Recurse Center

The Recurse Center is operating all 2020 batches online. Our space is closed until further notice as a precaution during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently unable to offer grants for upcoming batches. Read more.

What we do. The Recurse Center is a self-directed, community-driven educational retreat for programmers based in New York City and currently operating online.

Our philosophy. We believe people learn best when they take control of their own education and are free to explore what they’re interested in. RC is heavily influenced by unschooling.

Never graduate. RC doesn’t end after you leave. We have a diverse, active, and engaged alumni community of over 1,700 smart, enthusiastic, helpful programmers all over the world.

Build a career. We’re here to support you at every stage of your career, whether you’re looking for a new job or not, and whether you just finished RC or attended many years ago.

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Hire great programmers. RC has an integrated recruiting agency. We help companies of all sizes hire our alumni. If you care about building productive, diverse teams, get in touch.

Recent blog post

Running RC remotely

Apr 13, 2020 — We're running batches online through the end of 2020.

Featured article

What is Virtual RC like?

An introduction to some of the tools and practices that we've developed to make remote batches a great experience.


Apply and start on

  1. September 21st, 2020
  2. November 9th, 2020