Overview

Attend Chicago's most comprehensive coding bootcamp

Flatiron School is more than just a coding school. We bring together passionate instructors, best-in-class curriculum, verified jobs outcomes, and an inclusive student community that fuels an authentic and open learning environment.

15 Weeks to a New Career

Flatiron School is one of the fastest ways to launch a software engineering degree in Chicago.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only coding school with a Chicago campus that provides a money-back guarantee (see details) if you don’t get a job offer within 6 months of graduating).

Successful Graduates

We don’t just get our graduates job – we get them jobs they love. Dozens of Flatiron School graduates have already gone on to launch their tech careers right here in Chicago.

Curriculum

What You'll Learn: Full-Stack Web Development

Over 15 weeks of intense coding classes on-campus at Flatiron School, students learn to think and build like software engineers — from developing coding mastery to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed. In each three-week curriculum module, students develop key skills through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration, showcasing progress through Portfolio Projects.

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HTML & CSS

Students dive into HTML5 & CSS to master the web’s basic building blocks. Exercises include building UIs for web application and creating organized front-ends with SASS.

Object-Oriented Programming

Students learn to bundle code and create reusable objects and methods as they build increased understanding of complexity in software.

Ruby

Students work with two ruby frameworks, mastering the fundamentals of web programming.

Sinatra

Exposes student to design patterns in web applications and introduces architectural patterns, template rendering, and application environments.

Product Management

Students learn about conducting user research, defining a value proposition, and leveraging data to inform projects around business models, KPI tracking, and product management for startups and enterprises.

JavaScript

Students dive into the basic of JavaScript syntax and then explore popular JavaScript frameworks.

React

Students build fast web user interfaces with React, starting with the fundamentals and scale their own versions with increasing complexity.

Redux

Students learn to build productive, scalable front-ends with Redux, creating slick, functional, reactive code.

Rails

Students create complex, functional web applications from scratch to build their own databases and integrating front-end design skills.

Technical Concentrations

Students elect to concentrate on a specific technology and build a project using the most advanced tools available in that discipline.

Databases

Students go deep into NoSQL databases like Mongo and gain a better understanding of working with databases at scale.

Performance

Students focus on design patterns and use performance-monitoring tools to take a data-driven approach to increasing application performance.

Front-End Frameworks

Students take a deeper dive into React and develop advanced HTML & CSS skills, including SASS and D3.

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Navigate Chicago's top opportunities with the help of our Career Services team
Career Services

Navigate Chicago's top opportunities with the help of our Career Services team

We wrote the book on how to get a job after a bootcamp — literally. Over five years of working with passionate students and helping over 1,200 graduates launch fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve developed a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first developer job — both on our end and what you’re empowered to do on yours.

Individual Career Coaching

During the job-search phase, students meet with a dedicated coach every week, to ensure an effective job search via resume review, mock interviews, and developing the right job-search collateral to tell their story.

Job-Search Framework

At Flatiron School, you won’t just learn to code. You’ll also learn how to be an effective job seeker and no-brainer tech hire. Through one-on-one guidance from our Career Services team and our tried-and-true job search framework, you’ll launch your career in code far beyond the bootcamp.

Vast Employer Network

For over six years, our Employer Partnerships team has been developing relationships with hiring partners across the country to help Flatiron School grads get in the door. Our dedicated Employer Partnerships team is the best in the industry — constantly evangelizing for our graduates at companies across the world.

Money-Back Guarantee

Flatiron students change careers with confidence thanks to our money-back guarantee: you’ll receive a job offer within six months, or we’ll refund your full tuition. (See details.)


The Chicago Tech Scene & Flatiron's Grads

After graduation, our students have gone on to contribute to some of the most exciting and impactful companies in Chicago.

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Flatiron vs. Other Bootcamps

Invest in your future

Flatiron School’s tuition, rigorously paced program, and money-back guarantee (see details) — the only Chicago coding bootcamp to offer one — makes us the most rewarding investment of both your time and money.

