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App Academy

Courses: App Academy Open, 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

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
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

(1035 reviews)
    4/14/2021
  • Anonymous | Junior software developer
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Highway Robbery"

App Academy during Covid has been a giant disappointment. The TA's are lazy and uninformed -- the instructors mostly have no prior teaching experience and many are past graduates who were unable to land a "real" coding job after going through App Academy... Read More

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    4/13/2021
  • Courtney Newcomer
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Most Rewarding & Fulfilling Challenge!"

Once I decided to take the leap into a bootcamp, after many recommendations by current software engineers, and also, not having the funds to go back to school for another Bachelor's, I found App Academy my very first day of searching. With every step... Read More

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    4/12/2021
  • Jasmine
  • Software Engineer Track: In-Person
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Wonderful"

Pros: Feel like I graduated with a solid foundation without having to spend 2+ years going back to college. Meet amazing, talented, peers that were as passionate and hardworking. Built portfolio pieces that I can showcase during interviews. App Academy... Read More

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    4/9/2021
  • Taten Knight
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Awesome Learning Experience!"

This program is great! It has a modern curriculum that teaches everything from programming basics to full stack web development. If you have programming experience, the start of the program is an opportunity to freshen up some basic skills and get some... Read More

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    4/7/2021
  • Jesse Ogburn
  • App Academy Open
  • Graduated: 2021

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"I am enjoying App Academy and the very intense program that they have designed"

Overall, I am thrilled to have found App Academy. I am switching careers from a 17-year career in woodworking and carpentry to software engineer, yeah big switch, right! This course is challenging and very informative and I have learned a lot. Probably... Read More

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    4/5/2021
  • Mark H Valdez
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Most valuable 24 weeks"

For me having no coding experience and a degree in psychology I was unsure how I could ever get into the tech industry. Through this program I feel like I know enough to get my foot in the door so to speak. Personally I enjoyed having a rigorous schedule... Read More

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    4/5/2021
  • River
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A one-stop-shop to rocket boost your coding career"

App Academy is known as one of the best coding bootcamps in the world, and for good reason. I feel that the word 'bootcamp' is kind of a misnomer so much as aA is a fully-fledged college. It covers a wide variety of topics in a short amount of time, yet... Read More

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    4/1/2021
  • Rob | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent Program"

If you're looking to quickly move from zero to full knowledge of full stack application development, look no further than App Academy. In six short months, you're taught all relevant topics and fully prepared for the job search ahead. It isn't for the... Read More

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    4/1/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A stressful, exhausting, and unbelievably rewarding experience."

App Academy was hard. It crams a lot of knowledge into you very quickly, favoring repetition to lock in concepts. And it just kind of works! This was the best choice I've ever made. I understand the Full Stack, and love what I'm doing. The cons are obvious.... Read More

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    4/1/2021
  • Peter Mai
  • Software Engineer Track: Online
  • Graduated: 2021

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"I had a great experience during my time as a student at App Academy!"

While the program does take 6 months of your life, you get so much out of it. You get to meet all sorts of people from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life, and you get to experience the newest technologies as you learn to become a software engineer.... Read More

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App Academy's average rating is 4.69 out of 5.0 based on 1035 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 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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