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Launch School

Average Rating4.84
92 Reviews
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Launch School is an online program for studious beginners whose goal is to become professional developers. The program focuses on fundamentals of programming and software engineering including core problem solving, programming language fundamentals, object-oriented programming, networking, databases, and guides students through a structured path of building up proficiency in software development.  The program consists of two main phases: Core Curriculum and Capstone. ...

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  • Anonymous
    developer • Graduate • Online
    Apr 15, 2016
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    Focus on the Fundamentals and Problem Solving Skills

    I studied Law and Economics and got a job in administration. I soon found out that this job wasn't for me and I found out that writing code was a lot of fun. Before joining Launch School I was learning web development on my own for 2 years. I went through courses and videos on Youtube, CodeSchool, TeamTreehouse, Lynda.com, etc.

    I learned a lot but I lacked the fundamentals and problem solving skills that good employers are searching on the market. Launch School gave me a l...

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  • Luke Tower
    Luke Tower
    Software Engineer • Graduate
    Jun 03, 2015
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    Great Option for Changing Careers

    I attended Tealeaf Academy and finished the three courses they offer teaching web development with Ruby and Rails.

    When I started the course, I had no development experience. I wasn't even "technically savvy".  I was looking to transition from a career in education as an English teacher.  I am now a full-time software engineer.

    The curriculum and support that Tealeaf provides can level up a hungry student's abilities very quickly. T...

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  • Sean
    Sean
    Ruby developer • Graduate
    Jan 24, 2015
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    Have gotten 2 great jobs since taking courses

    My background: Computer Science degree, decent HTML knowledge, and had a little bit of experience learning Ruby and Rails on my own.

    If you have a CS degree and want to be a Rails developer you will be a very legit developer if you make it through both Rails courses. The courses are not trivial. I worked about 3 hours a day on assignments 6 days a week for 6 and 8 week sessions.

    After completing the courses and continuing to study and build a couple projects on my own I...

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  • Zachariah Clay
    Zachariah Clay
    Graduate
    Sep 15, 2014
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    Zachariah Clay Tealeaf Review

    ** First of all, I just finished the second course out of three. I’ve learned more in those first two courses than everything I had learned on my own combined. It was the most rewarding educational experience I have ever had. Now the crazy thing is that as I am about to start the third course, I am not even half-way done with everything there is to learn at Tealeaf! If I learned that much in the first two courses, I can’t imagine what the third one is going to be like. ** I thi...

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  • Olawouiye
    Anonymous
    Student • Core Curriculum • Online
    Dec 26, 2021
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    How’s this even legal?

    They charge $199 to teach students to ‘self learn’. There are no projects at all. The instructors are quite judgmental. You get an answer wrong in the study session and they’ll reach out to the owner Chris and complain and that’ll be on your record even though the whole point of study session is to attend and learn. After reading the previous reviews I can confirm Ableism and Racism does exist here. 

    Save your time and money and learn by making projects and on a much faster pace. ...
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  • Anon
    Anonymous
    Jun 30, 2021
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    Discrimination and Ableism at its best!

    Discrimination and Ableism at its best! I guess that’s what happens when you join a non accredited ‘school’.
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  • Daniel Schonfeld
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    Aug 22, 2016
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    Bend frameworks to our will while implementing advanced engineering principles

    I just got hired as a junior software developer at an amazing company in LA making 20K more than I was making previously! This would have never happened had it not been for Launch School's amazing program.    I majored in psychology and had never coded before starting the program. I studied for 5-6 hours every night for a few months and acquired strong engineering skills that made me feel ready to start applying ...
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  • Vince
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    Software Developer • Graduate • The Capstone Program • Online
    Jun 10, 2016
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    Exactly What I Was Looking For

    My background is not in computer science.  Before starting the Launch School curriculum, I had never even opened a text editor.  Less than a year later, I've accepted a job at a fantastic company, making quite a bit more than what's average for juniors in my city.  Do I think I could have learned web dev. on my own? Yes. Could I have been this succesful this quickly? Absolutely not.

    I took advantage both of LS's self-paced courses and the Captstone Mentoring Program.  The courses...

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FAQs

How much does Launch School cost?

Launch School costs around $199. On the lower end, some Launch School courses like The Capstone Program cost $0.

What courses does Launch School teach?

Launch School offers courses like Core Curriculum, The Capstone Program.

Where does Launch School have campuses?

Launch School teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Launch School worth it?

Launch School hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 92 Launch School alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Launch School on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Launch School legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 92 Launch School alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Launch School and rate their overall experience a 4.84 out of 5.

Does Launch School offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Launch School 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 School reviews?

You can read 92 reviews of Launch School on Course Report! Launch School alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Launch School and rate their overall experience a 4.84 out of 5.

Is Launch School accredited?

While bootcamps must be approved to operate, accreditation is relatively rare. Launch School doesn't yet share information about their accreditation status.

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