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General Assembly

Average Rating4.3
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General Assembly is a technical education provider that teaches students the skills, career advice and networking opportunities needed to make a career change into a tech role, in as little as three months. General Assembly offers part-time and full-time bootcamps and short courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science, and more. The bootcamp experience is led by instructors who are expert practitioners in their field. Students should expect ...
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  • Mark Winter
    Product Designer • Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • London
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    Sep 02, 2018
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    User Experience Design Immersive

    I studied at General Assembly from September 2017 through December of the same year. Education aside for a brief moment, I want to talk first of all about the class experience. The way the course is structured allows you to make friends very early on. As it continues you're shuffled around to get to know as many people in as great a depth as possible. It's a really welcomed consideration to the course itself.

    The learning is done in the format of both lectures and practical work. A...

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  • James
    James
    Graduate • Web Development Immersive • New York City
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    Aug 31, 2018
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    Good experience

    I honestly did learn a lot at GA, and I felt like without it, I would not have made as much progress as quickly as on my own. My instructors were great, and everything went relatively smoothly. However, 12 weeks is not enough time to learn everything, even things they teach you in class you will have to probably go over on your own afterwards in more depth. But they definitely do a good job at getting you exposed and learning to write fullstack apps. My main gripe with GA is the career ser...

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  • Olga
    UX/UI designer • Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • London
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    Aug 23, 2018
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    General Assembly is more than just a course

    As a UI designer with certain experience in the industry, I needed to keep up to date with the evolution of the profession, so I wanted to learn UX. I've tried several online-courses, that were just about learning theory. It didn't work for, I needed to find a course with a more practical approach.

    After studying different options (even in different cities through Europe) I've decided to go to GA. It was more expensive but way more impressive in terms of curriculum. Honestly, that ...

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  • Hannah
    Hannah
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development Immersive • London
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    Aug 22, 2018
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    Career Change with Web Development Immersive

    I studied Art History at UCL and spent my 20s working my way through roles in arts organisations to become a Individual Giving Fundraiser at institutions including the Tate and the ICA. However, the came a point (when I turned 30 in fact!) where I realised I wanted to be much more hands on in my work ('build things') and explore other interests. I didn't think career change was a legitimate option until I was made aware of the existence of coding bootcamps! 

    Afte...

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  • Isaiah Berg
    Student • Graduate • Web Development Immersive • Washington
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    Aug 16, 2018
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    Web Development Immersive

    I had a very positive experience as a student of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive. I came from no computer science background, and am doing a career transition out of the military in my mid-20s. I am in a unique position as I am using this course as a springboard into business school, and not full time employment. I still think I can offer some valuable feedback to the course. 

    Pros:

    • Cohort was about 15 students. Strong collaborative culture. As st...
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  • Saba Shanaaz
    Saba Shanaaz
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Immersive • London
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    Aug 08, 2018
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    General Assembly

    I completed my web development immersive course with General Assembly. Mornings at GA were always interactive following up with daily stand ups which involved challenges faced by each individual during projects or homework. This Web development immersive course was set in Agile environment followed by the interactive lessons throughout the course to overcome any issues and kept up-to-date with the latest technologies and current demand in market. The course is quite challenging and fast-pa...

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  • Anonymous
    UX Designer • Student • User Experience Design Immersive • Boston
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    Jul 28, 2018
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    GA Changed My Life

     

    I was extremely nervous to make a career change in my late-30s, but GA's User Experience Design Immersive program was exactly what I needed to help position myself in my new career in UX. 

    The coursework is voluminous, tough, and thorough. And my instructor was top-notch. He was clear with his delivery of the material, thoughtful in his dealings with the students, and provided guidance after the program finished.

    GA's staff was genearlly friendly and did their bes...

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  • Kyle Lawrence
    Business Systems Analyst • Graduate • Online
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    Jun 08, 2018
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    Not as advertised

    Definitely not a horrible course, in fact if you are willing to work real hard afterwards then you can really get a lot out of it.

    Pros: broad content, smooth delivery through Zoom, Github, and slack

    Cons: lacks depth, no feedback on final project, no post-program career advice/job support

    A note on the cons: I'm sure that if (when) I ask for feedback and career advice I'll receive some, but I don't think that having to ask for these things is the standard that shou...

