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Flatiron School

Online, NYC, Chicago, Austin, +3 more.
Seattle, Houston, Washington D.C.
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About Flatiron School

Location: Online, NYC, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Houston, Washington D.C.

Founded in 2012 and started the bootcamp revolution, Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity analytics, cybersecurity engineering, and product design that trains passionate people... Read More

To apply, submit your application and share a bit about yourself and what's driving you to start a career. During the application process, you will speak with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview to allow for the opportunity to get to know each other better in a friendly conversation. You will also need to complete a 15-minute critical thinking and problem-solving assessment afterwards.

You will receive your acceptance decision from Admissions within 4 business days of completing the assessment.

Students benefit from:
- Proven Career-Services Framework
- Robust Industry-Aligned Curriculum
- Career Building Portfolio
- Dedicated 1:1 Career-Coaching
- The Support of Passionate Instructors, Coaches and Community

Flatiron School was one of the first bootcamps in the industry and a pioneer in providing 3rd party examined job placement reports.

Flatiron School offers many scholarships including the new Essential Workers Scholarship, which provides opportunities for individuals with the passion, dedication, and will to change things, especially if they’ve experienced roadblocks before. Students who are awarded the scholarship can receive up to $1,500 and start learning with no deposit down. Please visit the Flatiron School website for more details.

Courses

Software Engineering

Cost: $16,900
Duration: 15 weeks
Locations: Austin, Seattle, Chicago, NYC, Washington D.C., Houston
In-person Only
Course Description:

Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Over 15 challenging weeks on Flatiron School’s campus, students learn to think, and build, like software engineers — from developing coding proficiency to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. In each three-week curriculum module, students develop key skills through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration, showcasing progress through Portfolio Projects. While the bulk of the material covered encompasses the Ruby and JavaScript ecosystems, we carefully designed our curriculum to prepare students to launch software engineering careers, independent of any specific language or technology.

The course covers Ruby, HTML & CSS, Object Orientation, Object Relational Mapping (ORM), SQL, Rack, Sinatra, Rails, JavaScript, React, Node.js and Express.js, Angular, and more. By the completion of the program, students have done much more than simply build technical skills: they have maintained technical blogs to show they can credibly talk tech; they have become a part of the tech community; they have amassed an impressive portfolio of unique, functional web applications to show employers as they enter the job-search phase with the support of our Career Services team.

No previous coding experience is required, but Flatiron School encourages all applicants to start learning through the free coding introductory lessons.. All students apply through a standardized process, including a written application, admissions interview, and technical review.

Flatiron School Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.65/5 (258 reviews)

Anonymous

2/24/2016

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"Great School!"

You are free to choose whichever bootcamp you want, and I'm sure they are all good.

I chose learn because it was online and affordable. The content is great, easy to understand if you are mentally invested, and most importantly up to date. You will find... Read More

Most importantly, the people running the school are extremely committed to improving it daily. Even myself, as a student, I'm committed to help them make it even better and that's perhaps the best part of it. Feels like a coding home base.

Liz Denhup
Graduated: 2015

2/24/2016

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"Great bootcamp."

I enrolled in the Flatiron School's online version of their full-stack web development course three months ago because I wanted to build my programming skills and transition into a career in software. So far I have been extremely pleased with my decision.... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2015

2/24/2016

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"Excellent course"

When I decided to restart my career in technology after a break of 10years, I knew I needed help. I had been keeping myself abreast with the latest technology trends and working as a pro bono web consultant for a few entrepreneur friends. It was giving... Read More

After scouting the web for places to learn, I stumbled upon the Flatiron School and the prospect of a job guarantee upon course completion, caught my attention. I signed up and did the pre-work in order to make it into the course.

The lessons are very well written in a clear and concise manner. Examples are to the point. My most valuable experience in my online study at Flatiron School are the Live Lectures! Avi is the best and makes learning fun and interactive. To top it off, the community of learners at the online Flatiron School are amazing, friendly and extremely helpful.

I would recommend anyone to try the online learning curriculum with the Flatiron School in a heartbeat. They are driven to make a beneficial impact in the lives of their students!

Roberto
Graduated: 2015

2/23/2016

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"Solid institution, solid program."

For me, choosing a program to get into web dev came down to these factors: credibility, quality, cost. Here is what I found.

Credibility:

The first factor was easy to tackle. If you go to learn.co you can read the jobs report. It’s an independently audited... Read More

Now take it from me. This is a great program.

One of my former colleagues joined another popular program (without me knowing, or I would have persuaded her otherwise) and is now hoping that she can find a job. I, however know that the school’s reputation is on the line over me. They very publicly advertise their audited placement rates.

Quality:

The curriculum is based on the in-person program. So, not only are the instructors good at coding, the actual material has has proven itself several times (results seen in jobs report). Not just that, but there is material that is not included in the in-person program. You are simply exposed to more content, and one could argue that this will make you a stronger job candidate.

What’s more, I encourage you to actually do the free coursework. It will only cost a little of your time, but you can see what the program is all about and why students are so addicted. Yes, I said addicted.

A note here on quality. The Flatiron School selects students in what I consider a unique fashion. There are people in the program who have tech backgrounds, have worked with big data, or majored in math, and there are artists, writers, comedians, etc. I say this because the curriculum is extremely accessible. Everyone can get through it, and everyone becomes stronger from it. This is largely due to the content and the format, but also due to the community. At the end of the day, despite their different backgrounds, everyone I have come into contact with loves the program.

