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General Assembly

Avg Rating:4.33 ( 555 reviews )

General Assembly offers short and long courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science and more, online and in-person, across 15 campuses in 4 continents. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, General Assembly is confronting a skills gap and providing access to opportunities in tech. General Assembly offers a breadth of different course offerings and classes range from full-time immersive courses for learners that want to switch to a new career, to part-time courses for learners that are looking to improve their career trajectory by acquiring a new skill set, and mentor-led online circuits for a more flexible way to acquire foundational skills.

To apply for an immersive bootcamp, applicants need to submit an online application, then connect with a General Assembly admissions representative who will evaluate whether the course is a fit for an applicant's experience and goals. Applicants then complete an admissions assessment to ensure they are prepared for the rigor of the curriculum. Once a student is accepted and has paid a down payment, their spot will be secured.

General Assembly career coaches work with students to create their career path, improve technical interview skills, and build a personal brand. Graduates can attend GA-hosted hiring events and meet hiring managers. The careers team partners with companies for course development and graduate placement and helps companies stay competitive in today's digital landscape. Additionally, General Assembly has made a commitment to affordable and accessible education combined with an education-to-employment approach that helps to create a diverse talent pipeline.

In addition to long-form course offerings, General Assembly courses are also available as short form bootcamps (1-2 day workshops) as well as evening and weekend classes.

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  • 1. Data Science Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationBoston, New York City, San Francisco, Melbourne, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Singapore, Seattle, Washington, Denver, Online, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    Your best course for career transformation. This full-time data science bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic SQL query knowledge/scripting and familiarity with Python required. Strong familiarity with math and descriptive statistics required. 2-5 years of experience as an analyst is ideal.
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 2. Software Engineering Immersive

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    GitHub, HTML, JavaScript, Rails, Ruby, Django, Python, React.js, CSS, Front End, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationSan Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Online, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, San Francisco, London, Singapore, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney, New York City, Melbourne, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston
    Your best course for career transformation. Our award-winning coding bootcamp, dedicated career coaches, 19K+ hiring partners, and global expert network get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 3. User Experience Design Immersive

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    HTML, Design, CSS, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationSydney, Seattle, Online, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, London, Atlanta, Denver, New York City, Washington, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Singapore, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis
    Your best course for career transformation in design. This full-time UX bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize. Income Share Agreements are available through Vemo.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work12 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analysis On-Demand

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    MySQL, Data Analytics , SQL, Excel
    OnlinePart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started with essential tools and strategies to make data-driven decisions. Enhance your job performance and work more effectively. Data Analysis On Demand is a flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to industry fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Build a strong foundation in Excel and SQL while honing techniques like cleaning data, framing questions, and data visualization. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics (Part-Time)

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    SQL, MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSeattle, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Singapore, London, Washington, Denver, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Sydney, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Online, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    Harness Excel, SQL, and Tableau to drive powerful analysis and insights. Build confidence and credibility to apply this versatile skill set to countless jobs. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science (Part Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSeattle, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, London, Washington, Austin, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Houston, Boston, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    Create robust predictive models with statistics and Python programming. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex machine learning problems on the job. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelFamiliarity with math and statistics and Python syntax/programming fundamentals is required.
    Prep Work15 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing On-Demand

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started launching multi-channel brand, acquisition, and retention campaigns. Enhance your job performance or indulge your creative curiosity. Digital Marketing On Demand is a fun, flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to digital marketing fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Hone techniques in segmentation, customer insight, CRM, analytics, automation, and more. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing (Part-time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSan Diego, Online, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Melbourne, Seattle, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Sydney, Boston, Washington, London, Austin, Singapore, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Houston, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris
    Build confidence and capability to apply modern marketing strategies on the job. Drive growth with multichannel campaigns powered by data and customer insight. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Front-End Web Development (Part-Time)

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    GitHub, User Experience Design, Design, CSS, Front End, Git, HTML, JavaScript
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSydney, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Boston, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Houston, Paris, Denver, Salt Lake City, Toronto
    Learn to leverage HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through hands-on projects and real-world scenarios. Develop interactive, responsive websites to impress new clients and employers with your coding skills and get ahead on the job. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • HTML, CSS & Web Design - On Demand

