Hi, I’m Brian, a former senior software engineer and now industry mentor at Pathrise. I have worked with hundreds of web developers and software engineers to help them land their dream jobs in tech. Check out my review of Code Immersives.
- What does Code Immersives do?
- Who is Code Immersives for?
- What does Code Immersives cost? How much work is involved?
- Ratings and reviews
- Alternatives to Code Immersives
- How does Code Immersives compare to Pathrise?
What does Code Immersives do?
Code Immersives offers 2 coding bootcamps that teach people the skills they need to launch a career as a web developer or data scientist. Their immersive 15-20 student classes meet in midtown New York City, nearby the Manhattan headquarters of top companies like Google and Facebook.
Both bootcamps include about 900 hours of content and meet for 45 weeks. Their year-long courses are divided into 3 semesters, which require about 20 hours of work per week. Students attend live lectures, participate in coding labs, build portfolio projects, and maintain an active Github presence as they push production-level code.
Students in the Python with AWS bootcamp learn a mix of data science and web dev skills. The first 15 week semester covers Python fundamentals as students work with Git, the command line, Python functions, algorithms, data structures, NoSQL, and SQL. Next, students learn more advanced data science skills as they work with Django, master Flask, and even create their own minimum viable products with Python. The second semester also includes authorized AWS training to prepare students for the AWS exam. In the final 15 weeks, students work with APIs, data structures, algorithms, visualizations, and test driven development. The course culminates in a final capstone project students can add to their portfolios. Throughout the final semester, students get lots of interview preparation and learn job search tactics to help them get a data science job or launch a web dev career.
Who is Code Immersives for?
People with little to no coding experience who are looking to launch a career as a web developer or data scientist could benefit from a Code Immersives course. Their bootcamps are especially helpful for beginners seeking a lengthy, immersive program with lots of projects and a curriculum that touches on many tech topics. People based in New York City who want to prepare for the Amazon Web Service (AWS) exam could also be a good match.
What does Code Immersives cost? How much work is involved?
The full cost for a 1-year bootcamp is $19,995. Tuition is $17,890, materials cost $1,970, and students pay $135 in other fees. This includes a new MacBook Pro laptop and the official Amazon Web Service (AWS) training.
Code Immersives is part of the Title IV federal student aid system, meaning students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive financial aid. The GI bill is also accepted.
The bootcamp admissions process consists of only a brief online application. No coding experience is required, but students need to have some computer literacy. The bootcamp is open to both US and international students, though financial aid is only available to US citizens.
Ratings and reviews
Code Immersives has mostly positive reviews. They hold a 4.64/5 star rating on Course Report where grads praised the extensive 45+ week curriculum and hands-on immersive experience. A recent grad liked that the 1-year-long program gave students “more time to study as opposed to a 3 months bootcamp.” The student also liked that the long program allowed for topics to be “covered in detail” and felt their career support would “help during the interview process.” Another grad described the program as a “deep dive into the core competencies necessary to be successful in the industry.” This grad also liked that the curriculum covered both the practical and conceptual side of tech topics, impressed that all grads will be able to “explain what EVERY line of your code is doing.”
The program holds a perfect 5 star rating on Switchup based on only 3 stars. One student raved about the “amazing staff” and “great curriculum” that covered a wide variety of subjects in great depth. The financial aid and AWS training were both big hits. Their bootcamps also have a 9/10 rating on Bootcamp Ratings, although the job assistance is only rated 80/100. On the whole, most grads loved the hands-on curriculum and staff, though some would have liked more job support.
Alternatives to Code Immersives
If you decide not to enroll in Code Immersives, there are a number of alternative bootcamps and learning resources to help aspiring web developers and data scientists launch their careers.
- Another immersive tech bootcamp is Kenzie Academy. They teach in-person and online courses in 2 tracks full-stack software engineering & UX design and front-end engineering. Students who choose their income share agreement (ISA) pay nothing until they land a tech job that pays at least $40,000 per year. Learn more about Kenzie Academy in our review.
- The popular bootcamp General Assembly runs full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses on a variety of topics including web development and data science. Their program includes a hands-on curriculum, 19,000+ hiring partners, and a 91.4% job placement. Learn more about General Assembly in our review.
