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About Codecademy

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Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free and low cost coding classes in web development, programming, computer science, and data science.

Codecademy courses are promoted as "One Day, One New Skill", and most free courses take fewer... Read More

Courses

Codecademy Pro

Cost: $20
Locations: Online
Course Description:

With Codecademy Pro, students will have access to all Codecademy courses plus:
- Access live technical support from professional developers
- access to quizzes at the end of each unit. Test your knowledge with quizzes and get expert tips from Codecademy's team of advisors.
- project challenges for each unit so you can actually apply what you've learned. Codecademy Pro gives instant access to every project in the catalog.
- Customizable path: Commit to a personalized learning path of key skills to master. Track your progress, customize your path, and work your way towards a professional skillset.

Codecademy Pro is 19.99/month, with a 14-day refund: If you're a first-time subscriber and you don't love Codecademy Pro, you can cancel your subscription within 14 days for a full refund. No questions asked.

Codecademy Pro INTENSIVE

Cost: $200
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Codecademy Pro Intensives are accelerated, high-touch programs that teach you job-ready skills fast.
Students will have access to everyone in Codecademy Pro, as well as:

- Build real-world projects using professional tools
- Get your projects reviewed by real developers, with professional feedback on your project code
- a rigorous curriculum and set schedule
- Graduate with certification and a portfolio of projects
- Learn with a community of peers, advisors, and mentors

Students can also add more guidance and accountability with a mentor-led learning experience, with the option to attend weekly 1-on-1s with a professional developer mentor who can pair-program on projects and offer expert guidance and feedback. Additionally, attend mentor breakout sessions to learn about technical interviews, designing your own portfolio, career advancement & planning, and many other topics.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, Ruby, JavaScript

Pro Intensive: Introduction to Data Analysis

Cost: $199
Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this 10 week course, students will learn hypothesis & A/B testing, SQL that allows you to query databases, data visualization basics, and simple, yet sound analysis techniques. Participants will recieve Codecademy Advisor Support via Live Chat, access to private Slack Community, and a Codecademy Certification.

Students will also be challenged to:
- Develop valuable expertise in SQL, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and Python.
- Learn how to organize data, conduct analysis, and interpret findings to produce business-critical insights.
- Move into advanced queries with Data Acquisition with SQL
- Comparative Statistics with Scipy
- Design A/B tests and prove significance to make data-driven decisions
- Build 3 Real-World Projects

Applicants should be prepared to spend 10+ hours per week focused on the course, and have knowledge of pre-algebra (averages, basic conversions and numeracy). This Intensive is available only in English.

Subjects:
SQL, Algorithms, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Data Science

Codecademy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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3.38/5 (25 reviews)

Student Submitted Reviews
Michael David Wiltfong
Web Developer | Graduated: 2021

3/17/2021

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"Codecademy"

Codecademy is a great platform, and it has an even better online community. They have several career paths, such as Web Development, Full-Stack Engineer, Front-End Engineer, as well as career paths for Data Scientists. In regards to their facebook group,... Read More

Anonymous
Product Manager | Graduated: 2020

9/14/2020

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"Love the idea, hate the execution"

I'll start by saying I love the idea of Codecademy and the curriculum list is very extensive! However the long laundry list bugs (including the code editor not even running in Firefox or Chrome) coupled with the high price have definitely soured me on... Read More

Anonymous
Graphic designer | Graduated: 2016

8/22/2020

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"Great way of learning"

I am so glad I found Codecademy trough a friend who recommended it. I have troubles learning but since Codecademy does everything step by step with great (and fun) explanation I can figure my way out and learn to code. Thank you so much for offering this... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2020

3/14/2020

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"Serious issues with the Codecademy Data Science Path"

Caveat #1: Codecademy's very clear they don't offer job support, so I just gave it three stars in lieu of N/A. At the end of the Codecademy Data Science path you're about 2% of the way to being employable, so it's not even really relevant.

Caveat #2: I'm... Read More

Caveat #3: In spite of not loving the Codecademy program, I like to finish things I start, so you're reading a review from someone who did the Data Science Path from start to finish, finishing about 85-90% of the material.

