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About App Academy

Location: Online, San Francisco, NYC

Founded in 2012, App Academy is a world-renowned coding bootcamp that has placed over 5,000 alumni in Software Engineering roles, at over 2,000 companies. App Academy offers programs that fit every learning style, including a Campus Software Engineering... Read More

App Academy's flagship course, the Campus Software Engineering Program, is 16 weeks long. The San Francisco Campus Program features a Hybrid schedule (2 days on campus and 3 days remote), while our New York Campus Program offers an In-Person schedule (5 days on campus). App Academy's comprehensive full-stack curriculum covers Ruby on Rails, JS, HTML/CSS, React/Redux, SQL, data structures, and algorithms. Simulating the collaborative work environments in the tech industry, students will participate in paired programming with their classmates and develop web applications from the ground up. These projects will get compiled into a Github portfolio and serve as their resume to employers. Upon graduation, students will work with a dedicated career coach who will guide them through the entirety of their job search. Job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast employer network. After all, App Academy’s goal is to ensure students not only land a full-time Software Engineering role, but also advance in their careers for years to come.

For students who prefer remote learning, App Academy offers an Online Software Engineering Program (24-week full-time and 52-week part-time). The cutting edge full-stack curriculum covers SQL, JS, Python, HTML, and CSS, in addition to state-of-the-art tools and web frameworks like ReactJS, Express, Flask, and SQL Alchemy. Working in a dynamic team environment, students will build complex web applications that will form the foundation of their portfolio. Upon graduation, career coaches will guide them through their entire job search, from mock interviews to salary negotiation. From there, App Academy's partnerships team connects graduates with some of the most prestigious tech companies in the industry.

For students who need more time to discover whether software engineering is for them, App Academy offers Bootcamp Prep courses and access to an entirely free Bootcamp curriculum through the App Academy Open platform.

Have questions or are interested in applying? Get in contact with our Admissions Team today by scheduling a call or contacting App Academy.

Courses

16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program

Cost: $17,000
Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: San Francisco, NYC
In-person Only
Course Description:

In our flagship 16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program (San Francisco/New York), you'll learn all the skills needed to land a job as a full-time Software Engineer. Through a comprehensive fullstack curriculum, we train you to build web applications with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, and HTML/CSS. To help you tackle the job interviews after you graduate, data structures & algorithms are also taught throughout the course. Prior programming experience isn't required. In fact, a majority of our grads are career changers. You just need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff!

Students at our SF campus enjoy a hybrid class experience, with two days a week on campus and three days a week online, while students in our NYC program attend class five days a week on campus. The first two weeks are spent fully online for both of our Campus programs.

Upon graduation, students work 1:1 with a career coach who will guide them through their entire job search from start to finish. Career coach job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast 2,000+ employer partnership network. After all, we want to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come.

Course Hours:
NY: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST
SF: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST

Tuition Plans:
- $28k deferred plan (3k deposit due upfront, 25k deferred)
- $23k hybrid plan (9k due upfront, 14k deferred)
- $17k upfront plan

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Algorithms, Node.js, JavaScript, DevOps, Data Structures

24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

Cost: $20,000
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Over 24 weeks, you'll learn all the skills needed to land a job as a full-time Software Engineer. Through a comprehensive full-stack curriculum, we train you to build web applications with Python, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, and HTML/CSS. To tackle the job interviews, data structures & algorithms are taught throughout the course. Prior programming experience isn't required. In fact, a majority of our grads are career changers. You just need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff!

The cutting edge full-stack JavaScript and Python curriculum is widely sought after by employers. Under our ISA plan, the program costs $0 upfront, and you only pay tuition once you are making at least 50k. We also offer an Upfront Tuition option and a Deferred Tuition option (available to CA residents only).

Upon graduation, students work 1:1 with a career coach who will guide them through their entire job search from start to finish. Career coach job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast 2,000+ employer partnership network. After all, we want to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come.

