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Make School

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Make School is a college in San Francisco where students earn a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science in 2.5 years, complete with a liberal arts education that prepares graduates to work with the world’s leading tech companies. Make School's project-based curriculum — built in partnership with companies such as Lyft, Microsoft, Yelp, and Spotify — prepares students to keep up with the rapid speed at which technology and new languages evolve. Unlike a trad...

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  • Nov 05, 2020
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    Bachelor's of Applied CS Junior

     An extended bootcamp with an Accredited Bachelor's Degree.  Curriculum:  The project-based curriculum is laid out very well, with almost no time wasted. You’ll be learning a fundamental CS topic in the morning and you’ll be putting it to use on another project in another language in the afternoon.  Turning a four year degree into two years means things move fast. Terms are seven weeks long. It’...
  • Nov 04, 2020
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    Project based higher education

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    I chose to attend make school because I wanted to get a degree, but learn in a way that showcased my work instead of just giving a grade. I enjoyed visiting the school, taking a tour of the dorms, visiting classrooms, and most importantly sitting in on a lesson. Talking to other students about their experience here, and why they chose the school was important for my choice. After talking to them it felt good being surrounded by like-minded indiv...
  • Nov 04, 2020
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    What higher education should be

    The project-based learning approach that Make School provides is unquestionably the best way to both prepare you for the workforce and give you things worth showing when applying to jobs. This is the kind of thing that I wish existed when I'd first graduated high school, so I hadn't wasted so much time getting a traditional degree.

    Pros:
    - Incredible community of passionate and amicable people who all want to see you succeed and are just genuinely pleasant to interact ...
  • Nov 04, 2020
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    Alternative for Higher Education

    I applied to Make School looking for a computer science education after dropping out of a business college.  With coding, students get the most returns when they put in the hours coding in front of their computers.  Make School provided the best community for me to encourage me to put in these hours.  The instructors are from diverse backgrounds in tech from founders to data scientists and really care about the future of the industry in the form of their students.  I was a complete begin...
  • Oct 29, 2020
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    Current Student

    Overall Experience: Just started the journey of Make School this summer, and I'd say the experience is much better than the previous school. Make school is a cohesive community, so whenever you have a problem, you can always shoot a message to your instructors or the TAs. Also, they care about your well-being, and they do want you to succeed. Thus, they will pair you with mentors to help you out.
    Instructors & Courses: Some of the instructors are...
  • Aug 20, 2020
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    Not worth the price

    The lie of saving you from student loan debt: The founder will harp on about how they are trying to give students zero debt, but the ISA (Income Shared Agreement loan) is $200,000 tuition which lasts 5 years + $100,000 housing loan which lasts 10 years loan for 2 YEARS OF EDUCATION. During the Corona Virus, they got approved to give out student loans instead. Which goes against their company's value of "reforming the student loan system".
  • Jun 05, 2019
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    1 Year Of Applied CS Program

    To start, I am writing this because I wish I would have done more research before attending Make School. I did not plan to ever finish the 2 year program to receive the degree in applied computer science, I just wanted to learn some cs and how to code. I'll start with the pro's and con's and then give my recommendations on what I think someone thinking of attending Make School might want to do:

    Pros:

        - CS instructor is amazing, has a great way of explaining concepts...

  • Oct 13, 2018
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    Good school but very expensive

    I want to leave a very honest review of my time at Make School so that other people can be informed when deciding to join. To give some background, I joined the full stack web track before the school introduced the bachelors in Applied Computer Science.

    The school was broken up into three parts. Computer Science, your chosen track ( my case full stack web ) and core. I am going to give my review on each of the three sections.

    Computer Science:

    Overall I was very ha...

  • Sep 10, 2017
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    What to expect...

    You'll start making from the first day you enter the Make School classroom, and you'll keep making and learning as you go...

  • Sep 04, 2017
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    It's a good chance maybe change your life

    We got many instructors and students in this class, all of us come from different countries and cities and major in different fields. In this class we are effort to build our mobile APP in a specific field try to amaze the world. You can learn how to build an APP or Game, get some interesting stories and advices and you can get new friends. There's a lot of things happen in this 8 weeks.

  • Nov 13, 2020
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    Just DO IT!

    MAKESchool has an excellent curriculum and not only prepares you for "code" but also for what employers and large companies are looking for in competitive candidates. The experience and network you gain at MAKEschool with industry leaders is incomparable and they have bridged the gap between a degree and actually securing a lucrative position. In addition, I have had unexpected health issues that impacted my ability to fully attend school initially and make school was amazing at accommod...
  • Oct 29, 2020
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    Accelerated Student

    Prior to attending Make School, I attended a traditional University for Computer Science. Long story short, the first impressions I received during my time there were subpar to say the least. As a student studying a technical degree, I appreciate any type of assistance that the program can grant me. Realizing that the program wasn't efficient for my learning experience, I decided to leave and transfer to Make School's Applied CS Program.
    Having just started my Ma...

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