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Brilliant

Education Company

8.2
10
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Codecademy

Education Company

8.6
10
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Brilliant vs. Codecademy - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
Brilliant logoBrilliant

Brilliant is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching fundamental concepts of math, physics, computer science, scientific thinking and most other STEM topics through interactive online courses. In total, they have a library of more than 60 courses, created by some of the smartest minds from universities like MIT, Caltech & more.

Codecademy logoCodecademy

Codecademy is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching you how to code through digestible and interactive online courses in various programming languages. It was founded in 2011 by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski and has since amassed more than 50 million total learners from 190+ countries.

Types of courses
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Codecademy logoCodecademy
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Brilliant Premium

Access to all courses and practice problems from Brilliant

$15 - 25 USD per month
Codecademy logoCodecademy
PERSONAL

Codecademy Pro

Access to all courses, interactive learning, and projects. In a higher tier, you can also get access to their career services, which include certifications, assessments and interview prep

$12 - 25 USD per month
Pros & cons
Brilliant logoBrilliant
    Pros
  • Interactive problem solving
  • Engaging content
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Great for casual learning
  • Cons
  • Limited practical applicability (courses are rather theoretical)
Codecademy logoCodecademy
    Pros
  • Interactive coding exercises
  • Hands-on projects
  • Gamified learning experience
  • Cons
  • Limited advanced courses
  • Only courses on coding & Data science

General information

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Type
Education CompanyEducation Company
Number of courses
100+300+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Popular

Available categories
MathScience
Programming LanguagesData ScienceWeb Development
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.2
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8.6
10
Individual scores
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Affordability
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Career value
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Usability
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
BrilliantCodecademy Inc.
Company size

Medium

Medium

Founded in
20122011
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Sue KhimZach Sims, Ryan Bubinski
External reviews
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App Store
4.713900 reviews
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Play Store
4.7809000 reviews
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Trustpilot
4.71495 reviews
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4.833100 reviews
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4.7327000 reviews
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3.71424 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
Brilliant logoBrilliant

With their library of bite-sized casual learning courses for all kinds of STEM topics, Brilliant fills an interesting niche in the online learning market. We like the amount of thought they have put into their courses, in order to make it fun and interesting while teaching you fundamental concepts of science & technology. Overall, we recommend Brilliant for learners that want to get introduced to new concepts, and that want to learn for fun, rather than learning to achieve a concrete career goal.

Codecademy logoCodecademy

Codecademy is a great destination to get started learning about coding, cybersecurity and data science. We like that they make it super easy and intuitive for beginners, taking learners by their hand and guiding them through the first steps of their learning journey. Their user interface and interactive lessons keep the learning process engaging, which is especially important when learning a difficult skill like coding. Overall, we think that Codecademy is a great learning platform for beginners or low intermediate learners. More experienced developers that don't want as much hand-holding might find more suitable learning materials elsewhere.

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