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Data Science
in Chicago

Become a data scientist — and don't pay tuition for our Chicago Data Science bootcamp until you are earning income. We just need a $500 deposit (see details).

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.

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Program Dates

Chicago

Jan 11, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021

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Chicago

Apr 26, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021

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Awarded Best Data Science Bootcamp for Q1 2020 by Career Karma

We’re honored and grateful that we’re a top ranked Data Science 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 data science program.

Start your career as a data scientist in Chicago

At Flatiron School, we teach today’s in-demand tech skills, through our dynamic, immersive courses taught by experienced, passionate industry professionals online and on WeWork campuses around the world. But we don’t stop there — we pair an industry-leading curriculum with dedicated Career Services professionals who are committed to helping you find a job you love.

Curated Community

We’ve been building communities of learners since 2012. Build your network as well as your knowledge with a diverse, supportive group of peers committed to growth and change.

Passionate Instructors

Our instructors have both industry and teaching experience and are backed by our Master Teachers and Learning Experience Designers to ensure you get the best possible support.

Flexible Payment Options

Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed, which is why we provide a variety of payment options — so you can focus on your education and your career, not your tuition. 

Check out who’s the #1 coding bootcamp

We’re honored and grateful to be ranked as the #1 coding bootcamp by Course Report, a leading authority on immersive technology education.

Where our graduates work

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

What you'll learn: data science & machine learning

From Python to Machine Learning, our 15-week data science training program gives you the breadth and depth needed to become a well-rounded data scientist. You’ll  also leave with an understanding of how to discover new techniques as your career progresses.

Every 3 weeks you’ll be introduced to a new module that builds off the learnings of the previous section while allowing you enough time to dive into each area for a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

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Prework Modules

The Data Science program moves quickly and our passionate students embrace that challenge. While no experience is necessary to apply, we require you to demonstrate some data science knowledge prior to getting admitted, then complete a prework course before Day 1. To help you prepare for our bootcamp, we provide a free introductory course. This prework ensures you come in prepared and are able to keep pace with the class.

Module 1 Topics

Variables, Booleans and Conditionals, Lists, Dictionaries, Looping, Functions, Data Structures, Data Cleaning, Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib/Seaborn for Data Visualization, Git/Github, SQL, Accessing Data Through APIs, Web Scraping

Module 2 Topics

Combinatorics, Probability Theory, Statistical Distributions, Bayes Theorem, Sampling Methods, Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, Linear Regression, Model Evaluation

Module 3 Topics

Linear Algebra, Logistic Regression, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Optimization Cost Function, Gradient Descent, K Nearest Neighbors, Decision Trees, Ensemble methods, Pipeline Building, Hyperparameter Tuning, Grid Search, Scikit-Learn

Module 4 Topics

Dimensionality Reduction, Clustering, Time Series Analysis, Neural Networks, Big Data, Natural Language Processing, Text Vectorization, Natural Language Toolkit, Regular Expressions, Word2Vec, Text Classification, Recommendation Systems

Module 5 Topics

Final Project

Join the fastest-growing corner of the tech industry

More than ever before, companies are relying on data to make business decisions. Without data science, these industry trends stay undiscovered — no story to tell and no insights to share. In order to determine business goals, more and more companies are looking for data scientists to fill in the gaps. Data science is one of the fastest-growing and sectors of the tech industry.

650%

Growth in Data Science Jobs Since 2012

The course will qualify you for a position as a data scientist or a data analyst. If you have a professional background in programming, you may also be able to get a position as a data engineer or a machine learning engineer.

Meet your instructors

At Flatiron School, we believe that great teachers inspire us to understand topics on a profound level and inspire us to become continual learners. With experience both in the field and in the classroom, our data science instructors are dedicated and thorough. Simply put: Flatiron School students learn from the best.

Lore Dirick
Curriculum Writer

Lore earned her PhD in Business Economics and Statistics at KU Leuven, Belgium and has a thorough background building out R and Python data science curriculum.

Fangfang Lee
Lead Instructor

After earning a Masters in Statistics from New York University, Fangfang worked as a data scientist in the public policy and start-up sectors. However, her love of teaching led her to join Flatiron School as a lead instructor.

Alison Peebles
Master Instructor

Alison has private and public sector experience as a statistician, consultant, and Data Scientist. She’s taught data mining and built curriculum at Carnegie Mellon for the Masters of Science in Information Technology students.

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

At Flatiron School, you won’t just learn data science. You’ll also learn "How to be a No-Brainer Tech Hire" and effective job seeker. With 1-on-1 career coaching, a robust employer network, and a proven job search framework, our Career Services team is committed to helping you launch a career in tech.  

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.

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 $500 to secure your seat, then pay the remainder of your tuition in one lump sum before class begins.

$15,000

$500 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $15,000

Pay with a loan

Dedicated to making our programs more accessible, we offer financing options through Skills Fund and Climb, two accelerated learning financing companies. Available only to those who qualify.

$15,000

plus interest

$500 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $15,000 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.

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Program Dates
Cohort Start DateStatus
Jan 11, 2021Apr 23, 2021Open
Apr 26, 2021Aug 6, 2021Open

Take the leap and start your journey

Flatiron School curates a community by admitting students who bring creativity, ingenuity, and curiosity to the classroom.

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

After writing and submitting some code on Learn.co, you’ll attend a live interview session with an instructor to assess your understanding of the material.

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

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.

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.

Is there a deadline to apply?

Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, so we continue to accept new applications until the course is filled. So, no deadline to apply — but the sooner you get your application in, the faster we can prioritize it. Our classes fill up well in advance of the start date, so we recommend applying at least 8 weeks before your desired start date. This allows 2–3 weeks for the application process and accounts for time to complete the required 100 hours of pre-work.

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