NYC Coding Bootcamps

Best of 2021: Rankings, Reviews, and Courses

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: September 21, 2020
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From business to fashion, New York City has long been seen as a center for innovation. Now, it’s gaining attention as a growing leader in the tech industry – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are all working to establish offices in NYC. It’s no surprise, then, that New York offers a range of coding bootcamps for those looking to brush up on practical skills needed in the growing sector.

To help you choose which bootcamp best fits your needs, we’ve ranked the top coding bootcamps in New York City, based on student reviews. SwitchUp has been ranking bootcamps since 2014, and we’ve become a trusted source for information on the best programs. To make the list, each of these bootcamps was reviewed by at least 5 students and received an average rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

For more information on our methodology, click here, or continue reading to find out about career opportunities for software developers in NYC. For more options, see our list of the Best Coding Bootcamps or the Best Online Coding Bootcamps.

1. Codesmith

4.95/5 (based on 19 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
(based on 19 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
Locations: Online, Los Angeles, NYC, Temporarily Online +-2 More
Courses: Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program, JavaScript for Beginners, Part-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive, +1 More
Subjects: Algorithms, AngularJS, CSS, Data Structures, Database Design +20 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes

At Codesmith, New York City students can attend full-time onsite, part-time remote, and full-time remote classes. The full-time onsite curriculum includes Computer Science, Front End Development, and Back End Development. During the COVID-19 pandemic, full-time onsite courses are being held remotely; in-person classes will resume once restrictions are lifted. As reported by Codesmith, graduates have... Read More

2. Grace Hopper Program

4.89/5 (based on 27 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
(based on 27 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
Locations: Online, Chicago, NYC +-3 More
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive, +-2 More
Subjects: CSS, Database Design, Express.js, HTML, JavaScript +3 More
Verified Outcomes
VET TEC Provider
Verified Outcomes
VET TEC Provider

In concert with Full Stack Academy in New York City, the Grace Hopper Program provides an immersive, intensive coding experience for women. Curriculum includes Front-End Development, Back-End Development, Databases, Computer Science, Tools & Best Practices, and the Masters Series. Through this, students can develop portfolios and interface with instructors regarding their work readiness. The courses... Read More

3. Fullstack Academy

4.89/5 (based on 72 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
(based on 72 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
Locations: Online, Chicago, NYC +-3 More
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, +-1 More
Subjects: A/B Testing, CSS, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Express.js +8 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider

Fullstack Academy offers five programs in New York City: the Full-Time Coding Bootcamp, Part-Time Flex Coding Bootcamp, the Cybersecurity Bootcamp, the Web Development Fellowship, and the Grace Hopper Program. The Masters Series provided by Fullstack Academy is a collection of workshops and lectures designed to give students more insight into the process of development. Courses may be taken either... Read More

4. App Academy

4.67/5 (based on 321 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
(based on 321 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
Locations: Online, NYC, San Francisco +-3 More
Courses: Software Engineer Track: In-Person, Software Engineer Track: Online, +-1 More
Subjects: Algorithms, CSS, Design Principles, Docker, Express.js +13 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee

In New York City, App Academy offers an on-campus full-time immersive Software Engineering Track and Bootcamp Prep. The Software Engineering Track covers full-stack development over the course of 16 weeks. The curriculum covers Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React, SQL, and other leading software engineering technologies. A free, online coding track is also available to help prospective students decide... Read More

5. General Assembly

4.39/5 (based on 115 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
(based on 115 reviews of Online Web Design Programs)
Locations: Online, Adelaide, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brisbane +26 More
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Front-End Web Development, Software Engineering Immersive - Flex, +0 More
Subjects: Algorithms, Back-End Web Development, CSS, Data Analytics, Data Science +19 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

General Assembly hosts full-time courses, part-time courses, workshops, and events through full-time, part-time, and online formats. Full-time courses run 10 to 13 weeks, while part-time courses are available as one-week accelerated courses and workshops. Online classes are flexible and self-directed. Full-time courses provided by General Assembly include Data Science Immersive, Software Engineering... Read More

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2021 Best NYC Coding Bootcamps received an average 4.00 of 5 based on 2264 reviews.

Job Outlook for Coding Bootcamp Graduates in NYC

What is the job outlook for software developers in NYC?

New York City is the most populous city in the U.S., so it’s not surprising that the area is rich in software development job opportunities in a wide range of work environments. Admittedly, the city has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, yet there is still plenty of reason for optimism and hope. The city’s economy is rebounding quickly, and the New York Times reports that technology is one of the industries leading the way to recovery. Job boards are still showing countless job opportunities for software engineers, software developers, web developers, and other coding professionals who have drive, determination, and current skills, such as a mastery of Ruby and Go.

What is the average salary for software developers in NYC?

Based on information from job board Indeed, annual salaries for New York-based software developers and other coding professionals are generally higher than national averages, mainly because the cost of living in NYC is 80.4% higher than the national average. Software engineers in NYC earn approximately $134,072, well above the national average range of $85,750 to $92,046. Front-end developers in New York earn an average of $126,881, higher than the top end of the national range of $76,929 to $119,224. Additionally, entry-level junior software engineers earn $80,116, as compared to the $64,056 to $74,148 earned in other parts of the U.S. 

What companies hire software developers in NYC?

New York City is widely known as the business hub for banking and financial services in the U.S., but organizations in the healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, education, and tech fields all contribute significantly to the city’s economy. Some of New York’s major employers include JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Citi, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Verizon, Pfizer, and many more. Smaller, yet familiar, organizations include Vimeo, Squarespace, and Kickstarter.

As much as software engineers, software developers, and web developers are sure to find job openings at these large corporations, some may prefer to work in small or startup tech companies like Digital Ocean, Wheels Up, Homeis, Compass, Via, and Cypris. At Unqork, for example, front-end and back-end engineers work in cross-functional teams to design and build the company’s pioneering no-code platform used to create and manage enterprise-grade applications. At Kangaroo, a company striving to upend the antiquated home security business, full-stack engineers design and create scalable software.

SwitchUp Rankings Methodology

SwitchUp's rankings are based on over 20,000 reviews from verified students and alumni, across over 500 bootcamps in operation. Because student and alumni feedback and ratings are indicative of bootcamp quality, rankings are ordered by review score. The order of the ranking is based on data at the time of publishing, but the ratings and review counts will change as more reviews come in.

To be considered for the 2021 rankings, bootcamps must help students land jobs in tech through excellent instructor support, curriculum, and career resources; each review left on SwitchUp evaluates the bootcamp on all of these aspects.

All bootcamps considered for the Best NYC Coding ranking were required to meet the following criteria at the time of publication:

  • Offer an immersive or part-time Coding program in NYC
  • Have at least 5 verified reviews of Coding programs in NYC
  • For those NYC Coding program reviews, average at least 4/5 stars

Please see our full ranking methodology to see requirements for other rankings.

Bootcamp Highlights

Looking for a school with specific qualities? We've awarded merit badges to schools in several key areas:

Available Online

Offer either part-time or immersive courses that are available online. This includes courses that are offered temporarily online due to COVID-19.

Verified Outcomes

Offer a job outcomes report that was independently verified by a third-party auditor.

Flexible Classes

Offer self-paced, part-time, or evening classes.

Job Guarantee

Offer guaranteed job placement after graduation, or the student's tuition is refunded. Visit the official school site for related terms and conditions.

GI Bill

Approved to accept GI Bill funds according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

VET TEC Provider

Approved as a VET TEC Provider according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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