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    Design, User Experience Design, HTML, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This course enables students to create a well-designed site with the user in mind, and master the technical vocabulary to communicate ideas to designers and engineers. Students will learn how to quickly translate their ideas into functional, stylized websites for personal or business purposes using HTML, CSS, responsive web design and design fundamentals. This course is offered on a flexible schedule to suit your time commitment. You'll receive useful feedback from a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. By the end of the program students will have built a full functioning website to use as part of a portfolio.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
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    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Development (Part-time)

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    Front End, Git, JavaScript
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationSeattle, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Austin, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Denver, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston
    Gain fluency in JavaScript — the world's most popular programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build rich, interactive websites and applications. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work6 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management (Part-time)

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    User Experience Design, Sales, Product Management, Design, Agile
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationDallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Toronto, Paris, Online, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Melbourne, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Austin, Sydney, Boston, Chicago, Singapore, Denver, Salt Lake City, London, New York City
    Balance business viability, technical feasibility, and customer desire to lead products and features toward long-term success. Learn from a seasoned expert. This course is also offered in an online, virtual classroom setting. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Python Programming (Part-Time)

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    Data Visualization, Data Science, Data Structures, Python
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationPhoenix, Houston, Sydney, San Francisco, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, San Diego, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston
    Gain fluency in Python — the world's fastest-growing major programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications. This course is offered in person and online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • React Development Online (Part-Time)

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    React.js, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Expand your JavaScript programming skills, and boost your profile at work — and on the job market. Learn to build sophisticated, scalable web applications. This course is offered only online, in a virtual classroom setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with JavaScript.
    Prep Work4 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Flex

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    GitHub, CSS, Django, Express.js, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, Rails, React.js, Ruby, SQL
    OnlinePart Time18 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationOnline
    Have it all. Keep your daytime commitments while transforming your career with evening and weekend training. Our award-winning program, expert instructors, dedicated career coaches, and 19K+ hiring partners get grads hired at A-list companies. This course is offered only in an online, virtual classroom setting using Zoom, Slack, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
    Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design On-Demand

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get started designing successful digital products that customers and audiences love. Enhance your job performance or indulge your creative curiosity. User Experience (UX) Design On Demand is a fun, flexible learning path that gives you a robust introduction to UX fundamentals. Skill up when you want, where you want on our dynamic online platform. Expert mentors keep you motivated with guidance and feedback in convenient 1:1 sessions. Hone techniques like prototyping, persona building, affinity mapping, wire-framing, and user research. Apply new skills to work or passion projects as you go!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    N/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design (Part-Time)

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationPhoenix, Houston, San Diego, Online, Dallas, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Melbourne, Boston, Denver, Sydney, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, London, Singapore, New York City
    Translate user wants and needs into intuitive digital experiences that power revenue, loyalty, and product success. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex design problems on the job. This course is offered on campus and online, in a virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Visual Design (Part-time)

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,800
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web. This course is offered on campus and online in a virtual classroom setting using Slack, Zoom, and other tools.
    Financing
    Deposit$250
    Financing
     Financing options are available through Climb Credit and Meritize.
    Tuition PlansPayment Plans are offered by General Assembly.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work3 Hours
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Esin Saribudak  User Photo
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    Enrolling in the Software Engineering Immersive was the best career move I've made. The course is a significant investment of time and money, but it was worth it. I had wonderful instructors who didn't just teach programming, but also explicitly taught a lot of the meta-skills around software development. The Outcomes career-coaching portion of the course was invaluable as well. The best part was being in a cohort with around 20 other students, who were my first community in tech, and it's also been great to continue connecting with the incredibly wide GA alumni network post-course. 

