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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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  • Jon
    Data Scientist • Graduate
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    Mar 01, 2021
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    Data Science Flex - A Great Experience, Through and Through

    My time at Thinkful was a lot of things- challenging, engaging, and effective. It was marked by periods of frustration and then total euphoria when I was finally able to make things work with the help of my wonderful mentor and support team. In the end, I was successful in finding a new career after about 800 applications, dozens of phone interviews, and a handful of in-person interviews. 

    I was fortunate to have support in several forms. My academic advisor provided me with a lot...
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  • David
    Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    Feb 28, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex

    Overall: Really informative, effective program. Were very up front with the program, process, etc. Site and modules were laid out well and organized. Would definitely recommend for getting your feet wet (if you're willing to pay the financials) and will work if you immediately continue to practice what you learned in the program. Programs like this though seems best for someone with a related college background (statistics for example) who's looking to build upon or enh...
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  • Jeremy B
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Feb 27, 2021
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    Data science flex program

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    Thinkful advertises their courses as the equivalent of a Master's program. Data science is a broad and deep multidisciplinary topic, and no program could hope to cover everything, but I do feel that Thinkful's program gave me a solid base in data science concepts and practices. No prior knowledge of programming or statistics are assumed, and those basics are covered. Python and its packages for math, statistics, machine learning, and visualization became f...
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  • Richard van der Westhuizen
    UI Designer • Graduate • Online
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    Feb 26, 2021
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    Very In-depth, amazing course

    I changed careers from a graphic designer over to a UX/UI designer and Bloc/Thinkful's Designer Track course was my first point of contact. My experience was fantastic. They really go deep into all of the topics, as well as give you info that you would normally have to find on your own (and the material is refreshed constantly). My mentor was great, showed up every time and gave me fantastic guidance, that was one of the best experiences for me. Not only that the career guidance (and men...
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  • Sara W
    Software Engineer • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Feb 25, 2021
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    Engineering Flex Bootcamp

    I found Thinkful in 2019 and enrolled in the Immersion pre-course in December. After completing the pre-work, I decided the Flex program would be a better option for me, so I switched! I talked to my mentor and my program manager and they were both very supportive of my decision to switch programs. On January 1, 2020 I started the Engineering Flex program. It was a unique situation as the Immersion pre-work is roughly the same as the first month of the Flex program. Thinkful was super he...
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  • Trina
    Graduate • Engineering Immersion • San Diego
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    Feb 25, 2021
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    Challenging but Enjoyable

    I graduated form Thinkful's full stack engineering program back in August 2020, and overall I really enjoyed my experience with them. The course structure felt very organized and the staff were always available and willing to help with any issued we encountered. Each 8 hour day consisted of an hour lecture, then about 3 hours of pair programming, then a lunch break, another slightly shorter lecture, then the rest of the day spent pair programming. 

    We also did technical interviews...
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  • Eric MacKay
    Solutions Consultant • Graduate
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    Feb 25, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex Program

    The Data Analytics Flex Program was exactly what I needed to make a career change from Customer Success to Data Analytics. They guide you through content in an efficient manner and build out your base skills for things that matter in the real world. There is a lot of focus on careers and many resources you have mock interviews with and get feedback and advice from - this was the best part of the program. I talked to I think around 10 people in the field throughout the program. My mentor ...
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  • Arlindo Pacheco
    User Experience Designer • Student
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    Feb 25, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Flex

    I took the UX/UI Flex course in six months. The curriculum was great but you can't rely solely on that. You have to be curious enough to read, practice, and practice some more on your own. If you do that and take the curriculum seriously and always show up to mentor meetings, you are bound to be an amazing UX designer. After graduating, I was on the job search full time for 1.5 months before I got a job offer. Highly recommend!
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  • Julianna
    UX Designer • Student • UX/UI Immersion • New York City
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    Feb 15, 2021
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    A great experience

    An overall great experience through this UX Design transition journey. All resources, mentors, career coaches and community were very supportive at all times!
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  • Dustin
    Software Engineer • Engineering Immersion • Phoenix
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    Jan 29, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    I recently graduated from Thinkfuls Engineering Immersion course. My experience was pretty great from start to finish. The course is very fast-paced and you are expected to keep up. I would advise brushing up on your Javascript before enrolling. That being said, they are there to help you be successful. I always felt the instructors were knowledgeable and helpful. The TA's were probably the strongest part of the course. They did a great job of helping you solve your own issues. 

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  • Ivanna
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    Jan 22, 2021
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    Data Analytics

    It was a great experience. A lot of times I was not sure if I can do it, but I had my mentor and ASM helping me to keep going. And I did, I graduated. I am confident in what I have learned and ready to apply these skills at work!
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  • david
    Student • UX/UI Immersion • Nashville
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    Jan 21, 2021
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    UX/UI Immersive - Just Don't

    1/20/2021
    I've been in the UX/UI Intensive program and will soon complete it, and it has been hands down one of the worst experiences of my life. The instructors you meet with face to face are amazing, but literally every other aspect of the program is extremely toxic. The grading is inconsistent, the grading team will fail assignments for things that were not required in the assignment listing, and the actual content is stuff you could definitely find on youtube or somewhere else on ...
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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.

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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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