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Courses: Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp, Part-Time, Cybersecurity Boot Camp, Part-Time, Data Science Boot Camp, Part-Time, Financial Technology Boot Camp, Part-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

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About Northwestern Boot Camps

Northwestern Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time, or 24-week, part-time web development courses, and 24-week, part-time data science, cybersecurity, and financial technology (FinTech) courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript,... Read More

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll in the boot camps, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Northwestern Boot Camps are designed for professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or are looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. Upon program completion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Northwestern School of Professional Studies and will have a portfolio of projects or learn skills applicable to certifications demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data science, cybersecurity, or financial technology.

Northwestern Boot Camps are powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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Courses

Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

  • Cost: $10,995
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Northwestern Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Bootstrap, Command Line, Bookshelf.js, Python, React.js, Node.js, Database Design, JavaScript

Part-Time, Cybersecurity Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Northwestern Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.

Subjects: Cyber Security

Part-Time, Data Science Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, Python, Machine Learning, SQL, JavaScript, R Programming

Part-Time, Financial Technology Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.

Subjects: Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Algorithms, Excel

Part-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Northwestern Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Bootstrap, Command Line, Bookshelf.js, Python, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Northwestern Boot Camps Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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2.22/5

(9 reviews)
    8/11/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Part-Time, Data Science Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Do not waste your time or money!"

- The instructors are not from Northwestern University
The instructors did not seem to be familiar with the information they were attempting to teach us. I do not think these are qualified instructors.
Trilogy did not take the feedback provided by students... Read More

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Thank you for your feedback. We regret to hear the boot camp as a whole did not live up to your expectations.

From your review, we understand that you were not satisfied with the instructional support you received. Our program has an intensive, multi-part... Read More

We also recognize that you did not feel as supported by our career services as you had hoped. While we do not secure direct employment for individuals, we do provide more than 75 hours of assistance, consisting of resume and portfolio reviews, virtual tech panels, technical interview training, and 1:1 coaching with a Career Director. We're constantly optimizing our offerings, so we appreciate your input.

We sincerely care about all our students and would love to speak to you personally to see how else we can reinforce your knowledge or support your employment search. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (312) 416-9979. — Northwestern Boot Camps Team

    1/5/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Don’t do it"

There are 2 teachers per cohort mine is the better of the 2. My teacher tries to explain concepts however the other teacher codes and talks to himself telling you to follow along and that he “has no time to take your questions” yes that was said in a... Read More

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Thank you for your review. Like you mentioned, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer Northwestern Coding Boot Camp. Both Northwestern and TES are actively committed to the program's... Read More

    11/6/2019
  • Andrew
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Brutal Experience and Glad it is over."

This is simply not even close to worth the money. The instructor code would be broken at least once per class and the entire class had to google how to get it working again. I would show up to class and sometimes the class curriculum wouldn't even be... Read More

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Thank you for your feedback, Andrew.

From your review, we understand that the program did not live up to your expectations. We vet our instructors carefully, hiring practitioners with a minimum of three years of experience in the field in lieu of traditional... Read More

You are absolutely right that as a boot camp, our program moves very quickly through a wide range of material, designed to provide a high-level understanding of in-demand topics and equip learners with the ability to self-teach. As such, individuals are expected to spend time outside of class to continue learning and building off of the foundational material covered in class. We understand that instructors and learners are not always a perfect match, and sincerely regret that you felt your instructor did not provide satisfactory support. As this program is fast-paced and challenging, and because we know that class time is limited, we offer various channels of support outside of class including Slack, our free tutoring network, and office hours held before and after class with the instructional team to allow for more in-depth discussions. Were you able to take advantage of these resources?

We pride ourselves on teaching individuals how to build a strong foundational skill set and take input like yours seriously. We're constantly optimizing our services and never want any of our students to feel discouraged from continuing their work in our boot camp and beyond. We would welcome the opportunity to further discuss how else we can reinforce your knowledge or support your employment search at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (312) 416-9979. —Northwestern Boot Camps

    4/11/2019
  • Pac | Web Dev
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Beware - Shady Practices Ahead"

Do not sign up for this bootcamp if you are assuming that the university name has anything to do with the quality of the material.
You will be highly disappointed if you set your expectations this way.
This is strictly a review of Trilogy Education Services,... Read More

I'm not going to say that this bootcamp was not valuable - there were positive takeaways and learning experiences -- BUT -- those positives came solely from the bonds I made with my peers and small portions of the teaching staff.

