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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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  • Sara
    UX/UI Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Flex • Los Angeles
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    Apr 30, 2020
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    Great Experience with Thinkful/Bloc

    Overall, I can genuinely say that I had a great time while enrolled at Thinkful (Bloc was acquired). I used to be in Customer Success/Experience with early-stage startups and although I've been exposed to working in tech, there was still so much to learn about UX/UI Design. 

    Curriculum: Bloc/Thinkful had won me over with its reasonable price and robust curriculum. A lot of other bootcamps during the time that I was researching didn't offer to teach frontend fundamentals and Thinkf...
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  • Matt Childers
    Data Scientist, Consultant • Graduate • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Apr 23, 2020
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    Data Science Flex for Motivated Learners

    I just finished the Data Science Flex course and recommend it for any motivated person who wants to update their analytics skill set in a remote learning environment. The operative term is MOTIVATED. You have to self-discipline and motivation to get through the program because you are not learning in a class where you can ask instructors questions in real time and it’s much easier to fall of the face of the Earth in an online format. If you aren’t a self-starter and have the will power t...
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  • Jacob M
    Engineering Flex • Online
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    Apr 17, 2020
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    Never thought I would...

    I was hesitant to start a bootcamp when there were many indications that the field was saturated with bootcamp grads, yet I went through with it and can say that it was well worth it. The Thinkful bootcamp was great and informative and I learned a lot. There were times when it got rough and I lost focus but my mentor and my academic success manager helped me through it and I got to where I am today with their help. The community is great as a whole and I've made a few peer connections th...
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  • Elijah
    Graduate • Austin
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    Apr 14, 2020
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    Engineering Flex program

    I researched which boot camp to choose for months, overall I chose Thinkful primarily for two reasons:
    1) If you complete the within 7 months (6 is the standard) and you do not get a job 6 months after that, your tuition will be reimbursed.
    2) The mentorship.

    After beginning Thinkful, getting ahead in the course, then falling way, way, way behind in the course, to finally finishing it by the grace of God. I will say that there are many more pros than I originally expected.
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  • Cody
    Software Engineer • Flexible Web Development Bootcamp • Online
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    Apr 14, 2020
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    Flexible Program was Exactly What I Needed.

    I chose Thinkful/Bloc because of their self-paced program. I had a lot of things coming up and knew that I could not commit to the very strict schedule of a traditional bootcamp. I needed the flexibility to be able to not miss out on any schooling when things interrupted my schedule.

    I did the Full Stack Web Developer Track through Bloc (which was acquired by Thinkful right after I started). 

    I enjoyed my time with Thinkful. The curriculum was great. They taught me up-to-da...
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  • Dakota Heim
    Dakota Heim
    Web Developer • Graduate • Flexible Web Development Bootcamp • Online
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    Apr 13, 2020
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    Web

    I really enjoyed the whole structure of the program that Thinkful/Bloc set up. It really starts you on learning basics and fundamentals of Web development overall, and gives you tools and advice to branch out into other aspects. Web development is an incredibly broad topic and has so many different language's, frameworks and tools that it'd be it impossible to fit everything into one program. This program really outlines things that you should learn to start out and then expand on those ...
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  • Dustin Haefele
    Dustin Haefele
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Mar 30, 2020
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    Great Experience

    Thinkful was an awesome experience for me. I did an Engineering Immersion program and am now working full time as a software engineer for a remote company. I was a chemical engineer before this and I couldn't be happier with my new career.
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  • Anthony Bostic
    Front End Software Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Mar 30, 2020
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    Engineering Immersion Graduate

    The program all in all is great if you put the effort in. The curriculum is great and you learn a modern stack. There are a few things I wish they would teach (React Hooks & Touch on TypeScript). So going back to effort being put in the offer you so many resources to help you succeed you just have to utilize them, for example, you will have access to a 1:1 mentor, teacher assistants, teacher, and there's also office hours at different times of the day. The only actual complaint I hav...
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  • Joey Romo
    Java Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Mar 30, 2020
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    Changed my life

    I started Thinkful in August with the prep course for the full time engineering immersion course. They taught me everything I needed to know to get my career started with full stack development and working with other developers. If you put in the work at Thinkful and really dedicate your time to learning what they teach, you’ll come out of the program as a confident full stack developer ready for a job.
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  • Jameson
    Application Lead • Raleigh
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    Feb 29, 2020
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    Low quality of course content of Thinkful Data Science Flex course

    I dropped out the Thinkful Data Science Flex program after 20 days. and I was charged of $1745USD. I was amazed at the low quality of learning content. It even doesn't make sense in the context of the article it presents. Also, there is no video at all which is really boring and the way of conveying concepts pretty slow.
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  • juana
    Student • Flexible Web Development Bootcamp • Online
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    Feb 24, 2020
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    Not so great

     I was approved to start the program immediately (Part-time, flex). I did not do any pre-work for the boot camp, was just thrown in.   Later found out people did pre-boot camp course work, which no one suggested I do that first.
     I hope you get a good program advisor that cares about you instead of being a number to fill their quota or don't do the part-time flex since they don't know you exist until you supposedly hit a point in the program. which  they (program managers)
    if i had...
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  • Trey Tiller
    Digital Marketing Specialist • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Feb 19, 2020
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    The best of the best

    I mean what else can I say... They changed my life. To save time if you don't want to read all of this I'll quickly say 2 things: 
    1. This program is not for the faint of heart. Prepare to be challenged, and feel completely lost the whole time.
    2. If you're up to the challenge then take this program. The curriculum is amazing, the projects you build are amazing, the mentors and people you meet are so supportive, and the amount of knowledge you learn in the time allotted is astoundi...
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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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