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Coding Bootcamps in New York City

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coding bootcamps in new york

“Go to New York if you’re looking to find opportunities,” they say. And as the tech boom continues, demand for more professionals is also on the rise. It’s no surprise that NYC is one of the most popular cities for coding bootcamps; not just in the East Coast but in the entire US. In fact, they come in second place as the US city with the highest number of coding bootcamps, according to the 2016 Coding Bootcamp study by CourseReport. The city is impressive for both its number of bootcamps and the diversity of curriculums for various technologies available.

I’m sure coding bootcamps in New York City will keep growing, but for now I rounded up 15 developer bootcamps for both full-time and part-time students. Beginners and those wanting to advance their career won’t run out of choices from this list of coding bootcamps in New York City (listed alphabetically).

List of coding bootcamps in New York City

Actualize

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Formerly known as Anyone Can Learn To Code, Actualize has changed their name to “reflect the intensity and reputation of their program” (as the pop-up message on their website explains). Though you will receive immersive training through the program, Actualize is actually a part-time program with classes scheduled during the night and on weekends. This is practical for people who can’t quit their day jobs and still want to gain real-world programming experience. It may not be as lengthy in terms of man-hours compared to other bootcamps, but students are guaranteed to learn data structures and algorithms, microservices, database design, and front-end development by the end of the program.

  • Cost: $12,500 for full-time course. Offers loans for tuition
  • Experience required: No specific experience is required but admissions is competitive
  • Technologies covered: Ruby, Rails, SQL, JavaScript, Angular.js, HTML, CSS, Git
  • Duration: 5 weeks of pre-work, 20 hours per week; 12 weeks of bootcamp, 21 hours a week; up to 4 months of apprenticeship, 15 hours per week
  • Job placement: Provides apprenticeship after the program

App Academy

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Ruby programmers will love enhancing their skills at App Academy’s Ruby-focused curriculum. For 12 weeks, students will get immersed in expertly-taught Ruby and JavaScript concepts and applications, but perhaps one of the most attractive things about App Academy is their unique tuition scheme. Instead of setting a fixed cost for their full-time immersive programs, App Academy will charge students 18% of their first year’s salary. So if you’re low on money but want to get into programming, you should definitely give App Academy a shot. All they require is a $5,000 fully refundable deposit—and well, to pass the highly selective admissions, too.

  • Cost: 18% of first year’s salary
  • Experience required: Beginner with some experience, leaning towards intermediate
  • Technologies covered: Ruby, JavaScript, React, Flux, SQL
  • Duration: 12-week full-time, 40 hours a week
  • Job placement: Offers career support

Byte Academy

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Byte Academy is the first and only coding bootcamp to offer a Financial Technology curriculum. But they also have a regular full-stack Python bootcamp that covers basic data structures and algorithms, object-oriented programming concepts, Python, and JavaScript. Students are then encouraged to apply the technology they learned to their area of interest (outside of FinTech). Other than these two, Byte Academy also offers Data Science and MedTech curriculums.

  • Cost: $10,000 for both full-time and part-time courses; offers financial aid options, and $2,000 discount for all women
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: Python, JavaScript, SQL, AJAX, Django, Git, HTML, CSS
  • Duration: 12-week full-time, 60–80 hours per week; 24-week part-time
  • Job placement: Offers career support

Dev Bootcamp

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Known as the pioneer of the short-term, immersive, “web development bootcamp”, their 19-week curriculum prepares students for a career in tech with a holistic educational approach to programming. From pair programming, agile and test-driven development, to integrating communication and teamwork in developing real applications; all students will graduate with practical and conceptual programming skills.

  • Cost: $13,950. Offers diversity tuition discount, student loans, and payment plans
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL
  • Duration: 9 to 19 weeks. 15–25 hours for remote training; 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for on-site immersion
  • Job placement: Offers career support

Fullstack Academy

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Project-based learning is what Fullstack Academy is all about. Their core curriculum is structured in a Lecture-Workshop-Review format, equipping students with theoretical, practical, and feedback-oriented programming education. If you have a JavaScript background, or if you think JavaScript is the right programming language for you, Fullstack Academy’s Javascript-focused training is something that could be more aligned to your career track. They also have a CTO Program as part of the curriculum, which is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the software industry.

