Summary
  • Cost
    $0-$17,910
  • Programs Pace
    Full-time, Part-time
  • Payment Options
    Upfront, Financing, Scholarship
  • Programs Available
    Frontend, Full Stack, Cybersecurity
Description

Fullstack Academy is a New York City-based coding bootcamp offering full stack web development courses focusing on JavaScript.  In addition to the New York City location, this bootcamp offers remote online courses. Additionally, Fullstack Academy offers the Grace Hopper program, which is exclusively for women and non-binary applicants.

 

Fullstack Academy takes a ‘three-pillar’ approach to coding education, emphasizing the importance of curriculum, careers, and community.  Team projects are also an important part of the Fullstack Academy program—many of which can be viewed on the bootcamp’s website.

Additional Info

The curriculum at the Fullstack Academy is dense and focuses primarily on JavaScript.  Students spend time learning the fundamentals of JavaScript and other web development languages, then move on to more advanced programming tasks. These include practice with React, mobile application development, APIs, and SQL databases. At the end of the bootcamp, students work on a guided team project (with three to four other students), a personal project, and a capstone project.

The full-time immersive software engineering bootcamp runs for 13 weeks, with new classes starting every 7 weeks. Classes run from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Students begin the day with a programming challenge until 10:00 AM when the lecture begins. At 11:30 AM, students pair up and complete a workshop assignment. This is part of the ‘pair-programming’ curriculum, which the bootcamp deems essential. At 1:00 PM, students are dismissed for 90 minutes. This period is for lunch and fitness, as many students use the time to exercise or rest. At 2:30 PM, students return and continue on the workshop. At 4:30 PM, students review their workshop assignments and work on additional work until 6:30 PM. The part-time software engineering bootcamp starts with a self-paced curriculum, which lasts for four weeks. During weeks five through 15, students spend three immersive weekends at the bootcamp, and every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the classroom. The last nine weeks of the program focus on projects and follow the same schedule. 

Students work on a variety of career-prep activities while attending this bootcamp. Students build a portfolio of functional web applications, a LinkedIn profile, a GitHub profile, and develop a resume. Students will also participate in practice technical interviews with multiple sample technical questions. Fullstack Academy graduates work at many companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, Adobe, American Express, Goldman Sachs, NYSE, J.P. Morgan, and more.   

The full-time immersive software engineering course, which is the flagship program at Fullstack Academy, costs $17,910 upfront in New York.  Students can also take advantage of financing options for this course, starting at $405 per month for 60 months. A $1,000 needs-based scholarship is also available for New York City veteran and women students only. The part-time flex program at Fullstack Academy costs $15,980, with a $2,000 deposit upfront. Students must also pay a $13,180 bulk payment during the first week on campus, and a final $800 during the senior phase of the program. Two $1,000 scholarships are available for the part-time flex program, along with financing options. The Skills Fund partnership offers cost-of-living assistance loans for a minimum of $227 per month for five years.

Programs Pace

Full-time, Part-time

Programs Available

Frontend, Full Stack, Cybersecurity

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  • Julia Pollack
    November 11, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Great instruction and curriculum by Priti, Ben W., Collin, and Finn. With only a few technologies, FSA spends more time teaching what is harder to learn on your own, teaching high-level concepts with practical application. Excellent career support by Holly that does not make unrealistic promises or do any of the work for you: they are support in the perfect sense and show you how to have the most efficient job search possible. My few qualms are not as much raw SQL and data structures/algorithms instruction as I would I have liked, and I feel the basic concepts of these would be easy to incorporate into the Foundations portion of the course, which would leave a little more time for more in-depth study/practice that is harder to do on one’s own during the immersive phase.

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  • Brandon Sotiroff
    November 13, 2019 at 1:22 am

    I couldn’t have learned this much information this fast without Fullstack Academy. The instructors were incredibly helpful not only in teaching the information, but also getting you to think like a software engineer. I learned the most useful technologies and also “learned how to learn.” I was able to get a job from the launch day as well with the help of the career counselor, Holly Valenty. I also gained some friends along the way, and I’m so glad I did an in-person program as opposed to self-study or online. I highly recommend Fullstack Academy, it worked for me!

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  • Anonymous
    November 15, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Fullstack Academy has great instructors and career team that wants you to succeed. The course content is valuable and the career team is always just an email away with help. Highly recommend.

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  • Helen
    November 19, 2019 at 1:18 am

    I found my love for programming very late in college, and as a result was unable to pursue it very far while I was still in school. I weighed the option of a masters vs. a boot camp, and ultimately decided that a boot camp made more sense for me both professionally and financially. When it came to choosing which boot camp I wanted to do, I didn’t shop around much. I figured that if I was going to invest so much time and money, I was going to do it at the best boot camp.

