Our students are amazing. From their long hours of hard work and dedication to their life-changing success stories, we could not be more proud of everything they have achieved on their journey to becoming web developers. The University of Richmond Boot Camps curricula are rigorous and designed to help aspiring coders, data analysts, or cybersecurity professionals reach their goals.
We know that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life, so who better to get advice from than those individuals who have been right where you are? Read the reviews and testimonials below to hear directly from a few students and alumni.
I chose this because I needed an on-site, formal environment to continue my studies. Before the program, I was (irregularly) engaged in MOOCs, self-paced platforms like freecodecamp / udemy / codecademy, and self-study through books and online documentation. The bootcamp format was a way for me to enforce discipline. It kickstarted a process of discovery that resulted in the acquisition of real skills in a predictable timeframe.
The result is that I’m now able to apply to jobs in software development, and have confidence that when I show up on the first day of work, I’ll be able to rise to the challenge. I can also leverage my skills on the freelance market for supplemental income and reinforcement, and pursue my own projects and ideas.
Like others have said here though, you will only get as much out of the class how much you put into it. Plan on spending around twenty hours a week outside of class working on assignments and reviewing what was taught in class. If you are not willing to do this you will probably struggle.
From day one you are introduced to your Student Success Manager, who is truly there during every step of the way to help guide you through the course. The instructors and TAs are great and easily available to assist with any obstacles you may encounter.
Even though you will spend a lot of time frustrated…the satisfaction of figuring it out will become addictive! You will learn that there are multiple ways to work out any problem. You will not only be learning how to code – you will learn things about yourself and what you’re really capable of. I’d recommend this course to everyone!
I’m so thankful for my instructors and TAs. They were very responsive and available whenever I needed help, even just beyond academic support. The entire team and Yuri, our Student Success Manager, were all emotionally supportive.
The course is fast-paced and packed full of information. There is a lot of material to internalize, process, and use on your own so feeling stressed out becomes second nature. However, I can’t believe I came this far in five and a half months, creating the full-stack web applications I did. I’m excited about the possibilities that await after this boot camp and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a life-changing experience.