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Software Engineering
in New York City

Flatiron School’s flagship course, giving students the education to become lifelong professional software engineers. Reinvent your career right here.

As a result of COVID-19, all on-campus courses are temporarily being delivered via remote instruction as of March 16 — including courses that commence in the next few weeks. We are monitoring guidance from relevant government authorities and expect to re-open on-campus instruction as it becomes safe for our students and staff. Learn more.

Upcoming

Program Dates

Manhattan

Dec 7, 2020 - Mar 26, 2021

Closing Soon -

Manhattan

Jan 11, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021

Open -

Manhattan

Feb 1, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Open -

Begin your career as a software engineer in New York

Effective learning comes not from consuming educational content, but from connecting with people learning and teaching it. Since 2012, our NYC coding school has brought together passionate, experienced instructors and driven students to achieve incredible outcomes.

15 Weeks to a New Career

With Flatiron School, you’ll learn full-stack development with both Ruby on Rails and Javascript. Our unique rigorous, modern curriculum trains you to think and build like a seasoned developer.

Flexible Financing

At Flatiron School, you have a variety of payment options, including loans with our partners or simply paying upfront. This way you can focus on learning, not on payment, and can work toward your future comfortably and with confidence.

Successful Graduates

Our proven job search framework features 1:1 sessions with a dedicated career coach, a robust employer pipeline, résumé review, interview prep, and more. We’re committed to helping you secure a career in software engineering.

Awarded Best Coding Bootcamp for Q1 2020 by Career Karma

We’re honored and grateful that we’re a top ranked Coding Bootcamp by Career Karma for Q1 2020, a leading authority in the bootcamp community of students. These awards were granted based on reviews from our alumni who’ve transformed their careers through our software engineering program.

Ranked the #1 coding bootcamp by Course Report

Course Report takes many factors into consideration – alumni and student reviews, transparency around job placements, financing options, and commitment to diversity, just to name a few. We are proud to be recognized as #1 on this prestigious list.

What you'll learn: full-stack web development

Over 15 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, you’ll think and build like a software engineer. In each three-week module, you’ll develop key skills that build upon one another through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration — shipping code and showcasing your expertise through comprehensive Portfolio Projects.

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Object-Oriented Programming

Get comfortable with object-oriented programming and Object Relational Mappers.

SQL

Dive into the fundamentals of programming, starting with SQL.

Ruby

Work with two Ruby tools, mastering the fundamentals of web programming.

Sinatra

You’ll be exposed to design patterns in web applications and introduces architectural patterns, template rendering, and application environments.

Product Management

Create complex, functional web applications from scratch to build your own databases and integrate front-end design skills.

JavaScript

Gain a thorough understanding of JavaScript and functional programming — crucial for front-end developers.

React

Learn to build productive, scalable front-ends with React.

Redux

Create slick, functional, reactive code with Redux as a state manager.

Group Projects

At the conclusion of each program module, you’ll build advanced portfolio projects on a team to demonstrate both your new technical skills and your creativity.

Solo Projects

After completing four curriculum modules focused on group projects, collaborate with your instructors to conceive a solo project and spend three weeks building it. You’ll receive plenty of instructor feedback along the way while diving deep into the various advanced technologies and/or techniques needed to bring your concept to life.

Career Support

Our Career Coaching team helped more than 1,200 students launch careers as software engineers. Before you graduate, you’ll work 1:1 with a dedicated Career Coach to develop your employer pipeline, conduct outreach, review and refine your online presence, and prepare for interviews.

Alumni Community

For Flatiron School alumni, the journey doesn’t stop at graduation. You’ll join an active network of successful software engineers and the WeWork global community. You’ll network, connect, and collaborate with Flatiron School grads with access to our events and network wherever you go.

Your day at Flatiron School

Every day is unique at Flatiron School, and our curriculum team and instructors develop new lessons that build off past cohorts. But structured, consistent learning is also crucial to student success. Below is an example of what you can expect on a daily basis in a Flatiron School classroom.

9 a.m.

9 a.m.

Student-led discussion

Your day begins with an open discussion when you can ask questions, review new skills, and program materials from the day before to ensure you’re up to speed.

10 a.m.

10 a.m.

Lecture

Learn key concepts from your expert instructor through interactive exercises and collaborative discussion.

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

Pair-programming exercises

Work together with a partner to build your strategic and tactical coding skills and learn from one another.

4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Labs & mini projects

Self-led labs let you explore your own coding projects based on the material from lecture. Learn from professors, then immediately put what you learned into action. Making things is the best way to learn things.

6 p.m.

6 p.m.

Homework

You’ll end the day reviewing concepts and strategizing the next steps in your personal projects.

Navigate tech's top opportunities with the help of our Career Coaching team

After many years working with passionate students and helping them land fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve got a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first developer job.

Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from résumé review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to land your first job.

Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies across the world, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly advocating for our grads and helping you get in the door.

Proven job-search framework

Through 1-on-1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.

Where our grads get hired

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Experienced engineers. Passionate educators.

Since day one over five years ago, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Eric Kim
Software Engineering Instructor

Coming from a background in education, Eric Kim found his love for programming and problem-solving while studying mathematics. He enjoys working with people and bringing out their best potential. When he’s not teaching, Eric enjoys a good brain-teaser, as well as a good hike.

Tim Campbell
Lead Instructor

A bootcamp grad, Tim fell in love with programming – and volunteering to teach people code. He has worked freelance and in startups developing on the front and back end.

Find the right tuition plan for you

You'll be able to choose from 2 different payment options

Pay upfront

Make an initial deposit of $1,000 to secure your seat, then pay the remainder of your tuition in one lump sum before class begins.

$17,000

$1,000 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $17,000

Pay with a loan

Dedicated to making our programs more accessible, we offer competitive financing options through Skills Fund and Climb, two accelerated learning financing companies.

$17,000

plus interest

$1,000 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $17,000 plus interest

The Access Scholarship

The Access Scholarship opens doors for aspiring innovators who may have experienced barriers to an education before, empowering them to enroll for $0 payment upfront. Scholarships are awarded on a monthly basis. Learn more and see if you qualify.

Join a Live Accelerated course

Program Dates
Cohort Start DateCampusStatus
Dec 7, 2020Mar 26, 2021ManhattanClosing Soon
Jan 11, 2021Apr 23, 2021ManhattanOpen
Feb 1, 2021May 14, 2021ManhattanOpen
Feb 22, 2021Jun 4, 2021ManhattanOpen

What the application process looks like

Aptitude for software engineering stems from an innate curiosity about the world and how people interact with it. We don’t admit students, we craft a class: a lawyer, journalist, and pro athlete will approach solutions differently, creating a richer learning environment for everyone involved. All you need is passion and an open mind.

Step 1 → Apply

Submit your application. Share a bit about yourself and what’s driving you to start a career.

Step 2 → Admissions interview

Speak with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.

What do we look for in a Flatiron School student?

Step 3 → Technical review

The technical review assesses your basic grip of coding and how it interacts with us in our daily lives. Demonstrate interest by completing steps on Learn.co, our learning platform.

What is a Technical Review?

Step 4 → Admissions decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within 4 business days.

Step 5 → Prework

If accepted, you'll begin course pre-work to prepare for the first day of class.

Frequently asked questions

You can also view our main FAQ page.

What’s the difference between the NYC virtual campus program and the Online program?
  • Our virtual campus is the fastest option, finishing in as little as 12 weeks. Online timing can take anywhere from 5 months to 15 months depending on the selected pace.

  • Time Commitment for our virtual campus program is M–F, 9am–6pm for 12–15 weeks.

  • The Online time commitment is Full-time: 40–50 hours of work per week for 5 months; Part-time: 25–30 hours of work per week for 10 months; Self-paced: Complete the course within 15 months

  • For more detailed information see the comparison chart

What is the schedule like for the virtual campus programs at Flatiron School?

Students are required to be on campus Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. During these hours, you'll be working on projects, lectures, and assignments. In addition to the required hours, most students need to invest additional time on nights and weekends to complete the work and fully understand the material. You should expect to invest at least 60 hours a week in the program.

When is the earliest return to on-campus learning?

As of March 16, 2020, all of our campuses have transitioned from in-person to remote instruction. 

Based on guidance received from local and national governmental authorities, the move to remote-instruction across all our campuses is scheduled to last through at least until the dates listed on our course return calendar. We continue to closely monitor the situation in each of our campus cities and we will regularly update our on-campus status.

Has the Career Service team placed students in jobs during the pandemic?

Yes. Job-seeking during a pandemic has some unique challenges, but our students are continuing to successfully obtain jobs.

What kind of scholarships does Flatiron School have? 

You can check out our currently available initiatives on our Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives page.

How do I know I’m learning? What happens if I fall behind?

Our modular structure means you’ll know that you’re gaining the competencies needed to become a software engineer. Because our curriculum builds cumulatively, instructors assess students at the end of each module to ensure students have a strong understanding of the concepts before moving forward to the next module. Reviews and check-ins occur throughout the program to ensure students have touchpoints with instructors and can ask questions in a one-to-one setting. If you don’t pass an end-of-module project or assessment on the second try, you may have the opportunity to repeat the full module at no extra cost. You can repeat a module once; if you don’t pass the second time through, you will be dismissed from the program. If you are dismissed from the program, you may be eligible for a refund. Refunds are issued based on the applicable refund policy as outlined in our catalog.

How long does it take to graduate?

Virtual campus students typically graduate in 3 1/2 months. Online students can graduate anywhere between 5 and 15 months, depending on the program you choose.

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.

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