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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

(971 reviews)
    10/24/2020
  • Winfred Huang
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Challenging Course, Rewarding Experience"

In 16 weeks at App Academy, you will be thrown in lots of Computer Science concepts over various programming languages in addition to job searching toolsets. After going through about 3 months of intense learning, you will be tasked with projects to do... Read More

Pros:
- The instructional material were up-to-date, fun, and challenging.
- Really helpful instructors to help you understand Computer Science concepts.
- Plentiful of help for your job search

Cons:
- Some Computer Science concepts taught (either in lecture or in instructional material) are hard to understand or not self-explanatory.
- Some lectures felt rushed and weren't paced well to flesh out concepts clearly.
- The transition from programming projects to job searching was awkward. Felt uncomfortable just suddenly switching from technical to nontechnical work.

Tips I could give:
- Try to learn some new programming languages/concepts ahead of time (even better if before the bootcamp). I highly suggest learning Python.
- Have a set schedule as you do not want to overwork yourself, especially when you're going to be studying new concepts daily.
- Be prepared to be expected to learn new concepts instantly.

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    10/2/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"You get what you put in!"

I made the push to join App Academy after feeling lost and overwhelmed with all the free programs online. The "online" course is very current with the technologies they teach, and curriculum is always taking feedback from students and staff to find ways... Read More

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    9/22/2020
  • Daniel Creppel | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Tough Experience, but well worth it."

pros:
- Great structured material
- Engaging learning experience
- Tests are easy
- App Academy is really invested in you to succeed
cons:
- Requires 70+ hour weeks
- Tests are tedious and do not reflect well on you understanding of the material
- Very little... Read More

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    9/21/2020
  • Dong Hyuk Kim | Student - Online Full-Time
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I came with zero programming knowledge"

As a student, I felt that I only scratched the surface of each topic, then did my best (with my pair-programming partner) to apply the knowledge on daily projects. During the initial week-long full stack projects, I didn't have a clear idea on how to... Read More

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    9/21/2020
  • Anonymous | former student
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"recent grad- Oct 2020"

pros:
they bet on you with income sharing
there are instructors to help (within reason)
good breath of material
career support
they force you to learn
great for people who want to learn and feel confident they can do it

cons:
It might feel expensive after you... Read More

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    9/18/2020
  • Ayce Lacap | Software Engineer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Intense but Rewarding"

App Academy is no joke. It is a very demanding program that requires dedication and effort. I spent 10-12 hours a day engaging myself with the projects, and homework. You are encouraged to limit your obligations outside of the program -- none of my classmates... Read More

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    9/16/2020
  • elijah dove | software engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Overwhelming, stimulating, rewarding experience"

I attended the App Academy SF June 2020 in-person cohort (which ended up being entirely online because 2020). It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to leap into the deep end of software engineering. It was an incredibly... Read More

Pros:
- Extremely hands on
- Learn to use many different frameworks, Ruby, JavaScript, the MERN stack, and more
- friendly staff and TAs
- lots of practice working with partners, which is hugely helpful for making sure you can articulate your coding thought process
- a lot of help during the career search

Cons:
- feel like you’re just not getting it...often
- the curriculum is sometimes laid out poorly and hard to parse.
- 16 weeks is a huge time commitment (but what do you expect when trying to switch careers entirely?)

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    9/15/2020
  • Ahmed El Mahallawy
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Terrific experience at a great school."

Pros:
- Exactly what you expect: 100% commitment and 100% focus will help you succeed in an immersive bootcamp like this one.
- Best industry practices; instructors teach you recent and up-to-date technology and practices that would be used in the industry... Read More

Cons:
- Time consuming. You will 100% be investing 9-11 hours/day prior to the beginning of your projects where you might be putting in even more time.
- Tough. This is NOT a bootcamp for those who aren't going to take this serious.
- Albeit the TAs will say "it's a marathon, not a race", it is more like a fast-paced marathon. You will get through material in no time and you'll need to pick things up quickly to keep up.

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    9/10/2020
  • Albert Chen
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Tough but worth it all in the end"

The program was definitely a lot tougher than I expected going in but I did learn a lot throughout my time during the bootcamp. The TAs are amazing and super helpful when needed. The one part I felt like could be improved was having more practice before... Read More

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    9/9/2020
  • Kevin Zhang
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Highly Demanding but Rewarding Experience"

Over the course of three months, a lot of material gets squeezed into such a small time frame and it initially seemed like such a daunting journey to embark on. But with all the great support I got from the staff members and also the amount of work I... Read More

Pros: Challenging and fun material, lots of opportunities to practice concepts, and you get plenty of help early on.

Cons: Sometimes the lecture feel too broad, and a lot of the CS concepts get glossed over (data structures & algorithms) and is more of a self-study type of deal

Tip: Manage your time if you plan to tackle this bootcamp! Getting enough sleep will go a long way and it helped me succeed and complete the course at full value

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App Academy's average rating is 4.69 out of 5.0 based on 971 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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