    Coming out of Fullstack, I can confidently say that enrolling here as a student was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. The program offers high quality instruction, and the staff and instructors are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for students. My fellow cohort-mates as well as the alumni I’ve met have also all been incredibly supportive. After about 6 weeks of job searching, I’m now gearing up to start my new job, and couldn’t be more excited for my future!

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  • Matti Barzilai
    November 23, 2019 at 1:17 am

    When I first heard about the phenomenon of coding bootcamps, I was incredibly skeptical. However, after completing Fullstack Academy’s Software Engineering Immersive, I am a true believer that a good bootcamp can change your life (and career 😉).

    Initially I chose to attend Fullstack for two reasons:
    1. By requiring students come in with a baseline of knowledge, you are able to move more quickly and spend the limited time of the bootcamp covering more advanced topics (side note: I took the Bootcamp Prep course and was more than ready for to apply for the immersive by the end).
    2. The idea of focusing on only one language/stack also leaves more time for honing skills and going deeper into concepts instead of learning different syntax for essentially the same things.

    After completing the program, I still agree with both of those statements. However, they are only the beginning of what sets Fullstack apart…

    Before attending Fullstack, I was a middle school math and science teacher. Coming from a background in education, I was very impressed with the curriculum and overall educational experience Fullstack provides for a variety of reasons, including:
    • Each lecture is followed by a workshop in which students get to actually practice using the new information.

    • The curriculum builds incrementally on itself, introducing concepts in a logical order. While new topics are introduced in quick succession (there is a TON to learn in not a lot of time), the nature of the workshops and projects requires students to continue using all of the skills they have previously covered. This not only provides additional practice, but also helps students understand how the various pieces fit together.

    • Fullstack has found a good balance between explaining the most important ideas, while still requiring students to figure out how to implement them on their own. I think the most important thing I learned at Fullstack Academy is how to read documentation and teach myself to use new technologies.
    This is then revisited in the second half of the program (see comment above) by asking students to choose new technologies/tools they are interested in learning about and using them to build a project of their own design.
    When applying to jobs, I was able to tell interviewers that I was confident I could teach myself whatever languages and tools they use. (In fact, for one job application I taught myself an entire new language and became very comfortable using it in about one week!)

    • It feels like the staff really cares about each student and their success. I saw this play out in two main ways:
    1. Support: the instructors and teaching fellows are genuinely happy when students ask them questions or request office hours.
    2. Assessment: it is made very clear that the purpose of assessments is to ensure that students have made an appropriate amount of progress, or to find out what they might need more help with. During the immersive portion of the program, there are no “passing” or “failing” scores — assessments are looked at holistically to determine what each student needs at that point to be successful.

    • Fullstack purposefully crafts a supportive, collaborative environment by explicitly teaching in the first week such topics as why pair programming is important and how to do it well, how to combat implicit biases, and how to give clear, helpful feedback.

    • The instructors elicit and actually respond to feedback! Not only do they make small tweaks if requested during a specific cohort, but they are constantly looking for ways to improve upon the curriculum and program as a whole and then implement them!

    • On the topic of instructors: each of the instructors is extremely knowledgeable and brings examples from their own experience to highlight what they are teaching!

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    As someone who has tremendous anxiety around applying for jobs, I particularly took advantage of the Career Success team. During the bootcamp, I appreciated the guidance on such topics as creating a technical resume or harnessing LinkedIn. Then, during my job search I consistently referred back to the materials they provided us. But most importantly, I felt like I could always reach out to Holly, our Career Success counselor, for answers to even the most inane questions! She was beyond helpful in my search for that first job out of bootcamp, which I can’t wait to start next week!

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    TL;DR Fullstack Academy provides a well-designed curriculum, supportive and knowledgeable instructors, and personalized career support. I couldn’t recommend it more!

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  • Gerry
    December 18, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I always thought coding seemed cool, so I thought I’d pay the super resonable fee take Bootcamp Prep on-campus and just see what happens… 8 months later I am nearing the end of my fellowship, having accepted a life-changing job offer, and I can now officially define myself a software engineer. This is not the way I ever imagined my life would go, considering I graduated college with a creative writing degree, but I’ve truly never been happier or ever felt this proud of myself.

    The curriculum, the staff, and the other students are all incredibly dedicated and hardworking. I feel as though I have gained lifelong friends and mentors.

    If you’re considering a coding bootcamp, no matter if you’re considering Fullstack or a lesser camp, take Fullstack’s Bootcamp Prep to experience the deeply supportive culture and supreme curriculum. Who knows, maybe 8 months later you’ll be crushing it as a software developer at a major international company just like me!

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  • Alex Gura
    December 20, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Fullstack Academy is a fantastic program that took me from knowing little to nothing about coding to having a skillset good enough to get me a job as a software engineer. Their program is a great educational balance of practicality and theory. I cannot recommend it higher. It truly turned my life from having no direction to on the road to a great career in tech! The instructors are great, the program is great, and the career advisor is a fantastic help. Couldn’t have made this happen without the preparation and support fullstack provides for both its students and fellows.

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