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Coding Bootcamp Comparison

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Coding Bootcamps have been all the rage recently, so we thought it’d be a great time for us to compare some of the most popular coding bootcamps available. With this, you’ll have a better idea of what your options are and what to consider as you research.

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General Assembly


General Assembly offers a large range of bootcamps for aspiring developers, designers, and other fields. They offer a mix of full-time and part-time bootcamps catering to both students and those with full-time jobs. What’s great about General Assembly is that they currently hold classes at 19 locations worldwide along with a Web Design course online.

Admission Requirements: Most courses do not require previous experience
Courses offered:
Mobile/Front-end/Back-end Dev, UX Design, etc.
Cost in USD (as of 7/2015): 
$3,500-4,800 (on-campus) & $1,600 (online)
Locations: 19 offices worldwide including San Francisco, New York, London, Hong Kong, and Sydney
Duration: 8-12 weeks

Bloc

Bloc is another well-known player in the coding bootcamp playing field, and boasts “the world’s largest online bootcamp”. They offer 5 courses and 2 tracks (full stack developer and designer) and cover the high-demand programming languages. Many Bloc graduates have expressed their satisfaction with their experience, saying that it is ideal for those who do not have access to on-campus bootcamps.

Admission Requirements: No experience required; prep work is encouraged
Courses offered: Ruby on Rails, Front-end, UX/UI, Android/iOS, etc.
Cost: 
$4,999-9,500
Locations: Online only
Duration: Bloc offers 3 paces (see FAQ) which range from 12-72 weeks

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Hack Reactor


Hack Reactor is one of the most intensive and highly selective coding bootcamps available. That’s why, a whopping 99% of their graduates have indicated that they found a job within 3 months after completing their program. Many Hack Reactor alumni graduates leave feeling like they’ve earned a Computer Science degree — and so do many companies.

Admission Requirements: Experience not required but some experience with writing code is encouraged
Courses offered: JavaScript focused curriculum and web apps
Cost:
$17,780
Locations: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 12 weeks

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App Academy


App Academy aims to train their students with all the tools they need for front and back end. They offer an interesting payment structure from the rest — they don’t charge tuition. Instead, you are asked to first provide a $5,000 refundable deposit, and after the program, you are asked to pay a placement fee (18% of your 1st year salary) if you find a job.

Admission Requirements: The ability to do simple coding exercises
Courses offered:
Ruby, PostgreSQL, Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5/CSS3, etc.
Cost: 
Varies (18% of first year’s salary)
Locations: San Francisco, CA and New York, NY
Duration: 12 weeks

Dev Bootcamp


Unlike most on-campus bootcamps that are 12 weeks long, Dev Bootcamp’s 19 week program is half remote, half immersive, with a 1 week optional career prep. They are the first immersive coding school and their curriculum focuses on holistic learning and effective learning through coding challenges. They also offer $500 scholarships for those who are underrepresented in tech (more details here).

Admission Requirements: No experience required
Courses offered:
Ruby, JavaScript, SQL, HTML5/CSS3, etc.
Cost: 
$12,700-13,950
Locations: San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, and Chicago, IL
Duration: 19 weeks

Coding Dojo


Coding Dojo is all about training their students to become developers with versatility. In their “on-site flex” bootcamp, students choose a total of 3 development stacks that they want to master, including Python and MEAN, whereas most bootcamps may only focus on one (usually Ruby/Rails).

Admission Requirements: No experience required but expected to complete pre-bootcamp coursework
Courses offered: 
LAMP, MEAN, Ruby on Rails, Python, iOS, and Front-end
Cost: 
$5,000-12,500
Locations: Seattle, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley
Duration: 14 weeks

Conclusion

With hundreds of coding bootcamps available today, make sure to find one that best fits your goals, schedule, and budget. Bootcamps are very intensive and often require a lot of time and money, therefore knowing your options is extremely important. For those of you who are debating between self-learning and bootcamps, here’s an article to guide you on What is right for You: Bootcamp or Self-learning.

If a bootcamp does not fit your needs or you need additional help after completing one, Codementor 1:1 Mentorships can help you get ahead. Our Monthly program has helped people like Erica, land a job as a junior developer. Whether you are new to programming or ready to build your own app, we’re ready to pair you with an expert developer dedicated to your goals.

For a more flexible alternative to bootcamps,
see our Online Coding Courses →



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Debbie Chew
Debbie Chew
Marketing & Operations @ Codementor
I enjoy writing about topics relevant to anyone interested in learning to code or wants to build their own startup. When I'm not blogging, I'm probably watching soap operas or walking my shiba inu.

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