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Thinkful

Avg Rating:4.62 ( 544 reviews )

Thinkful is an online school that equips students for new careers by offering online, fast-paced, job-ready programs in software engineering, data science, data analytics, design, and product management. Students learn cutting-edge industry standards, have 1-on-1 mentoring with an industry professional, and receive career services and job placement assistance to get a job in tech (and even offer a tuition refund guarantee). While Thinkful is an online platform, the school also has in-person communities in tech hubs around the US, where students can attend in-person events and classes. 

Thinkful’s flagship programs are the 5-month Engineering Immersion and Data Science Immersion, Engineering Flex, Engineering Nights & Weekends, Data Science Flex, Product Design Flex, Product Management Flex, and Data Analytics Flex. All courses include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and daily mentor-hosted Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Students are expected to commit 50-60 hours per week for Immersion programs and 20 to 25 hours per week for Flexible programs. Thinkful students can set their schedules, learn while they can keep their jobs, and access course materials from anywhere in the world. Students join a community of 3000+ students and mentors on Slack to get on-demand code help and build a professional network. All graduates receive lifetime access to the course curriculum.

Thinkful offers all students career guidance to navigate the job market, build a professional portfolio, and prepare for interviews. All programs guarantee job placement in a qualifying position that is full-time and in-field. If students are not placed within 6 months of graduation, they get a 100% tuition refund.

Prospective students can apply via the Thinkful website, and schedule a call to chat with an advisor. It’s important to note that the Data Science Immersion and Flexible programs have more strict admissions requirements than other programs.

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  • Data Analytics Flex

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    MySQL, Python, Data Visualization, SQL, Excel, Data Analytics , Business Intelligence
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,990
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    Set your schedule in a program built to turn your into a highly-paid data analyst in six months. Benefit from one-on-one mentorship, career guidance, and community support from enroll to hire.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-analytics/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analytics Immersion

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    A rigorous and structured full-time program built to get you a job as a data analyst. Benefit from instructor-led learning, a virtual classroom environment, 1-on-1 mentorship, and a robust support team.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-analytics/full-time/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Flex

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    Data Science, Python, SQL, Hadoop, Machine Learning, Spark, Algorithms
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,990
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    A flexible, online data science course aimed at helping you launch a career. One-on-one mentorship, professional guidance, and a robust community network are on hand to help you succeed in this highly advanced profession.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund
    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersion

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    Data Science, Python, SQL, Hadoop, Machine Learning, Spark, Algorithms
    OnlineFull Time60 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$18,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    An accelerated online program of classes, mentorship, and professional guidance designed to get you a career in data science, fast. This advanced program is designed to serve the needs of equipping degree graduates with the data science skillset they need to obtain a career in their field of study.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund
    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/full-time/#pricing
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced degree
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Engineering Flex

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    AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    A flexible program built to get you a career in full-stack web development. Study online at a pace that works for you, while a team of mentors, career coaches, and peers guides you every step of the way.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund

    Options:
     https://www.thinkful.com/pricing/#financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Engineering Immersion

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlineFull Time60 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$16,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    A fast-tracked, full time program of online classes, mentorship, and career coaching. Skills, tools, and the support you need to become a highly paid full-stack web developer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Engineering Nights & Weekends

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week37 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    An online program that will turn you into a full-stack web developer after hours. Work up from the fundamentals, write strong code, and build the perfect job-ready portfolio.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund

    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/nights-weekends/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management Flex

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,650
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    This flexible, online Product Management course is built to help you start a brand new, high-paying tech career. You’ll receive a personal mentor, work on real-world projects, and benefit from career coaches.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Flex

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    Set your schedule with an online program aimed at taking you from newbie to a confident, highly-paid product designer. Learn the skills and the best way to present them with a team of mentors, career coaches, and community supporters.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund

    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/product-design/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

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  • Adriana Suarez • Student
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     I just finished the prep course and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned already. So far my experience has been awesome at Thikful. My mentor is a great help. There are lots of Q&A sessions throughout the day so whenever I’m stuck I just drop by and ask for help. I like it that they change the curriculum often to be up to date (yes, I was going through previous material to get ready for my first mock interview and noticed the updates) I’d totally recommend this bootcamp to a friend :)

  • Pounding Sand
    - 8/1/2018
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    Starting out, you're eased into introductory-level skills that are considered the foundation for later learning. The problem is, those introductory-level skills have no bridge between them and the professional-level cirriculum. There's a lot of referencing students to outside online resources (even Google) to gain a grasp on concepts that should be taught by the instructor.