Cost/Pace:

You go at your own pace. If you finish in 4 months, good for you. If you finish in 8, fantastic. For the most part people don’t pull out their rulers and start comparing. And why should you? However everyone’s budget is always at the back of their mind.

The team recently launched a second version for $500 instead of $1000 per month. The $500 version is just the Premium version with some support services stripped away. I am glad to be in the Premium version because it suites my needs, and I budgeted for it. However, the basic version students are by no means treated any differently in the community. Honestly most of us don’t know (or care) who is in which plan.

Added bonus: Community

This is a big one. Communities are not perfect. Anywhere. But having been on several on-line learning platforms before, and having worked in education, I can say that the community that is cultured here is very supportive and open. Whether you are outgoing or reserved, you can find a place here. There are virtually no rules to follow though. It just seems to be a product of the people who are admitted, and of course the tone set by the community leaders.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2015

10/1/2015

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"The Job Report Reflects the Flatiron of 2014 not 2015. That said, excellent education"

The education is likely better than ever. The curriculum is well-engineered, there are many TAs available, and there is tremendous community support.

That said, I invested in Flatiron School, rather than Full Stack or DBC or Metis, because of the jobs... Read More

I'm satisfied with my 15k investment, generally. But perhaps I would have chosen a less expensive bootcamp had I known that the average earnings were just that-- average. I suspect this is due to an increasing saturation of bootcamp grads and/or the Placements team's increasing role in making connections rather than Avi.

Ian Miller
Graduated: 2014

9/20/2014

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"Flatiron School has been one of the best investments I have ever made"

Hello! I am a graduate and I am also currently employed as an Instructor at the Flatiron School as well, so I am one of several that has experienced Flatiron School from both a student perspective and an instructor perspective.

Why Flatiron School?
I applied... Read More

Programming
Yes, the objective of Flatiron School is to teach its students how to code, and how to code well. But that's not what makes Flatiron School succeed. It's the ability of the admissions team and its teachers to provide a rich, diverse community in which students push each other to succeed through collaboration and support. As a result of this, students learn programming by communicating with each other while working on projects, and ultimately creating a rich ecosystem of knowledge that iteratively builds upon itself, week after week throughout the semester.

New York Tech Community
Flatiron School has benefitted a lot by simply being part of the New York tech community, and has given back to the community as well. That's the primary ethos of Flatiron School. Its defining quality is community, and it hosts meetups and events every week, such as NYC on Rails, iOS Devs Meetup, Manhattan.js, and Flatiron Presents (student presentations). The diversity of its graduates that go forth into the New York tech community is something that sets Flatiron School apart from its peers; at least 40% of accepted students are female.

In Closing...
Flatiron School has been one of the best investments I have ever made. I say this not from a financial perspective, but rather from a career and motivational perspective. In my previous jobs prior to attending Flatiron School, my imagination and motivational drive was starting to wane, and I started to see things in a greyish hue. As the weeks progressed during my time at Flatiron School, my burgeoning skill-set started to show me what was possible. Coding is not a means to an end in itself, but rather it's the gateway that makes everything else attainable. Being able to build a software tool or product or whatever you may call it allows you come extremely close to having a profound effect on the things you care about. Making life more colorful and vibrant again. After all, isn't that the point of education? It is meant to bridge the gap between your dreams and reality. I didn't find that in high school or college. I found that at Flatiron. And as a teacher, that's what I strive to impart to our students every day.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2014

9/20/2014

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"I could probably write a dissertation on how much I loved my time at Flatiron School"

I could probably write a dissertation on how much I loved my time at Flatiron School, but I will try to keep this short-ish.

The practical stuff: They take you from 0 (and I really mean no coding experience whatsoever) to equipped to land your first Junior... Read More

To back that up - I am a music school grad with no experience writing code outside of basic HTML. The program was incredibly challenging and I struggled through most of it, but came out the other side confident in my ability to get a job and continue the learning process. I took a 6 month (paid) apprenticeship that has since turned into a full-time job. I've almost doubled my salary in less than a year. To put that in different terms, my return on investment was a little more than three times the tuition for Flatiron School in seven months.

The other stuff: I've always been a good student and I've always hated school. Sitting in Avi's class was the first time that I found myself enjoying lectures. He has an ability to read his students -- he seemed to know when to push forward and when to back up a bit so that we weren't lost despite the complexity of the topics. We spent more than half the program learning pure Ruby and overarching programming concepts that help me a great deal in my day-to-day. The TAs are passionate about teaching and form real relationships with the students. Everyone there is invested in the growth and future of each student.

Flatiron is not just a programming bootcamp, it's a community, and an immensely supportive one at that. My time there was life-changing.

Samuel Owens

6/15/2014

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A wonderful experience. They teach how to code and so much more. Wonderful staff and an amazing group of students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Flatiron School?

Flatiron School offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, Loan Financing, Deffered Payment, and Upfront Payments.

What courses are offered at Flatiron School?

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What types of programs are offered at Flatiron School?

Flatiron School has Full-Time and Part-Time programs for students that can be taken online or in-person.

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of pair-programming exercises, labs & mini projects, mentorship, individual career coaching, and more.

What are the job outcomes for Flatiron School?

The average salary after graduation is $76,000 for on-campus grads and $72,000 for online grads, and 93% of alumni find a job.

Flatiron School alumni work at various tech companies, such as Microsoft, Glossier, Amazon Web Services, and more.

What is the application process at Flatiron School like?

Prospective students will need to submit an online form in order to apply to Flatiron School.

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