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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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  • Brady Tatro
    Graduate • Boston
    Dec 20, 2017
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    Amazing Experience

    The course is comprehensive and very intense. When I left I felt prepared for a career in web development. What sets Launch apart are the instructors, each one is friendly and knowledgable. I would highly recommend Launch to anyone who is looking for a career change.

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  • Fall 2016 Grad
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Jan 25, 2017
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    Highly Recommended

    Overall, I had a great experience. I learned the entire stack to build fully functional websites with impressive tech behind them. The curriculum is difficult and requires motivation on the part of the student. If you work hard, follow the guidelines, and keep up with the material, it is very likely that you will land a great job as a software engineer shortly after the class ends.

    There were a few times when we were lectured on things like "mansplaining", which felt out of place...

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  • Aaron
    Student • Online
    Jan 24, 2016
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    Student in 1st cohort for Launch Academy Online

    **This review is a work in progress as I'm currently going through the program**   I am part of the first cohort for Launch Academy's new Online bootcamp (which launched on 1/11/16). To date, I haven't found any reviews about this particular program (there are many for the On Campus bootcamp), so I wanted to share my experience th...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Nov 13, 2015
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    Fall 2015 Grad

    TL;DR: Attending Launch Academy was one of the best decisions I've made.

    I'd been trying to break into a career in software engineering for a while, and the practical skills and education I got through Launch Academy put me over the top.

    The curriculum is well-crafted, layering concepts on top of each other in an organic way, so that you're given a solid foundation before moving on to a more complex subject. I didn't give it 5 stars beca...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Oct 10, 2015
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    Summer 2015 grad

    Overall, I had an amazing experience at Launch Academy. I learned enough to land several interviews and my first job in a new career in software development. If you truly enjoy software development, are hungry to learn and grow, and are ready to work really really hard, Launch Academy definitely delivers on its promise to prepare you for a new career as a developer. You get what you put into it though, so don't expect to slack off and t...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Oct 01, 2015
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    Its cool

    Was a great school

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  • Josh Fields
    Junior Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Jun 14, 2015
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    Spring 2015 Grad

    If I talk to someone who is remotely interested in computers, I usually ask if they would consider going to a coding bootcamp. Most people seem intrigued by this, and I then follow up with a recommendation for Launch Academy.

    I'm not trying to shill for the program, but what they've done for me has changed my life. I've always loved computers, from building PC's to playing games on them. It wasn't until I heard about Launc...

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  • Daniel B.
    Lead Developer • Graduate
    Jun 13, 2015
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    Winter 2014 Grad

    Even before I had finished the program, I have been receiving requests from prospective students to share my experience with the program, why I choose to attend a bootcamp - and Launch Academy in particular, and what my post-grad experience has been like.

    TL;DR

    This is a pretty lengthy review. If you're only interested in my outlook on the program, just skip to the conclusion at the end.

    My Background Story

    Are c...

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  • Corey Psoinos
    Web Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Jun 12, 2015
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    Spring 2015 Graduate

    Every time someone asks me what I thought about my Launch Academy experience, I give them the same answer: it was the best 10 weeks of my professional career so far.

    Warning: wall of text incoming. Skip to the end if you want the cliff notes version.

    I, like many of my fellow classmates, did not come from a CS background. I had been working as a project manager at a translation company for the past two and a half years. I had moved into a more technical role, though I n...

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  • Ray Hamel
    Developer at Careport Health • Graduate • Boston
    Jun 12, 2015
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    Spring 2015 grad

    I enrolled in Launch Academy on a whim, and I have to say it was the best decision of my life.  I was pretty skeptical of their claims to begin with, that they could really teach me to be a web developer in only 10 weeks, and that they could find jobs in the industry for almost all their graduates, but I've seen it happen, and it works!  My programming experience before Launch was limited to a half-forgotten C++ course I took in high school, but with their help I wa...

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  • Chris W
    Web Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Apr 18, 2015
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    An excellent experience

    I had an excellent experience at Launch Academy. I came in with very modest programming experience (one free online course and a couple months of hacking on various projects in my spare time) and Launch Academy absolutely fulfilled its promise to teach me what I needed to know to get a job in web development.

    Dan Pickett and his teachers have developed a curriculum that manages to teach a huge amount of information in a very short period of time and actually make it stick. Litera...

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  • Anonymous
    Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Jan 20, 2015
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    LN Launch Academy Review

    Hey! So I was a student in the Summer 2013 Cohort of Launch Academy. I had absolutely ZERO experience going into the program, and was a bartender up until I moved to Boston to start the bootcamp.

    I've always been a fast learner so I kind of thought that it wouldn't be as hard as it sounded. I was soooo wrong. It was super hard, probably THE HARDEST THING I'VE EVER DONE IN MY LIFE, and intense, and totally immersive - I was eating,...

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Launch Academy Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
58%
Graduation Rate
$70,000
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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%
salary breakdown
Notes and Caveats
Read the full Launch Academy CIRR Report here.

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Liz Eggleston
Published May 17, 2017
As a self-taught developer himself, Kyle Feeley appreciates coding bootcamp grads who have made an intentional career change. So as the Director of UX for online insurance marketplace EverQuote, he turned to Launch Academy in Boston to hire for his front-end development team. Kyle tells us how bootcampers can stand out to employers, the difference between college grads and Launch Academy al...
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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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