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BrainStation vs Hack Reactor

Although both schools teach Web Development and Full Stack Development, BrainStation offers Online, Full-time and Part-time programs, whereas, Hack Reactor offers Online, Full-time, Part-time and Self-paced programs and provides financing options including ISA, Upfront Payments and Loan Financing.

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Based on 193 reviews
Based on 226 reviews

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UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, iOS Development, Digital Marketing, Product Management, Full Stack DevelopmentWeb Development, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack Development

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Online, Full-time, Part-timeOnline, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced


Boston, Chicago, New York City, Online, Ottawa, San Jose, Toronto, VancouverAustin, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Online, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle


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BrainStation vs Hack Reactor comparison is based on applicant, student and graduate reviews.
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BrainStation offers full-time programs and part-time courses in data, development, design, marketing, and product across cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, and through Online Live learning. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure...

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188 BrainStation reviews

Is BrainStation legit? According to the 188 BrainStation reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of undefined out of five. 0

Chef to Junior Developer in less than 6 months

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Ariana Emond graduated BrainStation
Created 1 month ago
I really enjoyed the structure of the program and thrived in the learning environment. Having deliverables each week that applied everything we were learning in lectures was imperative to solidifying my understanding of concepts. The educators are passionate, knowledgeable, and incredibly supportive. Coming into the course from the hospitality industry and having no idea how to transform my career or build a network, the Career Acceleration Program gave me the tools and confidence I needed to...
Educators, teaching style (demos & code-alongs), well thought-out deliverables, networking.
Content could be more up to date (ex. React hooks after learning lifecycle methods). I would have liked an opportunity to implement a database in one of the projects (other than capstone) to solidify my understanding. Larger class sizes...
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Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor offers 12-week full-time and 36-week part-time software engineering programs at their campuses in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Boulder, Seattle, San Jose, or online. Their program covers Computer Science Fundamentals, Full Stack App Development, and Production-Grade Engineering.

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195 Hack Reactor reviews

Is Hack Reactor legit? According to the 195 Hack Reactor reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of undefined out of five. 0

Excellent place to learn and grow

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Anteo Fabris graduated Hack Reactor
Created 4 days ago
First of all, be ready to work hard in this course. Nothing is given to you. The learning approach is socratic i.e. you are asked questions to help you get to the correct answer. This can be difficult but it is the best way towards autonomy, and that is really what is at the essence of this course. Getting through Hack Reactor means you have become an autonomous programmer with a strength for figuring out how to solve big challenges on your own.
Supportive staff and student body. Great community.
Very high standards - this isn't a "con," per se, it's actually a good thing. It's just important to note.
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Answers to commonly asked questions

How do BrainStation and Hack Reactor stack up when it comes to reviews?

BrainStation gets an average rating of 4.4, and Hack Reactor has an average rating of 4.7. However, keep in mind that BrainStation’s rating is based on 193 number of reviews, and Hack Reactor’s rating is based...

How many campuses does each school have, and where are they located?

BrainStation has 8, and Hack Reactor has 9. BrainStation’s campuses are located in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Online, Ottawa, San Jose, Toronto, Vancouver, while Hack Reactor’s campuses can be found in...

What are the finance options for BrainStation and Hack Reactor?

BrainStation students can pay tuition with Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, and Hack Reactor students can pay using ISA, Upfront Payments, Loan Financing.

What kind of student outcomes does each school have?

Student outcomes are an important consideration. BrainStation currently has 0, while Hack Reactor has 0. Graduates from BrainStation are currently working at companies like a Shopify, RBC,...