    I was very lucky to already have a working familiarity with HTML/CSS/Javascript and really only needed Node and React skills. The thing is, without strong mathematic prowess and an analytical mind, you will struggle in these courses. No, I'm not saying it can't be done, but these courses are designed to be fast-paced and self-reinforcing. You will rely on instructors, mentors, Slack, and other resources to the point where... I hate to say it, they just quit responding to you and leave you out to dry.

    I graduated and was declining offers through Career Assistance. Many of these "Fortune 500" companies are actually contractors looking for cheap contract employees and don't really care about a CS degree. The best offer I had was for $51,600 entry level. I make over $100k at my current job!

    Bottom line, they're a business and they're in it to make money. While my experience was mostly positive, I can spot how they prey on people wanting to be these big-shot devs with fat salaries. One gal I knew sold her car just to pay tuition, only to be continually ignored. Another gal was completely blown off by career assistance after graduating. Not good. It's bad enough this field is lacking in diversity, this program didn't help that.

    If you're tech-savvy and analytical, this would be a great fit for you. If you're looking to enter as a beginner to development and hope for a larger-than-life salary competitive with a Computer Science Master's degree; think again.

  • Shari Hobbs • Frontend/UX Developer • Graduate
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    I chose Thinkful from 3 different schools and the reason it won was the flexibility of the programs offered as well as the service level from the very first email exchange. They made sure that, at every step, I was aware of my status in the program, was still fully satisfied and supported and that I was happy with my experience. I joined the local in-person community since I live in a hub city and also began assisting at the free intro classes and that really helped make my experience a well-rounded one. The caliber of instruction from the curriculum, mentors, and Q&A sessions was high in my humble estimation and the project based learning was a good fit for me. It has also translated well to my first job as a developer. The reputation of Thinkful is the last thing I'll mention here as they have built it in such a way that hiring managers and recruiters were seeking me out based solely on the fact that I had completed the Thinkful program. Overall, I'm so glad I chose Thinkful and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Chris Valle • Student
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    I started the full stack flex program at Thinkful with the intention of switching careers to that of a computer programmer/web developer.  I had very little knowledge of computer programming beforehand and was looking for a time-efficient way of switching careers while still getting a quality education.  I have to say that I am very happy for choosing to study with Thinkful.  Being that the course is over the span of 6 months, the program is intensive and challenging, but the quality of education is very good and the resources Thinkful provides are invaluable.  The curriculum is thorough and my mentor has been a huge help is helping support my learning when I get stuck.  

    I also appreciate how honest and straightforward Thinkful was before I started the course.  They told me in advance what I could expect and how much time I would have to invest.  Instead of just trying to sell the course, they accurately depicted what the next 6 months would look like if I decided to take part in the program.  The program also teaches the more in-demand aspects of programming (from what friends already in the field have informed me of) so I am definitely confident this will be a successful yet efficient way of transitioning my career.  

  • Andrea • Student
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    I've been in the Thinkful full stack flex program for about a couple months now. I researched a lot of 'bootcamps' and programs before committing and couldn't be happier having landed on Thinkful. From the first interaction with people of Thinkful everyone I have worked with (mentors, program managers, other students) has been great. They always engaged with me very positively and on a very individualized, personal level. The curriculum is great so far. I had learned on my own for awhile previously, so the first month was an easier recap and now I am getting into new and exciting stuff. It's a great mix of text based learning and projects. Though parts of the program, like mock interviews and attending meetups, can be intimidating for me, I know they are incredibly beneficial for real world experience.

    Mentors and mentor sessions are great. Not only are they nice and knowledgeable but the regular sessions keep you motivated to get work done before each session. It's a good way of keeping yourself accountable for moving forward on the material (something I was struggling with learning on my own). Having all the useful Q and A sessions to access is also great as a back up resource.

