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Thinkful

Average Rating4.53
918 Reviews
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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
    Product Solutions Consultant
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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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Recent Thinkful News

Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated March 29, 2018
In our March 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup, we discuss all the industry news that we've been talking about at Course Report! We have some fun celebratory announcements, we looked at news about the positive impact bootcamps are having on individuals and companies, and the debate continued between coding bootcamps and computer science degrees. We heard about some great student experiences at bootcamp, some wonderful diversity initiatives, and new scholarship opportunities. ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated March 07, 2018
Even if you don t live in a bustling tech hub, there s demand for developers in every city. But what if you re learning to code in a city with a smaller tech community? Veteran Chris Billiau and former supply chain analyst Brian Barrow both studied at Thinkful s online Full Stack Flexible bootcamp , and did it on their own schedule without moving to Silicon Valley. These two Thinkful alumni now work as a Web Application Engineer and a Front End Developer, have started their own meetups ...
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Updated July 16, 2021
Welcome to the first News Roundup of 2018! We re already having a busy 2018 we published our latest outcomes and demographics report, and we re seeing a promising focus on diversity in tech! In January we saw a significant fundraising announcement from an online bootcamp, we saw journalists exploring why employers should hire bootcamp and apprenticeship graduates, we read about community colleges versus bootcamps and how bootcamps are helping to grow tech ecosystems. Plus, ...
Imogen Crispe
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Updated December 28, 2017
In our End of Year Podcast, we're rounding up the most interesting news of 2017 and covering all the trends, thought pieces, controversies and more. Many schools are hitting their 5 year anniversaries a reminder that although there is a lot going on in this industry, it s still nascent and there is still room for new innovative approaches to the bootcamp model. We ve chosen the most defining stories, and it was a very eventful year a couple of big bootcamps closed, a ton of new bootcamps ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated November 02, 2017
During his time as a bootcamp student, Thinkful graduate Connor stepped up his game, and became a leader in the Thinkful community in his hometown of Atlanta! Connor was working full-time as a behavioral therapist while enrolled in Thinkful s Flexible Web Development Bootcamp, and soon met other Thinkful students with whom he could learn and share projects. Connor tells us why Thinkful s job guarantee was so important, how he helped expand the in-person community in Atlanta, ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated September 28, 2017
Need a rundown of everything that happened in the coding bootcamp industry this September? You’re in luck! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we kept up with the status of the bootcamp industry, learned about how bootcamps are thriving in smaller markets, and explored different ways to pay for bootcamp. Plus, we added 7 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated September 27, 2017
After working as a wildlife biologist for six years, Jackie Zuker went to graduate school for bioinformatics, but when she graduated she couldn’t find a job in her hometown of Auburn, California. She realized she needed data science skills, so she enrolled in Thinkful ’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp. Jackie tells us how she balanced caring for her young children, and part-time job, with studying, how much she appreciated her experienced mentor, and how her ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated September 13, 2017
Jose was a manager in the biomedical engineering space before attending Thinkful ’s Flexible Web Development online course. When he started learning to code, he set a goal to break into tech before his 23rd birthday; and he accomplished that goal by completing the Thinkful course in just 6 weeks (while working full-time)! Since graduating, Jose’s career as a developer has blossomed – read how he landed his new job at Bank of America! Q&A What were you ...
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Updated December 08, 2017
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Updated August 01, 2017
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Updated March 16, 2020
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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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4.5
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4.6
Curriculum
4.4
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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