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Change your career in Chicago

Because of COVID-19, programs are currently being held in a virtual campus format. Curious when our campus will open? Read about our campus experience for return-to-campus updates.

Our Chicago campus

Located in central Chicago, our River North Campus, is an accessible and inspiring location to change your career — and a perfect place to immerse yourself in Chicago’s emerging tech scene.

Get inspired

Our students challenge and energize one another. They push each other to do more, think bigger, and go further than they ever could on their own.

Proven Job Placements

We’re committed to helping you secure a career. Our proven job search framework features 1:1 sessions with a dedicated Career Coach and a robust employer pipeline. Learn about our job placements here.

Chicago's Tech Scene

Chicago has become a major player in the tech startup ecosystem. The city is already home to local tech titans like Braintree, Grubhub, Facebook, Google and Uptake.

Our Chicago grads launch new careers

Our latest Jobs Report offers numbers examined by an independent third party so you know that when you invest in Flatiron School, you invest in an education you can trust.

79%

Employment Rate

For job-seeking Chicago campus graduates included in the 2020 Jobs Report including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles during the reporting period (see our Jobs Report).

$75K

Starting Salary

For job-seeking Chicago students who accepted full-time salaried jobs during the reporting period and disclosed their compensation. The average starting salary for students who took full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, or freelance roles and disclosed compensation was $25/hr. Average pay for a part-time role was $18/hr (see our Jobs Report).

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Our Chicago courses

Since we opened our doors in 2012, thousands of students have joined us to launch new careers in tech. On our Chicago campus, your journey toward your next career will be in good hands.

Software Engineering

Launch your career as a full-stack web developer with our proven curriculum, passionate instructors, and driven student community.

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Data Science

Our data science program gives students the breadth and depth needed to become well-rounded data scientists and enter one of the tech industry’s most coveted sectors.

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Cybersecurity Engineering

Launch into one of the top fastest-growing jobs with a career in cybersecurity engineering. Elevate your skills and learn to defend against real-world cyber threats. 

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Product Design

Start a new career in digital product design — based on UX/UI design, this emerging career is one for the creative types.

On-campus cohort starts January 10, 2022.

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Where our grads work

Logo: Spotify
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Meet the team

Emily Doyle
Chicago Campus Director

With a background in ops and marketing partnerships, Emily brings a wealth of knowledge to her role that ensures students, no matter their background, can change their lives through education.

Derick Castillo
Software Engineering Coach

Derick serves as Software Engineering Coach for Flatiron School's Chicago campus, combining his passion for people and helping others. Having completed the program in Flatiron School New York, he brings a unique perspective to the team, and spends most of his time supporting students.

Where we're located

Located just blocks away from the Chicago River, our campus is an inspiring location to learn – and a perfect springboard for a career in tech. Working in WeWork’s dynamic River North location, you’re surrounded by instructors and colleagues who support and challenge you.

Map of the Chicago campus

Chicago Campus

515 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 500-4049
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Frequently asked questions

I would like to talk to a Flatiron School team member — what should I do?

If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our admissions representatives.

What is Flatiron School?

Flatiron School is an accelerated adult-education tech school that teaches you the skills you need to become a software engineer, data scientist, cybersecurity analyst, or cybersecurity engineer. We publish annual Jobs Reports and provide comprehensive Career Services so you know you're getting a top-notch opportunity to change your career and your future.

Where is Flatiron School?

Our corporate office is based in the Flatiron district in Manhattan, but we have locations nationwide to teach students across the country the skills they need to change their careers.

  • Austin: 1400 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701, (888) 958-0569

  • Chicago: 515 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (888) 958-0569

  • Denver: 2228 Blake St, Ste 100, Denver, CO 80205, (888) 958-0569

  • Houston: 708 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, (888) 958-0569

  • New York: 11 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, (888) 958-0569

  • San Francisco: 1460 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103, (888) 958-0569

  • Seattle: 100 King St, Suite 100, # 721 Seattle, WA 98104, (888) 958-0569

  • Washington, D.C.: 1440 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, (888) 958-0569

How long does it take to graduate?

Live students typically graduate in 12-15 weeks. Flex students can graduate anywhere from 20 to 60 weeks, depending on the program you choose.

How frequently is your curriculum updated? 

We are continuously evaluating our curriculum across all programs to ensure that it is current and relevant for today’s job marketplace.

What is the schedule like for Live programs?

It is mandatory for students to be logged on Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 6 PM or 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (depending on your cohort, including lunch and breaks). During these hours, students attend lectures, work on projects and assignments. In addition to the required hours, most students will need to spend additional time on nights and weekends to complete the work and fully understand the material. Students should expect to devote at least 20 hours a week outside of their classroom commitment to the program - including online hours and additional work at home. Students find it extremely difficult to have any other commitments during their studies, such as a part-time job.

What's Flatiron School's application process like?

The first step is to fill out a written application. Once you submit your application, you will hear back from our Admissions team regarding next steps. If your application moves forward, you will be invited to schedule a video call with a member of the Admissions team to better understand your learning needs, career goals, and whether the program is the right fit for you. Students may be required to complete an assessment as a part of the admissions process. After a technical interview, you will receive an Admissions decision within a few business days.

Is there a deadline to apply to Flatiron School?

Students are accepted on a rolling basis so there is no deadline to apply, but the sooner you submit your application, the more likely you are to secure a spot for your preferred start date. Our cohorts fill up well in advance of their start dates, so we recommend applying at least 8 weeks before your desired start date. This allows 2–3 weeks for you to make it through the application process and accounts for time needed to complete any required pre-work.

Do I need prior experience to apply to Flatiron School?

We do not require you to have prior experience to apply for any of our programs. Our admissions requirements are being at least 18 years old, having a high school diploma or a GED,  having a native or bilingual fluency in English, passing the admission interview(s), and completing any required pre-work.

This location is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s Private Business Vocational School Division. Flatiron School is not accredited.