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.
Lambda School Reviews
Average Ratings (All Programs)
Student Submitted Reviews
"Worst Decision of My Life"
I write this 2 years after I "graduated" from Lambda School and have paid off my ISA. It has been an absolute persistent, nagging drain on my finances. I got a job shortly after joining Lambda School based on skills I learned on my own and through various... Read More
"Smoke and mirrors"
Looking back at my Lambda School experience, if given the option of redoing it...I wouldn't. The fact of the matter is between all of the free material available on YouTube, Free Code Camp and pay sites like Udemy, Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning, etc.,... Read More
"court transcriber to software engineer I"
No college degree, attended school from October 2019 to July 2020, first tech job started in October 2020, been there ever since. I make six figures, and the school helped me negotiate an extra 20k onto my salary. I had run a court transcription business... Read More
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.