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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 engineers....
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  • Denise Walter
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    Jr Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Mar 16, 2018
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    Good, fast paced program

    I attended Launch Academy to switch from a non-technical field with the goal of getting a job as a developer.  Ultimately I was able to do this, but during the course I felt underprepared.  I had only taken a basic course in HTML and CSS prior to attending, and found myself struggling to keep up with the fast pace of learning.  It really takes about 6 months at least to feel comfortable with the basic concepts needed for an entry level role.  I failed one exam because of a simple typo, and...

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  • Mike
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    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Sep 13, 2017
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    Good Curriculum | Bad Culture

    The Good

    The curriculum at Launch Academy is really spot on. To start, you will spend 8 weeks in your own time, online, learning the basics. They will cover things like the command line, loops, arrays, hashes, syntax, JavaScript, es6, Git and a little bit of testing. They say they do this so you are ready to go once you make it to the campus portion and it certainly works.

    As for the on-campus curriculum, it’s pretty solid – I only wish we had learned more but in order ...

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  • Jaclyn Moore
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    Director of Technology & Engineering • Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Mar 28, 2017
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    Great!

    After teaching programming skills to elementary students and taking one programming course myself I took the leap into Web Development full time. Launch was the best decision I ever made.

    With the 8 weeks pre-learning and the 10 week on campus immersion, I feel that is the best curriculum to set one up for success. Launch has prepared me not only for a demanding job at a startup but for being in a totally new job field. Career Services at Launch is nothing but spectacular in prep...

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  • Jun
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    Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Jan 25, 2017
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    Fall 2016 (Boston)

    LA was one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever been a part of having the chance to collaborate with passionate and driven people. Coming straight out of college with no professional job experience, I wanted to make the transition into programming as soon as possible. Like other bootcamps, LA isn’t for you if you are not willing to put in the work.

    Searching for job can always be daunting, but you won’t be alone. Though the job search ...

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  • Liz
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    Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Dec 16, 2016
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    Great Starting Point for a Career in Programming

    I am a former Launcher who decided to attend the bootcamp with minimal experience in coding. Overall I would say I had a great experience at Launch Academy. My goal was to expedite the process of learning to code and transition into a new career, and Launch helped me do both of those things. The curriculum covers a lot of information and the group and individual projects gives students the chance to test out their new skills. 

    This is not a bootcamp for people who aren't self-mo...

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  • Jax
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    Graduate • Immersive Full Stack Software Engineering Program • Boston
    Nov 26, 2016
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    Stay Away

    Place is the absolute worst. After you are out of the program they never help you get a job. They lie about their numbers and barely teach. I should have  gone to another bootcamp

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    Evan Charles of Launch Academy

    Co-Founder; COO

    Dec 16, 2016

    Hi-

    I am disheartened to hear you are not happy with your experience at Launch.

    I want to resolve this with you and get you to a place of excitement with your decision to attend.

    Can you email me directly at evan[dot]charles[at]launchacademy[dot]com so that we can set up a time to talk either via phone or video chat?  I am confident I can make things right for you.

    If you are not willing to talk, can you confirm that you had access to our Department of Professional Licensure reviewed student outcomes when you received your acceptance letter and within your Student Agreement.  For reference, the outcomes are located here: https://www.launchacademy.com/blog/student-statistics

    Also, in your initial review you mentioned not receiving Career Services in post grad support.  Can you confirm your cohort and whether you had access to our structured grading in Horizon in your Post Grad Support (something added in Cohorts 13 & 14).  If not, we can ensure you are re-entered into post grad support as it never discontinues for alumni.  Also, have you received the most recent REACT curriculum available to all alumni?

    I am looking forward to working to resolve this with  you.  Our aim is to provide an exceptional experience to all students at Launch.

    Evan

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.

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Launch Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
4.6
Instructors
4.6
Curriculum
4.5
Job Assistance
4.4
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Guarantees Job
Job Assistance
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Offers Corporate Training
Accepts GI Bill
Licensing
Licensed by the State of Massachusetts.
FAQs

How much does Launch Academy cost?

Launch Academy costs around $17,500.

What courses does Launch Academy teach?

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

Where does Launch Academy have campuses?

Launch Academy has an in-person campus in Boston.

Is Launch Academy worth it?

The data says yes! In 2020, Launch Academy reported a 58% graduation rate, a median salary of $70,000, and 97% of Launch Academy alumni are employed. Launch Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 54 Launch Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Launch Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Launch Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 54 Launch Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Launch Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.63 out of 5.

Does Launch Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Launch Academy offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read Launch Academy reviews?

You can read 54 reviews of Launch Academy on Course Report! Launch Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Launch Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.63 out of 5.

Is Launch Academy accredited?

Licensed by the State of Massachusetts.

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