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Thinkful

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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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  • Daniel Pellegrini
    Adjunct College Professor • Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    Feb 10, 2020
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    Data Analytics Flex Program

    This program goes in depth in regards to excel, SQL, tableau, power point, basic stats, and Python.
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  • Atilla
    Atilla
    Student • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Dec 23, 2019
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    My Thinkful Experience

    Thinkful

     

    I have been participating in Thinkful's Data Science Flex program since early September 2019. 

     

    For the last three months, I have learned a lot. I had no prior experience with Python or SQL. At the moment, I am finishing up my Capstone 3  project and I am satisfied with my process.

     

    I have a quantitative background and I can proficiently operate in Excel and in Tableau....

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  • Olivia Davis
    Student • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Dec 20, 2019
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    Great Experience so far!

    (I'm writing this review for the people who are stuck and/or trying to decide between Bootcamps like I once was - hence how long and descriptive)

    If you're contemplating even going to a Bootcamp, just do it. The cost alone far outweighs the price of college in general. Not only that, but you will absolutely have no problem at succeeding if you're actually determined to make a career shift. 

     

    My background: I was/am working in...

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  • Rabia Omer
    Rabia Omer
    Graduate • Data Science Flex • Raleigh
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    Dec 13, 2019
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    Good Experience

    First, I recommend this program to anyone looking to start his/her career in data science. You just need to be a person who can fulfill his/her commitment, and follow a clear time management plan.

    In addition, I would like to highlight the following:

    • The curriculum is great for the fundamental stage, but after reaching more advanced topics, it started to become not enough, you are required to do a lot of self-learning out of the curriculum using everybody's frie...
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  • Courtney
    Technical Writer • Student • Engineering Nights & Weekends • Online
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    Nov 21, 2019
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    Yes and No

    I chose Thinkful because I felt it offered the best comprehensive education in web engineering. After studying on my own for about 6 months, I decided to make the educational (and financial) investment to speed up my learning.

    Some facts about me:

    • Went through some tutorials on freecodecamp.org and codecademy before enrolling
    • Full-time employee (40+ hours a week)

    One thing I can say, plan accordingly. The program is extremely rigorou...

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  • Whitney Wallace
    Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Oct 22, 2019
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    Engineering Immersion Graduate

    I just completed Thinkful's Engineering Immersion 5-month apprenticeship/bootcamp (today!).  It was an incredible experience and exceeded my expectations.  Prior to starting with Thinkful, I had completed another coding bootcamp that was for front-end development.  That bootcamp was about 80% reading material, 10% watching videos, and 10% actually coding.  My comfort level, if someone had asked me to sit down and code -anything-, would have been about 15% confidence that I could do it.
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  • Ben
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    Oct 08, 2019
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    Excellent program, highly recommended

    I have just graduated from Thinkful's Full Stack Flex program with high accolades for the most part.

    Firstly, I was working full time when I started the program, so the very fact that the program is offered online was a tremendous selling point for me. That being said, It's not the kind of commitment to take lightly. The good people at Thinkful make a point of saying right from the get-go that it will be a serious undertaking to which you must devote many many hours a week if you...

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  • Christina
    Christina
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Oct 04, 2019
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    Full Stack Flex Grad

    I found Thinkful to be well worth the money. It is such a great investment into your future! My main reason for choosing Thinkkful was that it was online, yet you still had support from mentor meetings and office hours. I never felt overwhelmed, since I knew that I had such a great support system. I did this while working full time, which is exhausting (you definitely have to put life on hold), but well worth it. I was able to master in demand skills that helped me land a software engineer...

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  • Alexandra
    Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    Oct 02, 2019
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    Came for the price, stayed for the mentor.

    My prior skill level:
    None. I have a BA in History and an M.Ed in Special Education. The closest I had come to coding were the kids coding challenges on code.org.

    Why I chose this program:
    I used Course Report to review several boot camps and decided on Thinkful because of its price compared to others and its job guarantee. The deal is that if you don't find a job within 6 months, you'll get a refund. When reading the fine print, I found that you have to meet a lot of ...

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  • John McGowan
    Student • Data Science Flex • Boston
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    Sep 30, 2019
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    A step in the right direction

    I am about halfway through the course and am liking it pretty well. Strong points have been finding the right mentor and communicating with technical support- getting the right people to help you through difficult concepts makes a giant difference. 

    The curriculum at times jumps abruptly from subject to subject (somewhat expected given the 6-month span), which makes it hard to tie subjects together and learn cumulatively. My advice here is to click EVERY link to additional resour...

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  • Sean McManus
    Data Analyst • Student • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Sep 29, 2019
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    Data Science graduate - Do your research

    I am going to endevour to be objective in the review and point out Thinkful's pros and cons. 

     

    Pros:

    - Cheap
    - Self paced
    - Introduced to a broad range of topics (...but at low depth)

    Cons:

    - They do not hold on to their more talented staff for very long as they underpay and under deliver on promises about workloads. I lost my mentor half way through due to Thinkful's inability to provide him with a steady stream of students. Ins...

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  • Steve
    Software Developer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Denver
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    Sep 28, 2019
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    Got a Job

    I had a little bit of coding experiance before taking the Full Stack Flex program and I enjoyed my time and learned a lot. The carriculum will give you enough to learn the basics and most best practices but if you aren't a self-learner Thinkful might not be the best fit for you (or really any bootcamp). I felt confident that I could teach myself coding but took this program because you don't know what you don't know and it gave me clear direction on what to learn and what was important to ...

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Thinkful Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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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%
salary breakdown
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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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