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Lambda School

Courses: Free Mini Coding Bootcamp, 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 and data scientists at no up-front cost. The computer science academy offers full-time, 6-month programs and part-time, 12-month programs.

Throughout the rigorous... 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 Mini Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 2 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Free iOS Development 101 offers students the ability to attend a live, interactive class from anywhere in the world.

Students will learn the basics of Xcode, how it works, and how to use it to create apps, an introduction to the programming language used to create macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps, and tips for designing user interfaces without any code.

Perfect for beginners, the mini bootcamps and their archives will let you get up to speed quickly.

Subjects: Mobile, iOS

Full Time Data Science

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 52 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A six-month full-time or one-year part-time online machine learning and artificial intelligence course that’s free until you get a job making at least $50,000/year.

During six months at the Lambda Academy of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, 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, artificial intelligence, or data science 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 learn the practical skills and modern languages required to become a data scientist, 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 for free. Once you get a job making at least $50,000/year, you’ll pay a percentage of your salary for two years. Check out our website for the details.

Our curriculum covers the following topics and more:
- Statistics
- Linear Algebra
- Regression
- Data Visualization
- Principal Components Analysis
- Neural Networks
- Deep Learning
- Computer Vision
- Clustering & Search
- Natural Language Processing
- Data Collection
- Data Science
- TensorFlow
- Amazon AI Services

Subjects: Machine Learning, Algorithms, Statistics & Probability

Full Time Full Stack Web Development

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

A six-month full-time or one-year part-time online computer science course that’s free until you get a job making at least $50,000/year.

During six months at the Lambda Academy of Computer Science, 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 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 for free. Once you get a job making at least $50,000/year, you’ll pay a percentage of your salary for two years. Check out our website for the details.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, MongoDB, Operating Systems, Technical Leadership, Career Coaching, Personal Finance, React.js, SQL, Algorithms, Node.js, JavaScript, C, Data Structures

Lambda School Reviews

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4.52/5

(182 reviews)
    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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    1/21/2021
  • Rachele Edwards | Software Engineer (Fullstack)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Lambda is a great option to learn code with realistic tuition expectations and offers more than any other bootcamp."

I love Lambda school! The only con is that when they make changes, it can take a minute to be able to get everything in order. That being said, all changes are to make Lambda's experience better for students, and it's impressive with the growth they've... Read More

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    12/12/2020
  • Anonymous | Full Stack Web Development (Part Time)
  • Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I can't believe this, I feel scammed"

After I was a few Units in (3) and thus financially obligated to pay the ISA, they removed core components of the program. There are no more assigned team leads. There are no more standups with your classmates so you can discuss the same project and see... Read More

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    12/7/2020
  • Devin | software
  • Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Terrible fake school"

Software Engineer and Former Lambda Student on "Is Lambda Worth It"

This will be a bit long-winded I apologize beforehand. But I have strong opinions and feel they should be fully explained.
I attended Lambda for 4 months as a student and 4 months as... Read More

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    11/30/2020
  • anonymous | social media marketing
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Former Student/ very angry"

No upfront cost, you can sign and ISA. Sounds like a dream, too good to be true even! That's because it is. They will change up the curriculum mid-way through your learning experience and expect you to just accept it and not complain. If you make to much... Read More

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Lambda School's average rating is 4.52 out of 5.0 based on 182 review(s).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Lambda School?

Lambda School offers many financing options, such as Income Share Agreements, Deffered Payment, and Upfront Payments.

What courses are offered at Lambda School?

There are many courses you can take at Lambda School. These include Free Mini Coding Bootcamp, Full Time Data Science, Full Time Full Stack Web Development

What types of programs are offered at Lambda School?

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

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of career coaches, collaborative coding sessions, meetups, and more.

What are the job outcomes for Lambda School?

The average salary after graduation is $60,000, and 85.90% of alumni find a job.

Lambda School alumni work at various tech companies, such as Amazon, Google, Twilio, Uber, Stripe, Microsoft, and more.

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