- Similarly, BrainStation offers courses in web development, data science, Python, and many other tech topics. Like Code Immersives, BrainStation focuses on project-based learning and lots of personalized support. Their hiring partners include Facebook, Google, and more.
- Another well-known tech bootcamp is Fullstack Academy. They teach full-time and part-time software programs for aspiring software engineers. Like Code Immersives, Fullstack Academy courses are usually intensive and hands-on.
- Aspiring web developers can also check out CodeX Academy, a self-paced coding bootcamp with 1-on-1 mentorship opportunities. Read more about CodeX Academy in our program review.
- Aspiring data scientists can look into Divergence Academy, a bootcamp that offers full-time and part-time courses in data science subjects. Their program is flexible and includes opportunities for 1-on-1 mentorship.
- Metis has both introductory and more advanced data science courses with onsite & remote bootcamp options. Learn more about Metis in our review.
- A more beginner-friendly program is Coding Dojo. They offer data science and coding courses that cover fundamental skills students need to land an entry level job. Their classes are hands-on, often in-person, and don’t require prior experience.
- The online learning program Data Science Dream Job also runs self-paced data science courses with portfolio building, career assistance, and opportunities for mentoring.
- Another data science program is DataCamp. They host 300+ courses on data science subjects that last about 4 hours each. DataCamp also has an active community forum for networking and Q&A.
- For people seeking a data science community with lots of project-learning, Kaggle can be a good choice. They offer 19,000+ public datasets and 200,000+ public notebooks to help people build up their skills and polish up their portfolios.
- Students seeking self-paced coding or data science courses with mentoring can check out Springboard. Students in their career tracks build 14+ portfolio projects with weekly mentorship meetings. Like Code Immersives, they offer a 6-month job guarantee. Learn more about Springboard in our review.
- People looking for affordable self-paced learning with 1-on-1 mentoring can look into Udacity. They offer full intro courses for free and paid “nanodegree” programs for a more intense experience with greater support. Nanodegree students meet 1-on-1 with both a technical mentor and a career coach as they build projects they add to their portfolios. Read more about Udacity in our review.
- Another low-cost platform with self-paced courses is Udemy. They host thousands of video-based courses on topics like web development and data science. Courses only cost about $10 each and come with lifetime access.
- Students seeking affordable university courses can check out edX. Their online platform hosts thousands of self-paced university courses from top schools like Harvard and MIT, and even top tech companies like Microsoft. Students can choose to learn the fundamentals or take a deep dive into specific topics, like coding with Python. Read more about edX in our review.
- The massively popular Codecademy program offers full hands-on coding courses completely free. Students can learn web development, dozens of programming languages, and even data science. Optional $20-40 monthly memberships are available for expanded course options and support. Find out if Codecademy is right for your career goals in our review.
How does Code Immersives compare to Pathrise?
Code Immersives is a bootcamp for people interested in starting a new career as a web developer or data scientist. The program is designed for complete beginners with a focus on fundamentals skills for the first 15 weeks. Pathrise job-seekers should already have a background in their chosen field so they can get the most out of our technical interviewing curriculum.
While Code Immersives helps people learn the technical and even interview skills they need to land a job, they do not help through the job search. Pathrise mentors have already helped 1,000+ fellows land great jobs by working through all phases of the job search including resume and portfolio optimization, reverse recruiting, cold emailing, technical and behavioral interviewing, and salary negotiation. Fellows in our program usually land a job in 3-5 months, earning $90k for junior roles and $150k for senior roles on average.
Code Immersives’s bootcamp is a year-long commitment with lots of live classes, coding labs, and projects. The Pathrise program is more flexible. Fellows in our program have just 2-4 hours of group sessions per week and 1-on-1 sessions that can be scheduled as needed. While Code Immersive students may be able to offer need-based financial aid via the FAFSA form, Pathrise offers an income share agreement (ISA). Fellows in our program pay 9% of their first-year salary once they begin working at a job they love. We never require deposits or upfront payments.
Pathrise is a career accelerator that optimizes the job search through 1-on-1 mentorship and personalized training. Fellows in our program can see their interview scores double and their application responses triple. If you are interested in working with our mentors to land your dream tech job faster, join Pathrise.