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Lighthouse Labs

Average Rating4.44
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Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian online bootcamp that teaches web development and data science. The bootcamps have small class sizes and on-demand mentorship from a community of over 40 full-time developers. The web development program covers JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, software architecture, and responsive design, as well as computer science and software engineering concepts. The Data Science bootcamp teaches Python, SQL, machine learning, and deep learning. ...

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  • Regan Perkins
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 02, 2015
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    The best way to jump into a new career

    I was part of the November 2014 cohort. Making the desicion to join Lighthouse Labs was one of the hardest and ultimetly one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    The teachers at Lighthouse are amazing, smart and patient as are the assistents (there are always a few working and they where a big help to me). Beyond learning to code (which you will) the community of teachers, students and mentors is an invaluable benifit of attending Lighthouse Labs.

    Having graduat...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 01, 2015
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    Fantastic course!

    I worked for a few years in research and was looking for new challenges. I had completed a couple of online courses that made me realize that programming is really fun but these were of course not enough to start a new career. Having already spent a few years at university, I didn't really see myself doing it again but I came across Lighthouse Labs by chance. Within a week, I had applied, gone for an interview, been accepted and decided to join the program. Of course I was wo...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Feb 23, 2015
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    Total Life Changer

    I attended Lighthouse Labs January 2014 cohort. As someone who worked in healthcare for almost 10 years with very little coding experience, but a desire to get into the tech industry, I had no idea where to start. Do I try internet tutorials? Do I know what online tutorials to choose? Do I have the disipline to learn this stuff myself and put in 16 hour days to learn it?

    Going to Lighthouse was honestly one of the best and hardest things I have ever done. The program in Vanc...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Vancouver
    Feb 21, 2015
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    A+, number one best

    July web alumni here, and I can say that Lighthouse Labs changed my life. My primary goal with Lighthouse Labs was to get into the Vancouver startup scene as a developer, and I greatly succeeded at that. I have a software engineering undergrad degree from McGill and had two years of corporate tech industry experience, so I knew I could do well if I worked hard. I worked my ass off on both coding and networking from week 1 day 1 until week 9 Demo Day, and it pa...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jan 14, 2015
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    Awesome course!

    I was in the September 2014 web dev Cohort and had a great time building my skill set and exploring the world of web development.

    I was hesitant at first, as I knew little about coding before enroling; but I know an opportunity when I see one. A gaurenteed job after 2 months of hard work is more than worth it, especially when the alternative is a 4 year computer science course, which costs far more and does not gaurentee a job. I'm now coding professionally in vanco...

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  • Amber Spencer
    Web Developer • Graduate • Vancouver
    Oct 02, 2014
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    Former Student Review

    I am a former student of Lighthouse Labs, I joined their June 2014 cohort. I had a non-technical background in business development and marketing with very minimal coding or technical experience. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I learned more practical and immediately applicable skills in two months than I learned in three years at university. It was extremely challenging and pushed my limits – exactly what I was looking for! 

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Ottawa
    Aug 21, 2022
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    Avoid

    The education provided has unfortunately lowered in quality. LHL has been known for their decent course content. Due to the pandemic and for the foreseeable future, they've shifted over to an online approach. This resulted in their course curriculum being outsourced to a variety of sources such as YouTube videos, Wikipedia, and general research you have to do on your own. 

    The help provided is outsourced, many of the mentors are from India where they are being paid a lower wage. <...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jul 18, 2019
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    one of the best decision

    Most students have no prior programming background and yet everyone turns out to be able to finish their final project or even get a job. The curriculum is more well rounded compare to other bootcamps I've researched and they continue to update the curriculum to fit industry standard. Some instructors' style of teaching is more interesting but overall they are all very helpful. Mentors there make a great difference, most of them are patience and passionate! Career service is very helpful a...

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

    Community Operations Manager

    Jul 18, 2019

    Hello,

    Sarah from Lighthouse Labs here. Thanks for your review! It’s great to hear you appreciated the updated curriculum; staying up to date to provide relevant training is important for us at Lighthouse Labs. Stay connected with our Career Services team during your job search; we’re here to support you every step of the way.

  • Anonymous
    junior full stack developer • Student • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    May 19, 2019
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    junior full stack developer

    lighthouse labs is the cheapest coding camp in toronto. Great curriculmn designed for all level of students. But it's important to put in ur own effort in order to succeed.

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  • Anonymous
    Front-end developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Montreal
    May 15, 2019
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    Best decision for a career change

    It was honestly one of the best decision I've ever made. I was in my late 20s and not happy at my job in the service industry.

    I learn best under pressure and with a little guidance (and I have no self-discipline). If this sounds like you, then a bootcamp is definitely worth the investment. No coding experience required (although they give you a thorough pre-bootcamp test to complete before being accepted). The greatest asset that the bootcamp provided were the mentors who helped...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Apr 20, 2019
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    Run Away!

    I read the bad reviews but thought they were outliers because there seem to be so many positive reviews on here. I joined Lighthouse in Toronto and was shocked at how awful this place was.

    PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE PAYING $10K. I hope this review really helps make your decision. I wish someone had told me this before I paid 10K, quit my job and wasted both my time and money. When I was at the program, I felt that more than half of the students were NOT happy with t...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Apr 16, 2019
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    Worst Experience

    I am not satisfied with their speed and curriculum. This course can be very stressful and demotivating for those who are brand new to development or IT. First week is JS fundamentals which was good as I had the exposure from prep course. 2nd week was terrible as we need to learn Server, express, EJS with routes and everything in few days. The app is itself very complicated and poorly structured. Almost every student complained for this poorly structured app, but they never improved/changed...

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Lighthouse Labs Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
91%
Graduation Rate
53,280
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at Lighthouse Labs, 91% graduated. 75% of graduates were job-seeking and N/A of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $53,280. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 345 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field EmployeeN/A
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract positionN/A
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
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* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

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Ashley Mataya
Published September 09, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published May 25, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published April 05, 2022
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Published April 01, 2022
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How much does Lighthouse Labs cost?

Lighthouse Labs costs around $14,000. On the lower end, some Lighthouse Labs courses like Intro to Front-End with JavaScript cost $1,750.

What courses does Lighthouse Labs teach?

Lighthouse Labs offers courses like Data Science Bootcamp, Intro to Data Analytics, Intro to Front-End with JavaScript, Intro to Web Development and 2 more.

Where does Lighthouse Labs have campuses?

Lighthouse Labs teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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