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Lambda School

Courses: Free Coding Course: Intro to HTML and CSS, Free Mini Coding Bootcamp, Full Time Backend Development, Full Time Data Science, Full Time Full Stack Web Development

Locations

Online

About Lambda School

Lambda School is an online coding bootcamp that trains people to become software engineers, data scientists, or backend developers at no up-front cost. The computer science academy offers full-time, 6-month programs for Web Development and Data Science,... Read More

Lambda School's mission is to "remove every possible barrier to a world-class education and become the best place in the world to launch a new career." To fulfill this mission, they offer a deferred tuition model, so students only pay a percentage of income after they accept a job, and only if they're making at least $50k per year. Other tuition options include tuition installments and discounted upfront tuition.

During the application process, prospective students must complete the precourse work or entrance tests as well as provide a high school diploma, GED certificate, or college transcript.

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Courses

Free Coding Course: Intro to HTML and CSS

  • Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn to code with our 100% online async HTML & CSS course. Enjoy 4 hours of self-paced coding tutorials with 7 HTML modules and 7 CSS modules. We'll walk you through how HTML works and how to write it, and then you'll build a project to show off your skills.

Duration: 4 hours

Subjects: CSS, HTML

Free Mini Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn the basics of coding and technical careers with our live, free one-hour long mini bootcamps. Topics range from Graphical Coding for Java Beginners to Backend Development Career Outlooks. You'll build projects and get your questions answered with our popular instructors.

Duration: 1 hour

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Java, Coding

Full Time Backend Development

  • Duration: 36 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Lambda School is launching a new 9-month full-time program to train backend engineers. Graduates will be prepared with the skills necessary to land entry-level software developer roles at companies of all sizes. Our curriculum is jointly developed by Lambda School and Amazon, and is based on critical knowledge, skills, and attributes required to succeed as a backend engineer.

Each graduate of the new Enterprise Backend Development program will leave Lambda School with over 1,400 hours of hands-on coding experience and will have the practical skills required to succeed at companies like Amazon, without needing a 4-year CS degree.

Admissions open on July 6, 2021, and our first cohort will launch on September 27, 2021. Go to our site to learn more!

Our curriculum covers the following topics and more:
- Java Programming
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Software Engineering
- Testing
- DynamoDB
- Concurrency
- Interview Preparation

Cost: Visit Lambda School for Details

Subjects: Software Testing, Java, Back-End Web Development

Full Time Data Science

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A six-month full-time online data science course to prepare you for a career in applied statistics and predictive modeling.

During the six months program, you will spend nearly as much time studying computing fundamentals and writing code as you would in most four-year programs. You'll not only be an excellent machine learning, data engineering, or predictive modeling practitioner, but you will have a deeper grounding in the fundamentals of computer science, including algorithms, data structures, operating systems, and more.

In short, you'll learn the practical skills and modern languages required to become a data scientist, and how to think abstractly and solve problems from first principles.

We're so convinced you'll get a job after finishing our course that you can enroll and take the entire course without paying us first. Once you get a job making at least $50,000/year, you’ll pay a percentage of your salary up to a max cap or length of time. Check out our website for the details!

Our curriculum covers the following topics and more:
- Statistics
- Linear Algebra
- Data Visualization
- Applied Modeling
- Software Engineering
- SQL and Databases
- Productization and Cloud
- Machine Learning
- Neural Network Foundations
- Python and OOP
- Algorithms
- Natural Language Processing

Subjects: Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Science, Statistics & Probability

Full Time Full Stack Web Development

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 26 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A six-month full-time web developer course that prepares you for a successful career in web development.

During the six months at Lambda School, you will spend nearly as much time studying computing fundamentals and writing code as you would in most four-year programs. You'll not only be an excellent web development practitioner, but will have a deeper grounding in the fundamentals of computer science, including algorithms, data structures, operating systems, and more.

In short, you'll not only learn the practical skills and modern languages required to become a software engineer, but also how to think abstractly and solve problems from first principles.

We're so convinced you'll get a job after finishing our course that you can enroll and take the entire course without paying us first. Once you get a job making at least $50,000/year, you’ll pay a percentage of your salary up to a max cap or length of time. Check out our website for the details!

