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Make School

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Make School

Avg Rating:4.1 ( 21 reviews )

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 traditional 4-year degree that includes a once-a-week lecture followed by hours of self-directed homework and tests, Make School's accelerated degree program resembles the typical work week of a STEM professional. Due to this unique structure, students graduate in 2.5 years job-ready and with a robust portfolio.

Make School strives to create a safe, nurturing environment where students of all backgrounds can excel, regardless of how much prior coding experience they have. Admissions criteria is based on work ethic and excitement to learn rather than test scores and GPA. The majority of students come from low- to mid-income families, while nearly half identify as underrepresented minority students.

Make School is committed to helping graduates land their dream jobs and believes that higher education should be a path to upward mobility rather than insurmountable student debt. Make School offers an Extended Income-Based Repayment (EIBR), which, in basic terms, means that Make School will pay for private student loans if alumni are unemployed or underemployed after graduation. Graduates pay nothing until they have a job that enables them to pay back their loans.

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  • Make School Dropout
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    Should it be called Make School or Fake School?
    Make School: Boot Camp + Dorms + Humanities Courses + Expensive Price Tag + Interest%$$.
    If you want to see what Make School is teaching: https://github.com/Make-School-Courses
    If you want to learn coding content for a more affordable price try:
    https://www.coursera.org       https://www.udemy.com      https://www.edx.org   https://www.youtube.com   Other websites.
    Make Personal Projects while learning. <-- Very important for Resume and standing out.

    Make School is located in San Francisco (the city), a once-glamorous and innovative city.
    Now it is corrupted by libtard politicians and elite businesses. 
    I stepped on human feces going to school by the way.

    Coding isn't easy, getting started is! The farther you go into programming, the more math will be required.
    This is why colleges teach CS: programming + math + other courses for graduation.
    I was one of the top 10 programmers. It was hilarious telling the dean that I wanted to drop out.
    She was tearing up a bit probably because investors lost money because of me.

    I'm studying a field of engineering while I teach myself CS. ; )
  • Anaya • Student
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    I attended the Summer Academy and it will be an unforgettable experience. The peers that I met that love programming as much as I do to the wonderful instructors that are always there and make sure you are on track with your course load.

     

    Thank You Make School for giving me this opportunity! 

  • Tony Cioara • Graduate
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    With a very small previous coding skill set, I skipped the explorer track and jumped straight into games. I did the tutorials slower than everyone else, and I felt like I didn't remember much. But once I started working on my own app, with a lot of help from the great games track instructors and looking over the tutorials I've done for guidance, I was back on track in no time. I went from almost no coding experience to having made a game I am pround of and shipping it to the app store in 8 weeks. Everyone was very friendly and there's plenty of food places nearby. Highly recommend.

  • Great experience
    - 4/10/2017
    Petrina • Graduate
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    I attended the Make School Summer Academy in 2015 with codeacademy tutorials as my only coding background. The academy paved a way for me to get into programming, and I'm now working at a game development company. The instructors are really helpful and I made friends that I still keep in touch with to this day. Overall a fantastic summer experience!

  • Alex D • Student
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    Yes, Make School is the future of computer science higher education.  And yes, it is debt free. And yes, it has spectacular outcomes.  But you already knew that by visiting the site....So, I am going to say some of the unique aspects Make School provides over any college or bootcamp!

    First of all Make School is not a bootcamp.  It is a college program that delivers on providing significant depth into topics but also breadth!  There is a huge focus and expertise in iOS development, but there are opportunities to explore and dive deep into iOT, full stack web development, backend, scripting, AI, design, and many many more technical classes!

    While technical classes are great and essential to landing a great development gig - they are not everything...and many schools and bootcamps from my understanding do not dive into other core skills - such as effective communication, productivity, and public speaking.  Make School Product College does not just prepare you to be another engineer - but they give you the tools, knowledge, and practice to be a leader in the industry! 

    Another important aspect that Make School delivers on is product development.  We do the most learning through building out complete products - Further, we learn what we should build (how to determine what people want), how we can make money with it, and how to grow the product!  It is awesome to develop the technical skills, but also develop our product minded side of validating ideas, finding market fit, and then building.

    The instructors are top notch and we have many industry experts come in to give talks and are available to mentor :)

    I can not yet speak to my final outcome - but things look very promising and Make School is teaching us the right methodologies to succeed in finding a job and making all the right introductions at the right time.


    At the end of the day - compared to my college experience Make School delivers everything and more:
    Breadth + Depth
    Product Classes
    Industry Experts
    Carrer Outcomes

  • Justin M • Student
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    I attended Makeschool this past summer and I had barely any coding experience. After graduating the academy, I have two apps on the app store and more coming. The experience was amazing, learning things such as programming for iOS, startup life, and etc. I made so many new friends and amazing connections to the tech world that benefits me greatly! 

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  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    As a high school student not from Silicon Valley, this was exactly what I needed. I learned how to build apps, which has been super useful and made me stand out. I also learned how to pitch products and I got a taste of startup life. So if you're just starting out in programming and you want to get a glimpse of a future in the startup world, go to Make School!

Thanks!