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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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  • Kyle
    Student • Engineering Flex • Boston
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    Apr 09, 2021
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    Software Developer

    I had a really great experience with Thinkful's Engineering Flex program. I learned a lot of valuable tech skills and had tremendous support from my mentor and the Thinkful community.

    The only thing I'd caution prospective students on is that the program is an enormous amount of work - particularly if you lack any prior programming experience. So if you work full time, have kids, or other competing obligations, then you should plan accordingly and be aware that projects may take l...
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  • Daphne
    Front End Engineer • Student • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Apr 07, 2021
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    Engineering Immersion - Best Investment

    Thinkful provides a flexible channel and study environment for the students, and the mentor system is really helpful for beginners like me. Spent 8 months following the courses and landed a front-end engineer position two weeks after graduation. The capstone projects were evaluated with really high standards to make sure the graduate was qualified as a professional developer.
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  • Amy
    UX Designer • Graduate • Chicago
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    Apr 02, 2021
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    Excellent Program

    Thinkful's UX/UI Flex program was an incredible experience. I feel confident in my ability to excel in the interview process and perform the required job skills and continue learning from those around me.  The instructors/assessors were excellent and gave specific constructive feedback, though it seemed like the expectations around the assessments were unclear making it difficult to pass on the first attempt.  My mentor wasn't as available as I'd thought, though that may have been an iso...
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  • Layne Anderson
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    Apr 02, 2021
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    Thinkful

    Thinkful is an institution that is dedicated to ensure every student is successful in their education and future endeavors. The mentors and professors are there 100% of the way in case any student needs help, and the course content is amazing! 
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  • Carl A.
    Graduate • Cincinnati
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    Mar 31, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Flex

    Thinkful was a wonderful experience and helped me expand my skills as a designer and learn the UX design process. I really enjoyed the projects and the opportunity to work with a mentor (Shout out to Greg). The program stretched me in new ways and gave me the skills necessary to find a new career. I’m so excited for what is next and how this will impact my life and career! 
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  • Joe Dickey
    Graduate • Nashville
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    Mar 31, 2021
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    Great Learning Experience - Flex Engineering

    I found my time in the Flex Engineering program to be a truly valuable learning experience! The curriculum is thorough and easy to navigate. I also gained a ton from my mentor sessions which would lead to some deep dives into topics outside of the curriculum. 
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  • Kameron Masullo
    Software Engineer • Student • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Mar 30, 2021
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    Great Program

    Completing Thinkful's Engineering Immersion program was the best decision I've ever made for my career. A year ago, I had just learned what a for loop is. Now, five months after graduating from the program, I've just accepted an offer for a full time position as a software engineer.

    Though this program focuses on web development, the concepts learned will transfer broadly across many different pursuits in software engineering. By the end, you will be experienced with JavaScript, H...
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  • Ana
    UX Designer • Graduate
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    Mar 30, 2021
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    UX/UI Course

    Thinkful has one of the better career services I've heard! After you graduate from the course, they have amazing career coaches that pair you up with different job applications and they help you throughout the entire job application journey, from cover letters to networking. I have learned so much about the job hunt, thanks for Thinkful! For the main course itself, it is what you take/make of it. Seek feedback and help because it is hard to get help if you don't ask. They have a help cen...
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  • Logan
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    Mar 23, 2021
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    Data Analytics - Flex

    Thankful was a great experience and led to me getting a job less than a month after graduating. I’m now building the experience I need to excel in my field. My professional coach was extremely knowledgeable and helped me connect what I was learning to how it would be helpful. After the graduate the career team is very knowledgeable and encouraging in what can be a very trying time. Anyone who has job hunted before can tell you how miserable it can be. But they are extremely knowledgeable...
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  • Kenny J Kim
    Student • Los Angeles
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    Mar 10, 2021
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    Digital Marketing Specialist

    I started the Thinkful Digital Marketing program back in late 2020 and the whole experience was top-notch, to say the least. I learned so much about today's digital marketing tactics such as creating and understanding buyer personas, social media marketing, email campaigns, google analytics, SEO/SEM, and so much more! I also love that the grading system has high standards for all the assignments, especially when working on your resume and cover letter. Overall, I enjoyed the whole progra...
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  • Brandon Leek
    Brandon Leek
    Junior Node.js Developer • Graduate • Raleigh
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    Mar 03, 2021
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    Software Engineering Immersion

    Thinkful's Software Engineering Immersion course is a 5 month, full-time course, where you learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for the purpose of creating full-stack web applications with modern tooling that is widely used by employers today, and it was a top-notch experience. The teachers, assistants, dedicated mentor, and career support were very knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful throughout my time there. We even had a teacher that had her doctorate in Computer Science and taught the...
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  • Imani
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    Mar 01, 2021
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    UX/UI Flex

     Participating in the UX/UI Flex program (prev. Product Design) at Thinkful has been a great way to jumpstart my career in design. The coursework was challenging, but realistic, and I was able to learn skills that I use in my current design work. Thinkful places a high emphasis on iterative design and the design process, which has been invaluable when I've applied for jobs or been asked to explain my decisions to clients.  The biggest selling point for th...
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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. 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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