Flatiron School
Fullstack Academy
General Assembly
Coding Dojo
Tuition
$15,000
$15,910
$14,950
$12,995
Length
15 weeks
13 weeks
12 weeks
14 weeks
Career Services
Third-Party Verified Jobs Outcomes
Money-Back Guarantee
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Your day at Flatiron School
Student Life

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 experiences. But structured, consistent learning is also crucial to student success. Below is a sample of what you can expect on a daily basis in a Flatiron classroom.

9 a.m.

Student-Led Discussion

Students’ questions start a morning conversation, used to review new skills and program materials from the day before to ensure each student is up to speed.

10 a.m.

Lecture

Students learn key concepts from their expert instructor through interactive exercises and collaborative discussion.

1 p.m.

Pair-Programming Exercises

Two students work together at one computer to build their strategic and tactical coding skills and learn from one another.

4 p.m.

Labs & Mini Projects

Self-led labs allow students to explore their own coding projects based on the material from lecture. This way students learn from professors and immediately put what they learned into action. Making things is the best way to learn things.

6 p.m.

Homework

Students end the day reviewing concepts and strategizing the next steps in their personal projects.

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.

Learn from full-time, seasoned, passionate instructors at our Chicago coding school who teach students both the hard and soft skills they need to change their lives.

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Tuition, Start Dates & Admission

Find the right tuition plan for you

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Finance for as low as
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380/month

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

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Full Tuition
$
15,000

Scholarships

As a part of our ongoing effort to support diversity in tech, Flatiron is pleased to offer various scholarships to qualified women, minorities, and veterans, as well as merit-based scholarships. Schedule a Q&A with our Admissions team to hear more about our open scholarships.

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What the application process looks like

Aptitude for software engineering is built 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 that you need is passion and an open mind.

Step 1 → Apply

Apply to the course. Tells us about yourself and why you want to start a career in code.

Step 2 → Admissions Interview

Speak with a member of the Admissions team about your interests and ambitions. There is no technical preparation for this one.

Step 3 → Technical Review

The technical review assesses your basic grip of coding and how it interacts with us daily. Showing proactiveness by completing steps on Learn, our learning platform, also helps.

Step 4 → Admissions Decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within a couple of days.

Step 5 → Pre-Work

If and when you are accepted, the next step is course pre-work so you’re ready for day one of the course.

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FAQ

You have questions; we have answers

  • How can I apply to scholarships for the in-person program?

    All scholarships to our in-person program are granted after a student is admitted. Scholarships are granted on a need and merit basis, with preference given to underrepresented minorities in tech, including women and military veterans. If you feel that describes you, you can share your story with us on the scholarship application once you are admitted into the program.

  • How do I prepare for the technical interview?

    Our technical interview is meant to assess your current understanding and aptitude for learning code. If you are selected for a technical interview, we will ask you to start working through a brief coding challenge and follow that with a technical discussion with an instructor based on the code you wrote. The best way to prepare for this interview is to complete one of our free Intro tracks: Intro to Ruby or Intro to Javascript or Bootcamp Prep. The material covered in the technical interview is similar to the material covered in these tracks.

  • I was admitted to a cohort but can’t start until next month, can I defer my enrollment?

    We recognize that sometimes “life happens” and that students who have been admitted to one class may need to defer and start with us at a later date. Students may defer up to three start dates beyond the class to which they are admitted. If you must defer farther out than that, we may ask you to repeat some or all of the admissions process to ensure your readiness for the later start date. Students may defer only once without reapplying.

  • I wasn’t admitted the first time around, can I re-apply?

    Flatiron School’s application process is rigorous, and sometimes students who don’t get accepted the first time around are able to ‘study up’ and get accepted the second time around. As such, students are invited to re-apply after three months have passed from initial decision. Students are permitted a total of three application attempts, so re-applicants are advised to use that time building their skills (both professional and technical) and to submit a second application that is materially different from the first one, showcasing your hard work and improvements over that time.

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