The Starter League

Learn how to code, design, & ship web apps.


What's the average time commitment outside class?

If you want to get the most out of your Starter League experience, expect to spend 20–30 hours per week outside of web development, and 5–10 hours per week outside of web design. We provide access to our space for you to work out of 24/7 (that is whenever our other classes aren't in session).

How are housing accommodations in Chicago?

We have a private listserv for incoming Starter League students to communicate with each other and figure out housing accommodations. Our students have been able to find apartments using Craigslist and Some students have even been able to stay together during their time at The Starter League as well. Here is a breakdown of average neighborhood rentals in Chicago.

Can you do both Development and Design programs?

Yes. However, we don't encourage students to take on more than they can allocate time for. Both classes are intensive and we'd rather you focus on one or the other.

How are foreign students able to attend The Starter League?

Since The Starter League programs last 3 months most of our foreign students have visitor visas within the US for at least 90 days. This allows them enough time to visit Chicago and attend The Starter League.

Does The Starter League offer financing?

Although we're a licensed school by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, we're not accredited. That means we can't offer public grants or government loans. Don't let that stop you from applying! Our students have financed their tuition in many ways. Personal loans, donations, campaigns on sites such as Upstart, Groupon Grassroots, or, and convincing companies to sponsor them have all worked for previous students.

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