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The best data science bootcamps have a lot in common: small class sizes, hands-on projects, and high graduate employment rates. But there’s more to choosing the right data science bootcamp than just the numbers. Coding bootcamps are a proven route to a job in the tech industry. That being said, it can be important that you attend a good program. Whether you’re looking for a full-time, immersive program, an online bootcamp, or something else, read on to find the best data science bootcamp for you.

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    Great School

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    Money-back guarantee. Flexible programs i.e (part-time / full-time online, in-classroom etc.) Career Coach and career prep materials provided at the end of the program. You learn to develop the...
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    So far, I can't complain. If I were to really pick at it I could say that the curriculum could add a little more focus on user authentication but again, that's just picking at it.
    I recently graduated from Flatiron and my experience was great. It was tough and intense but I knew my instructor was there to guide me through all th ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Web Development, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack Development, Cybersecurity
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced
    Financing options:ISA, Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Seattle, Austin, Chicago, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Washington
    Description:Flatiron School's COVID-19 Response: https://flatironschool.com/blog/keeping-our-community-safe-during-covid-19 Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software...
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    My Experience at Thinkful

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    Friendly staff, flexible program, lots of resources, great sense of community, well written and structured curriculum.
    Cons
    Some technical difficulties, occasional unresponsiveness from staff, can be tough to find the right mentor, must be able to stay on top of things and teach yourself (not necessarily a con).
    Full disclosure, this was my first bootcamp experience so I can't compare it to other programs. However, I'll do my best to justify my 4-star reviews ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Product Management, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced
    Financing options:ISA, Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis,...
    Description:Thinkful’s online coding bootcamp offers one to seven-month-long full-time and flexible part-time courses in software engineering, UX/UI design, data science, data analytics, product management,...
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    Great launchpad for engineering career

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    Enthusiastic instructors who will support and encourage your growth. Challenging curriculum that will push you out of your comfort zone. Clean modern learning environment that was comfortable and...
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    Post-graduation career support is not as valuable as in-class engineering instruction. As a grad, you will need to be clear about your goals and set up a learning & career growth strategy...
    If you are looking to launch your engineering career, but you don't know where to start, General Assembly has you covered. Don't expect to be an engin ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Product Management, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced
    Financing options:ISA, Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Seattle, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego,...
    Description:With 25+ campuses all over the world, General Assembly offers a variety of programs in web and mobile development, data analytics and data science, digital marketing, product management, and more....
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    "Springboard Data Science Career Track - bad experience"

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    There are no pros
    Cons
    Join this course if you want your money to go to dump. Even many free courses on youtube or udemy / coursera is better than opting for this course. This course contains datacamp courses as a major...
    One line review for this course : 'a web of deceits' Started this course for a whooping sum of Rs. 1.95 Lakhs, but it ended up being a big disappoint ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Self-paced
    Financing options:Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Description:Springboard’s part-time bootcamps get you job-ready in 6-9 months, from the comfort of your home. Launch your new tech career in fields like data science, UX design, data analytics, machine learning...
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    "I know kung fu"

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    Great Curriculum Engaging teachers and staff
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    Fast and Furious
    This review is for the Seattle Campus. I was very impressed with Galvanize before I even began to attend classes there. Their prep materia ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Web Development, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:ISA, Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Seattle, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Boulder
    Description:Galvanize is a coding bootcamp and coworking space that offers 13-week full-time and 26-week part-time programs in data science and software engineering, with campuses all over the US. Galvanize’s...
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    User Experience Design

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    Portfolio project, great instructors, design thinking process
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    no job placement program
    I’ve been working as a designer for the last 12 years, I got my start as an intern at a design firm where I went on to work as Sr Graphic Design, this ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, iOS Development, Digital Marketing, Product Management, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments
    Cities:Chicago, New York City, Boston, San Jose, London, Toronto, Vancouver
    Description: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...
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    One of my life's greatest experiences

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    Great teachers, an amazing environment for learning, and a career development team that is second to none.
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    Due to the fast pace of a boot camp, there wasn't much time for theory to work its way into the curriculum.
    I went to NSS to learn how to think like a programmer. I left not only armed with the knowledge to succeed in tech, but also how to maximize my produc ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:Deferred Tuition, Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Nashville
    Description:Nashville Software School (NSS) is a non-profit vocational school in Nashville that prepares students for careers in software development, UI/UX design, data analytics, and data science. NSS promotes...
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    Great experience and excellent career service

