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Courses: Data Analytics Flex, Data Analytics Immersion, Data Science Flex, Data Science Immersion, Digital Marketing Flex, Digital Marketing Immersion, Engineering Flex Program, +6 more.
Engineering Immersion, Product Management Flex, Technical Project Management Flex, Technical Project Management Immersion, UX/UI Design Immersion, UX/UI Flex

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Online

About Thinkful

Thinkful teaches students how to become equipped for the world's next workforce with fast paced, job-ready programs in software engineering, data science, data analytics, and design. Students learn cutting-edge industry standards and work 1-on-1 with... Read More

Thinkful's Engineering and Data Science Immersion programs, Engineering Flex, Engineering Nights & Weekends, Data Science Flex, Product Design Flex, and Data Analytics Flex programs have unprecedented levels of support, with weekly 1-on-1 mentorship, 40+ hours of Q&A sessions, and a bustling Slack community of mentors and fellow students.

The Engineering and Data Science Immersion programs are among the most in-depth and rigorous available. With five full months of expert instruction, team project building, and career prep, the course sets the standard for immersive programs. If you graduate but are not hired as a developer or data scientist within six months, Thinkful refunds 100% of your tuition.

With Thinkful, you'll gain guidance from an active community, attend online office hours and offline local community meetups, while using various tools and resources to help you change your career.

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Courses

Data Analytics Flex

  • Cost: $4,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Data Analytics program combines an in-depth, project-based approach with two 1-on-1 sessions every week with a professional Data Analyst. This program is built to help those with no prior experience in data or technology land their first full time job as a data analyst - at a flexible pace and without having to quit your current job! You'll work side-by-side with a professional data analyst to learn statistics, analysis and experiment design, how to work with visualizations in Tableau, a thorough understanding of Excel, SQL and Python. You’ll also have the option to meet in person with fellow students and mentors to share ideas and work through problems.

Subjects: MySQL, Python, Data Analytics, SQL, Data Visualization

Data Analytics Immersion

  • Cost: $12,250
  • Duration: 15 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A rigorous and structured full-time program built to get you a job as a data analyst. Benefit from instructor-led learning, a virtual classroom environment, 1-on-1 mentorship, and a robust support team.

Data Science Flex

  • Cost: $7,000
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A flexible, online data science course aimed at helping you launch a career. One-on-one mentorship, professional guidance, and a robust community network are on hand to help you succeed in this highly advanced profession.

Subjects: Data Science

Data Science Immersion

  • Cost: $7,990
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Data Science program combines an in-depth, project-based approach with two 1-on-1 sessions every week with a top data scientist. This program is built to land beginners their first full time job as a data scientist - at a flexible pace and without having to quit your current job! You'll work side-by-side with a professional data scientist to learn Analysis and experiment design, Predictive modeling, classification techniques, or customer types via unsupervised learning. You’ll also have the option to meet in person with fellow students and mentors at regular meetups to share ideas and work through problems.

Digital Marketing Flex

  • Cost: $4,500
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn the technical skills needed to build an audience, create a brand, and drive sales. Study with a flexible, online schedule, a personal mentor, and peer groups. Professional career coaches guide you with networking advice and personalized resume tips to help secure a high-income marketing role.

Subjects: Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Immersion

  • Cost: $7,500
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The fastest way to launch your marketing career. Create campaigns and analyze results as you learn relevant, up-to-date technical skills. Showcase your knowledge with an interview-ready portfolio that stands out and earns job offers. Enroll now, and pay nothing until you’ve graduated and landed a job.

Engineering Flex Program

  • Cost: $7,000
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Engineering Flex program was designed for students whose schedules vary week to week or for those who can’t commit to regular class times in the evening. The program is flexible, allowing you to set your own schedule to fit your life. By dedicating 20-30 hours a week, you can be ready for a new job and graduate in six months. The program is on your own time but you have to be committed to make it work.

The course teaches students web development fundamentals such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as advanced skills in Node.js, React, data structures and algorithms. Students will build full stack JavaScript applications and come out with strong portfolios. Before graduation, students will conduct mock interviews and polish their resumes, Linkedin and Github profiled with insight from career coaches. Thinkful programs are backed by a tuition reimbursement guarantee - if you don’t get a job within six months of graduating, we’ll refund your tuition.

Engineering Immersion

  • Cost: $16,000
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Thinkful’s Engineering Immersion program is designed for people to immerse themselves into web development and get hired as fast as possible. The pace pushes students to become hirable web developers in five months and requires 50-60 hours of effort per week. The fully online program features constant support, as students interact daily with their classmates, instructors, and mentors. Each student will have a dedicated mentor, who they’ll meet with 1-on-1 for half an hour multiple times per week.