Please note: We are unable to accept applications from New York residents at this time into the online full-time program. However, NY residents are eligible for our Campus Software Engineering Program (SF/NY).

Course Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

Tuition Plans:
- $20k upfront plan
- ISA plan ($0 upfront. Pay only after you're hired and earning $50K+, then, 15% of salary for 3 years (max of $31k)

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, MongoDB, Docker, GraphQL, Python, Redux, React.js, SQL, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

52-Week Online Part-Time Software Engineering

Cost: $22,000
Duration: 52 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Over 52 weeks, you'll learn all the skills needed to land a job as a full-time Software Engineer. Through a comprehensive full-stack curriculum widely sought after by employers, we train you to build web applications with Python, JavaScript, React/Redux, SQL, and HTML/CSS. To help you tackle the job interviews after graduation, data structures & algorithms are taught throughout the course. As a part-time student, we understand that you’ll be juggling a lot, so we provide a more accommodating attendance policy and only give assessments every other week, as compared to every week for our full-time programs. Prior programming experience isn't required. In fact, a majority of our grads are career changers. You just need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff!

Upon graduation, students work 1:1 with a career coach who will guide them through their entire job search from start to finish. Career coach job search support ranges from mock technical/non-technical interviews and resume reviews, to connecting grads with App Academy's vast 2,000+ employer partnership network. After all, we want to ensure students not only land a full-time SWE role, but also advance in their careers for years to come.

Please note: We are unable to accept applications from New York residents at this time into the online part-time program. However, NY residents are eligible for our Campus Software Engineering Program (SF/NY).

Course Hours:
EST: Monday - Thursday, 6-9 p.m. EST, Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST
PST: Monday - Thursday, 7-10 p.m. PST, Saturday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PST

Tuition Plans:
- $36k deferred plan ($3,000 deposit due upfront, 33k deferred) - available to CA residents only
- $22k upfront plan
- ISA plan ($0 upfront. Pay only after you're hired and earning $50K+. Then, 15% of salary for 3 years (max of $36k).

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, MongoDB, Docker, GraphQL, Python, Redux, React.js, SQL, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

App Academy Open

Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

With App Academy Open, you’ll get access to App Academy’s entire online full-stack curriculum for free. You can work through the curriculum at your own pace. We recommend App Academy Open for those who:

- Need more time to discover whether software engineering is for them
- Cannot make the days/hours required for any of our programs work within their schedules

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, MongoDB, Docker, GraphQL, Python, Redux, React.js, SQL, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Bootcamp Prep

Cost: $2,999
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online, San Francisco, NYC
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Bootcamp Prep is a 4 week, part-time course, designed to get you accepted to the most selective coding schools. If you’re not accepted to a bootcamp from our top coding bootcamps list within 10 weeks after you finish the course, we’ll give you your money back. The bootcamps on our top coding bootcamps list include: App Academy, Hack Reactor, Fullstack Academy, Flatiron School, Bloom Institute of Technology (formerly Lambda School), and Rithm School. The program will teach you up to an advanced level of JavaScript. Upon graduation, students will receive 2 mock technical interviews at no extra cost. These mock technical interviews will help prepare you for acceptance into one of our immersive programs. Students should consider bootcamp prep if they have attempted to apply to one of our immersive programs but struggled through the free prep materials given during the admissions process.

Note that there is also a work at your own pace 10-week version of the 4 week prep live course. The number of mock tech interview prep and tutoring hours differ based on which tier you opt for (standard, plus, or premium, more details on pricing below).