    The material is definitely challenging, and there were many long nights and weekends that I spent coding and learning more things on my own in bootcamp. You get as much out of it as you put into it, and expect to work very hard post-course to land the role that's right for you. But the skillset taught is highly sought after, and the immersive gives you the tools you need to build fullstack applications. Overall, studying in the company of others interested in programming and learning from some of the best teachers out there was an incredible experience, and gave me the knowledge and skills I needed to transform my career. 
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    I finished up the SEI Flex course a few months ago and I'm so glad I made the decision to enroll in this course.  I was provided exceptional instructional support and I now have a strong foundation in some of the most popular languages and frameworks being used today.  I specifically learned JavaScript, Ruby, Node.js, Express, Rails, and React but I also believe General Assembly provided me with the tools to successfully teach myself any other languages or frameworks I might be interested in.  Finishing this course allowed me to reach my goal of successfully changing careers and I was able to land a software engineering job within 90 days of graduation.
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    Yanny Castrillon • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Overall I do not regret my decision of taking my career to the next level by attending GA's 3-month Software Engineer Immersive Program. Although a had a CS bachelor's degree, I decided to invest in this program to step up my game into trending technologies like ReactJS and backend languages like Ruby and Python. I met some amazing instructors who polished and helped me sharpen my programming skills as well as design patterns. I truly believe I've learned fundamental skills that have benefited my career and aided me back when I was on the job hunt.  It's been around 3 years since I graduated and I am currently working as a Mid-level Software Engineer at a great parenthood startup. I also work as a part-time Instructor associate to bring my experience in the field to our GA students community. From my personal experience, I can say it took me around 3 to 6 months to land my first job after the program. I highly encourage new students that are seeking to step up their career paths in programming to deep dive into General Assembly's academic SEIR program.
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    Hunter Wallen • Associate Instructor of Software Engineering • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had an amazing experience with General Assembly's 3 month Software Engineering Immersive program. After a COVID-19 sabotaged my ability to attend college and work full time, I thought my dreams of breaking into the software industry were going to be seriously delayed. Fortunately, I was able to get enrolled in the three month immersive program and get my goals back on track for less money than I would have spent on my degree! 
    It is still amazing to me to go back and look at my skill level when I started vs my skill level when I completed the program. I came into the bootcamp with a very basic understanding of html and css and I had maybe written a few lines of javascript in YouTube code alongs. But I really had no idea what I was doing. By the time I completed my capstone project, I was able to teach myself React Native, build a full-stack mobile application and get it launched on the Google Play Store in two weeks time. It was invaluable to be able to tackle the challenges of learning to code with a group of like-minded individuals who were just as hungry as I was to make a life out of software development. I felt continuously supported by the great instructional team with GA and when I found myself ahead of the pack a few times, the instructors were quick to provide additional challenges and goals to allow me to keep growing as quickly as I could. The single most valuable thing I think I gained from my experience was a strong software engineering foundation that allows me to learn whatever technologies I want with confidence. 
    I considered a number of bootcamps before deciding on General Assembly and I think the deciding factor was the proven track record that GA has for consistently giving their students the skills they need to land that first job. If you are wondering where you should go and are overwhelmed by the variety of choices, look no further. You will not regret the decision to enroll at General Assembly!
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    Calla • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    5 stars for General Assembly, where I found my calling as a UX designer!  There is so much to recommend - from the subject matter to the collaborative learning environment.  The Outcomes support (career coaching) was a game changer in confidence-building and helping me to set realistic expectations and goals. It's clear that instructors and career coaches work together to provide the most up-to-date guidance based on industry trends. Class projects are designed to set you up for success when putting together a professional portfolio, and there is a whole unit devoted to building that portfolio.  The instruction is designed for universal learning - ideal for those of us with learning disabilities.  And lastly, and maybe most importantly, the commitment to diversity in the classroom is an enormous strength.  I learned just as much from my classmates and peers as I did from my wonderful instructional team.
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    Great experience being in the immersive. Gave a solid understanding of UX methodologies and concepts. Remote learning can be difficult, but GA made phenomenal efforts to make it feel like you're in a classroom setting. I felt supported by my instructors and peers while attending the program.
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    I am recent grad of the User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) program at GA! First off, let me just start by saying that the experience was incredible and totally worth it!