TEACHERS
The instructor choices were a mixed bag. We had one teacher who was highly knowledgeable on the subjects, and struggled to point students in the right direction with the curriculum and pace supplied by Trilogy. The other instructor was a complete mess, with no pedagogical knowledge whatsoever, and barely grasped the materials of our program. The second instructor conducted themselves as if they had only just introduced the material, creating endless frustration and confusion on a weekly basis within my cohort. Red flags for miles.

ORGANIZATION METHODS
Trilogy's administration was incredibly disorganized throughout the entire process, frequently mixing me up with other students, unable to manage meetings and calendars, providing little technical insight throughout the career portion of their service, generally unable to keep track of their own system. You need to be a serious advocate for yourself, and hold each person on Trilogy's team accountable by tracking their follow-up, to make sure that you get what you need and deserve from the money and time you're investing.

ATTITUDES
Trilogy's attitude toward you and their work is entirely a "by your own bootstraps" mindset. They WILL play some psychological cards by saying your success is only on you (and for the educational determination portion of this experience, they're right, it is), but they WILL NOT be very helpful in managing the technological errors of their student portal, nor the pedadogical errors in their instructor decisions, nor the miscommunication errors of their internal staff.
You WILL be investing a lot of your own limited time helping to keep them organized, and you WILL constantly need to be verifying and re-confirming their conversations with you. It is possible to do well, with a lot of added frustrations.

THOUGHTS
The application process before the course began felt a lot like a fast-paced, high-pressure sale, and they were not able to answer simple questions about demographics and success rates. Their responses to these questions were naive and downright lies ("We don't like to view our students as numbers"). If you're truly determined to take this huge educational step with Trilogy, ask the tough questions before you commit. If any of their answers make you feel uneasy or unsure, know that there are many, many different coding bootcamps out there, and invest wisely elsewhere.

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Thank you for your review, Pac. It's great to hear you made lasting connections with your classmates. As you noted, the Northwestern School of Professional Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the Northwestern Coding Boot... Read More

We understand your instructors did not live up to your expectations. We do ensure that the instructors we hire are industry professionals, with a minimum of three years of experience as active practitioners in the field. Every candidate is vetted by Northwestern and trained in instructional best practices before stepping inside a classroom. We hire established professionals in lieu of traditional professors to best simulate real-life working environments, and fewer than 2.5% of all screened candidates are selected.

The student experience is our priority, and to ensure a positive learning environment, we actively monitor instructor performance through weekly student feedback surveys, video audits of the classroom, and instructor coaching sessions. We also provide supplemental resources throughout the course and host structured review sessions to increase academic understanding of core concepts and frameworks. We are quick to respond to any student concerns and provide a voice for all of our learners through weekly surveys and office hour sessions. Throughout this process, we have collected over 200,000 feedback forms to date, making necessary enhancements based on student and instructor insights. However, we know that not all teaching styles will resonate with all participants.

As this is a boot camp, we recognize the course material is fast-paced and challenging while covering a wide range of topics. We pride ourselves on teaching individuals how to learn, providing a strong foundation of skills that will allow them to easily dive into other frameworks and languages, even after completing the program. As an accelerated learning environment, it is important that we foster a community of students where everyone can contribute to each other's success and growth. We encourage individuals to collaborate and directly contribute to the course during class, projects, and study groups. Our team works hard to ensure every student feels supported throughout every step of the way, however, we are constantly improving our responsiveness to ensure learners are being heard and assisted, so we appreciate you sharing this key insight.

As you noted, we do have a multi-step admissions process. During this time, we evaluate individuals to ensure they are aware of the extensive time they will have to dedicate to their studies and are truly committed to their coding journey. We do not report on success rates because we believe the appropriate measures of a boot camp lie in the quality and career services offered. We take pride on our cutting-edge curriculum and holistic approach to learning, providing more than 75 hours of professional development to each student, consisting of technical interview training, portfolio reviews, resume/social media profile support, online Tech Talk panels, and one-on-one meetings with their Career Director.

We sincerely care about all our learners and would welcome the opportunity to further discuss how else we can support you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (312) 416-9979. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you great success moving forward! —Northwestern Boot Camps

    3/4/2019
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Would NOT recommend"

I found my Bootcamp experience to be highly undesirable. If you have technical knowledge of any sort in the realm of computer science/web development then this course is definitely not worth the money.

