What is the Best Coding Bootcamp?

You need to find the best coding bootcamp. However, there is no ‘one size fits all’ coding bootcamp. One thing is for certain though, there is a programming language for everyone. Everything greatly depends on what you’re looking to do for a career down the road. So be sure you choose based on what you’d love to do, not by the average base salary. All these positions pay well to start with anyway, and most exceed a 6-figure-salary at the mid-senior level.

What is Front- End Development?

Front-End Development is the part of a website you can see and interact with. This includes features such as the Youtube play button or a Facebook like. Those who are complete beginners to the tech industry may have thought Front-End Development and UX/UI Design are different, but they are one in the same. Front-End Development would be better suited for someone who is artistic, who understands how people react and respond to certain types of design.

Front-End Languages include:

Javascript, Node.js, Angular, Typescript, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap, MongoDB, React and more

What is Back-End Development?

Back-End Development is the part of a website that retrieves data and feeds the information back to the front end. Imagine signing into Facebook, what you see if you putting in your username and password - and then it goes straight to your news feed. What you don’t see is how the information you put in is being pulled from an encrypted backend, verifying that your information is correct, and then sending the information back to the front end so you can see your exact news feed. Back-End Development would be better suited for someone who enjoys data science, who is passionate about building strong foundations online to protect users.

Back-End Languages include:

Python (Numpy, Flask, Pandas), SQL, .NET, C#, Java, PHP, Ruby and more

Best Coding Bootcamp Reviews

We at Coding Temple are honored to have made it to the top 50 of both Course Report’s and Switchup’s Best Coding Bootcamp list. However, we did take notice that the rank is based on a combination of the amount of reviews and the overall star rating for Switchup. On Course Report, the bootcamps are listed in alphabetical order. When choosing a coding bootcamp, some things you will want to consider is the rating and review amount of the Coding Bootcamp, along with the overall class size. How are you going to learn if the instructor has to divide his or her attention?


You’ll also want to consider the cost and whether you’d like to learn online or on campus. Though online courses can be great for someone who needs a flexible education, students tend to retain more information and get answers much more quickly in a traditional, sit-down education setting. You’ll also want to think about cost. How much are the courses? Does the coding bootcamp have a money-back guarantee? Coding Temple does. If you cannot find a job in 6 months, you get a full tuition refund. You’ll lastly want to consider what they teach. Are they teaching languages, libraries, and frameworks that will benefit your desired career?

We decided to put together information for the top-rated coding bootcamps from Course Report and Switch-Up. We have also included what languages they teach, the cost of the schools, whether or not they offer online courses, the class size, and how long these courses run.

Below are ratings for the Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Washington D.C. locations.

Rating: 4.9

Locations: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C.

Languages covered: AngularJS, Python, Data Science, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, SQL, jQuery, CSS, MySQL, HTML, Git, Design, Hadoop, User Experience Design, CSS, Machine Learning, Linux, Data Structures, Algorithms, Front End, Objective-C, React.js, Node.js

Online: No

Cost: $10,000-$12,495

Length: 10-16 Weeks (Javascript course is 16 weeks, part-time in the evenings)

Class Size: 10 Student

Rating: 4.92 

Locations: Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco

What they cover: Full-stack Javascript, Node.js, Express.js, React.js, React Native, MongoDB, SQL, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, MVC architecture, APIs

Online: No

Cost: $10,000

Length: 12 Weeks

Class Size: 35

Rating: 4.94

Locations: Chicago

What they cover: HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, Sinatra, jQuery, Rails, CSS, Ruby, React.js, Front End

Online: No

Cost: $1,000 - $15,000 (Due to various options of class length)

Length: 10-15 Weeks

Class Size: 15

Rating: 4.13

Locations: Oakland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Washington D.C., Tulsa, Online

What they cover: MySQL, AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, C#, Python, JavaScript, ASP.NET, Django, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, Algorithms, Node.js

Online: Yes

Cost: $7,500 - $10,495

Length: 13 Weeks

Class Size: 20 Students

Rating: 4.34

Locations: Philadelphia, San Diego, Sydney, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, London, Washington D.C., Seattle, Austin, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Online

What they cover: HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End, UX Design, Data Science, Python, iOS, Mobile, Swift, Data Structures, Rails, Ruby, AngularJS, MongoDB, SQL, jQuery, Express.js, Node.js,

Online: Yes

Cost: $750 - $15,950

Length: Anywhere between 1-14 Weeks

Class Size: 20 Students

Rating: 4.42

Locations: Boston

What they cover: Web Design (UX/UI),  Ruby on Rails, Git, JavaScript, Digital Marketing, Sales, Career Support

Online: No

Cost: $859

Length: 8-12 Weeks (not well defined)

Class Size: 10 Students

Rating: 4.67

Locations: Provo, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Phoenix, Online

What they cover: Web Development (Javascript, jQuery, Angular, MongoDB, Node, etc) --- iOS Development (Xcode, Objective-C, Swift) --- UX Design (research, prototyping, interaction, visual, motion) --- Quality Assurance --- Salesforce Development

Online: Yes

Cost: $4,500 - $11,900

Length: Anywhere between 8-15 Weeks

Class Size: 20 Students

Rating: 4.72

Locations: Greensboro, Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, New Orleans, Dallas, Wilmington, Columbus, San Antonio

What they cover: Ruby on Rails, Domain Modeling, HTTP and "RESTful" Design, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and AJAX, understanding APIs.

Online: No

Cost: $1,850 - $13,500

Length: 3-12 Weeks

Class Size: Not Listed

Rating: 4.75

Locations: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Houston, Portland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Chicago, Raleigh-Durham, Denver, Boston, San Francisco, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Minneapolis, Online

What they cover: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS, Python, Data Science

Online: Yes

Cost: $1500 - $16,000+

Length: Part-Time, 24 Weeks


Class Size: Not Listed

Rating: 4.83

Locations: Seattle, Atlanta, New York City, Washington D.C., New York City, London, Houston, Online

What they cover: HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, Data Science, Git, Python, jQuery, Machine Learning, Data Structures, Algorithms

Online: Yes

Cost: $1,000 - $15,000

Length: 10-15 Weeks

Class Size: Not Listed

Rating: 4.88

Locations: Chicago, Online

Languages covered: Ruby, Rails, SQL, JavaScript, VueJS, HTML, CSS, Git, AngularJS

Online: Yes

Cost: $9,500

Length: 16 Weeks

Class Size: 10 Students

Rating: 4.9

Locations: NYC, Chicago, Online

What they cover: MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Go, SQL, jQuery, Mobile, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Data Science

Online: Yes

Cost: $250 - $17,910

Length: 1-39 Weeks

Class Size: Not Listed

Choosing the right Coding Bootcamp

There are many options out there, but these schools are some of the absolute best or the most well known. Coding Dojo has been in the industry for a decade, but in recent years their performance has been declining. It's imperative that you choose a Coding Bootcamp that is dedicated to making sure you succeed, not fill their pockets.

We at Coding Temple, along with several other schools above, are invested in the success of their students. We believe the values that people are looking for involve small class sizes, relevant technologies taught based on location's demands and providing a comfortable, friendly, family-style atmosphere to the students. Many of our alumni still talk to us well after they graduate, and we enjoy hearing of the accomplishments they've made and interesting events that have happened in their lives. It's always nice to keep in touch, and we are always available when you need us.