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Thinkful

Average Rating4.53
917 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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  • Maria Torrente
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    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Miami
    Apr 01, 2021
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    Engineering Immersion Experience

    For me, Thinkful was a life-changing experience. I joined the program without any prior knowledge, I applied to the Living Stipend, a debt of $ 40,000, which I needed (but DO NOT RECOMMEND), it was a huge risk ... but it was also what made me take responsibility and fight against every obstacle to achieve my goal.

    I liked the curriculum very much, it seemed very organized, however, there should be more visual materials for the different types of learning. When it comes to content,...
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  • Agatha
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    Graduate
    Mar 17, 2021
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    Fullstack Web Development

    Living Stipend and Job assistance made the process worthwhile. Requires strict dedication.
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  • BJ Hollowell
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    Graduate • San Diego
    Mar 17, 2021
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    Data Analytics - Flex

    Curriculum is incredibly easy to follow and packed with fantastic foundation for the skills needed in this field.  My only critique would be that in the Flex program, I was taking the course while still employed full-time.  I found it tricky at times to schedule meetings or presentations outside of normal business hours.  Given that they offer the Flex program for people such as myself, I anticipated some more accommodations respecting my current employment.
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  • Phebe
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    Retail Buyer • Graduate
    Mar 10, 2021
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    Data Analytics Immersion Program

    Would recommend! Thinkful helped me make my dream career and job a reality. The curriculum was thorough and highlighted all of the on-demand skills in the current job market for Data Analysts. The peer driven project work was effective and fun. Post-graduation, the my Career Coach helped me navigate, job applications, interviews, and eventually an offer! Thank you Thinkful!
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  • Olivia
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    Graduate • UX/UI Flex • Online
    Mar 09, 2021
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    UX UI Flex Program

    The Thinkful UX UI Flex program was a great way for me to build my portfolio and receive mentorship throughout my journey. In fact, my mentor's moral support was the most positive part of my experience, and I am super grateful. However, something to keep in mind: If you work a full-time job, the completion dates for this curriculum are very tight and not realistic. Despite being called a Flex program, it is not very flexible, and your tuition reimbursement guarantee will be revoked if yo...
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  • NA
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    Student • UX/UI Immersion • Online
    Mar 04, 2021
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    UX/UI design course

    This was a complete waste of time and money! They will kick you out for no reason and Rob you blind! This is such a joke! They make promises to you that they will never fulfill! This company is a complete scam! Please don’t make the mistakes I did and save yourself the headache and look up free classes online and on YouTube.
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  • Holly
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    Student • Engineering Immersion • Online
    Mar 03, 2021
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    Engineering Immersion

    Don't bother unless you have the money upfront and are able to do the Flex program, and I hardly recommend that much. What they promise is not reality. In reality, they only give you a total of an hour and a half of instructor time. The rest of the time you are thrown weekly with a different group of people that may or may not want to do actual group work.  Also the modules are crappy once you leave the precourse. The Qualified assessments are always broken. Save your money and use Udemy...
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  • Peter Nguyen
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    Student • Philadelphia
    Feb 24, 2021
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    Data Analytics Immersion

    After doing some research on getting into the data analytics field, I was lucky enough to have found Thinkful’s Data Analytics Immersion curriculum. Overall it was a great program. I developed skills in Excel, SQL, Tableau and Python. During my time here I had three instructors, two I found very helpful and one not so much. The one instructor I felt talked down on us a little if we didn’t know or if we asked questions her response would be that she would answer it the following day but n...
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  • John
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    Feb 11, 2021
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    It's Ok, But Not Fantastic

    The curriculum is confusing. You can submit work according to the the rubric, but the graders will tell you that you didn't follow the rubric. 
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  • Adrian
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    Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
    Jan 12, 2021
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    Full Stack Engineering FLEX

         Thinkful offers a comprehensive, remote, full stack program in the Javascript family of languages and libraries. The curriculum traverses everything from HTML to CSS, Javascript, jQuery, React, Node, Express, PostgreSQL/SQL, Git, Postman, and DBeaver. The trajectory of the curriculum is solid if you keep pace with the program and keep up with practicing Javascript operators as you can get mired in the back-end programming module covering Node and PostgreSQL and lose your footing in ...
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  • Noah Rodriguez
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    Student • Data Science Immersion • Phoenix
    Nov 08, 2020
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    Data science

    Heavy graders. Tough mentors. Not comfortable... 
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  • Drema
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    Marketing Consultant/Designer • Student • UX/UI Immersion • Online
    Oct 15, 2020
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    Scam Camp

    As a old school designer of the early 2000's, and marketing grad I enrolled in the Thinkful UX / UI FT Immersive that started 10/12.  I was really optimistic and ready to learn the new technology of today to better assist my future clients. (I'm a known figure in my city so inventors and businesses are excited to collab with me to change the world for the better once I'm all up to speed).  I chose the living stipend as a single mom trying to rebuild after an unfair divorce. I initially f...
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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%
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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.

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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.

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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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