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Brilliant

Education Company

8.2
10
Our winner
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freeCodeCamp

Education Company

7.4
10

Brilliant vs. freeCodeCamp - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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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.

freeCodeCamp logofreeCodeCamp

freeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that offers a free and interactive learning platform that helps learners understand software development topics, like web development, data science, databases and more. In addition, they provide free certifications on these topics.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

freeCodeCamp certification

Learn a skill like frontend development or databases completely free with one of freeCodeCamp's certifications

Free
Self-paced
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Brilliant Premium

Access to all courses and practice problems from Brilliant

$15 - 25 USD per month
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Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Interactive problem solving
  • Engaging content
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Great for casual learning
  • Cons
  • Limited practical applicability (courses are rather theoretical)
freeCodeCamp logofreeCodeCamp
    Pros
  • Totally free
  • Hands-on projects
  • Certifications available
  • Cons
  • Small selection of courses
  • Limited support

General information

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Type
Education CompanyEducation Company
Number of courses
100+15+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Popular

Available categories
MathScience
Web Development
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.2
10
7.4
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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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
BrilliantfreeCodeCamp, Inc.
Company size

Medium

Small

Founded in
20122014
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Sue KhimQuincy Larson
External reviews
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4.713900 reviews
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4.7809000 reviews
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Trustpilot
4.71495 reviews
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4.417000 reviews
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3.3158000 reviews
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2.822 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
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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.

freeCodeCamp logofreeCodeCamp

freeCodeCamp is an excellent platform for learning how to code. We particularly like that it's a non-profit and all the courses and learning materials are provided completely for free, even though their course catalog is fairly limited. Their courses are in-depth and come with an intuitive interface that is helpful especially for beginners. This is why we recommend freeCodeCamp for beginners that want to learn how to code. More advanced learners might be better off choosing a platform with a broader course catalog and a learning experience that less caters to beginners.

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