Course hours (Bootcamp Prep Live):
NY: Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. EST
SF: Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. PST

There are multiple course and pricing options for students interested in the Bootcamp Prep:

Bootcamp Prep Live Cost: $2,999
Bootcamp Prep Online Cost: (Three Tiers) Standard Plan ($995), Plus Plan ($1795), Premium Plan ($3,795)

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, Algorithms, Node.js, JavaScript

App Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.69/5 (1187 reviews)

Jacob
Web Engineer | Graduated: 2022

2/3/2023

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24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"Life Changer"

As someone who has worked various jobs in the service industry, retail, dog daycares and vet clinics, who has just began his new career as a software engineer, I can say that App Academy is responsible for guiding me through a rapid upshift in my life... Read More

Anonymous
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

1/31/2023

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24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"Best Experience Ever!"

App Academy is an exceptional coding boot camp that provides a comprehensive and intensive education for those looking to launch a career in Software Engineering. From the very start, I was impressed by the quality of instruction and the dedication of... Read More

John Hiestand
Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

1/14/2023

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24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"They got me a software development job."

I did the online bootcamp during the pandemic, while abroad. App Academy is legit. It is rigorous, and you must know your stuff to move on to the next week, every week. Everyone who makes it through is well prepared for a modern software engineering role... Read More

Eric Ramsay
Front-End Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

1/12/2023

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24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"Best investment I've made in my career"

App Academy was the best investment in myself and my career I've made to date, outshining my four years spent at a top ranked college. The 24-week online program allowed more time to solidify fundamentals I now use on a regular basis, and had a pace that... Read More

Christopher Cottier
Software Development Engineer | Graduated: 2020

12/22/2022

Course
24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"With effort comes payoff"

App Academy gives as much as you put into it. And if you complete the 6 month boot camp and fully commit yourself to learning, you will come out with the skills to be an engineer. It’s not always easy, and it takes a lot of effort both for the material... Read More

Anonymous
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2020

12/21/2022

Course
16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program

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"App Academy Review"

App Academy is still one of the most rewarding educational experiences that I've ever been through up until now. Not only did I have the opportunity to work alongside many like-minded people, I was also able to develop skills which have real world impacts.... Read More

Daniel Ford
SDE I | Graduated: 2020

12/17/2022

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24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"Good start"

I finished App Academy's online program close to 2 years ago. During the last two years I've been able to reflect on my time there and how well it prepared me for programming work. The curriculum does a good job teaching fundamentals, but the biggest... Read More

Tony Chen
Graduated: 2020

12/14/2022

Course
16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program

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"Changed my life"

Before enrolling in the program, I had little to no experience in coding or web development. However, thanks to the dedicated and knowledgeable instructors, engaging curriculum, and hands-on projects, I was able to learn a wide range of skills and technologies... Read More

Ray Liang
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2020

12/11/2022

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24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program

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"Lots of potential to learn, what you put in is what you get out"

Coming from a tech but non-software engineering background, I personally found the course to be rather intensive. I cannot speak for others who have a non-tech background. But challenges are not without rewards, I learned a lot of different technologies... Read More

Tim Fraczak
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

12/10/2022

Course
16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program

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"Rigorous yet rewarding"

Rigorous, yet rewarding, software engineering boot camp program. I took the 16 week course with instruction and it was packed with vital knowledge to help me get started as a software engineer. Don't think that because they have online/remote courses... Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by App Academy?

App Academy offers many financing options, such as Income Share Agreements, Loan Financing, and Upfront Payments.

What courses are offered at App Academy?

There are many courses you can take at App Academy. These include 16-Week Campus Software Engineering Program, 24-Week Online Full-Time Software Engineering Program, 52-Week Online Part-Time Software Engineering, App Academy Open, Bootcamp Prep

What types of programs are offered at App Academy?

App Academy has Full-Time programs for students that can be taken online or in-person.

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of guided lectures, live pair programming, white-boarding, career and job placement services, and more.

What are the job outcomes for App Academy?

The average salary after graduation is $90,000 in New York and $101,000 in San Francisco, and 74% of alumni find a job.

App Academy alumni work at various tech companies, such as Google, Dropbox, PayPal, Facebook, Github, and more.

What is the application process at App Academy like?

Prospective students will need to submit an online form and complete an interview to apply to App Academy.

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