Our curriculum covers the following topics and more:
- HTML
- CSS
- Git
- JavaScript
- React
- Redux
- React Router
- Functional Programming Techniques
- Advanced React
- Node
- Python and OOP
- Data Structures
- Algorithms

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Redux, React.js, Node.js, Data Structures, Computer Science Fundamentals, Web Development

Lambda School Reviews

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4.49/5

(186 reviews)
    7/26/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Dishonest, total scam."

The recruiters said that no prior coding experience was required and that we would be taught what we needed know rather than having to teach ourselves. I became skeptical of both when I was doing the test to see if I could be admitted. Over half of the... Read More

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    7/2/2021
  • Chelsea Tolnai | Senior Development Engineer
  • Full Time Full Stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best life changing decision I've ever made!"

I completed Lambda and immediately started mentoring for Lambda X (post-graduate employment preparation program). Within two weeks, I was hired as a contracted junior front-end wed developer for a fortune 10 company. After a month at that company I was... Read More

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    6/25/2021
  • D'Artagnan von Pingel | Software Engineer
  • Full Time Full Stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Highly Recommended"

I started Lambda School in November 2020. This was right after they made the change to their Full Stack Web Development (FT) program from 9 months to 6 months. This school is designed to help you succeed. They genuinely care about your career success,... Read More

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    6/25/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Full Time Full Stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Not worth it"

Just don't bother. They give up on their students very quickly, if you have family emergencies come up? and need quite a bit of extra time off to handle them, and then request to start back a few months later, they'll tell you it's against their policy,... Read More

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    3/26/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"It's simply not worth it"

I joined Lambda during the time when the pandemic first hit. I had virtually no background knowledge in tech, but Lambda assures that that no prior experience is needed. This is the part that is mostly false. Lambda is incredibly face-paced that you pretty... Read More

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    3/19/2021
  • Anonymous | Full Stack Engineer
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Best decision I ever made"

Lambda has honestly been the best experience of my life. They can take anyone and then turn them into a developer! I didn't know any coding before joining lambda and I got through the whole program without needing to take their flex option. If you reach... Read More

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    3/5/2021
  • Matthew Smith
  • Graduated: 2020

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"1hr lectures per-day for 30k in 9months, basically."

I hope this helps others not make the same mistake. I joined Lambda School with high hopes. I began the program when they still had Tech Leads (minimum wage paid students to help you). The Tech Leads were advertised to some degree as subject matter experts. ... Read More

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    2/11/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2021

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"It's not worth it after first half"

Lambda School is good place to gain confidence if you're starting completely from square one and/or struggle with the concepts on your own. They have many different resources to seek help if you need it. That being said, if you're smart enough to get... Read More

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    1/22/2021
  • Ramonta Lee | Web Developer
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"An adventurous journey"

The pros were relevant content, experienced instructors, great network, many opportunities. Working to solve real world problems. The cons were that it changes often, sometimes not for the better. Removed TLs which were a part of many people's journey.... Read More

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    1/22/2021
  • Anonymous | Product Development Engineer
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"It will be hard but it will be worth it!"

I remember when I got my admissions into Lambda school in late 2019, one of the slides as part of the orientation read something like, "This is going to be hard!". They weren't lying, as someone who has gone through a five-year undergrad engineering course.... Read More

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Lambda School's average rating is 4.49 out of 5.0 based on 186 review(s).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Lambda School?

Lambda School offers many tuition options, including Income Share Agreements, Tuition Installments, and Upfront Payments. Please go to the site to learn more.

What courses are offered at Lambda School?

Lambda School offers Full Time Data Science, Full Time Full Stack Web Development, Full Time Backend Development, and Free Coding Course: Intro to HTML and CSS.

What types of programs are offered at Lambda School?

Lambda School has Full-Time programs for students that can be taken entirely online.

In these programs, students will not only learn the full technical curriculum, they can also learn from and take advantage of career coaches, collaborative coding sessions, and more.

What are the job outcomes for Lambda School?

For Full Stack Web, the median salary of placed students is $60,000. For Data Science, it's $75,000. Visit the Lambda School website to learn more about their outcomes.

Lambda School grads have been hired by various companies, such as Amazon, Google, Twilio, Stripe, Microsoft, Plaid, and more.

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