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General Assembly

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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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  • Data Analysis On-Demand

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    MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    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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    MySQL, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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 Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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
  • Data Science (Part Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End, GitHub
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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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    HTML, Design, User Experience Design, 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
    N/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • JavaScript Development (Part-time)

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    Git, JavaScript, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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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    Design, Sales, Product Management, User Experience Design, Agile
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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 Science, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Python
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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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    JavaScript, React.js
    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

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    HTML, JavaScript, Django, Rails, CSS, React.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL, Python, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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
  • Software Engineering Immersive - Flex

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    HTML, JavaScript, Django, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Ruby, SQL, GitHub
    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 Immersive

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    HTML, Design, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size22
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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
  • 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
    LocationLos Angeles, Boston, New York City, London, Washington, Online, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco
    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, Orlando, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Paris, Detroit, Miami, 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
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    The Data Science course at GA was excellent!

    As anyone who has any prior knowlege of the field would expect, the curriculium is quite broad, and as a result the part-time course does not go in depth in any areas, but rather takes you through the basics in as many areas as it can in 10 weeks. I imagine the full-time course would provide a more conclusive education, but i can't really comment on that.

    Even though I would not recommend the part-time course to people looking for a conclusive education, it was invaluable to me and will be to people looking to explore the options available in the Data Science profession. The part-time course does not pretend to give you all the tools you need to succeed in the industry. Instead, GA has clearly realised that would be cramming too much into too little time, and have structured the course to give you a good introduction to each area of Data Science and provide you with enough information to get you started on your own educational journey.

    This course will provide you with the basic knowlege of tools, concepts and processes needed to get started with your own exploration and an excellent environment to ask questions and network with like-minded professionals.

    I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in getting started in Data Science, but doesn't know where to start and what's involved.

  • Molly • Graduate
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    I completed a UX course in 2019, and I wouldn't recommend GA UX immersive to anyone unless you just have free time and extra cash to spend. I'm writing this review for someone like I used to be, so they do not repeat my mistake.
    I'm not coming from a design background but I do have a college degree, customer experience, sales, and marketing experience for over 5 years. 

    What I liked: some teachers were interesting and smart, I enjoyed their personalities. WeWork space and free coffee perks. And this is about it. I would love to say I liked my fellow students, but because we were competition most of them were cold, selfish, and aggressive.

    While I'm grateful to my teachers for what they were able to expose me to, I have to be honest by leaving this review. If I had read an honest review I would have never taken the boot camp.
    1. The structure of the learning material is horrible. It is mostly presented in small slides with jokes that are articles you can find yourself online and lots of games, "exercises". Please spare yourself money and time and play with people by attending meetups. They barely teach you any tools you will need to become a UX designer but throw it on you and you have to "figure it out yourself". Practically no help.
    2. Too many students. I complained about it from the start when I was promised 15-18 people at max and ended up with 25. Imagine how impersonal it was. And while I appreciate the teaching strategy to listen to everyone who has questions, 25 students asking questions (and some of them are "that personality" of asking every dumb question they can think of) took most of the time out of the day. 
    3. Coffee breaks every 1-2 hours that will take sometimes up to 30 mins means your day is basically a 4-5 hour-day. Let me say it this way, I spent money and quit my job to learn, not to enjoy coffee breaks. While I would love it as a kid at elementary school, as an adult that was unacceptable on how much "free time" we were given.
    4. Out of a 10-week course, the last 3 weeks are team projects, that I consider unfair, again, to pay money so I can have zero teachings but work on my own. That could have been after boot camp is over. Not enough knowledge to swim by only having 7 weeks to learn the profession.
    5. Career coach. While I enjoyed the personality of my career coach and think she is great, 15 mins each time just wasn't enough. Yes, 15 mins are all you get. The first 5 mins remind her about who you are and what you are trying to achieve and the 10 mins left are just a joke. We only had 2 coaches, not enough.
    6. No opportunities or assistance provided. Took me 7 months to get my job, and I never had even 1 interview opportunity from GA. All the mixers, career fairs, etc. have barely any employers that are hiring. It's a joke really, so many alumni and no job opportunities whatsoever. Same as their online job hunting channel - there are barely any jobs posted, only spam and sometimes they just copy links from LinkedIn that are visible for anyone.
    7. They will tell you to "Network" - their favorite word because they know you can't get a job with your skills because you barely have any. Honestly, I was embarrassed after a couple of meetups with real professionals tired of "vulture" boot campers trying to have a coffee date with them to get a job. This is pathetic. No one will "give" you a job unless it's your friend or family.
    8. Too expensive. For so many students in the same room, you can hire a personal tutor that will give you much more knowledge. Think about it! They don't teach you anything about the latest technologies that you can't find online. 
    9. When I graduated and I continued learning on my own for 7 months and I finally got my first paid project. I realized that I was not taught anything that is very important nowadays like responsive design, ADA compliance, how to work with developers, and technical tools that are vital to successfully performing a job.
    10. Portfolio. Yes, they promise you will have 3 projects in your portfolio that will help you to find a job. Guess what - 25 students will have almost the same portfolio and will be at the same time on the market along with at least half the students from the previous class hunting with the same techniques. You will look like another newbie for recruiters and now there are too many of them. Also, they don't help you with portfolio, they only show you other people's portfolios and you will only have 1 project when you graduate, so everything else will happen after. 
    Finally, I got my job, because 7 months I spent learning, reading books, practicing tools. Submitting 250 applications didn't do anything. I got my job because I learned and tried a different approach, which was not networking. Save your money for rent and food while you will be self-teaching instead of paying a company that produces the same graduates over and over so they can make money. You're already considering changing career, you're already strong enough to do it, you don't need to get stuck with a loan like I did and realize what a mistake GA was.