    Remote learning is extremely difficult. I imagine that remote teaching is just as tough, if not more. Teaching adults and keeping them engaged, is an especially added challenge. The instructional team of my cohort took those challenges with stride, and went above and beyond to cultivate a healthy and exciting virtual classroom environment. Shout out to Zach Thomas, Javi Calderon, Daijah Reese, and Johnson Cobb from Washington, D.C. They are the REAL DEAL! The dream team! Through and through, they each exude the core quality of a true UX designer--empathy. As a student, I had no doubt that they had a genuine interest in my well-being and success in this course. The classroom experience that they created is the epitome of authentic user experience design. It was beyond evident that each element of our classroom experience had been implemented with careful consideration, creative thought, clear intent, and passion. The discussions that we had were very interesting and engaging- very cool, real-life, relevant illustrations. They were also very conscious of our screen fatigue, and offered regular breaks so we have a chance to stretch and be refreshed. I super appreciated the special attention to mindfulness with the creative exercises and feedback sessions. The coffee time and morning meditations were a nice, considerate touch. I was also very grateful for the constant humor and interpersonal interaction between the instructors and students. The visuals that they'd incorporate were super helpful (GIFs, memes, video/movie clips, TED talks, etc). I always looked forward to our new unit projects, because my instructor gamified them and wrapped up our unit with a mini “award ceremony” and recognitions. I loved our weekly group activities, they were usually low-intensity, fun, and allowed our group members to connect and learn together. I was told in the beginning of the course, that what I get out of this course is totally dependent on what I put in. And it's so true! I think that also applies to the instructional team. I believe what the instructors put in heavily influences, and I would even say directly influences, the outcomes of the students in the course. 

    Some general observations about the course:
    • I'm social, and didn't want to do a self-paced, independent course. GA's live, virtual courses were a great substitute to in-person classes. I thought I would struggle with it, but it was surprisingly refreshing and  actually one of the best courses I've participated in, including in-person high school/college courses.
    • Career Foundry vs GA. I tried Career Foundry for a week or so, and I switched to GA because I wasn't motivated to do so much independent study. Career Foundry is chock-full of great resources, they have mentors available for you to meet with regularly, but the bulk of your time is spent independently reading and watching videos. There is a forum/community of other students that you are able to connect with, but I did not find it to meet my needs. The pro about Career Foundry is that you set the pace-you can go as slow or quickly as you like, and maintain a job while studying. For GA's UXDI course, it's a twelve week, full-time program, and therefore impossible to maintain even a part-time job if you want to be successful. The course offers live instruction, and the opportunity to build wonderful relationships with your classmates. There are several resources made available to you throughout the course  to help you succeed. I think the human element is invaluable. Each week there is a 2 hour session with "Outcomes" that assist you with preparation for post-course job-seeking. 
    • GA's UXDI was $14,950 compared to Career Foundry's $6,900. This is a big difference, but totally worth it for the experience, relationships, and resources/tools you gain. 
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    I was hesitant to go to General Assembly due to having a poor experience at a coding bootcamp in Utah. Due to that experience, I felt jaded by the whole bootcamp experience and assumed they were all the same, that it would be just another revolving door. Come to find out, that was the furthest thing from the truth at GA. I asked a lot of questions to the instructor and to the people at the finance department. I really pressed on them and they answered my questions genuinely and was not trying to pitch or sell me their product, which are the bootcamps. Instead they gave me the facts, the stats, and data that I needed to see to confirm my choice in going there. I went through their UX design immersive program in Denver, and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The teacher has real world experience working in UX and web development. He has a background in teaching and made the course easy to understand and digestible. He was always available to talk and provide sound advice. The projects we worked on also helped me get a head start in my career search. The career coaches have been phenomenal and have provided me great feedback which essentially helped me get a job in UX. I am happy with the results I have gained here and I have already earned a return on the investment I have made here at GA. 
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    Prior to starting the Software Engineering Immersive Remote (SEIR) programing at General Assembly, I didn't know what to expect. When you google bootcamp reviews the results coming back tend to be all over the place from reviews that are very bad to reviews that are nothing but outstanding. Through my experience, I'll provide an unbiased review highlighting the aspects I enjoyed and what I think needs improvement. 

    General Assembly wasn't the first school I reached out to and in fact I had a very poor experience speaking with the admissions department at a GA competitor who didn't want to give me more than 20 her time. Speaking with Zack in admissions from GA was a completely different experience in the best way possible. Zack took his time answering all my questions to ensure I was making the correct decision. He was in constant communication with me throughout the entire application process so that there was no question as to what happened next. One thing to note is that General Assembly offers the choice learning Ruby/Ruby on Rails or Python as the backend language and framework. I was speaking to a few of my classmates a couple weeks into the program and they didn't realize they had the option of learning a different backend because no one mentioned it.