    What really exceeded my expectations was my local Thinkful community (Portland, OR). Getting to meet with folks IRL on a weekly or more basis has been really positive. I thought a drawback of Thinkful was going to be the it was an "online program" but I couldn't have been more wrong. Mentors and students alike are always offering to meet up and work together. It's been really helpful to have these opportunities to again help with accountability, to learn more, and to foster a network of people in my local tech community. 

    Lastly,  a consistent thread through all of this is that Thinkful is 100% focused on getting students where they want to be...hired. It was obvious that other bootcamps just want to get tuition and churn out students and hopefully keep their stats up and only paying lip service to career help afterwards. Thinkful is not like this. Everything the do from changing curriculum, to networking with local companies, to incorporating mock interviews, to their robust career services is student first focused and I have real confidence that our goals are aligned.

  • Tony Thompson • Student
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    Learning to code for whatever reasons is a daunting task. Its intimidating and super easy to get discouraged especially if you aren't making the progress you assumed you'd have. Thinkful covers all bases for students looking to learn while focusing on a huge piece most other resources fail to aknowledge. Confidence is truly key. Thinkful does a great job exploring this competency by opening the door to an incredible network of alumni and other students who have had similar experiences while also pairing you with incredible mentors who have a clear understanding how to get you to the next level. The curriculum is written incredibly well, the team is inviting with feedback and the people are all excited to not only learn, but to teach. I think theres something to learn here from thinkful when we think about learning to code in todays world. 

  • Thinkful Graduate
    - 6/19/2018
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    I have finally graduated from Thinkful's Flex program as a fullstack developer.  I am currently in the job search phase for a week and have already connected with several companies wanting interviews.  Even though I am not in the largest tech area of the United States I find myself feeling confident moving forward and answering questions without any issue.  I feel ready to be a developer and I will forever be in Thinkful's debt for preparing me well. I feel that their mentor program and the support of the program managers cannot be matched and gave me the support I needed to push through even when I wanted to quit.

    Thanks Thinkful

  • William Park • Student
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    I have been taking the Full Stack Flex program from Thinkful and I am very satsified with the amount of knowledge, help, and support I have received these past few months. I was very skeptical in the beginning of bootcamps with the cost and all the job guarantee reports that you see, but I can assure you that it was very worth the investment. I think the mentor sessions are what sets Thinkful apart from other bootcamps. You have a mentor who is actually a professional developer in the industry help you and guide you throughout the course and it is very helpful. I am finishing up and I am very excited to start my developer journey through Thinkful. 

  • Full Stack Flex
    - 6/11/2018
    Stephanie Joy Chamblee • Student
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    I am wrapping up the full stack flex program and have found a lot of value in it. It set me up well to find a job in web development. I spent about 15-30 hours on the course per week and am finishing in 5 months. The technologies are relevent and the curriculum is updated frequently. The slack channel community is helpful in helping out when you are stuck. The Q & A sessions are very helpful. The mentorship model was great to keep me on track. Definately worth the time, money and hard work!

  • Dave
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    Thinkful is one of the most expensive bootcamps out there. And naturally, I thought it would be one of the best out there. It also had so many good reviews. Now, I think they remove all the bad reviews and just keep the good ones. 

    It is definitely not worth the money they ask. The curriculum is not that great and teachers are fine but pacing is just awful. Also, I can not stress this enough. You can not, You can not learn programming and become developer in few weeks. If you put effort and time, you can get same resources provided by thinkful all over internet. 

    Do not go here. 

  • Full Stack Flex
    - 5/24/2018
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    I am currently about halfway through the the Thinkful Full Stack Flex Program. This program has been great in developing my skills, knowledge, and confidence as a web developer. I considered doing the Engineering Immersion program and decided on this program after talking to an advisor at Thinkful. I was concerned that there may be a difference in the amount of preparation given by the Flex program versus the Immersive program, but it sounds like the main difference is in the format and structure. I am someone that does well with self-study, so the Flex program made sense for me

    The program is rigorous and I’m working full time at it. I would say that there are several modes of learning: written course materials, external resources, embedded examples and exercises, small projects, and large projects. The student dashboard area is clean and pleasant to use. The mentor sessions are helpful in getting technical questions answered, but are also a place I’ve gotten a lot out of asking general questions about best practices and working in the industry. I’ve found the mentor sessions useful as a way to spend time verbalizing concepts and making a connection with someone in the field.