  • Brandon Mansur • Graduate
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    I took the 10 week, part-time Product Management course in Washington, DC.    I enjoyed the course content and engagement from the instructor on the themes and content provided with the course.   I think this course gives students from a variety of professional backgrounds, technical and non-technical, the content necessary to figure out a way forward with a career in product management with topics on how to define a product idea, market research, setting objectives, understanding feature development and prioritization, etc.   

    I truly recommend this General Assembly course offering, but I also encourage anyone taking the course to put in the effort to network with classmates, attend office hours with the instructor, and continue to read about the product management domain outside of the course in order to bolster the experience.  
  • Anon • Graduate
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    GA is pretty much a lie. They will show you statistics saying 95% of graduates get jobs 6 months after graduating, that might be true, but these jobs are not in tech. Only 2 of the 20 people in my course have coding jobs as far as I can tell and I stay in touch with 5 of my classmates.

     Instruction was done more through zoom chat than in person (and this was pre-covid). Save your $14K and watch youtube videos, you'll be richer and better off. 

    The straw that broke the camel's back was the overall unavailability of my instructor during the last 3 weeks of the course. We were expected to make final projects for a teacher who WAS NOT THERE!!
  • Ravina Jangra • Graduate
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    The part-time Data Analytics program at General Assembly gives students a deeper dive into data analytics using tools such as Excel, SQL, and Tableau. 

