This would be an ongoing reflection of my Hack Reactor experience.
Overall score: 4/5
High level summary: first half is structured learning, and the second half is project-based learning. There are 18 sprints in the first half, each lasting 2 days. There are 2 projects in the second half, each lasting 3 weeks. Sprints are focused learning on one technical area, i.e. data structure, database, networking. Projects are simulated working, in which you worked with a team, under a deadline, and release regularly.
Classmates are smart and highly-motivated. That is the beauty of setting the tuition at a very high pricing point. The high pricing selects the best, and the most motivated people.
to be continued…