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  • 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 one of the most immersive web development coding bootcamps in the tech world. With locations in both New York and Chicago as well as full time courses online, students at Fullstack Academy have a multitude of options to choose from! Located in the heart of the Windy City, Fullstack Academy sees the potential of Chicago becoming the next booming tech hub of the world. They’ve forged partnerships with local and world wide tech companies and stand ready to help you land your dream job in tech. Do you have what it takes to become the next Fullstack Academy rising star? Let’s dive in!

Additional Info

At Fullstack Academy, you’ll focus on cutting edge technology as you delve into the depths of Fullstack JavaScript in order to gain a deep understanding of many different programming techniques. You’ll spend time covering different types of data and algorithms, as well as spend time working with both front end and back end development tools. This same curriculum is applied to Fullstack’s part time flex program and Grace Hopper program. In addition to the regular curriculum, the Grace Hopper Program also focuses on special programs including the CTO Program which prepares coders for more than just basic entry level positions in tech.

For Fullstack Academy’s original program, you’ll spend 17 weeks at the Chicago campus immersed in a learning environment. Classes will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm every weekday with homework spread throughout the week. For Fullstack Academy’s part time flex program, you’ll spend 6 months learning the same content. Classes will take place during nights and weekends. Fullstack Academy also has a summer cohort which is offered to college students as an educational summer alternative. Classes take place every weekday from June through August starting at 9:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. For the Grace Hopper Program at the Chicago campus, you’ll have 4 weeks of remote pre work with an additional 13 weeks of instruction taking place on campus. 

Fullstack Academy is a leader in graduate hiring outcomes. Fullstack Academy graduates have found themselves working at some of the most prestigious companies in the workforce. Prominent alumni companies include Google, Spotify, Amazon, Coinbase, Facebook, Linkedin, Goldman Sachs, and Ebay.

Fullstack offers different tuition options based on your desired campus. For the Chicago campus, the full cost of tuition is $15,910. Fullstack Academy also offers financing options for their tuition starting at $360 per month over a 5 year term.  The Chicago campus tuition includes a built in $2,000 scholarship that become accessible to applicants once they are accepted into the institution. For Fullstack Academy’s part time flex program, total costs for the Chicago campus program is $13,980. Payment options start at $316 per month over a 5 year term. Chicago is also home to a special women’s coding program called the Grace Hopper Program. Full tuition cost for this program is $19,910. The Grace Hopper program has a deferred tuition model. A $3,000 deposit is required upon acceptance into the program, the remaining balance of $16,910 to be paid in 9 monthly installments once the program graduate has secured full time work. Fullstack Academy’s Chicago location also offers a “Bootcamp Prep in a Month” with tuition totaling $100.

Programs Pace

Full-time, Part-time

Programs Available

Frontend, Full Stack, Cybersecurity

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Upfront, Financing, Scholarship

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  • Anonymous
    November 11, 2019 at 8:45 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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  • Anonymous
    November 15, 2019 at 8:49 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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  • Anonymous
    November 19, 2019 at 8:46 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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  • Anonymous
    November 23, 2019 at 8:47 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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  • Anonymous
    December 13, 2019 at 8:44 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
    December 18, 2019 at 8:43 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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  • Anonymous
    December 20, 2019 at 8:44 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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