Diversity and Inclusion at App Academy

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive environment for students from all backgrounds.

Students from all backgrounds find success

App Academy goes further than any other program in selecting the highest quality student body. Our tuition model allows us to run a truly meritocratic admissions process, where students are selected based on their potential to succeed and not on how much they can pay. It is for this reason that we have been able to set ourselves apart from other bootcamps by helping our graduates earn an average salary of $101,000* in San Francisco and $90,000* in New York City.

Hear four graduates talk about their experience at App Academy.

We Care About



We are working to create an environment in which people from underrepresented backgrounds are supported and able to succeed.


Empathy & Respect

We are striving to graduate engineers who are respectful, conscientious members of their teams and communities.



We are structuring and adapting our program to make careers in tech accessible to people from all backgrounds.

What We're Currently Working Towards

Tuition Accessibility

Our success-based tuition model makes a coding education more accessible to people with diverse financial situations. We also offer deposit assistance to applicants from communities underrepresented in tech.

Resource Groups

We offer resource groups for students and staff from backgrounds underrepresented in tech to support each other and build community. Current groups include our LGBTQ and Women, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming groups.

Code of Conduct

We take our Code of Conduct seriously. It requires students and staff to treat each other with respect and dignity.

Deposit Assistance Program

We are committed to supporting students from communities underrepresented in tech, such as women, trans folks, people of color, refugees, and veterans, to name a few. As part of this commitment, we offer deposit assistance to five students from these communities each cohort. If you've already filled out an application, click below to apply.

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Here's where our alumni are working now

Let's work together

Have any ideas, experience, or partnership opportunities to share? Get in touch with us at [email protected] to help make tech more diverse and inclusive.