    The mock interviews are challenging and are a clever way to present a kind of exam on the last section of material as well as interview practice. It is necessary to have both a thorough academic knowledge of the material to answer interview questions and the coding expertise with it to succeed in live coding challenges.

    I’m happy to say that my coding facility and technical knowledge have increased greatly in the course of the program. Also, my confidence in knowing that I’m studying relevant high quality material.

     
  • Maria • Student
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    I'm currently a student in the Full Stack Flex program, and so far, it's been great! I was first following the self taught route for a few months, but felt like I needed something more structured/guidance. So about three months ago, I started looking into bootcamps, and found Thinkful. I've been in the program for about two months, and definitely don't regret my decision. Thinkful has a great curriculum, you get to practice the skills you learn as you go. It's not easy but not impossible to do either. I've learned so much these past two months. Everyone, from my mentor to program manager, and everyone else I've encountered in the program have been really nice and super helpful. Mentor sessions and q&a sessions have been very helpful as well. There's plenty of resources to take advantage of in case you don't understand something, or want to reinforce your knowledge. It's been a great experience so far, and I would definitely recommend Thinkful to anyone!

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    Current student at Thinkful, here. It's been a good experience.

    I'm roughly halfway through the Flexible Web Development course. Let me start by saying that the information presented at Thinkful is freely available on the web. By choosing to enroll at Thinkful, you are paying for:

    1) A clean and organized presentation of the information, given in an effective order.

    2) Mentorship (both 1-on-1, and group session if you choose) by seasoned developers who are familiar with the traps/landmines you're inevitably going to encounter during your journey. They will make the journey much less painful.

    3) A program manager who will track your progress and push you to succeed in a timely manner.

    4) Access to an active Slack channel with other Thinkful students and developers.

    5) Organized events/meetups.

     

    I'm finding #1, 2, and 3 to be most valuable to me. I have a program manager and mentor who keeps me motivated, so I've gotten further than I did with Codecademy. I'm likely to graduate in September 2018.

     

  • Billy Angermeier • Student
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    I found Thinkful after looking into other bootcamps that I couldn't do with my current job (I work most weekends and sporadically late through the week). I was happy to see there was an option with solid reviews and flexible hours - quality learning experience without having to give up current income. This is a time intensive course, there is a lot of information to take in and retain. I have been very lucky with my mentors and program managers, seems like everyone is there to help out without just handing me answers. It has been a great experience and I truly feel like they want me to succeed, not just pass. I haven't made it to the job support phase yet, but I am looking forward to it. If you can put in the time, this is a great place to learn. Good luck!
  • Jake • Full Stack Web Application Developer • Graduate
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    Amazing Education:

    Super Knowledgable Mentors

    Clear, Current, & Comprehensive Curriculum

    The community of peer students was also helpful, engaging, supportive & empowering

  • 8 Day Job Search
    - 5/3/2018
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    I received a job offer 8 days after I started my search. Thinkful prepared me very well. 

    The best part of Thinkful are the people. The mentors and career coaches are fantastic. I had three mentors, and each one was very different. They came from different backgrounds and communicated in different ways. It is up to the student to control these sessions, and if its not working, you may ask for a new mentor. 

    The worst part of Thinkful is being in the middle of their miscommunication. They have people all over the world supporting you, and they are very bad at talking to each other. I served as the middleman between every project manager and mentor I had. On three different occasions I was left without a project manager or a mentor, and it was up to me to figure out what was happening and to fix it. 

    The communication problems were very frustrating, but its hard to complain when I got the exact job I had wanted before the bootcamp, only 8 days after I graduated.  

  • Flex Web Dev
    - 5/2/2018
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    I am currently a Thinkful student taking their Flex Web Dev program.