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  • Cat
    UX Writer/Researcher • Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • Boston
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    Jun 08, 2018
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    It worked for me

    I made the decision to attend General Assembly's UX Design immersive program because I was moving to Boston for personal reasons, and I wanted to take advantage of the transition to do a career 180 degree change. As a former social science academic with a ton of customer service experience, I felt that UX design would be a good fit and that I had a lot of potentially transferable skills, but no training in design, nor any exposure to working in a corporate setting.

    General Assembly...

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  • Steve Davidson
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Analytics (Part-time) • Melbourne
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    Jun 07, 2018
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    A poor experience

    Overall, a poor experience.

    The pre-work was useful in getting across the basics, but the none of the actual course work was related to any of the compulsory pre-work.

    Much of the interactive practical coding exercises were skipped over as the instructor focused heavily on mathematical theory. While understanding this is important,  it was not tied into the actual coding as well as it could have been, if at all, leaving me confused most of the time.

    We were asked to...

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  • Rachel Robles
    Analyst • Graduate • Data Analytics (Part-time) • New York City
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    Jun 06, 2018
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    A positive experience overall

    GA put together an intensive Data Analytics course that went through Excel, SQL, and Tableau in depth, as well as constructing effective presentations based on insights from data. The projects are hands on and give you a good understanding of each data tool. I personally have a background in Excel, so that portion of the class was a little slow for me, but the rest of the course really made it worth my time. There is no requirement to have any knowledge of Excel walking into the course, wh...

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  • Steven Winkelstein
    UX Product Designer • Graduate • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) • Denver
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    Jun 06, 2018
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    UX Design Full-time Immersive

    Denver General Assembly is a smaller, newish GA campus. I believe they're also one of the highest performing in the country. The learning experience was phenomenal, but the culture and networking was above and beyond what I expected. I made lifelong friends and careerlong contacts during this course. Our instructors were outstanding – genuinely great people who had decades of industry experience and also great teaching skills. We still stay in touch.

    Our curriculum was cutting edge...

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General Assembly Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
82%
Graduation Rate
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Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at General Assembly, 82% graduated. 72% of graduates were job-seeking and N/A 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 3148 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field EmployeeN/A
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract positionN/A
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
Download the GA 2021 Outcomes report here: https://ga.co/outcomes-report
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

General Assembly Scholarships

$1500 Diversity Tuition Discount

Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive diversity discount for $1500 off tuition at General Assembly! To be eligible to receive $1,500 USD* toward your tuition for a full-time immersive course by General Assembly, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You’re 18 or older.
  • You self-identify as a woman, transgender person, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or nonbinary person.
  • Your current income is less than $40,000 USD (£28,000 GBP,  30,000€ EUR, $40,000 AUD, $40,000 SGD, or $40,000 CAD) per year.
  • You’ve been admitted to one of the following courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Data Analytics Immersive, Data Science Immersive or UX Design Immersive.
  • Ineligible for NY residents.
  • Tuition discount can not be used in conjunction with any other General Assembly tuition discount or offer.

*$1,500 USD, £1,500 GBP, 1,500€ EUR, $1,500 AUD, $1,500 SGD, or $1,500 CAD

Eligibility

This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

Qualifying Courses

  • 1. Data Science Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 4. Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)

$1595 Military Tuition Discount

Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive military discount for $1595 off tuition at General Assembly! To be eligible to receive $1,595 USD* toward your tuition of a full-time immersive course by General Assembly, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You’re 18 or older.
  • You’ve been admitted to one of the following courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Data Analytics Immersive, Data Science Immersive or UX Design Immersive
  • You are an active military member or veteran, or partner of a military member or partner of a veteran.
  • Ineligible for NY residents.
  • Tuition discount can not be used in conjunction with any other tuition discount.

*$1,595 USD, £1,500 GBP, 1,500€ EUR, $1,500 AUD or $1,500 CAD

Eligibility

This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

Qualifying Courses

  • 1. Data Science Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 4. Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)

$1000 Merit Tuition Discount

Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive merit discount for $1000 off tuition at General Assembly! To be eligible to receive up to $1,000 USD toward your tuition of a full-time immersive course by General Assembly, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You’re 18 or older.
  • You’ve been admitted to one of the following courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Data Analytics Immersive, UX Design Immersive or Data Science Immersive.
  • You have completed a course on coding or data analytics or data science or ux design in the recent 12 months. These courses can be GA workshops.
  • Your course start date is between August 1, 2023 and November 15, 2023
  • Ineligible for NY residents.
  • Tuition discount can not be used in conjunction with any other tuition discount.