  • Cost: Between $16,810–$14,810 for full-time, flex, remote, and summer school. Part-time tuition, scholarships, and financial aids also available.
  • Experience required: Advanced-beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, SQL, Git,
  • Duration: Between 17 weeks and 13 weeks for full-time courses, 20–30 hours per week; 28 weeks part-time
  • Job placement: Offers hiring preparation

General Assembly

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If you are planning to have a career in tech and don’t know where to specialize, perhaps the options provided by the myriad of programs offered at General Assembly can get you on track to what you love doing. They have a plethora of immersive data science, web development, UX design, Android development, iOS development courses to choose from. And those are just the full-time programs. They also have various part-time courses and workshops that range from design to marketing, to business and career development—all tech related, of course.

  • Cost: $3,500–$13,500. Offers student loans
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails
  • Duration: 10-week to 12-week all-day full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend programs; 40–70 hours per week
  • Job placement: Offers professional development training

Grace Hopper Academy

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To help narrow the gender gap in tech, Grace Hopper Academy is a 17-week immersive software engineering school dedicated for women. Those who get accepted in Grace Hopper Academy won’t need to pay tuition up front, instead, they will only be asked to pay once they get a job after graduation. The program begins with a 4 week, remote, part-time course before coming to campus. This is followed by an immersive 13-week, full-stack JavaScript training course on campus where students learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on workshops, projects, pair-programming, and more.

  • Cost: 5% of your first year’s salary, paid over 9 months after you start working. There is also a $3,000 refundable deposit required to enroll, once accepted.
  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • Technologies covered: Full-stack JavaScript, Angular.js, MVC, Node.js, SQL, HTML, CSS
  • Duration: 12 weeks full-time, 40+ hours per week; 8 & 16-week part-time, 6+ hours per week
  • Job placement: Provides career assistance

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MakerSquare

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What sets coding bootcamps apart from traditional 4-year Computer Science university degrees, other than the duration (and cost), are the unique methodologies used by these bootcamps to optimize learning. In Makersquare, the curriculum evolves weekly based from feedback given by students and employers. This means that changes are quickly applied so students get the best out of their training. This also helps students develop their communication skills, which is one of the most important qualities of a good developer, apart from their technical proficiency. But more importantly, fundamental computer science concepts such as data structures, algorithms, front-end development, back-end development, and databases are honed throughout the 13-week program.

  • Cost: $16,920, offers financing
  • Experience required: Beginner with some experience, leaning towards intermediate
  • Technologies covered: JavaScript, Angular.js, React.js, jQuery, SQL, Node.js
  • Duration: 13-weeks, 64+ hours a week
  • Job placement: Offers interview preparation and alumni support

New York Code + Design Academy

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The New York Code + Design Academy trains both beginner and intermediate developers with hands-on, intensive workshops in web and mobile app development. Two full-time intensive courses are offered in their New York HQ, web development and UX/UI. The part-time evening courses, on the other hand, have more diverse options and are generally geared towards development newbies with Web Development 100, Front-end 101, iOS development 101, UI/UX 101, Ruby on Rails 101, Coding Kickstart, and part-time intensive web development.

  • Cost: $2,250–3,350 for part-time courses; $10,000 for full-time course. Offers payment plans and assistance
  • Experience required: Beginner
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, jQuery
  • Duration: 12 weeks full-time, 40+ hours per week; 8 & 16-week part-time, 6+ hours per week
  • Job placement: Provides career services

Startup Institute

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The Startup Institute offers four technical career tracks: sales and account management, digital marketing, web design, and web development. For their web development track, the curriculum is focused on Ruby-on-Rails, which is one of the most in-demand technologies today. Students are also expected to develop a collaborative mindset during the entire program.