    Before I decided to go with Thinkful, I researched many different programs, both in-person and on-line. Based off all the reviews I read, and taking my own personal cirumstances into account, I came to the conclusion that Thinkful's curriculum and format was the best fit for me. So far, my experience has been overwhelmingly positive and I highly recommend their courses. When it comes down to it, most boot camps cover the same topics with the main difference in experience being attributable to the student's awareness of their preferred learning style and their expectations of the program they choose. Get distracted easily at home? Then Thinkful's online programs may not be for you. More self-motivated and able to stay focused in any sort of environment? Then Thinkful may be a better choice.

    Even though Thinkful is online, this is not to say that Thinkful just throws you some BS online materials and doesn't provide you with any support. On the contrary, my mentors have been the most valuable part of this experience and I can't imagine doing this without them. Meeting with a mentor twice a week has allowed me to go through the thoguhtfully scaled curriculum at my own pace, taught me how to teach complicated subjects to myself (an invaluable skill to have as a developer), and helped me to create some really cool projects that I am very proud of (side-note: yes, you are paying to teach yourself the provided materials essentially, but if you're not into that then you probably shouldn't become a dev any way since tech is always changing and you'll be teaching yourself new things for the rest of your career-- might as well learn how to do it proficiently now with the help of a mentor than struggle with it later on). Furthermore, the open Q&A sessions with other mentors for the days I do not meet with my personal mentor have been so helpful so I don't waste too much time on a problem I'm stuck on. This has kept up my morale since learning to code is an inherently frustrating pursuit and anything to keep you moving forward = good.

    I do not have much experience with their job assistance, however I find their job-garuntee unique among all the programs I researched. If they didn't believe in their ability to train you properly, they wouldn't promise that, ya know? So far though I've been very impressed and my only bad experiences have come from general over-work that comes with the territory of doing a boot camp.

    Bottom line: I would highly recommend Thinkful if you're into a more self-guided, independent approach to learning how to be a dev.

  • William Park • Software Engineer • Student
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    I am four months into the full stack flex and the journey so far has been amazing. I was very skeptical of bootcamps at first and read a lot of these reviews before I first started too, but after going through the program I can confidently say that Thinkful goes above and beyond your expectations. The program offers all of the material since day one and you can go comfortably at your own pace without the pressure of finishing by a deadline. Of course it's in our best interests to finish quicker when considering tuition costs, but I can confidently say that I have learned so much within these past few months and it has been worth it. The biggest pro of Thinkful in my opinion is the 1 on 1 mentorship. Every week you can schedule a mentor session as much as you need and get help on whatever questions you have. The support is extremely helpful and the staff has been very flexible and supportive. Thinkful has been an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a program that helps you from the ground up.  I have built two capstone projects so far and I am excited to finish my last one and start the job search soon. Very excited and grateful for the experience so far!

  • Brandon • Web developer • Student
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    Not only does Thinkful get you up to speed on the modern technologies quickly but it does it with practical best practices and mentors that have the experience to guide students and keep you on the track to success. 

  • Awesome Bootcamp!
    - 4/28/2018
    Sobhit Sharma • Student
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    This has been a great journey for me coming from virtually no programming background. The coursework is really good at taking a fairly new topic and familiarizing us and eventually helping us master it. The most vital aspect of this bootcamp is the one-on-one sessions with a personal mentor twice a week, who is a very experienced developer. This really helped me a lot! On top of that, there are multiple Q&A sessions going on during the day with other mentors where you can go in and participate and ask any questions you may have. There are various milestones that you hit during the course and many projects that you create (which eventually becomes your portfolio as well). This really helps you gather whatever you've learned up to that point and make something out of it. That's the best way to learn and remember what you've learned. Also, there are technical evaluations and mock interviews at different stages of the course to make sure you understand the topics as well as prepare you for the real interviews. Also, you are assigned a program manager who can help you with any problems related to the overall program and also keeps track of your progress. The loan options that they provide is also very flexible. The overall community is awesome.

    All-in-all, the overall structure of the program is really designed so as to ensure your success. I am really excited and glad that I went with Thinkful!