The program focuses only on front-end development... Read More

The program starts out by covering the very basics of HTML and some outdated methods of styling webpages such as "floats". The beginning of the course starts out very thorough explaining trivial concepts in depth but as the course progresses to complicated concepts, it becomes very "hand-wavy." There is a large emphasis on outdated technologies such as templating languages and engines. Things that are very popular for today's industry such as React/Vue/Angular are bushed over.

Teaching assistants are recent graduates of the program, who for the most part are not concerned about helping students but finding different jobs.

If you reach out to the program for additional information, be warned that they will spam call you once a day to attempt you to fork over your money.

The job assistance I found to be quite useless. It seemed to be a strong selling point for the program but if you've worked as a professional previously then the behavioral interview preparation portion will be useless. There are practice technical interviews which are useful. You can also go to meetups and get the same experience for free. Brand statements, elevator pitches, resume reviews were other subjects that were touched on but did not seem to cover anything beyond standard information you can find online.

If you are driven enough you can learn the entire curriculum plus some additional content from freeCodeCamp, without wasting a dime. Udemy is also a great place that I found had much more valuable content. If you need the structure of a classroom then a boot camp is a great viable option. There are some fantastic boot camps out there, but this is not one of them.

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Thank you for your review. We regret to hear you were unsatisfied with your student experience. It's our mission to help as many hard-working, aspiring web developers as we can, so our program is designed for individuals with varying levels of proficiency... Read More

We understand you would have liked to spend more time focusing on Python, React, Vue.js, Angular, and additional back-end technologies. Our curriculum overview does indicate that Python is briefly covered, as part of our regional content. Additionally, the course focuses on the MERN stack: an open-source JavaScript web app stack, standing for MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js. Half of the program is devoted to exploring these four popular back-end frameworks. Consequently, we are unable to delve into Angular or Vue.js.

Our course material is based on extensive market research, teaching in-demand skills that students can use to enter the current tech field, and we are proud of our ability to frequently make necessary optimizations. Northwestern is deeply involved in the curriculum and outcomes for all of their programs, continually monitoring classroom performance to ensure student success. We appreciate your feedback as we are constantly working on improving our curriculum to ensure participants are learning the most valuable skills and concepts.

As this is a boot camp, we do our best to communicate to students that because we cover a full-stack, topics are introduced at a high-level in-class. We pride ourselves on teaching individuals how to learn, providing a strong foundation of skills that will allow them to easily dive into other programming languages, even after the course ends. This helps participants learn how to problem-solve and self-teach; crucial abilities needed in any real-world role.

Like you mentioned, we encourage individuals who are dedicated and successfully complete the program themselves to apply for a TA position. These alumni are able to assist and guide other learners, as they have first-hand experience with the boot camp journey. We sincerely care about our students and always want them to feel supported, and as such, take input like yours seriously.

Our career services team is built on the principle of empowerment. This experience is focused on helping students become Employer Competitive and includes six pillars of support. Previous participants with significant background experience have found 1:1 coaching with their Career Director (a service that begins right before course completion) to be helpful. Did you find this to be beneficial? Although we're glad to hear you enjoyed the practice technical interviews, it seems you did not have an opportunity to participate in the entire career services experience. We're frequently enhancing our professional development assistance to ensure students have access to all our available offerings, so your feedback is valuable to us.

Your experience does not end upon completing the program, and we look forward to providing continued career support during the initial stages of your job pursuit. We would love to speak to you personally to see if there is anything else we can do to reinforce your knowledge or employment search. If you would like, please reach out to us at (312) 416-9979.

    3/5/2018
  • Justin K
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"I just want to say - you get what you put in."

I completed the part time bootcamp back in October.

I just want to say - you get what you put in. If you aren't going to attend or do not try to complete homework. . . indeed you are not going to understand anything and you are going to waste your time... Read More

If you actually use the resources that they give you - like the four teaching assistants, multiple tutor(s) or success manager - you shouldn't have to drop out. But everyone has their own reason.

Also some major points on why i gave the # of stars for each rating.

