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App Academy

Courses: Bootcamp Prep, Software Engineer Track: In-Person, Software Engineer Track: Online

Locations

Online, San Francisco, NYC

About App Academy

App Academy is a coding school that offers online and in-person training programs with no tuition cost until you’re hired as a Software Engineer earning over $50,000. The career changing outcomes that App Academy has produced since being founded in 2012... Read More

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Courses

Bootcamp Prep

  • Cost: $2,999
  • Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online, San Francisco, NYC
Course Description:

Bootcamp Prep is a 4-week, part-time course, guaranteed to get you accepted at the most selective coding schools or your money back. The program will teach you up to an advanced level of JavaScript, and instructors provide you with 1-on-1 mock interviews, as well assist with your individual bootcamp applications.

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) $995, $1,795, $3,795

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

Software Engineer Track: In-Person

  • Cost: $17,000
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: NYC, San Francisco
Course Description:

In 16 weeks, you'll learn all the skills needed to begin a career as a web developer. Through hands-on projects, we train you to build web applications with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React/Flux. Prior programming experience isn't required. However, you will need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff.

App Academy now offers flexible financing and deferred tuition for their Full Time Program:
- $17k upfront tuition payment
- $23k (9k upfront, 13k deferred tuition payment)
-$28k (fully deferred tuition payment, 3k deposit ).

Subjects: Design Principles, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Algorithms, JavaScript, UX

Software Engineer Track: Online

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

The Software Engineer Track: Online program offers members an almost identical experience to our in-person full-stack course with daily video demos, live q&a instruction, projects, pair programming, live lectures from App Academy instructors, white-boarding, career services and more. It costs $0 upfront and you only pay if you’re hired as a developer (upfront and hybrid payment options are also available). The course is full-time, Mon-Fri, from 8am-5pm PST, and will get you job-ready in 24 weeks. Please note: we are unable to accept applications from New York residents at this time to the SWE: Online program.

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

App Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.69/5

(987 reviews)
    1/18/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Very intense program. But learnt a lot about the world of programming!"

This is bootcamp is very intense. If you have a wife and kids, be ready to spend some time away from them. It's true what others have said. You need to dedicate 12+ hrs/ day, including weekends, to succeed. The world of programming is huge so there is... Read More

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    1/8/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I tripled my salary"

This review is a bit about App Academy, but it is also about my personal experience there. There are plenty of reviews talking about App Academy specifically and all the different things that make it great, but I think getting another data point on what... Read More

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    1/4/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"You must learn how to learn to succeed, but once you've got that down, it's a rewarding experience."

I started the program in July 2020, while the pandemic was in full swing, and finished it in October 2020. I felt like App Academy did a good job organizing the switch to a virtual cohort and while I still wish I had that immersive in-person experience,... Read More

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    1/2/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Software Engineering: Full-Time Online"

Instructors are knowledgeable, helpful, responsive and always available (even in weekends if necessary). They pay attention to the needs of the class, supply an incredible amount of extra material and make a real effort to give more explanation if they... Read More

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    12/31/2020
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Was Quite A Fulfilling Journey, But Realistic Expectations Are Needed"

App Academy lived up to my expectations for the most part. I knew it would be fast paced and that there would be missing spots in my learning. I am a 'career transitioner' that had a little nest of cash stored, so I took that opportunity to move to tech.... Read More

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    12/17/2020
  • Miah Barnes | Teaching Assistant in Web Development
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Challenging and Welcoming."

App Academy is a fast paced, challenging, web development course that claims it can teach people to code with no prior experience. I attended the bootcamp in June of 2020. Here are my thoughts.

Pros:
-Lots of help.
-Friendly staff.
-Has a current curriculum... Read More

Cons:
-Expensive
-Not enough coverage on data structures and algorithms.

You can make the argument that the price is worth what you get out of it. Similarly, you educations depends on you being willing to put in a lot in order to get a lot out of it. In a way you dictate the experience you have here. I enjoyed my time here. The welcoming environment was nice, and the teachers spent countless hours teaching you how to solve problems, rather than just pointing to solutions. If you genuinely want to learn and have the drive to survive the 6 month long program, you will learn a lot of information. In addition to the price the lack of data structures and algorithm teaching is in part the draw back of all boot camps, there simply is not enough time to teach you everything. They make an effort on this front however, by teaching you how to teach yourself. So by then end of it if you don't know something, you can easily find out how to do it.

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    12/17/2020
  • Jeff Granof | Jr Instructional Assistant
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Bootcamp"

This bootcamp is not for everybody, but if you are willing to set aside 24 weeks of your life and pretty much only focus on developing your skills as a software developer, this is the place to go. The teachers are all wonderful. The curriculum covers... Read More

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    12/16/2020
  • kasey mcgee | Recent Graduate
  • Graduated: 2020

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"App Academy is a life saver!"

I thought that with education costs and the time it takes to get a degree, I would never be able to transition into software engineering. Not while taking care of my family anyways. Well with their deferred tuition and instructional approach, I can proudly... Read More

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    12/16/2020
  • Ammar Nassri
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"App Academy is no joke, you'll gain a lot of experience just by going through their bootcamp"

Oh man, just finished up the curriculum and currently getting ready to apply for jobs. Here are the pros and cons of my experience:

Pros:
- The curriculum is extensive, everything you need is explained in full details in articles, reiterated in videos and... Read More

Cons:
- The curriculum can use some proofreading, typos are everywhere and as a former designer, they all jump out to me.

Really not many negative things I can think of about my experience. It really has been a pleasant experience for me. With that said, it really is an intensive bootcamp. LOTS of materials to digest within a short amount of time, which takes a toll on personal life. So plan accordingly.

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    12/15/2020
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great experience, be mindful of time to get a job"

The instructors and TAs were amazing, always going the extra mile to make sure we understood what was going on. The curriculum covers a lot of important material and does a good job explaining the concepts.

If you are thinking of going, make sure you have... Read More

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App Academy's average rating is 4.69 out of 5.0 based on 987 review(s).

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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 Bootcamp Prep, Software Engineer Track: In-Person, Software Engineer Track: Online

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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