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Thinkful

Average Rating4.53
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Thinkful, a Chegg service, provides every adult learner with a pathway to a rewarding career. This online bootcamp offers fast-paced, career-focused programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Digital Marketing, and Technical Project Management. These programs are offered in part-time and full-time formats. Students commit 20-25 hours per week in the part-time format, and up to 60 hours in the full-time option. All programs include pe...
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  • Lindsey
    Lindsey
    Future Developer • Student • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    May 28, 2022
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    Software Immersion

     Thinkful was so helpful and I believe it was the solid foundation and starting point of my software development journey. I enjoyed studying with them and I felt like it was thorough and the lessons were on point with relativity and being complete.

    Highly recommend to anyone starting out as a developer.
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  • Scott Fischer
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    Jan 18, 2022
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    Data Science Immersion Course (Full Time)

    An introduction to the data science space that under delivers and leaves a lot to be desired. Would I do the program again knowing what I do now? Absolutely not. Most of this material can be found online for free and what you get from the program does not justify the cost at all. If you are the type of person who needs to be pushed to make it through course work or to learn new material, there may be some value here for you. But on that note, I'd suggest taking courses at a local communi...
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  • Josh
    Graduate • Data Analytics Immersion • Online
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    Dec 03, 2021
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    Solid program for anyone w/o business experience

    In terms of support staff, Thinkful is a great community of people that want you to succeed in this field. The majority of instructors are understanding of your position and are patient in trying to help or direct you to people who can help. My mentor was nice and I gained some insights into the field. The career services staff are also very knowledgeable about current hiring practices and are a great resource as well!

    As someone who attended business school and had experience in ...
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  • Tiffany
    Tiffany
    Graduate • Online
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    Oct 19, 2021
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    I’m so thankful

     I’m so thankful to Thinkful! I just started UX/UI Flex course and I have a lot of questions. Thankfully, I have a mentor who supports me all the way. It’s so important to have someone who can answer your questions and say the right words when you feel down. And yes, they give a lot of reading! Be prepare! 
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  • Jeffrey Fager
    Security Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Sep 20, 2021
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    Graduate

    My mentor and Academic Success Manager were the reason it was worth it. Having someone to help and guide you into the industry is crucial, it takes  more than knowing how to code to succeed.  
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  • Stephanie
    Digital Product Owner • Graduate • UX/UI Immersion • Online
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    Sep 16, 2021
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    Landed a Dream Job

    A year ago I never would have imagined that I would be landing UX Designer interviews with tech companies and now I've not only interviewed with multiple companies but I've also accepted an offer for an amazing position. I wouldn't have been able to do it without Thinkful but I also wouldn't have been able to do it without grit. This is a tough program but it pays off. If you're interested I would go for it but you have to be prepared to put in a lot of work. 

    The course material ...
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  • Lateef Medley
    Data Analyst, Predictive Modeler • Graduate • Data Science Immersion • Minneapolis
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    Sep 15, 2021
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    Data Science Flex

    Hello!

    I graduated from Thinkful in March 2021 and found work by September 2021. 

    There's a lot to like about the Thinkful Data Science program. 

    Pro:
    I was paired with a fantastic instructor who wanted to see me become successful and was passionate about it. They have a host of other very talented technical staff that can help you with code. 

    Con:
    They were using a "Free-meium" version of slack for students while I was there. This means to you as a stud...
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  • Alexus
    Student • UX/UI Flex • Online
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    Sep 10, 2021
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    UX/UI Flex Program

    Overall, Thinkful is a fantastic program that proved to be an incredibly valuable investment for me.

    The pros:
    • Mentors - the individuals who assisted me were all incredibly informative and supportive of me.  Scherry offered me fantastic feedback and moral support through the program.
    • Academic Success Advisor - Taylor was very empathetic and easy to talk to. She was very compassionate during my time at Thinkful due to several major life events that occ...
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  • Dom Frances
    UX Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Flex • Online
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    Sep 08, 2021
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    Thinkfuls Flex Design Program.

