now that it's over I feel like I am equi...
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  • Liishi
    Software Engineer Intern • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Dec 17, 2020
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    Software Engineer

    I couldn't recommend Launch Academy enough! This program really can get you where you want to go if you put in the work, and the team there are so compassionate, caring, and genuinely invested in your success. It is a difficult program, but well worth the investment. They have great connections, an amazing list of hiring partners, a robust alumni network, and will teach you both the hard and the soft skills of being a software engineer. I went in with really no technical background, and ...
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  • Casey Whittaker
    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Dec 03, 2019
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    Fantastic experience

    I went in to Launch Academy a little hesitant. I didn't think a short 18 weeks would give me enough time to learn what I needed to land a web developer role. Turns out I was pretty wrong. 

    The first few months of ignition totally helped me get over those fears. I learned at a very rapid pace, and I quickly understood that Launch Academy's style of teaching is very similar to how an actual developer job would be. I learned the basics of ruby, javascript, HTML, CSS, and principles ...

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  • Tyler Hui Mingalone
    Technical Project Coordinator • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Dec 02, 2019
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    Wonderful Experience

    I attended Launch Academy in the fall of 2019 and have nothing but good things to say. My cohort learned Ruby on Rails and React.js over a period of 18 weeks, with the first 8 being part time off campus and the final 10 being full time on campus. The mentors/teachers at Launch were all very dedicated to my success and were extremely capable at communicating complex ideas in an understandable manner. 

    Additionally, Launch Academy has two full time staff members who run their Caree...

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  • Susan Ma
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Nov 20, 2019
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    Best Decision for a Real Future

    Pros:
    - Full support from staff throughout admissions, during the program itself, and post-graduation
    - Informative staff with relevant industry experience and passion with many professional connections
    - Small class size (~23 students)
    - Budget friendly compared to a computer science degree
    - Great location in the heart of Boston
    - Positive atmosphere and safe space for all learning types
    - Lots of support from alumni, including alumni n...

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  • Sean
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Sep 30, 2019
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    A really fast, enjoyable way to get a job in tech

    Hello!

    I write this for you, the prospective tech bootcamp shopper, from my cushy reclining chair behind the desk of my sparkly new junior developer job. I can genuinely say that if I didn't sign up for Launch Academy, then I would not be sitting here writing this review, off-task from the awesome tech work that I was trained to do so very well at Launch Academy.

    Before I touch on 3 reasons why Launch Academy is as awesome as it is, I'll say that for a while I tried to ...

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  • Nick
    Junior Operations Engineer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Mar 25, 2019
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    Great Experience

    Launch Academy changed my life. It is what you look for in a boot camp. The instructors are super helpful, career services is great and helps you out even after you graduate, and the launch alumni is always trying to help one another. Before going to Launch I didn't have a clear path for myself. I had a full time job but I wanted a career that was more rewarding and something that I could feel proud to be a part of. If you are setting your sights on becoming a software developer, I would ...
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  • Junaid
    Consultant • Graduate • Boston
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    Jan 17, 2019
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    Great Roadmap

    Launch Academy was an excellent experience, and I highly recommend it for folks looking to enter the Web Development profession. Be aware that this is not something that you can do by halves. It requires your full attention and participation every day to really drill in the technical aspects of Web Development. While the laungages and frameworks learned are modern and well taught, I see it as more of a roadmap to future endeavours and it has given me the resources and direction to better i...

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  • Alex Smith
    Developer I • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
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    Oct 31, 2018
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    Launch is awesome!

    All the instructors at Launch Academy were fantastic! They were always incredibly helpful and never got frustrated no matter how much help we needed. The curriculum is well written and very modern. The career services department works very hard to make sure you get job placement after you graduate. I believe that the Ignition program they implement before coming on campus greatly sets them apart from other camps and will assist all newcomers in being able to digest such a large amount of i...

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  • David Garber
    Graduate • Web Development • Philadelphia
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    Jun 16, 2018
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    You're better off saving your money.