    The class pre-work was well written and the program they use was quite good however, I don't feel like the pre-work prepared me for the class in any way, shape, or form. I feel like the pre-work is written for someone who has previous experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; rather than who's learning about it for the first time. Now the teaching platform used is extremely well written and easy to use but I think the prep should have been based more on the foundations and fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

    The Software Engineering Immersive Remote course is a full stack software engineering program that teaches the MERN stack and the course is broke up into 5 units. Everything is taught by two main instructors and two instructor assistants. Coursework is heavy and moves at a very fast pace. Class is a mix of lectures, code along, and lab but the lecture isn't the boring type like you might think. The amount of information you take in on a daily basis and the amount of information you're expected to retain is probably more than you're used to. It wasn't till half way through my first project that I actually felt like I knew what was going on and I felt like I was trying to keep up with everything till that point. You're going to have days and weeks where you feel like you can't keep your head above water. I constantly felt behind. And before you know it, you're turning in the final project. Instructor assistants were quite helpful after school and on the weekends when they host office hours. My instructors helped when they could but both taught multiple classes each day. My instructors both referenced their real life work experience with what they were teaching and that was awesome to know.

    Now for what I think can be improved. First and foremost the pre-work should be focused towards fundamentals and foundation building. I would add an additional week to the first four units, extending the course by an entire month. This would slow the pace of the course down enough to where retaining information learned becomes much easier and the student will be more comfortable with what they're learning. I had two great instructors but they were vastly different in how they approached teaching and some days I feel like they didn't know what the other instructor taught the previous day. Communication could have been better between the instructors. The full stack course does teach the backend but it's definitely front end heavy. At this point, I wouldn't hesitate to take a job as a frontend or full stack developer however; I wouldn't be confident taking a job as a backend developer after taking this course.

    Outcomes is what General Assembly calls their career support so far it's been quite helpful. They offer mock interviews, Linked In, and resume building. I've only been with outcomes for a couple weeks but they've been quite helpful so far.

    Overall I had a solid experience and learned a TON of information in a short amount of time. I wouldn't hesitate to take another course through General Assembly in the future and honestly, I may go take the UX/UI course down the road.
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    Alanna Celentano • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Overall I do not regret my decision to attend GA.  I met some amazing people, and feel that I learned skills that will benefit me in my career change.  It's been 10 months since I've graduated and I still do not have a job.  The timing of when I finished school (right at the start of COVID) definitely affected employment, but I do feel like administration was a little misleading when it came to how soon I could expect to find work and gave somewhat unrealistic expectations about that process (I think they told me the average student is employed within 3 months of graduation).  The payment program is helpful through and it is nice to know that I don't have to pay anything back until I am employed full time.
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    Eli Dagostino • UX/Product Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    You get out of this immersive what you put into it. I dedicated myself to listening intently to and participating in the in-class exercises then often put in 10-20 hours of work outside of class each week to get ahead and immerse myself beyond what GA offered. This dedication and commitment to participation helped me leave GA with a perfect score and rave feedback from my instructors. As far as luck goes, you can't pick your instructors, my cohort had friction with one of ours, and there were a lot of students very unhappy with their experience due to that one instructor's performance. I totally understand how they felt, but I approached the situation with the attitude of, "listen, you can't pick your coworkers out in the real world, and sometimes it's going to suck, but make the best of it you can!!" I'd do another immersive with GA. I don't think you'd regret doing one as long as you are 100% dedicated and committed to success! Also, outcomes (career) support is BOMB AMAZING!!! Having someone on your side through the job seeking process is invaluable. That is a fantastic cherry on top! Shout out to my amazing outcomes coach Chelsie!
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    Samantha • Full Stack Software Engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have had an overall positive experience with General Assembly's courses so far. I completed the Front-End Development remote course and it really prepared me for the next course I'm currently in, the Software Engineering immersive course. I'm currently in Unit 2, the course is very fast paced, but the instructors and TA's are incredibly helpful. The office hours and just your fellow classmates on slack are always open to help each-other, I've had study groups with multiple different classmates that have really helped me through some tough homework. The amount of homework assigned each week isn't as intimidating once you start understanding what you're learning. It's been great so far, I'm very eager to complete the program and start my new career as a Junior Full Stack Software Engineer.

General Assembly Outcomes

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86%
Graduation Rate
100%
Employed
$N/A
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at General Assembly, 86% graduated. 72% of graduates were job-seeking and 100% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of . Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 2653 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
97.6%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
2.3%
Employed out-of-field
0.0%

Notes & Caveats:

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