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Courses: Free iOS Development 101, Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering, Full-time iOS Development & Computer Science, Full-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering, Part-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, +-1 more.
Part-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

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About Lambda School

Lambda School is a full-time, online immersive computer science academy that trains people to become software engineers and data scientists at no up-front cost. Courses include full-stack web development and data science, and students will learn front... Read More

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Courses

Free iOS Development 101

  • 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 Computer Science & Software Engineering

  • 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

Full-time iOS Development & Computer Science

  • Duration: 30 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

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

During seven months at the iOS and computer science 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 iOS 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: Objective-C, Networking, Operating Systems, Python, Swift, Django, Algorithms, C, Data Structures

Full-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

  • 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

Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering

  • 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

Part-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

  • 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

Lambda School Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.61/5

(173 reviews)
    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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    11/21/2020
  • Angelyn A Liem
  • Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Not worth 30K we have to pay if we get a relevant job within 5 years of graduation"

Lambda is a good starting point for learning to code, but they are growing and changing so fast with really poor implementation that it is hurting the current students and these students like me are stuck with their ISAs, especially if they are already... Read More

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    11/20/2020
  • Nathan Cowley
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Success at Lambda is up to you!"

I started Lambda School at the beginning of Covid 19 lockdown. I came from a construction background and had no prior experience in the tech industry. It was a huge wakeup call for how tough it was going to be. But guess what? Did it suck at first? Of... Read More

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    11/2/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Lambda School is a nightmare with good marketing"

Cons:
1. Lambda School presents itself as a risk free choice to break into coding but instead they play favorites and defames anyone who gives feedback they don't like. Several students were removed for questioning the eratic school and its staff.

2. They... Read More

3. The CEO claims that he routinely will download all data from the Slack, including your personal inbox, so there is zero privacy in the school.

4. They make up things on the fly without set policies based on them doing whatever they can to make it seem like it's rosy to their investors.

5. The CEO was formerly homeless and now his school is being given millions, he seems to think being dishonest about the school justifies the means.

6. They protect toxic and abusive students claiming they "can't police freedom of speech".

7. The grading is arbitrary by students who may or may not fully understand what they're grading.

8. The students who become TAs aren't necessarily trained in anything, even the curriculum. They're given a book of the answers and told to be confident even about things they don't understand.

Pros:

1. You have access to the CEO if you want that..

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    10/30/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Would not recommend any more."

The program was good at one point but has changed significantly. They no longer have paid support in the form of TLs, all the 1 on 1 your going to get is coming from other students, they shortened the program, and added 2.5 hours of meetings to your schedule... Read More

I am 4 months into the program and saw both sides. I can honestly say it WAS a good system at one point but no longer worth your time. The mentorship that your forced into is complete garbage and they no longer have any accountability for your work.

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    10/15/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-time iOS Development & Computer Science
  • Graduated: 2020

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"10/2020 Absolutely do not recommend!"

You essentially get your first month free, drop out and not pay a dime except I'll say this now: YOU CAN LEARN HTML ANYWHERE FOR FREE. Their instructors for HTML, CSS and JAVASCRIPT are awful. LS recently let go of all Team Leads which are students further... Read More

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    10/5/2020
  • Anonymous | Student
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Diminishing Returns."

Pros: If you are looking for a less risky way to see if you are interested in coding Lambda might be the ideal school for you. However, the risk factor is the first and last attractive thing about Lambda School.

They recently changed their Income Sharing... Read More

Cons:
- Everything is self assessed. There are no experienced individuals reviewing your codes and providing you with best practices or advice on how to get better. its completely on you to absorb the poorly constructed materials and be competent enough to land a job later on.
- You will have a senior student mentor you on a daily basis. However, they are unpaid and forced to fulfill this role. This is a mixed bag. Some mentors will do well by you others will not. There is little to no training for them. Later on in the program you will be forced to mentor others. You won't be paid and they will refuse endorsement if you don't participate.
- You are forced into many meetings where you have to fill roles like taking notes, managing time and leading. Useful skills but not useful when you are trying to learn to code. You can expect 2-4 hours of meetings a day and if you are lucky 2 hours of coding. Once you are mentoring you will be frequently interrupted to help newer students code.
- Program whiplash. Lambda has no idea how to roll out changes. They frequently makes changes that apply to all students right away, they fail to provide adequate time or resources to adjust to new changes.
- They don't listen to feedback. They claim to but they simply do. If you are in Lambda School you are on a ride with someone who is trying to be the next tech unicorn. Your opinion does not matter only the path to success for the executives. They completely lack the stability of any traditional learning environment.

Considering to learn to code? Try one of the many other programs out there. Lambda used to be a good value but for self-grading and little support you can find better options out there for far less money and respect for your time and career success.

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    9/28/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great to bad"

Lambda was a 9month FullTime Fullstack Bootcamp.
it started out great
you have a careers session every monday
you have 3weeks of lecture and 1 week of build per unit
you are assigned into a TL team where in you have a teamlead that you can go for when you... Read More

each lecture week would be
4days(mon-thurs) of 2hours lecture, a daily project, and an afternoon standup
1 day(fridays) have a thing called sprint wherein you have 3hours to finish a project and hit mvp. after that there are afternoon meetings

every unit there is a thing called a build week
where in you work on a project for a whole week, and work on what your specific unit is taught its like a culmination thing and have it submitted by friday end of week.

the first months lambda was great, my study habits had structure the instructors were great, there were some hiccups here and there but overall id say it was worth the 30k ISA

they had a hirings team, where they help you get interviews with companies that lambda is partnered with.

this was all great until lambda decided to roll out with some changes

they cut the course from 9mos to 6mos.
they said they have a better curriculum, but they didnt. they just removed stuff from the curriculum without really giving any concrete reason why aside from `trust me ive talked with the hiring partners`. when you ask them why they do it this way they just dodge the question and say , trust me this is a proven way.
now there are no more TL's to guide you, and you are forced to "Mentor" students from earlier class and you get a "Mentee" from 2 classes ahead of you to build your leadership skills. the concept is great but then not everyone wants to be a leader some people just want to learn how to code. but for this thing you dont really have a choice on the matter and are just forced to roll with it.

a lot of people are complaining that this is a breach of contract from the ISA we signed and they still did not acknowledge that.
they continued to roll with the changes even if majority of students complained about it. questions are left unanswered and everyone is wondering if this is forced labor because it does seem like it

lambda was great this i dunno

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    6/26/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2020

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"the school is more like self study school"

pros is they dont charge you upfront, you dont have to pay them until you find a software job in 5 years cons is their lecture quality is soooo poor,after have one and two hours lecture you know very little things, even their training kit is not helpful... Read More

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    3/12/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Not a strong enough focus on instructional quality"

About a year ago a Lambda graduate wrote a reddit post that criticized Lambda School (henceforth "Lambda") for:
- cohort size
- inflating positive PR by encouraging students to say good things about LS on social media platforms
- not having a proven track... Read More

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Lambda School's average rating is 4.61 out of 5.0 based on 173 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 iOS Development 101, Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering, Full-time iOS Development & Computer Science, Full-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering, Part-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, +-1 more.

Part-time Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

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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