    I'm a graduate of Launch Academy's [LA] 5th and final Philadelphia cohort. During my time, LA was able to deliver a comprehensive plan to develop my foundational development knowledge. At first, you will be taken for a whirlwind of courses designed to instill a deeper responsibility of writing code; writing for other developers to understand your intentions. We are encouraged to practice DRY, test-driven programming in two languages. There is a context switch mid-course that will break any...

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Launch Academy Alumni Outcomes

97%
Employment Rate
58%
Graduation Rate
$70,000
Median Salary
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 30 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field96.7%
Full-time employee73.3%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position23.3%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment3.3%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons3.3%
Still seeking job in-field0.0%
Could not contact0.0%
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Notes and Caveats
Read the full Launch Academy CIRR Report here.

Recent Launch Academy News

Imogen Crispe
Published March 23, 2017
  How do you get a job after coding bootcamp if you have no relevant, real-world work experience? Only 1.4% of bootcampers have worked as developers in the past, but most career-changers have little – if any– client experience when they start looking for a developer job. Some bootcamps help students overcome this hurdle by offering opportunities to work for the bootcamp itself, or with rea...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 31, 2016
Welcome to the August 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to big fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month the biggest news is the Department of Education's EQUIP pilot program to provide federal financial aid to some bootcamp students. Other trends include j...
Imogen Crispe
Published February 11, 2016
How much do coding bootcamps cost? From students looking for free coding bootcamps to those wondering if an $18,000 bootcamp is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers! While the average full-time coding bootcamp in the US costs $13,584, bootcamp tuition can range from $7,800 to $21,000. So how do you decide what to budget for? Here, we break down the costs of cod...
Steven Watkins
Published May 21, 2015
You've just finished your bootcamp experience (con-grad-ulations!) and now you’re ready for your first job in tech. This is not the time to power down; in fact, today is when the really hard work begins. While finishing a bootcamp is an accomplishment, graduation doesn’t get you a job. You’ll need to stay focused, hungry, and diligent on your search. Here are 7 ways to spend those crucial...
Liz Eggleston
Published May 12, 2015
"Can I be a programmer if I'm not a math genius?" This is a question we see and hear all the time. The assumption is that a successful coder should have a computer science degree or a lifelong love of math and sciences- not the case! Bootcamp students come from a wide range of past lives, with many having started with little or no technical expertise, and some having spent years in see...
Steven Watkins
Published April 27, 2015
We’ve heard the success stories from coding bootcampers, but attending a software development bootcamp is undoubtedly a brave endeavor. There's a lot at stake, including: You may not have consistent income for a few months. You probably won't see your friends and family all that much. Your bloodstream will be highly concentrated with caffeine. You are venturing into this unknown...
Liz Eggleston
Published April 06, 2015
With a degree in journalism and a job in communications work for a nonprofit, Julissa Jansen had the chance to do basic web development for a site redesign and she was hooked. She did online tutorials, but decided to make a career change, so Julissa applied to Launch Academy, a top coding bootcamp in her local Boston. She met her future employer, Constant Contact, at Launch Academy’s Care...
Chris Cerami
Published March 23, 2015
Whether you are at the very beginning of your career in programming, having been coding for decades, or anywhere in between, it’s likely you would find some benefit from pair programming. Humans are naturally social and collaborative creatures, and pair programming looks to take those attributes of humanity and use it to enhance not only our code, but also our knowledge.   Why Shoul...
Jess Feldman
Published March 17, 2015
We’ve all seen the statistics, and the verdict is clear: women are vastly underrepresented in technical fields. While women are the leading adopters of technology, the software development industry is only made up of 20% women. Course Report wants to see more women in technical roles, and coding bootcamps have a unique opportunity to boost these numbers. One way to attract women to apply and ...
Harry Hantel
Published March 02, 2015
Launch Academy is a 10-week, full-time, immersive bootcamp in Boston, Massachusetts. Launch Academy’s web development bootcamp instructs students in the language of Ruby on Rails and focuses on long term education and real project based learning. Students are granted access to an extensive career support system after graduation and leave with a strong, marketable portfolio of projects. ...

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Launch Academy costs around $17,500.

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Launch Academy offers courses like Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program.

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Launch Academy has an in-person campus in Boston.

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