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    Great career service at the end of the program. They held job events and arranged interviews during and after the program, and they helped me land my job in 1 month after graduation.
    Cons
    Expensive but totally worth it if you get a job afterwards
    I was in the web development bootcamp, which was intensive and challenging, there was no "boring" moment at all, I learned new stuff everyday. ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary
    Description:Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian education company that offers full-time web development and data science programs and part-time intro coding and data analytics courses. The 12-week, full-time Web...
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    The KeepCoding Experience

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    The instructors are great! They’re people who is every-day working on what they are teaching and up-to-date with latest techs.
    Cons
    No place is perfect, but nothing really worth being mentioned.
    When I decided to “really” study, KeepCoding was already in my radar. I made a lot of research trying to find the best place where to study and at th ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Web Development, Cybersecurity
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Madrid
    Description:KeepCoding offers ten-month part-time online bootcamps in mobile development, web development, big data and machine learning, DevOps, and Cybersecurity. They also offer an intensive Python bootcamp...
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    High quality program for Data Science

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    Got to do really cool stuff like image processing, dimensionality reduction, natural language processing etc. I am making over 50% more at my new job compared to my salary before the bootcamp (I...
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    I wish we had spent less time on linear regressions at the start. I was a math major so this section was all review and a waste of time for me, but this may have been useful to others in the class....
    I loved my experience at Metis. The professors are constantly rotating out on sabbatical "passion quarters" and they bring back fresh ideas to keep t ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Data Analytics
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Chicago, New York City, San Francisco
    Description:Metis educates people to find value in data. Specifically, we accelerate data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and immersive bootcamps. We...
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    Amazing Bootcamp Experience! Very Satisfied!

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    Learning the algorithms, the way it works, and how to implement it really added a huge value, because I was able to walk into meetings with non-IT folks and explain data science fluently. DSD helped...
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    No career assistance, but I've also heard from other friends that career coaches aren't that useful because at the end of the day it really boils down to the individual. I also feel that the program...
    I attended DSD in Summer 2017 right after my high school graduation, I had a pretty good fundamental understanding of data science and the R language. ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Data Analytics
    Programs available:Full-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Seattle, Austin, Chicago, New York City, Washington, Sydney, London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Toronto, Albuquerque, Paris, Barcelona, Bucharest, Bangkok, Pretoria, Dubai
    Description:Data Science Dojo offers online and in-person data science bootcamps in Redmond, Washington. Data Science Dojo believes that anyone can learn data science, and provides comprehensive, hands-on...
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    Great experience, lots of learning, sense of community

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    The vibe of the community, the resources and the availability and passion of the teachers to achieve your objectives, they are really there for you.
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    I would have love to have further support on the job search and more clarity/guidance when it comes to create a portfolio. Also, I would hace structure the classes & course in another way but that's...
    Overall it was a great experience, I do not regret to have done this bootcamp despite all of the options that are available. The content is pretty com ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Web Development
    Programs available:Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Barcelona
    Description:allWomen Tech offers Data Science, UX Design, and Product Management programs created for women, by women. These 10-24 week programs, held at their Barcelona campus, were created to give women a...
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    BEST bootcamp EVER!!

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    Amazing people. Great instructor support. Personal coding mentors. Spiritual support and formation. Access to the latest technology.
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    Fast paced. I honestly cannot think of any cons!
    As the only faith-based coding boot camp, Bethel School of Technology teaches you to apply the biblical principles of a strong work ethic, honesty, ch ...arrow
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Web Development, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Description:Founded by Bethel Church and powered by Woz U, Bethel Tech offers 33-week part-time full stack web development and data science bootcamps online. The web development program covers HTML, CSS, Java,...
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    Codesmith LA, 2015 (first year, early cohort)