  • Cost: $9,500–$9,100. Offers payment options
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, Ruby-on-Rails
  • Duration: 8 weeks full-time
  • Job placement: Offers a 2-months post-grad career coaching

The Flatiron School

coding bootcamps in new york

For iOS or web development, the Flatiron School is one of the best-known bootcamps in New York. People who wish to enroll but live outside the city are in luck, as they also have an online coding bootcamp available. Unlike other bootcamps who simply offer career support, the Flatiron School guarantees every student a job after the program. Students will be assigned a dedicated Career Coach to help them prepare and land a job, and on top of this, students will get their money back if they don’t get one within 180 days after graduation. In terms of the actual training, the curriculum is 100% open-source for a more up-to-date learning experience each time.

  • Cost: $15,000. Offers payment options, financing options, and scholarships
  • Experience required: No prior experience required
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby-on-Rails, iOS
  • Duration: 12 weeks full-time
  • Job placement: Helps students look for jobs after the program with money-back guarantee, with full career services provided

The Tech Bootcamp at Monroe College

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To help boost the supply for the city’s growing demand for tech professionals, Monroe College opened The Tech Bootcamp to get students ready for employment in tech within 5–10 weeks. Students can choose from mobile app development, open source web technologies, and Microsoft technologies. They also offer a unique payment scheme and charge students per class (which can be more convenient for some) instead of having to pay for the whole thing at once.

  • Cost: $1,250 per class (10-week classes), $195 per class (5-week classes)
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Android, iOS, C#, ASP.Net
  • Duration: 10-week classes, 10 hours per week; 5-week classes, 5 hours per week
  • Job placement: Provides career mentoring

Think Academy

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For anyone looking for a full-stack .Net bootcamp, Think Academy has one of the most dedicated curriculums in the US. The program guarantees students to become not just developers but software engineers with specialization in ASP .Net after graduation. Students are also expected to build database-driven web applications in a collaborative environment.

  • Cost: $12,000–$8,000, offers discounts
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered:C#, .Net Framework, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL
  • Duration: 16 weeks full-time
  • Job placement: Provides some career support

TurnToTech

coding bootcamps in new york

New York’s only mobile-focused coding school, TurnToTech will help you start a mobile developer’s career, from learning to code to getting hired as a professional mobile app developer for iOS or Android. The curriculum for both technologies covers 16 weeks of working on real projects through TurnToTech’s incubator. Students will also get more hands-on experience through the school’s interning opportunities. Once the student graduates, he/she will be connected with a variety of tech companies for better chances of getting hired after the program.

  • Cost: $12,000 for full-time courses; $3,000 for part-time course. Offers up to $1,000 scholarships for women
  • Experience required: Beginner with some background knowledge
  • Technologies covered: iOS (Swift, Objective C), Android
  • Duration: 12 weeks full-time, 40+ hours per week; 8 & 16-week part-time, 6+ hours per week
  • Job placement: Provides career services

Velocity

coding bootcamps in new york

Many popular bootcamps have built curriculums around Ruby on Rails, but Velocity stands out as the only coding bootcamp in NYC that purely focuses on more recent (but with growing popularity and demand) technologies: Node.js, React, Redux, and React Native. Their full-time 8-week course will teach the all-important programming fundamentals and cover all areas of the stack (back-end, front-end, mobile).

  • Cost: $8,500 with $2,000 on-the-spot deposit for full-time course; $500 discount for payments paid in full at the start of the semester; $1,000 discount for every woman accepted; and two full scholarships are allotted for each class.
  • Experience required: Beginner, intermediate
  • Technologies covered: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, React, Redux, React Native
  • Duration: 8 weeks full-time; 24-week evening and online bootcamp
  • Job placement: n/a

Conclusion

A career in programming can be difficult especially if you don’t choose what’s right for you when you begin your journey. Each coding bootcamp is different, and there are other online coding course options, too (don’t forget about self-learning); so choose carefully. Pick one that’s right for your needs, budget, and priorities. For a more informed decision, look up what things coding bootcamps don’t tell you.

At the end of the day, many turn to bootcamps as a way to get employed. But bootcamps are known to be fairly intense. Once you get in, try not to focus solely on the monetary benefits; the best way to survive a coding bootcamp is to love what you are doing. So make it right from the start and begin your programming career with the most fitting bootcamp for you.

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