Learn R, Python, Hadoop and Spark in just 12 weeks with job placement support
In this program students will learn beginner and intermediate levels of Data Science with R, Python, Spark and Hadoop as well as widely used industry tools such as Selenium, Caret, Tensorflow, MongoDB, AWS, and more. Students are expected to complete four projects that demonstrate industry experience as well as pass coding challenge exams and a final consisting of machine learning theory. Along the way, students will have assistance in preparing for the job search through resume review, interview preparation, and opportunities to interview with our hiring partners.
Successful completion of the curriculum awards certification of graduation certified by the New York State Board of Education.
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Ideal applicants should have a Masters or PhD degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math or equivalent experience in quantitative science or programming. Applicants with a bachelor's degree will also be considered.
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Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 6:00pm
NYC Data Science Academy is the top-ranked Data Science program in the U.S.
The only Data Science bootcamp that teaches both Python and R
Curriculum drawn from engagement with corporate training and industry participation
Create a personal portfolio with 4 projects to showcase your skills and knowledge
Enjoy 1-on-1 career support and access to all amazing job assistance resources
Become part of our data-passionate community with 5000+ members and 1000+ alumni
In order to sufficiently prepare for the rigors of the bootcamp itself, students should have practice in both R and Python as well as basic concepts in linear algebra, calculus, and statistics.
Prerequisite online coursework includes a total of forty hours of lecture videos and over two hundred coding challenge questions. External readings in statistics, linear algebra and calculus are suggested with staff recommendations. The expected total time for the prework should take around one hundred hours on average. A diagnostic exam is given the week before the orientation day. Students are also encouraged to take our in-person short courses based in NYC.
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* The cost of short courses are fully deductible from the tuition of the bootcamp as we encourage students to take short courses both as a preview of our courses but also to be well prepared for the bootcamp itself.
Our bootcamp is proud to be the only bootcamp to offer both R and Python. Our curriculum is focused on practical real data science experience with heavy emphasis on machine learning algorithms, coding expertise and database query. Topics are taught by specialists in the field rather than a general instructor for an entire semester. The bootcamp will encompass over four hundred hours of curriculum content including three hours of daily lectures in the morning as well as afternoon jump start sessions of widely used industry tools such as Selenium, Caret, Tensorflow, MongoDB, AWS, etc.
1. Resume and LinkedIn profile review, interview skills & elevator pitch workshops
2. Mock technical interview and coding tasks
3. One-on-One post-interview review and feedback outreach
4. In-class Industry Experts speaker series
5. Hiring partner event series, including student presentations and a hiring partner networking gala party
6. Present projects and networking with data science peers through our meetup events
Companies that hired our students
The 12-week bootcamp teaches the full set of tools necessary for a data scientist to hit the ground running in his/her first job. Unlike other programs, that focus on one language, or one set of tools, NYC Data Science Academy teaches all the technical skills that employers are looking for, including R, Python, Hadoop and Spark.
We accept candidates on a rolling basis. You can apply at any time for any cohort.
The application process consists of two steps: an online written application and a virtual or in-person interview.
The written application takes about one and half hours. The application is designed to help us get a sense of your educational and working experience. The application ends with short coding challenges. You can use any programming languages you feel comfortable to solve the challenges.
After reading your application, we will send you an invitation via email to schedule a virtual interview. The interview helps us understand why you want to pursue a career in data science and how NYCDSA is the best fit for your goals. At times we'll have a second in-person interview to help us to get to know you better and see if you're a good technical and cultural fit for the program.
We deliver an admission decision to you within one week and talk about next steps.
We accept some talented individuals who don't have any coding experience. We can teach you, too! We encourage people with zero coding background to apply at least six weeks ahead of the bootcamp start date, to allow enough time to finish a solid pre-work plan.
NYC Data Science Academy will accept applications from individuals with master’s degrees or Ph.D.s in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, or equivalent experience. Some Bachelor's or non-STEM degrees will also be considered, though we strongly urge you to take statistics and/or programming pre-work before the bootcamp starts. We encourage people with zero coding background to apply at least six weeks ahead of the bootcamp start date, to allow enough time to finish a solid pre-work plan.
Yes. NYC Data Science Academy has partnered with diverse companies from small startups to large corporations to help place our students in positions just right for them. But a job is not guaranteed. Our job placement assistance includes:
Our 12-week bootcamp is a full-time program. Students must be able to commit to 9:30-6:30 during the week and should expect to spend some time in the evenings and over weekends to complete project work. As with any instruction, students will get as much out of the program as they put into it.
Yes, we provide the bootcamp remotely through a combination of video recordings of the actual bootcamp class lectures, 1-on-1 TA support, and career support. We give our remote students usually 4 to 6 months of support to complete the program. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] to learn more about this option.
We work with every student individually to get their skills up to a level where they can start the bootcamp. We offer a variety of free part-time data science courses and customize pre-work packages for accepted students. If students have limited statistical and programming background, there are some books and online courses that we recommend. Also for students who are already in the New York City area, they can take part-time courses for free.
The tuition for Data Science Bootcamp is $16,000. A deposit of $5,000 is required after acceptance to secure your spot.
Students accepted into bootcamp may finance their tuition through Skills Fund. Skills Fund offers fixed interest rates on 3- and 5-year loans, regardless of current income, employment, or educational background. There are no teaser rates, cosigner trickery, nor prepayment penalties, and they offer a living stipend up to $7,500 with tuition financing.
We do not generally provide scholarships; in rare cases we provide some limited scholarships, often to those with PhDs and show financial need.
Yes! We have had a few international students in our bootcamp. There are a few things you should keep in mind: We do not provide visas, our international students have all come here on traveler visas or valid student visas; We do not guarantee a job for international students, as getting a job and working visa in the U.S. purely depends on potential employer's preference as well as the U.S. immigration policy; You should also be aware that the opportunities to get job and working visa in the U.S. with a non-U.S. degree are very few; As for hiring partnerships, we have a limited number of relationships outside of the U.S. but we are committed to helping you find a job where ever that may be.
Unfortunately we do not provide visas.
NYC Data Science Academy does not provide housing accommodations. There are a lot of affordable short-term housing options that you can search online, like Craigslist.org and AirBNB. We also partner with Literati Group Housing, which provides furnished housing and private rooms in apartments (ranging from $800-1450, average is $1000 without utilities in Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Harlem, Elmhurst). For more information, visit http://literati.nyc/