The course teaches students web development fundamentals such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as advanced skills in Node.js, React, data structures and algorithms. Students will build full stack JavaScript applications, learn to collaborate in teams, and come out with strong portfolios. Before graduation, students will conduct 5 mock interviews and polish their resumes, Linkedin and Github profiled with insight from career coaches. This program offers an income shared agreement - you won't have to pay tuition until you're hired and earning an income above $40,000/year.

Product Management Flex

  • Cost: $4,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

A flexible, online product management course built to help you launch a new, high-paying career. Partner one-on-one with mentors, work on real-world projects, and benefit from ongoing career support.

Subjects: Product Mgmt

Technical Project Management Flex

  • Cost: $4,500
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Break into tech as a project manager. Learn how to plan, schedule, and budget in a business setting while developing the leadership skills for long-term career growth. A flexible format that works around your schedule, with industry mentors and career support until you’re hired.

Thinkful Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.59/5

(312 reviews)
    1/22/2021
  • Anonymous | UX/UI Immersion
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Do not waste your money here."

I've been in the UX/UI Intensive program and will soon complete it, and it has been hands down one of the worst experiences of my life. The instructors you meet with face to face are amazing, but literally every other aspect of the program is extremely... Read More

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    1/11/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Data Science Flex
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Pretty Good, but not for Everyone"

I can only speak about the Data Science (DS) Flex program, meaning I didn't join a class. I worked alone at my own pace, had a part-time job while working on Thinkful, and had a 6-month time-frame to finish. I had a unique situation where near the end... Read More

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    12/1/2020
  • Anonymous | UX Student
  • UX/UI Design Immersion
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Think carefully before starting at Thinkful"

Things started off well. It's scary leaving a steady-paying job, but the stipend is what ultimately helped me to pull the trigger. I figured the little bit of money would carry me through the education and once I was employed, I'd be happy enough about... Read More

The program started off well enough. Getting used to the design tools, a few little projects to start. A graded interview, to make sure you understood industry terminology and could present well. So far, so good.

The second phase had us take an entire project, start to finish. It was here I first started running into issues. The grading team would return an assignment with feedback, I'd work on it, resubmit, and receive fresh (different) feedback from another grader. The grader feedback was often useful, but also often vague, and there's no direct dialogue with the graders. Just enter notes in your project file, resubmit, and hope you hit the moving target (You'll find out in, at minimum, a couple of days).

So Thinkful likes to treat this as if it's a feature. In real-life, people are squishy, there are multiple decision-makers, etc. I get that, but more and more this seemed less of a feature and more of a bug. The work was never graded off of a rubric, and more on when graders felt like it was "good enough". Keep in mind, if you're more than two weeks behind you will not receive your stipend.

I complained to the teachers and the TAs about this issue and they thanked me for the feedback and got the impression it was a battle they were fighting. In fact the teachers are generally good, the mentors are good, the TAs are good. Perhaps even the grading team is good, but the efforts aren't focused well. The system is broken.

Anyway, back to this first project. It's cheesy, but it's well thought out. The timing is a little off on the modules (the reading on the modules usually showed up a day or so after we were asked to do it). But otherwise, carried through and I learned a lot.

Next major project was Team Design. As a group (ours was eight). We'd choose a real-life client and build a design of their project for our porfolio. The modules were chaos and naturally chaos ensued. There wasn't a lot of sense in the order of the modules and it wasn't unusual to find contradictory information. The main thing that carried us through was the dedication of the group. Three weeks of chaos and it was done. We still got stuff out of it, but it was a rough few weeks. Again, strange things with graders happened. 7 out of 8 would pass grading. Odd since it's a team assignment and everyone turned in the same thing.

Thinkful has decided to discontinue the Team Design Sprint moving forward. They have experimented and, I guess, decided it wasn't useful enough.

Following that is Portfolio 1. A chance to work on your website, LinkedIn, Resume, etc. The career team gave some good advice, but having a week to put together professional website on Webflow (with no experience) was quite difficult.

This seems like a good time to make an aside about how they teach the industry tools...they don't. You're really left on your own to figure it out. Figma, Notion, Webflow, any of the Adobe stuff. It's a bit of "You need to use this...go figure it out." I understand you're expected to be on the ball and learn how to use these tools and future tools on your own, but then what am I paying for?

Currently, I'm in specializations. I focused on front-end web development. It was my interest before joining and I was hoping to sharpen my skills. Really it was just an introductory course, the only instruction is checking in with a teacher in the morning, and you're left to teach yourself everything by yourself. So here I am now, no teacher, checking boxes on things I already know. I try to use the extra time to study on my own, but I'm still waiting on Portfolio feedback from about a week ago.

