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Hack Reactor vs Lambda School

Although both schools teach Web Development and Full Stack Development, Hack Reactor offers Online, Full-time, Part-time and Self-paced programs, whereas, Lambda School offers Online and Full-time programs and provides financing options including ISA, Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments and Month-to-month Installments.

Overall Rating

Based on 236 reviews
Based on 223 reviews

Available paths

Web Development, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack DevelopmentData Science, Web Development, Full Stack Development

Featured programs

Online, Full-time, Part-time, Self-pacedOnline, Full-time

Locations

Austin, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Online, Phoenix, San Francisco, SeattleOnline

Difficulty

/5 Easy/5 Easy

Experience

Very Positive

92.3%

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7.7%

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Neutral

100%

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FastTrack testimonials

Based on 236 reviews
Based on 223 reviews
Hack Reactor vs Lambda School comparison is based on applicant, student and graduate reviews.
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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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204 Hack Reactor reviews

Is Hack Reactor legit? According to the 204 Hack Reactor reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of 0 out of five. 0

Not the bootcamp for everyone

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Colin Chauche graduated Hack Reactor
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Created 17 days ago
I chose Hack Reactor for a few reasons but a big one was the rigorous schedule that asks students to be working at least 6 days a week 9 hours a day. I knew that if I was going to leave my career I needed to come out of a boot camp with the best preparation I could get and I figured the more I can cram into 12 weeks the better. For me, the intensity was a plus and I was able to keep up with the material. The pace of the course is furious for the first 5 weeks as they introduce new material...
Pros
- Great staff and community - Help is available from 9 am EST - 11 pm EST - Learn in-demand tech skills - Curated coding challenges every day to prepare for job interviews - Work on capstones that mimic real job environment - Strong alumni...
Cons
- Program is what it is, it's fast-paced and if you start to fall behind you have to be proactive and put in extra work to catch up.
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Lambda School

Lambda School is an online coding bootcamp that trains people to become software engineers, data scientists, or backend developers at no up-front cost. The computer science academy offers full-time, 6-month programs for Web Development and Data Science, and a 9-month program for Backend Development. Throughout the rigorous programs, students will...

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221 Lambda School reviews

Is Lambda School legit? According to the 221 Lambda School reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of 0 out of five. 0

Best life changing decision I've ever made!

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Chelsea Tolnai graduated Lambda School
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Created 24 days ago
I completed Lambda and immediately started mentoring for Lambda X (post-graduate employment preparation program). Within two weeks, I was hired as a contracted junior front-end wed developer for a fortune 10 company. After a month at that company I was hired full time. Since then I have been promoted and work as a senior lead engineer. I now make more than double what I made in my last career and haven't looked back since.
Pros
- Lambda is NOT a scam and is a real educational program that gives back whatever you put into it. It isn’t always easy but if stick to it and ask for help you too can get through it. - There is an amazing and vast community you have...
Cons
- You have to remember you are trying to cram an entire careers worth of knowledge into a few months. At times it's hard work. You have to treat the school like a full time job. For me it really was a full-time job. I had to quit my job...
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Answers to commonly asked questions

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

Hack Reactor gets an average rating of 4.7, and Lambda School has an average rating of 4.3. However, keep in mind that Hack Reactor’s rating is based on 236 number of reviews, and Lambda School’s rating is...

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

Hack Reactor has 9, and Lambda School has 1. Hack Reactor’s campuses are located in Austin, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Online, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, while Lambda School’s campuses...

What are the finance options for Hack Reactor and Lambda School?

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

What kind of student outcomes does each school have?

Student outcomes are an important consideration. Hack Reactor currently has 0, while Lambda School has 0. Graduates from Hack Reactor are currently working at companies like a Google,...