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Data Science
in San Francisco

Launch a career as a data scientist in San Francisco.

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

San Francisco

Aug 24, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020

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San Francisco

Dec 7, 2020 - Mar 26, 2021

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San Francisco

Mar 29, 2021 - Jul 9, 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 San Francisco

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.

Money-Back Guarantee

Change careers with confidence thanks to our Money-Back Guarantee. Work with a Career Coach and follow our proven-job search framework, and get a job within 6 months, or your money back (see terms).

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

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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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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.

Alison Peebles
Lead 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.

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.

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.

Money-back guarantee

Change careers with confidence thanks to our Money-Back Guarantee. If you graduate, follow our job-search process, and don’t secure a job offer within 6 months of your job search start date, we’ll refund your tuition in full (see terms).

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

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 us on campus

Program Dates
Cohort Start DateStatus
Aug 24, 2020Dec 4, 2020Open
Dec 7, 2020Mar 26, 2021Open
Mar 29, 2021Jul 9, 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.

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

Can I apply for financing?

Once you have been accepted into the program, you may apply for financing through one of our lending partners. We work with Skills Fund and Climb, who have helped many Flatiron students secure loans. We recommend waiting until after you have been accepted into the program before applying for a loan.

Can I chat with someone on the Admissions team?

Absolutely! You can schedule an appointment with someone from the Admissions team here.

Do I need a computer?

For the in-person courses, we work on Mac laptops with the latest OS installed. For online courses, you do need your own computer, but it can be either a Macbook or a PC. You can view the minimum required technical computer specs for all courses here.

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.