  • Brian Pham • Student
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    In November 2017, I started my Full Stack Flex Course for Thinkful and immediately loved it. I had previous experience in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and flew through the beginning lessons. As the curriculum got more complex, jumping into Node/Express and the Back-end, my frustration definitely grew like it would for any other program. The difference from self-study and studying with Thinkful was the community and the help of a mentor. 

    A big pro to the Thinkful Online Full Stack Flex Course were the Q&A Sessions that are available to students where staff members have an office-hours type video call where they help out all students who drop in with the questions they have. The staff members were extremely helpful and willing to answers further questions outside of the office hours.

    The biggest pro for me was my mentor who pushed me through the program and helped answer questions I ran into along the way. He was able to keep me motivated and to meet with me multiple times a week, which is something I, as a student, definitely needed in my beginning steps. Also, my program manager was able to help by choosing a mentor for me that he knew would fit my preferred style of learning. The staff definitely help to mold the program accordingly for your success, which I greatly appreciated.

    With the pros come the cons and one of the biggest cons was the lack of focus on design. This was not necessarily a problem with the program as a whole, but more because there was no time to focus on it with so much time dedicated to the fundamentals of front end and back end code. 

    Overall, I am currently a few weeks from completing the program and have no regrets in taking it on. I do recommend that those completely new to web development should dedicate more then the recommended 30 hours per week to the program. 

  • Great Course
    - 4/23/2018
    Kat • Graduate
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    I am genuinely surprised that they managed to make a developer out of me! I feel the curriculum is not sufficient for someone coming from absolute zero coding background, but they have lots of recommendations and external sources with it. My mentor was brilliant, and beyond helpful at all times, I really enjoyed working with him. I would definitely recommend this course, because of the great deal of support, flexibility, and good quality education.

  • Kyle • Web Developer • Graduate
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    Thinkful pairs you with an experienced mentor who helps you out every step of the way. In addition, they provide regular QA sessions and slack to get help between mentor sessions. I always felt that there was a path to success so that I kept learning and moving through the program.
  • Hadas Ben-Tsur • Student
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    I'm currently attending the online Full Stack Flex program with Thinkful. I participated in another in-person bootcamp elsewhere and found it really lacking as concepts weren't explained thoroughly and instructors/staff weren't around often enough to help me through tough assignments. So I found Thinkful through Course Report!

    At Thinkful the course curriculum is so thorough that I'm able to tackle a good 70% of it on my own. They provide so many additional resources if you want to dig deeper or if you need help understanding a concept. Besides the fantastic material, there are also many Q+A sessions throughout the day. If I'm ever stuck on a problem for more than an hour I hop into a Q+A session and am guided in the right direction. I've been in many of these sessions and interacted with many of the instructors and each one helps put me on the right track without handing me the answer or making me feel stupid for not knowing something. I also have an incredible mentor I meet with twice a week on a video chat where we go over my homework and any questions I have. 

    There's also a strong focus on job eligibility between mock interviews that are part of your course requirements, career Q+A sessions offered several times a week, and the capstone projects that are great additions to a portfolio.

    I'm so grateful to have found Thinkful through Course Report! I find myself facing mental challenges I never experienced before yet it's all good because the Thinkful structure and team is encouraging through every step.

  • Eugene Levit • Graduate
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    During my time at Thinkful, I was lucky enough to not only interact with several great mentors, but to also interact with other Thinkful students through our ever-active Slack channel. I learned so much from the people at Thinkful, not just about programming, but how to interact with the developer community, which is filled with so many talented people from all walks of life. I want to thank Thinkful for introducing me to this community, and I recommend anyone interested in Wed Development to sign right up!

Student Outcomes


36%
On-Time Graduation Rate
88%
In-Field Employed
$70,500
Change in Salary

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
69%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
19%
Hired by school in-field
0%

Started a new company or venture after graduation
0%
Short-term contract or part-time position
0%
Hired by school out of field
0%
Out of field
0%

Still seeking a job
12%
Not still seeking a job
0%

Non reporting
0%

Salary Breakdown:

86% of job obtainers reported salaries.

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