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Online, San Francisco, NYC
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About App Academy

Location: Online, San Francisco, NYC

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

Courses

App Academy Open

Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

With App Academy Open you’ll get free access to App Academy’s entire in-person full-stack curriculum, which has placed thousands of people in software development jobs. App Academy is ranked as the #1 coding bootcamp in the US and, since 2016, has placed more software developers at Google than UC Berkeley. On the Free plan you’ll get over 1,500 hours of material (readings, videos, projects), an interactive coding environment and community features like chat to keep you connected with thousands of prospective developers across the globe.

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

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, 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
In-person Only
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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4.68/5 (1080 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

7/7/2021

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"Rigorous but effective!"

My friends recommended App Academy to me because they have met several aA alumni in their workplaces and thought them to be great engineers. I have an engineering background so am used to rigorous academics, but aA still definitely required a lot of hard... Read More

Anonymous
Software Engineer/Full Stack Dev | Graduated: 2021

7/6/2021

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Software Engineer Track: Online

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"Interesting"

There are definite ups and down. The curriculum is ever changing and evolving. I do not believe the iteration I went through was the best, but the main points and flow are there. They definitely teach you most of the foundation you will need to go forward.... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

7/1/2021

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Software Engineer Track: Online

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"6 months of good ideas and poor execution."

App Academy (aA) should really be considered a program under development. They pass this off as a feature rather than a bug and in theory it is but not they way that they do it. The company is overly compartmentalized which seems to be intentional to... Read More

David
Programmer/Analyst | Graduated: 2021

6/30/2021

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"Decent Education/Terrible Financial Decision"

The education you'll receive at App Academy is good. Assuming you can keep the 100 hour/week pace up and retain any information. I was able to secure a job a little faster than my cohort mates mostly based on my previous job experience outside of Software... Read More

Chuks Ota
Graduated: 2021

6/28/2021

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Software Engineer Track: Online

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"It was quite the learning experience."

From the beginning, App Academy is pretty transparent about how much work it'll be, but there's not a whole lot of preparation that will really prepare you for the program. Before you dive in, really do some soul searching if you have the work ethic,... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

6/14/2021

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"It was awesome!"

I had a great time going through App Academy. It was not easy, but with the help of the phenomenal instructors and the wonderful classmates I met a long the way I was able to make it to the end. Very happy with my choice to attend and would recommend... Read More

Anonymous
Junior Instructional Assistant | Graduated: 2021

6/8/2021

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Software Engineer Track: Online

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"Worth It"

pros: direction on what to learn passionate staff the curriculum is frequently updated to the most recent in-demand skills. gain a community of like-minded individuals who love to program. gain valuable connections in the industry cons: intense program... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2020

6/8/2021

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Software Engineer Track: In-Person

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"Overrated"

You feel incredibly hyped because you finished an intense program. You went through numerous assessments where a handful of people get dropped each time. You completed a few full stack applications. And so upon graduation you feel great and confident.... Read More

Icarus
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

6/3/2021

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App Academy Open

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"App Academy motivated me for life"

My time at App Academy was truly life-changing. I came into the program not sure what I wanted to do in life, kind of depressed and unsure what my future looked like. App Academy taught me things beyond coding, such as budgeting my time, managing stress,... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

5/28/2021

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Software Engineer Track: Online

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"App Academy has changed... not for the better!"

I am currently attending App Academy. I started at the beginning of May. App Academy is split into three week modules. The first module we went through was great. Full of examples and problems, discussions on where we would see the JavaScript concepts... 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 App Academy Open, 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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