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    Great job support, curriculum, & instructors. It tends to attract people that are both talented/hardworking but also just genuinely good, friendly people. My overall experience was significant in my...
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    It's difficult work, but definitely worth it. I was in an early cohort and there were some kinks to work out, but I had a successful experience and there have only been improvements since.
    I was part of one of Codesmith's very first cohorts in 2015. During that time I've met, worked with, and befriended several intelligent, hardworking, ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Web Development, Engineering Immersion, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Full-time, Part-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Cities:Los Angeles, New York City
    Description:Codesmith offers a full-time, 12-week full-stack software engineering bootcamp in Los Angeles and New York City. Codesmith is a selective, need-blind program focusing largely on computer science and...
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    Data Analytics Class

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    Small class size, accessible and friendly instructor.
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    Would like to dig deeper into Tableau capabilities.
    Useful course that teaches valuable skills for anyone that works with data. Instructor was patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. The course is accessi ...arrow
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    Courses:Data Science, Data Analytics, Product Management
    Programs available:Online, Part-time
    Financing options:No specified
    Cities:Chicago, San Francisco
    Description:Promotable offers part-time, expert led, 5hr/wk courses in data science, data analytics and product management courses online or in Chicago and San Francisco. Their Data Science program covers SQL,...
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    Courses:Data Science, Web Development, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Full-time
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Loan Financing
    Cities:San Diego
    Description:SoftStack Factory is a San Diego based non-profit coding bootcamp focused on teaching teamwork, problem-solving, product building, and corporate etiquette through working on real-life projects with...
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    Courses:Data Science, Web Development, iOS Development, Android Development, Full Stack Development
    Programs available:Online, Part-time, Self-paced
    Financing options:Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing
    Description:At Interview Kickstart, we believe that there is no better investment than investing in your career and yourself. If you have ever interviewed at Google, Facebook, Apple or any top company you will...
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    Courses:UI/UX Design, Data Science, Web Development, Digital Marketing
    Programs available:Full-time
    Financing options:ISA
    Cities:Johannesburg
    Description:Umuzi Academy offers free one-year full-time paid learnerships in coding, data, and design in Johannesburg. The program teaches a variety of skills including JavaScript, Node,js, Python, SQL, and...

Are data science bootcamps worth it?

Coding bootcamps are a proven path to a high-paying career in data science. Many of these short-term programs pack a high-level curriculum into 12 weeks or less, and students graduate with the data science skills required to compete in the workforce. But what distinguishes the best data science bootcamps from the rest?

Today, great data science programs aren’t limited to residents of high-tech cities like San Francisco and NYC. If you want to become a data scientist, data analyst, or database administrator, your education options are nearly limitless. If you don’t live near a bootcamp, you can enroll in an online bootcamp and still receive a high-quality education.

The majority of data science courses cover the basics of the field. Bootcamp instructors, who are often data professionals themselves, cover everything from Hadoop, Spark, and Python to predictive models, big data, data visualization, and machine learning. Programs often include data analytics and give students real-world assignments relevant to what they may encounter in the workplace.

But the top data science bootcamps don’t hand out textbooks and expect you to learn—after all, not everyone is a natural at software engineering. Instead, high-quality data science bootcamps work with students throughout the process and connect each student with a career coach or mentorship opportunity to help them find top jobs in tech.

Many of these bootcamps feature a job guarantee, promising to refund the cost of tuition if a graduate cannot find a job (with reasonable effort) after the course. Even schools without this guarantee keep a practical and job-ready focus so that students can find solid jobs after graduation.

For those with too much on their plate to handle a jam-packed accelerated course, there are online and part-time courses offered by many schools as an alternative to their full-time course. These part-time courses typically use the same curriculum and teachers but are stretched out over a longer period of time, allowing students to take their time with the online course.

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Can a data science bootcamp help me get job in tech?

Yes! A data science bootcamp can help you land a job in tech. In fact, many bootcamps publish job placement statistics and offer job guarantees.

What programming languages will I learn in a data science bootcamp?

The primary programming languages used by data scientists are SQL and Python, which you’ll learn during bootcamp.

Are there any part-time, flexible, or online data science bootcamps?

Yes, data science bootcamps are available in-person and online. Also, full-time and part-time bootcamps are available.

Are there any data science bootcamps for beginners?

Yes, most data science bootcamps are designed with beginners in mind.

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