Codeup is a career accelerator preparing adults for in-demand careers. We teach our students all the technical skills they need to ramp up into a new industry and complement that with our professional development curriculum and hands-on job search support.... Read More
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Average Ratings (All Programs)
Student Submitted Reviews
"No experience in web development, no problem!"
Codeup helped change my life for the better. I made a total career change into web development with no prior coding experience! They gave me the knowledge and tools needed for me to succeed. If you are looking to make a career change into web development,... Read More
"Amazing experience and equally amazing staff!"
I was fortunate enough to be a part of the first cohort in Dallas and I can't say enough great things about my experience! From the day I walked in and met Christian to the time I got my offer letter he worked incredibly hard to make sure we had what... Read More
"An Honest Review"
I completed Codeup's Full Stack Web Development Course in June of 2019, entering the market as an entry level software developer. I would highly recommend attending a CS bootcamp over the self-taught route to gain access to instructor-led lectures, an... Read More
I have a few cons worth mentioning. Codeup is the most expensive bootcamp I know of personally totaling $22,500. However, Codeup offers their students many scholarship opportunities and is one of the very few bootcamps that accepts the GI bill. For some, Codeup's 9-5 instructor led classes is too long/structured. And finally, Industry valued frameworks like Angular or React aren't taught at Codeup.
Finally, what I like best about Codeup is the challenge of delivering a comprehensive Full-Stack application to staff, friends, family, and recruiters the day of graduation after 2 and a half weeks of hard work on the capstone project. I cannot overstate the importance of completing TEAM projects throughout your Codeup or bootcamp experience. Recruiters love that!
TLDR – No brainer for veterans using the GI Bill or Vocational Rehab.
Personal Outcome – Hired with major tech organization.
Cohort Outcome – 23/28 Graduated, 21/23 placed within 8 weeks of graduation.
I told myself that I wouldn’t write a review until... Read More
If you are reading this to decide if it’s worth your time or money, that depends on your personal financial situation. For a military veteran using the GI Bill or Vocational Rehab, it is absolutely worth every cent. Mostly because you’ll get paid to attend class and learn a skill worth having. If you’re paying out of pocket or through loans, that can be a much trickier proposition.
Do not be fooled by the ridiculous starting salaries advertised by other boot camps. Those amounts easily equate to the average of ~$55k San Antonio offers. The primary reason for this is cost of living adjustment. So, if you think you’re going to make $80-$100k fresh out of Codeup with no prior experience or college degree, think again. In fact, due to the enormous talent pool of qualified candidates and limited number of positions, not having a college degree (regardless of field) can really hurt you in the San Antonio market. You have much less in the way of bargaining and have to consider the idea of taking a much lower than desired salary just to get the coveted experience companies crave.
Engagement beyond graduation is more than you could ask for and also worth the investment. Follow-on cohorts may have a different experience, but my review is based off working with Stephen who was in charge of employer relations. On top of the volunteer opportunities, job fairs, workshops, and meetups, additional interviews were also coordinated by Stephen. He did everything in his power to find opportunities with employers. In total, I had 8 phone interviews and 5 in-person interviews. Out of the 5, I received offers from 2. I might’ve been able to secure an additional 2 offers, but my interviewing/negotiating skills were rusty and poorly researched (see above about salary expectations).
The instructors at Codeup are the main reason to choose a structured approach versus self-taught. Having access to someone intimately familiar with the curriculum whenever you need pays dividends when trying to grasp tricky concepts. The instructors almost make you believe they are wizards with special membership rings that give them coding powers. But with that being said, it is important to curb your expectations. The instructors are experts on the curriculum they teach and their individual expertise outside of the curriculum. This means that trying to test them with obscure coding challenges that have zero relevance to the real world is utterly pointless. This leads into the curriculum.
The curriculum is relatively up to date given the breakneck speed development moves. You will learn HTML, CSS, JS (ES5 and ES6), Java 8, Spring, MySQL, and a little bit of Bash. You will learn just enough of each of these to be dangerous, but not even close to mastery. You will find yourself asking why you’re using x framework, or y library, but the truth is, just do it. Development is complex enough as is, you don’t need to try to reinvent the wheel just to say that your project uses no libraries. As the projects get more difficult, no one gives a shit if you use jquery or lodash or bootstrap or whatever to make your project. As long as the final product is functional, feature complete, and relatively bug free, use whatever you can to save yourself time!
With all of that being said, manage your expectations. Special wizard rings are not issued upon graduation. You will spend 4 months learning many dialects of many languages. Equate that to learning French, German, Arabic, Spanish, and Japanese in 4 months. Your level of mastery will be reflected in much the same way. You will gravitate towards one more than the other, and become more proficient the more you use it. At the end of the day, Codeup was well worth it for me and several of my cohort mates would agree.
"An Exceptional Program"
Codeup took me from complete coding beginner to developing full stack web apps in 4 months. The network of industry connections you gain access to through the instructors and owners is also invaluable. I was hired as a PHP developer within 3 weeks of... Read More
"Intense course that's great to kick-start a career, but takes a lot of hard work and continued learning after the course is over"
I decided on Codeup because it's less of a time and financial commitment than getting a traditional degree, but you still get the benefit of in-person instruction and 1-on-1 help that you don't get using online tutorials.
I completed the part time front-end... Read More
However, a major con is that it's a lot of learning condensed into a very short amount of time, and there's a lot of pressure on the individual to keep pace. The "syllabus" has a schedule of "however long it takes to cover this topic," and I found that many in my class moved at very different paces. Another con is, because of the condensed timeframe, there's not a lot of time to practice each thing you learn. It's very much up to the individual how far into each topic they want to/are able to go. High levels of personal motivation and the willingness to persevere are a must.
Codeup was very helpful in getting me to the next stage of web development. Something I was unable to do on my own
"Not easy, but worth it if you're willing roll up your sleeves."
The main con of attending this program, as with any other program of this type, is the condensed learning period. Learning to code is not easy (if it were, everyone would be doing it), and being pushed to learn so much within such a short period of time... Read More
"Web Development Foundation Starts Here"
Codeup was a great program to push my knowledge to the limits. The instructors are great and willing to help whenever possible. This is defiantly a school that you get what you put into it tho, if your not gonna study and practice the art of programming... Read More
"Fun and Educational"
Codeup was a very different course than what I was used to. Students are encouraged to interrupt with their questions (we were given a rubber duck to throw to get attention from the instructors). It's very fast-paced, and the instructors really enjoy... Read More
I've attended college, yet I gained more useful information form Codeup in a few months than the years I spent at college. Not just in programming, but job hunting as well. In fact, my employers really liked the fact that I went through a bootcamp, because that was excellent preparation for their training.
Overall, I highly recommend Codeup to anyone interested in learning web development.