    I enrolled in the Data Analytics part-time course at General Assembly's Boston location. The instructor and TA were incredibly approachable, and the enrollment process was seamless. One qualm I had was the instructor could have had better public speaking skills; the instructor spoke very softly and did not seem confident at times in the subject matter. The TA did a better job, in my opinion, of presenting the information. The GA platform was also very easy to use, and I was able to access my coursework/projects with no issues. I also enjoyed having a Slack group to communicate with the instructor/TA and peers. This came in very handy when we were working on group projects. 
  • Claire • UX Designer • Graduate
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    General Assembly was a great way to get your foot in the door in the UX world. I felt as though my class was extremely close and supportive. The environment itself was awesome, fast-paced, and innovative. However, be prepared to be job searching for a long time afterward. It is rare that my classmates have landed a job--even 4 months after the program. This is partly due to COVID-19, as well as some employers not understanding the value of GA education. I felt as though there could have been more emphasis on UI, networking, and creating case studies. The career coaching is awesome as well but you really have to be a self-starter and cannot rely on anyone to do the hard work for you. Most of my classmates have landed either internships or short term contract work--but every start is a good start! Overall, it was a really good experience and a really great way to meet other people wanting to get into UX. 
  • Aileen • Graduate
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    I took the Product Management class in spring of 2019 at General Assembly's San Francisco campus. The course was comprehensive and the instructor was knowledgeable. I enjoyed being able to learn what I applied in class to a project that I completed and presented at the end of the course. Additionally, the GA SF campus facilities were incredible and the staff was very friendly.
  • Sophonie Blanc • Graduate
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    Great school, great environment to learn, great instructors and the process to apply was as easy as 123. The G.A staff are very supportive and informative. They make sure that you understand every step of the enrollment process and continue that support after completion. 
  • Taciane • Tech BA • Student
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    I really enjoyed each stage of the Product Management Course (Part-time) I completed in Sydney. I'm very happy with the outcome and all the content presented since how to define a product idea, validation, find customers and competitors until we already push it to the marketplace, besides that the class about how to get a job and how to improve the resume + understand job titles + salary etc was very valuable.

    I truly recommend GA and likely will come back for a new course.
  • Michael • Graduate
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    I have almost 10 years of full-time design experience, but I wanted to make sure I was going to be successful in my move to user experience design. For me, there was some information I already knew but there was a lot of new content, which is what I expected. The new content flowed like water from a fire hose and the days were long, but what can you expect from an "immersive boot camp" after all? The new software was really easy for me to pick up, but if you aren't quick to pick up new design software or haven't used any design software before, you may have more of a learning curve. 

    I looked at several boot camp options, including General Assembly, Bloc.io, CareerFoundary, and a boot camp the turns out to just partner with big-name schools (but doesn't actually have any connection to the schools or the alumni networks). I investigated them myself and interviewed people in my LinkedIn network who had done one of them. I decided on General Assembly because of the success that their graduates had versus the other boot camp graduates. I recommend doing your research and deciding based on that, but if you want to work with other people in hands-on teams (outside of COVID-19) I can't recommend General Assembly enough. 

    There are definitely cost differences, but I wasn't willing to spend a big chunk of money, even if it was less than GA, if the content and results weren't going to be worth it. $5,000 might seem like a safer bet, but if it turns out to be a waste of time, it is also a waste of $5,000. 

    No matter what you choose, it is on you to make the most of it. Don't just phone it in. You need to commit the time and effort—you get what you give to the course. It will be hard work but it will also be worth it.
  • Online Nightmare
    - 4/25/2020
    Cristen Johnson • Graduate
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    I took this course from June to August of last year. I received my certificate of what I assumed to be a somewhat challenging but realistic journey to employment. Professor Kiri and Victor were great! They've been available for critiques and references. I have no issues with them at all; however, I do not take the online course with the expectations of getting hired after. I came from a completely different industry (which they encourage), but I was not expecting it to be like this. In the Immersive program, the professors have time to go over what to expect on your application journey. Online...we covered what to expect after class was over for about 30 minutes. They do not tell you what to look add to your portfolio, nor do they help you find jobs. I was also told that I would be notified of different groups in my area for UX. I was not. I know I sound like a bitter person, in which I would agree, but please be aware of this when you agree to do the online program. I have responsibilities as an adult, so I cannot just quit my job to move to a completely different city. If I had family there, then maybe, but this experience after completing the course has been brutal and very discouraging, to say the least. Very dissatisfied bt this whole experience. If I could get a refund...I would! DO NOT GO FOR THE SHORTER COURSES! Take your time, do the 6+ months. 
  • Software Engineer
    - 4/15/2020
    Ethan Strominger • Software Engineer | eXtreme Programmer | Pair Programmer • Student
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    Everything was great about this course.  Instructors were knowledgable.  Curricula and structure were brilliant.  The experience led to deep bonds between myself and others.  I have been in the industry for 20 years and decided to brush up my skills.  I learned a ton.

General Assembly Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


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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