College designed for the 21st Century
Immerse yourself in a community of makers empowered to build software to shape the world.
Sky learned computer science by sorting through algorithms
Alex learned computer science through building markov models
William learned computer science by creating a programming language
Melody learned computer science through building a Convolutional Neural Network
Sorting Through the Universe
Sorting a list of items into a order that suits your desire is kinda like the sorting hat in Hogwarts trying to find the best house for young witches. It’s exciting but could be a bit tricky to implement in algorithmRead More
From "What is a Markov Model" to "Here is how Markov Models Work"
If you are curious and looking to use some examples to aid in your understanding of what a Markov Model isRead More
I Wrote a Programming Language. Here’s How You Can, Too.
In this post, I’ll dive under the hood and show you the pipeline Pinecone (and other programming languages) use to turn source code into magicRead More
How I built a handwriting recognizer and shipped it to the App Store
While I was learning how to create deep learning models for the MNIST dataset a few months ago, I ended up making an iOS app that recognized handwritten characters.Read More
Our Alumni Work At
We Built the College We Wished Existed
Product Based Education
You’ll spend 2 years learning the ins and outs of computer science and product development through building software designed to impact real problems. You’ll be learning the same technologies, frameworks and design process used by tech companies.Learn More
Pay as You Earn
In 2014 we became the first higher educational institution to offer college financing through Income Share Agreements. You’ll pay tuition as a percent of earnings once you have a successful job in tech.Learn More
Built With Industry
Our instructors came from careers in the tech industry and are trained as educators. Engineers from our partner companies help us keep our education relevant and serve as your mentors.Learn More
To be a Make School student is to be
Passionate About Making
Our students love to create. They are driven to build solutions to problems facing their communities. They are relentlessly resourceful when tackling challenges that stand in their way.
Embracing a Growth Mindset
Our students are introspective. They challenge themselves to turn their weaknesses into strengths and grow into their best selves. They are intellectually curious and work hard to turn their learning into action.
Kind and Empathetic
Our students are open-minded and kind towards others regardless of creed, class and color. They are thoughtful in their communication, and bring empathy both to the products they design and their relationships with others.
Word on the street
"The opportunities Make School provided Josh were extraordinary. He met amazing young students from around the world, advanced his engineering skills, learned the importance of teamwork & collaboration, and impressed his employers right out of the gate. Josh leaving UCLA for your incredibly novel and clever educational model was clearly a smart move!"
"Working for a company like Facebook was exactly the goal that I had in mind when I started the Product College. The skills and knowledge that I gained made transitioning into my job with Facebook incredibly easy - it’s such a fun, collaborative work environment."
In the News
"For hundreds of thousands of students in the United States zoned out in their classes, these new universities might be just the motivation needed for these students to engage with their studies – and change the world."
"Working with the Make School team and their students has given the Lever team a fresh perspective on the potential non-traditional education has on the tech world. It has really impacted the way we think about recruiting processes."
A Unique College Experience
Study in the heart of Silicon Valley, fully immersed in the tech industry. Socializing with professionals alongside your peers.
Explore San Francisco as your campus, experiencing the unique culture and counter-culture through workshops and events.
Connect with our diverse community of 2,000 alumni from 50 countries scattered across top universities and the tech industry.