*$1,000 USD, £1,000 GBP, 1,000€ EUR, $1,000 AUD, $1,000 SGD, or $1,000 CAD

Eligibility

This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

Qualifying Courses

  • 4. Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)
  • 1. Data Science Bootcamp (Full Time) (Online)

Recent General Assembly News

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated March 04, 2024
It s 2024 and the average bootcamp tuition is still 14,000 — the same as it s been for the last decade. So why does it feel harder to pay for a bootcamp these days? In this Live Q&A, admissions representatives from four coding bootcamps Springboard, General Assembly, Flatiron School, and Tech Elevator offer their expert insights on creative ways to pay for a coding bootcamp. They re answering popular questions, like What are coding bootcamps doing to make bootcamp tuition ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated January 03, 2024
Jason Klundt was struggling to find a career he was passionate about when he learned about the UX Design bootcamp at General Assembly . He attended General Assembly in-person in New York City and almost quit, but the dedicated staff at General Assembly ensured that he finished strong! Thanks to the immersive program and robust career services, Jason used his newfound networking skills to land a contract design job at Bank of America that he later spun into a full-time Product ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 29, 2023
2023 was a bit of a rollercoaster year! We re rounding up the most impactful news we saw about coding bootcamps in 2023. Follow along as we highlight 2023 s top trends and break down the year s biggest coding bootcamp acquisition, fundraises, and initiatives. Plus, we re sharing our predictions for 2024 — from tech hiring to AI skills to bootcamp tuition financing! Course Report 2023 The Year in Review for Coding Bootcamp News 2023 Course Report in Numbers We added 113 new schools ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 29, 2023
December was busy with news of the federal government announcing a new bipartisan Pell Grant bill, and releasing new initiatives to modernize the National Apprenticeships System and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Newly released studies capture the popularity of skills-based hiring among employers, and the demand for even non-tech employees to have AI skills. Plus, find out which 4 coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report school directory this ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated February 15, 2024
With the release of new artificial intelligence tools and capabilities, technical careers are rapidly changing. We spoke with four bootcamp graduates from Springboard, General Assembly, Coding Temple, and NYC Data Science Academy to find out how they ve expanded their tech careers into working with AI. These bootcamp grads are all working in different technical fields (data science, UX design, and software engineering) check out their insights on how they ve upskilled ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 06, 2023
We recently took General Assembly s one-hour Intro to Generative AI course and found it to be an excellent way for beginners to grasp the fundamentals of Large Language Models like ChatGPT. Artificial intelligence can seem intimidating, but this free course was refreshingly accessible, requiring no background in tech or coding. Here's a glimpse into what we learned (and what we didn t get to) in the Generative AI course. After this free intro course, the next step is General ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 05, 2023
Kick-start your career in tech by taking advantage of an exclusive Black Friday or Cyber Monday promo code. Plenty of coding bootcamps offer special discounts during the holiday season, making this a great time to invest in your future. If you miss the window on any of these holiday deals, head to our exclusive coding bootcamps scholarship page for more savings on your tuition! We will continuously update this list as we learn of more deals, so check back frequently to find the ...
Nat Davis
Nat Davis
Updated October 18, 2023
Canada is a leading tech country with data science bootcamps in its five major tech cities Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Ottawa. Learning data science in Canada means having many opportunities of working at large, respected companies or cutting-edge tech startups. Whether you re looking for a full-time or part-time program, we ve rounded up all of the in-person data science bootcamps in Canada, plus our recommendations for online data programs in Canada! The ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated October 02, 2023
Happy Fall! AI was all everyone wanted to talk about this September, and rather than reading more doomsday headlines, we saw more nuanced (and longer!) articles on how AI integration will actually improve and create more jobs. We saw two tech training programs receive sizable gifts from MacKenzie Scott s charitable foundation, and a new coding bootcamp merger in south Florida. We ll let you know how the respected (and free) tech training provider, Per Scholas, is expanding ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated September 13, 2023
The evolution of artificial intelligence or AI is quickly shaping how Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Cybersecurity Analysts, and UX / UI Product Designers do their jobs. So what s happening with AI in tech bootcamps in 2023? They re adapting! From hosting free workshops and events at General Assembly to launching AI enhancements to all of Flatiron School s bootcamp curriculum, coding bootcamps are already working AI into their schools. We invited tech experts from ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated September 29, 2023
As we slowly transition into Fall, going back to school is on many of our readers minds, so this month we rounded up 27 bootcamps with Fall cohorts ! This August, we also released the 28 Best Data Science Bootcamps , the 16 Best UX Design Bootcamps , and the 8 Best QA Testing Bootcamps . And we announced our most recent winner of the alumni review sweepstakes, Jen of Careerist ! As for news about the larger coding bootcamp world, we heard of a bootcamp fundraise in Europe and an acquisition ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated October 20, 2023
Do you want to make a career change into tech, but are stuck on how to pay for the bootcamp tuition? Clara Graham de Souza (Admissions Manager at General Assembly) and Cristina Rodriguez (Director of Financial Aid at General Assembly) walk us through the options to afford General Assembly and access a career you love! From the Catalyst ISL Program to scholarships to monthly payments, learn about all the payment options at General Assembly. Plus, we ve got 4 free resources for anyone ...