The final module is Capstone. A solo project. Again, not much instruction.

All together it's $37,500 for my time at Thinkful. Now you may ask me, "If it's so bad why not quit now and only pay for what you've done?". Well after passing the halfway mark you're on the hook for the whole thing. That's whether your drop out or you're hired. Funny that the quality took a sharp drop around that time.

To conclude: I met a guy who said he got a job as a Javascript Developer after spending 6 hours a day every day practicing JS for months on his own. I thought it was cool, but unrealisitc for me. In fact for the same amount I could support myself comfortably and had done just that.

I say all this to vent, but I also fear that things are continuing to get worse at thinkful. The group before my was 30 some students. Mine was 50 or so. The one following me is over 100. Thinkful is looking to get it's money hooks in as many as possible and yet isn't equipped to educate them.

I'm working hard, I hope for a job. If I can scratch together anything it'll probably be freelance. I think those that do the best were the ones who would have anyway. You've been warned.

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    11/29/2020
  • Yusuf Alp | Software Engineer
  • Engineering Flex Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Support I needed, pace I asked, curriculum I wanted"

I choose Thinkful because of several reasons. One reason was that I was looking to learn to React as the framework in their curriculum and this program was one of them. And then learning about Node, Express, and Postgresql was amazing. I also liked to... Read More

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    11/11/2020
  • India Doria | Student
  • Engineering Immersion
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Poorly organized, minimal to non-existent support"

Pros - payment flexibility and stipend.
Cons - pretty much everything else. Not much assistance is available, the course is poorly laid out, and if you want to actually succeed you’ll need to learn elsewhere. The cohorts are now 50+ people due to an influx... Read More

I wouldn’t recommend this program to anyone; you’re likely better off taking a variety of the free courses available to people online.

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    11/8/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Data Science Immersion
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Course"

Feels like a demanding job rather than a helpful school. Presentations could be more mentor based. Feedback from graders varies. Not comfortable. Started off alright but then went downhill near the beginning of the course. We'll see how it goes by end... Read More

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    10/28/2020
  • Anonymous | UX Designer
  • UX/UI Design Immersion
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Disorganized and Frustrating"

This program is seriously lacking in clarity and organization. There are no specific rubrics or syllabus. The mentors, academic success managers, and instructors all have access to different information and have a hard time conveying the assignments.... Read More

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    7/31/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Data Analytics Flex
  • Graduated: 2020

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"worst coding bootcamp"

I finished the Thinkful Data Analyst course in January, but I did not get a job and have been denied a refund by my career coach. The course did not help me to get responses from data jobs. I applied for more than 500 data jobs, exceeding the 10 jobs... Read More

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    7/23/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Data Science Flex
  • Graduated: 2020

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"The tuition guarantee is really disappointing"

I have recently graduated from Thinkful data science program and got positive reviews from all their Mock Interviews. I have followed everything they required, but was not able to land a job. They did not refund the tuition as they promised. Do not trust... Read More

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    7/17/2020
  • Kateryna Rozhko | Co-founder
  • Digital Marketing Immersion
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Thinkful was one of the best investments I ever made!"

Today, I graduated from Thinkful Digital Marketing Immersion Course. It was a challenging 2 months, brushing up my skills and building up my portfolio.

Joining a bootcamp was one the best investments I ever made. The education they give you is practical... Read More

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Thinkful's average rating is 4.59 out of 5.0 based on 312 review(s).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Thinkful?

Thinkful offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, Income Share Agreements, Loan Financing, Upfront Payments, and Monthly Payments.

What courses are offered at Thinkful?

There are many courses you can take at Thinkful. These include Data Analytics Flex, Data Analytics Immersion, Data Science Flex, Data Science Immersion, Digital Marketing Flex, Digital Marketing Immersion, Engineering Flex Program, +6 more.

Engineering Immersion, Product Management Flex, Technical Project Management Flex, Technical Project Management Immersion, UX/UI Design Immersion, UX/UI Flex

What types of programs are offered at Thinkful?

Thinkful has Full-Time programs for students that can be taken online.

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, personalized feedback on submitted assignments, live 1-1 assessments (usually structured as a mock interview), career services, and more.

What are the job outcomes for Thinkful?

The average salary after graduation is $64,417, and 80% of alumni find a job.

Thinkful alumni work at various tech companies, such as Google, IBM, Boeing, Walmart Labs, Amazon, and more.

What is the application process at Thinkful like?

Prospective students will need to submit an online form in order to apply to Thinkful.

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