There are some things Codecademy does well in terms of curriculum. I thought the SQL and Python 2 lists, loops, and functions lessons were written pretty well. Beyond that, other than the occassional good module, the lessons were (#1) incredibly tedious, repeditive, and time-wasting (#2) failed to build on skills over time, opting to leave concepts behind after they'd been explained once. Once you got to a project down the line, you'd return to concepts you hadn't used for days or weeks as if you'd just learned them. This means that when you (#3) get to the challenge projects, they're simply out of reach, even with a lot of google searching and time on stack overflow. This would be the case even if the curriculum was better written, because there's sometimes a really significant gap in terms of skill level between the most challenging lessons and the easiest projects.

This leads me to the single most frustrating aspect of Codecademy, which is that they constantly point back to the forums in case users have more questions. Usually the FAQs they point to (and the forums in general when searched for a particular lesson) are 100% empty. This makes sense — why would people who have finished the path stick around to help other people muddle through basics? I can imagine an alternative world where people are somehow incentivised to do that, but it's certainly not the case currently. The CodeCademy forums were, from my experience, useless, and that fact was really incriminating given how front in center Codecademy put them in terms of posting projects and getting extra help.

I don't think the lessons that are well written are alone worth even a month's subscription to Pro — I think they might even be available for free. I've been dabbling in Dataquest a little bit for the past week, and I can absolutely recommend it over Codecademy, no hesitations, just in terms of quality of the content.

Ian Lasa
Graduated: 2019

9/26/2019

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"SALES PEOPLE NOT CAREER PEOPLE"

The prices are a lot less when bought from the vendor directly.

The Learning People use old content which looks worse than a stolen YouTube copy.

The sales people will tell you anything, salary expectations, completion times are all false. These courses... Read More

The support and CV team are staff and not professionals.

The company will take your money and after the 14 days guarantee is over they will forget you.

I have also seen this company has legal proceedings on them so may close and take your money.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

7/29/2019

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"SQL Class Super Helpful"

I've used training platforms before but found Codecademy's platform perfect for me and how I learn best (learn-by-doing). I've already recommended the course to several of my friends.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

7/27/2019

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"Error filled curriculum and poor customer policies"

I went through the web development path with a bit of prior knowledge. I found about 1/4 of the lessons to have an error about what they were teaching. Many were typos and a handful were just outdated or incorrect. I kept using their bug reporting and... Read More

Just like others below I had a subscription accidently charged and tried to cancel it on the same day of the charge. I got a quick, generic response telling me that the policy doesn't allow for any refunds at all. They'd rather have a bunch of angry customers like me (see below) than provide effective tools to learn programming.

Anonymous
People Operations Associate | Graduated: 2019

3/12/2019

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"The service was good but their customer support was so poor, my entire opinion of the program changed."

I recently graduated with a finance degree but am looking to continue developing my coding abilities. At first glance, I thought codecademy was a great way to advance my desired skills. I tried the service for a week and it was great. At the time, I didn't... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

1/23/2019

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"Skips Steps"

There's a lot to love about Code Academy. There's also a lot to be desired.

Pros: Built in interface for 90% of it. You just need your browser.

Cons: Terrible instructions for obtaining and using coding software. Also, makes occasional quantum leaps and... Read More

Christopher T
Graduated: 2018

12/21/2018

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"Poor customer service and sketchy subscription with the intensive course"

I purchased an intensive course. At first it was great, however, the first real project would not run on my computer, even with the completed code downloaded from the site. I spoke to 5 customer support representatives before the problem was even acknowledged.... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Codecademy?

Codecademy offers many financing options, such as Scholarships and Monthly Payments.

What courses are offered at Codecademy?

There are many courses you can take at Codecademy. These include Codecademy Pro, Codecademy Pro INTENSIVE, Pro Intensive: Introduction to Data Analysis

What types of programs are offered at Codecademy?

Codecademy has programs for students that can be taken online.

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of interactive lessons, daily coding practice, and more.

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