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Thinkful

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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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  • Mary
    Product Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Immersion • Online
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    Realistic advice from someone who got a job

     Thinkful changed my life. A month and 3 days after graduating, I accepted a job offer for $70k

    Awesome. Now, here's what I would say to anyone thinking about signing up:
    • Do your research before you enroll. Spend all of your free time reading about job prospects, getting familiar with software, and understanding the scope of user experience design. Why? You will probably either fall in love with it or get nervous about how tedious the process reall...
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  • Elias N
    Technology Intern • Graduate • Austin
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    My time at Thinkful

    My time at Thinkful as a UX/UI student was okay overall. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and helpful, and loved to give real world insights as to how it compared with what we were learning. The academic advisory staff were amazing! Any time I ran into an issue, they were there to help and support, even through moments of pure burnout. I had an issue in particular with a project being reviewed for grading, over and over again. The grading team is subpar. They are unorganized a...
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  • Kenny
    Kenny
    Full-Stack Software Developer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    Software Engineering Flex

    The flex program allowed me to learn software engineering at my own pace as I juggled work and other life events. It helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to change careers into software development. I really enjoyed the mentorship aspect and learned even more during those sessions. I've very happy with the investment I made in choosing this bootcamp. 
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  • Ashley
    Junior Marketing Coordinator • Student
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    Digital Marketing Flex

    I came across Thinkful after taking a self-taught digital marketing course. I was seeking a program that would give me a more in depth understanding of digital marketing and all of the branches of it. I also wanted a program with more structure, guidance and resources. Thinkful was exactly that. I was given a great education, hands on experience with projects, a career coach and an AMAZING industry experienced mentor who was by my side the entire journey. The grading team is also awesome...
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  • Nathanael Washington
    Nathanael Washington
    Junior Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Analytics Immersion • Online
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    Junior Data Analyst

    My time at Thinkful was a great experience, from the staff to the fellow members of my cohort, my time spent during my journey at Thinkful was great. Although it takes a lot to transfer careers during a pandemic, with the help of my mentor and world-class instructors I was able to understand the concepts of Data Analytics we were learning. It takes a lot of commitment to complete the course and land a job but if you follow all the steps laid out during Bootcamp you can easily achieve you...
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  • Alejandro
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    Data Analytics immersion review

    The course was great at getting me up to speed on all the tools that modern day data analyst use. The job assistance at the end was really helpful. Work really hard during your job assistance and they will work for you. My only honest negative feedback is that companies don't care of you have a certificate from a bootcamp, there are so many now. So don't use the course certificate as a reason to get a job. You will still have to find some type of experience before landing a full-time job...
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  • Greg J.
    Jr. Software Developer • Graduate • Flexible Web Development Bootcamp • Online
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    Aug 03, 2021
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    It paid off

    I was able to transition from PLC programming in the manufacturing industry into software development. Fantastic curriculum, great mentors. I would recommend this to anyone.
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  • Tatia
    Support Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Jul 02, 2021
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    Full Stack Web Developer

    Thinkful was a great program. I was one of the last students to be on the older curriculum and watched as they updated all information and lessons to include more modern information. I managed to get a job just under one month after I graduated. My favorite part was having my weekly mentor meetings. He was really great and flexible with his time. The curriculum is text-based, short sections with assignments (sometimes graded) at the end. They have a really active discord channel, full of...
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  • Md Tauhidul Islam
    Full Stack Developer
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    Jun 23, 2021
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    Full Stack Developer

    If you are reading this, be sure to learn a programming language possibly javascript or python yourself for at least a month. Then, if you feel comfortable coding and solving problems be ready to commit 500%. After that, when you compare other coding bootcamps you will find this is the best place you can think of when you are to do a complete career shift. Because you will get the best instructors, you will get a mentor, you will have a career coach who in my opinion excel above and beyo...
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  • Avinash
    Graduate • Engineering Flex • Washington
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    Jun 23, 2021
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    Software Engineering Flex

    The perfect mix of working at your own pace and support from mentor, coach, and other students. I completed the Engineering Flex program and it was a fun experience. Prior to this program, I had no coding background but the mentors, and peers helped me through the process. 
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  • Greg
    Student • Data Analytics Immersion • Online
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    Jun 23, 2021
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    Immersive Data Analytics Review

    Thinkful is an offshoot of Chegg, there's a bit of leftover cross-over so some workers will have Chegg. The content and the staff themselves are what make the difference. 

    The ability to talk with someone about the coding and programming you are doing was everything for me. Was within a few minutes of talking to a teaching assistant while working on SQL, Excel, Tableau, and Python. These skills are important for everyone in the data fields. 

    The course is designed for begin...
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  • Alexis Beckman
    Alexis Beckman
    Graduate • Milwaukee
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    Jun 23, 2021
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    Great flex program!

    Thinkful's engineering flex program is exactly what I was looking for! Perfect mix of working at your own pace and support from mentor, coach, and other students. They are always updating the material with the latest information and listening to student needs/wants. 
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Thinkful Alumni Outcomes

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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%
salary breakdown
Notes and Caveats
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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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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. 917 Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Thinkful legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 917 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 917 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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