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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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  • Codi Martin
    Data Scientist • Graduate • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Sep 15, 2020
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    Review for Thinkful's Data Science Flex

    With no hope in academia I decided on a career change and signed up for Thinkful's Data Science Flex course. The one-on-one mentorship was stellar. I learned so much and was able to land a data scientist position within two months after finishing, even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic! However, I think it's important to note that I have a graduate degree which definitely helped boost my resume.

    I wish there was a bit more SQL in the curriculum, along with more stats; otherwi...
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  • Anais Nesheim-Sanchez
    Data Entry Clerk • Graduate
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    Aug 27, 2020
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    Data Analytics Immersion

    This program really helped me out. I learned everything I needed to know for my new job as a data entry clerk. I suggest to everyone writing out notes and saving every assignment as this program moves very fast. Also, never be afraid to ask questions to a anyone- mentors, other students, teachers, and TAs. The most helpful part of this was the paired sessions, the mentosions and the resume help. The career coaching helped me stay on track in the job search. 
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  • Ellen Hoffman
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Aug 20, 2020
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    Data Science Flex Review

    I chose to study Data Science at Thinkful because they offered a remote, flexible program and a tuition reimbursement if I didn't land a job in 6 months after graduating. Remote study is definitely challenging, but I felt supported by Thinkful's staff throughout. I was especially impressed with my mentor, who I met with biweekly, and the other Data Scientists and Analysts who provided feedback on my projects and mock interviews. The team is great! The curriculum is good too. After comple...
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  • James Higgs
    Front End Developer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Los Angeles
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    Aug 17, 2020
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    Engineering Flex Review

    Deciding Between Bootcamps:

    If you feel that you can manage your own schedule and be persistent in regards to holding yourself accountable and keeping on track then I would say Thinkful is the bootcamp for you. The cost is very reasonable when compared to other bootcamps. You'll absolutely have no problem at succeeding if you're actually determined to make a career shift. 


    My Background: 

    I was working as an archite...
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  • Joseph R
    Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Miami
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    Aug 05, 2020
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    Engineering Immersion Bootcamp Experience

    I want to preface this by saying that I started in the February 2020 cohort and had mild programming experience before joining the Bootcamp. The biggest thanks I can give to Thinkful is the monthly stipend I was approved for, as that allowed me to dedicate time to the Bootcamp as I would a full-time job.

    Before joining the Bootcamp I had learned some HTML and CSS, with the basics of JavaScript. I had been jumping between Udemy courses and other sources like TeamTreehouse and FreeC...
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  • Austin Tumlinson
    React Native Developer • Graduate • Dallas
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    Jul 31, 2020
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    Software Engineering Immersion Program

    Full in depth course, fast tracked, zero to hero. Great classes, curriculum, and especially mentorship! I would not be where I am today if it was not for my mentor and career coach with all their help!
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  • Crystal Yang
    Graduate • Data Science Flex • Los Angeles
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    Jul 29, 2020
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    Data Science Flex

    I was looking for a data science program because self studying wasn't doing it for me - I lacked motivation and self discipline.  I picked Thinkful because it was cheap AND had good employment rates after graduation.  Having to meet with a mentor twice a week was enough to keep me motivated and on track.  The curriculum gives you a good foundation, but there were some areas I felt I needed to supplement material (SQL and stats in particular).  While I was in the program, they were active...
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  • Megan Dibble
    Global Solutions Analyst • Graduate • Salt Lake City
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    Jul 22, 2020
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    Data Science Flex Program

    I definitely recommend the data science program at Thinkful! I enjoyed doing the flex one specifically because it was less money and more flexible so I could learn at my own pace. Being paired with. Mentor really helped since it was basically self taught. Wouldn’t recommend this specific one though if you have a hard time being self motivated or are not used to learning/troubleshooting on your own. 
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  • LaBarin B. Crosby Sr.
    Data Analyst • Student
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    Jul 21, 2020
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    LaBarin B. Crosby Sr

    I Want the world to know about My School Thinkful, for a person that had minimal experience working with Excel and Powerpoint, I took on a beast when i encountered the immersion program at Thinkful my Academic Success Manager Encouraged me from day one, (Cali Stephans) and all of the Mentors (Jay Padhya) TA's Instructors After hours Teachers (Jason Flick, Teddy Aronson, Walter Shields, Adam Spannbauer ) and lets just say the staff as a whole gave me the tools necessary to complete the co...
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  • Katya
    Co-founder • Graduate
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    Jul 17, 2020
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    Digital Marketing Immersion

    Joining a boot camp was one of the best investments I ever made. The education they give you is practical to today’s world, and it is the latest marketing insights and trends you can find! 
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  • Kristine P
    Graduate • Data Science Flex • San Diego
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    Jul 16, 2020
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    Supported and Structured

    The support system is stable, and the community is excellent. Regardless of which Bootcamp you picked, the curriculum would be similar. It will give you the basics and different degrees of complexities. The thing that you can't fabricate is the community. I met excellent and supporting friends in my journey that I was so proud to be a part of it. The instructors and staff are my cheerleaders and therapist. You see, I'm working full time and a single mom, and you could imagine what type o...
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  • Christy Liner
    Data Scientist • Student • Data Science Immersion • Austin
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    Jul 14, 2020
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    Good experience with data science

    The pros: 
    I enjoyed my time at Thinkful and learned a lot. The instructors and TAs were great and really invested time in ensuring the students understanding and success. Dennis Tran was especially awesome - he's a wealth of knowledge and a FANTASTIC instructor. Genevieve with career coaching was very helpful and had me do a Crash profile which helped me land a job. 

    The cons: 
    The technical coaching was generally unhelpful. They were usually slow to respond and generally d...
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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.

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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