Job Assistance
I completed the bootcamp 4 months ago and I still get messages from the success manager
my peers were helping each other find jobs for the first month or two after the bootcamp ended
Instructors
the Lead Instructors have 10+ years of experience as developers/software engineers
the two lead's taught us tools outside the curriculum - like how to make a webpack.config.js file from scratch and flexbot
the TA's were either QA's, Testers or Javascript Developers - that also attended a bootcamp elsewhere(like devbootcamp)

Curriculum
You can't complain about curriculum. . . It's pretty much the same everywhere you go. . .
It was cheaper attending here - especially with the early registration discount($500-$1000)
even though curriculum is the same everywhere - our lead instructors for the most part tried teaching us new material during office hours (half a hour before class)

Overall
You can not go wrong with this bootcamp.
Price is a lot cheaper then other places
Curriculum is the same as elsewhere
Instructors are very experienced
Job assistance is there to help - as long as you talk to them

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Congratulations on all of your hard work and commitment in the boot camp, Justin! This course takes serious dedication, so we are happy to hear you utilized all of the resources we offer and actively interacted with your class members along the way. It... Read More

    1/13/2018
  • Anonymous | Strategy Consultant
  • Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Great learning experience"

I'm writing this review in hopes that someone who was in my shoes 12-months ago, may find it useful. So if you're considering attending a BootCamp, and weighing the options on price, curriculum, quality, etc... this review is for you.

My experience at... Read More

Walking into the first class I didn't know anything about coding - so I was the true "target" candidate for a program like this. I researched dev BootCamps for about 3 years previously and was extremely pleased to find this one at NU. This became my top choice for two reasons: 1) due to the affiliation with Northwestern I was able to put NU on my resume (very few of the other bootcamps have a name brand affiliation like this, and it does standout to recruiters), and 2) it turned out to be one of the most affordable classroom bootcamps in the US (I paid

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Anonymous. We're glad to hear that you had an overall positive experience with our program, and applaud you for all of your hard work throughout the experience.

Congratulations on completing the course,... Read More

    11/22/2017
  • Brett | Student
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Horrible Experience"

This boot camp has been a truly horrendous experience. To begin with, Northwestern has absolutely nothing to do with this boot camp besides lending their name and classroom space. The entire program is run by a company called Trilogy Education Services.... Read More

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

Hi Brett,

We are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience with our program. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us to improve the student experience. Our academic team, as well as our executive team regularly audit our classes... Read More

As you mention, Northwestern University has partnered with Trilogy Education Services, a continuing education program manager that provides proven, innovative, and university-approved curricula that are in use across 27 top universities in North America. This partnership allows our students to learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning through a constantly evolving curriculum that is informed by employers in our network from across the country, and carefully reviewed by the university.

As students can provide varying feedback, the support we offer our students is customized to their individual needs and will vary from person to person. This is done to ensure that each of our students receives the support they need, whether that be tutoring, project support, or additional content reviews with our instructional team. Please contact me directly at (312) 416-9979 so that I can better understand and further address your concerns.

-Northwestern Coding Boot Camp

    11/11/2017
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"My Experience"

Question everything about this program. I felt blindsided when I found out that this program is run by Trilogy not Northwestern. What this means is that the curriculum, instructor and career services are all Trilogy NOT Northwestern. I was expecting a... Read More

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Official Response from Northwestern Boot Camps

We truly appreciate your feedback, Anonymous. We regret that your experience with our program did not meet your expectations.

As you note, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services, a continuing... Read More

I would like to speak to you directly so that we can better understand your concerns and discuss what support we can provide you with at this time to ensure your success. Please contact me by calling (312) 416-9979.

-Northwestern Coding Boot Camp

Northwestern Boot Camps's average rating is 2.22 out of 5.0 based on 9 review(s).

Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Northwestern Boot Camps?

Northwestern Boot Camps offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, and Loan Financing.

What courses are offered at Northwestern Boot Camps?

There are many courses you can take at Northwestern Boot Camps. These include Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp, Part-Time, Cybersecurity Boot Camp, Part-Time, Data Science Boot Camp, Part-Time, Financial Technology Boot Camp, Part-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

What types of programs are offered at Northwestern Boot Camps?

Northwestern Boot Camps has Full-Time and Part-Time programs for students that can be taken in-person.

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of individual and team exercises, portfolio projects, career services, and more.

What are the job outcomes for Northwestern Boot Camps?

There is currently no information about Northwestern Boot Camps's job outcomes.

What is the application process at Northwestern Boot Camps like?

Prospective students will need to submit an online form and complete an interview to apply to Northwestern Boot Camps.

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