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General Assembly Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
4.3
Instructors
4.4
Curriculum
4.3
Job Assistance
3.9
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FAQs

How much does General Assembly cost?

General Assembly costs around $16,450. On the lower end, some General Assembly courses like Visual Design (Short Course) cost $3,500.

Where does General Assembly have campuses?

General Assembly has in-person campuses in London, New York City, Paris, Singapore, and Sydney. General Assembly also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is General Assembly worth it?

The data says yes! General Assembly reports a 84% graduation rate, and 95% of General Assembly alumni are employed. The data says yes! In 2021, General Assembly reported a 82% graduation rate, a median salary of , and N/A of General Assembly alumni are employed.

Is General Assembly legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 675 General Assembly alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed General Assembly and rate their overall experience a 4.3 out of 5.

Does General Assembly offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive diversity discount for $1500 off tuition at General Assembly! To be eligible to receive $1,500 USD* toward your tuition for a full-time immersive course by General Assembly, you must meet the following criteria: You’re 18 or older. You self-identify as a woman, transgender person, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or nonbinary person. Your current income is less than $40,000 USD (£28,000 GBP,  30,000€ EUR, $40,000 AUD, $40,000 SGD, or $40,000 CAD) per year. You’ve been admitted to one of the following courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Data Analytics Immersive, Data Science Immersive or UX Design Immersive. Ineligible for NY residents. Tuition discount can not be used in conjunction with any other General Assembly tuition discount or offer. *$1,500 USD, £1,500 GBP, 1,500€ EUR, $1,500 AUD, $1,500 SGD, or $1,500 CAD Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive military discount for $1595 off tuition at General Assembly! To be eligible to receive $1,595 USD* toward your tuition of a full-time immersive course by General Assembly, you must meet the following criteria: You’re 18 or older. You’ve been admitted to one of the following courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Data Analytics Immersive, Data Science Immersive or UX Design Immersive You are an active military member or veteran, or partner of a military member or partner of a veteran. Ineligible for NY residents. Tuition discount can not be used in conjunction with any other tuition discount. *$1,595 USD, £1,500 GBP, 1,500€ EUR, $1,500 AUD or $1,500 CAD Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive merit discount for $1000 off tuition at General Assembly! To be eligible to receive up to $1,000 USD toward your tuition of a full-time immersive course by General Assembly, you must meet the following criteria: You’re 18 or older. You’ve been admitted to one of the following courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Data Analytics Immersive, UX Design Immersive or Data Science Immersive. You have completed a course on coding or data analytics or data science or ux design in the recent 12 months. These courses can be GA workshops. Your course start date is between August 1, 2023 and November 15, 2023 Ineligible for NY residents. Tuition discount can not be used in conjunction with any other tuition discount. *$1,000 USD, £1,000 GBP, 1,000€ EUR, $1,000 AUD, $1,000 SGD, or $1,000 CAD General Assembly accepts the GI Bill!

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You can read 675 reviews of General Assembly on Course Report! General Assembly alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed General Assembly and rate their overall experience a 4.3 out of 5.

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All of General Assembly's regulatory information can be found here: https://generalassemb.ly/regulatory-information

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