    I had a good experience in Thinkfuls program. Be prepared to read ALOT. The amount of time you spend with your mentor is just the right balance. I do wish that you could use the TAs when you're in the self-paced program. Overall, the program should give graders more direction with how they view the student's work. 
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  • Mike
    Mike
    Engineering Flex • Online
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    Sep 08, 2021
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    Engineering Flex

    I completed the Engineering flex program in August 2021. I came in with no programming experience and working a full-time job and part-time job. My goal was to go through this program and get a job in the field ASAP. There are a lot of pros to this program and some cons.
     
    Pros:
    • You are able to do this during your free time (about 20-25 hours a week).
    • The program went through both frontend (React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and backend (Node.js,...
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  • Noah Roberts
    Noah Roberts
    Graduate • Flexible Web Development Bootcamp • Online
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    Sep 07, 2021
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    Bloc/Thinkful Web Developer Track Program

    I begin this course with Bloc, which had been acquired by Thinkful in 2018, and by the time I graduated my program had been discontinued. It would have been nice to have some official communication about this transition but no statement was issued. Further frustrations of being a student in that period were that some provided resources became inaccessible, parts of the curriculum had not been updated (hooks in React for example), and some features like office hours were discontinued and ...
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  • Melinda
    UX/UI Designer • Student • UX/UI Immersion • Online
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    Aug 31, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Immersion Program

    My time at Thinkful definitely served its purpose. I wanted to get a job that was remote, would utilize my talents, increase my earning potential, and reduce the amount of time spent in school and student debt. This program provided me with the tools to achieve just this. I recently was hired in my field for a full-time position and am excited to see where it takes me! The pros are the payment arrangements offered, which include a possible monthly stipend (dependent on certain criteria a...
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Thinkful Alumni Outcomes

78%
Employment Rate
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$60,450
Median Salary
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 9 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field77.8%
Full-time employee77.8%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field22.2%
Could not contact0.0%
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Notes and Caveats
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Recent Thinkful News

Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated December 27, 2018
As we near the end of 2018, we're rewinding and reflecting on the most interesting and impactful coding bootcamp news of the year. Come with us as we look at trends, digest thought pieces, break down the 175 million in new funding, and more. We ll also look at our predictions for 2019 and our hopes for the future of coding bootcamps! 2018 Course Report in Numbers We added 89 new schools to our directory You (our readers) applied for 789 scholarships on Course Report and we gave away over ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated December 04, 2018
After teaching data science for two years, Thinkful is adding a flexible, online Data Analytics Program . We asked Thinkful s Data Science Program Director, Matt Shull, about the differences between data analytics and data science, what the curriculum covers, the demand for data analytics roles around the country, and what sort of companies are hiring! What you need to know Applicants still need to prep for the course, but it s less selective than the Data Science Flex program ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated November 30, 2018
This November has been super busy in the immersive coding education world, and at Course Report! We read about how Amazon s new headquarters will impact the coding bootcamps in New York City, we celebrated successful coding bootcamp grads, we were sad to hear that a school is closing, we heard advice for being successful at bootcamp, and found out about new initiatives to improve diversity in tech! Plus we look at new schools and campuses around the world and discuss our favorite ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated November 02, 2018
If you re paired with Lauren Washington as your Thinkful mentor, consider yourself lucky. Lauren s experience in the data science industry spans from a master s degree in quantitative methods, to research for the CDC, to digital research at Nielsen, to working at Google! Now she balances her career as the Lead Data Scientist at SmartQED with her passion for mentoring future data scientists at Thinkful s Online Data Science Bootcamp! Read on to learn about Lauren s teaching style ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated July 10, 2020
The coding bootcamp industry is always evolving, so at Course Report we closely follow news and announcements in the coding education space. In September we saw a lot of interesting new data around women in tech and how coding bootcamps are increasing accessibility for underrepresented groups. We also read about new apprenticeship initiatives, heard from students about their experiences, and founders told us about taking bootcamps in new directions. There were also articles ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 04, 2022
Marnie Boyer has a successful, 20-year career in marketing analytics, but didn t want to lose her edge. Even though she wasn t interested in changing jobs, Marnie chose Thinkful s Data Science Bootcamp to update her data toolset. By the end of Thinkful , Marnie had built an inspired final project that detects face shape and recommends hairstyles. Check out a video demo of her app to see what Marnie was able to build with Python and machine learning skills, and the help of her Thinkful ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated August 30, 2018
We are rounding up all of the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and discussed at Course Report in August! This month we heard about a 43 million fundraise and a big acquisition, we saw the decline of CS degrees in the tech job market, we read about a bunch of interesting alumni who were featured in the news, we looked at how coding bootcamps can help us avoid robogeddon, and we celebrated an initiative teaching women in prisons to code. Plus, we ll talk about all of ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated August 20, 2018
Online coding bootcamp Thinkful is launching physical communities across the US to provide students with more support and networking opportunities. One of those communities is in Portland, Oregon, where Program Manager Emma Holland matches local students with local mentors, organizes Family Dinners, and encourages students to go to meetups. Emma tells us how this extra support, on top of Thinkful s remote mentorship, is key to helping students integrate into their local ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated June 21, 2018
Thinkful just launched Tailored Talent custom online coding bootcamps to train students for jobs at specific companies but what does this mean for students and hiring companies? Cody LeClaire from Thinkful talks logistics and tells us what students can expect if they join a customized class. And Marcus Carter, Talent Acquisition Partner at Portland tech company Cloudability , tells us about building curriculum with Thinkful, why his team is guaranteeing job interviews ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated June 05, 2018
Thinkful recently acquired Bloc , which means that two of the largest and most established online coding bootcamps are now joining forces. But what does this mean for students? We sat down with Darrell Silver, the CEO of Thinkful , to get the scoop on job guarantees, career support, mentorship approaches, and how students can choose the right program for their needs. Our Takeaways on the Thinkful + Bloc Acquisition The five programs Bloc s Web Developer Track and Designer Track ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated May 02, 2018
In our April 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup we saw four overarching trends bootcamp acquisitions, employers putting their own employees through bootcamp, a continued debate between college vs bootcamp, and efforts to expand accessibility to coding education for underrepresented groups in tech. We also look at apprenticeships, the evolution of bootcamp curricula, life after bootcamp, and new bootcamps! Read the roundup below or listen to the podcast! Acquisitions ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated April 03, 2018
CloakHire co-founder Max Miller had only hired junior developers straight out of top-tier universities, until he discovered a breed of more mature and workplace-savvy junior developers coding bootcamp grads. Now Max has hired TWO graduates from Thinkful s Remote Engineering Immersion Program! Max tells us how his new hires are performing, why it was important that they had remote programming experience, and the difference between CS degree grads and bootcamp grads. Max ...

Thinkful Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on over 900 Thinkful reviews on Course Report, Thinkful is highly regarded for its immersive and effective programs, particularly in software development and UX/UI design. Students appreciate the knowledgeable instructors, supportive mentors, and practical curriculum. A student expressed, "My mentor and Academic Success Manager were the reason it was worth it."​​ However, some reviews highlight underwhelming aspects, such as course content that does not justify the cost and can be found online for free​​.
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Job Assistance
4.4
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FAQs

How much does Thinkful cost?

Thinkful costs around $13,475. On the lower end, some Thinkful courses like Digital Marketing Flex cost $4,600.

What courses does Thinkful teach?

Thinkful offers courses like Data Analytics Flex, Data Science Flex, Digital Marketing Flex, Engineering Flex and 2 more.

Where does Thinkful have campuses?

Thinkful teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Thinkful worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Thinkful reported a 0% graduation rate, a median salary of $60,450, and 78% of Thinkful alumni are employed. Thinkful hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 918 Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Thinkful legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 918 Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful and rate their overall experience a 4.53 out of 5.

Does Thinkful offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Thinkful 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 Thinkful reviews?

You can read 918 reviews of Thinkful on Course Report! Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful and rate their overall experience a 4.53 out of 5.

Is Thinkful accredited?

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

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