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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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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Immersive • New York City
    Nov 13, 2014
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    General Assembly WDI Review

    I think back fondly of my time at GA and my classmates and instructors altho I found the experience stressful and physically taxing at the time.  I would say peoples experiance during the course varies very widly depending on the insturctors, you really don't know what you are going to get coming in.  Some of them are better with code, some of them are better with teaching, some of them are better with dealing with people.  Different groups of students have dif...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Immersive • San Francisco
    Nov 12, 2014
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    Sold High - Performed Low

    For validty and Gravitas I need to mention that I have a background in teaching the STEM sciences. That being said, the experience at General Assembly was far below SUB STANDARD and HERE is why:
         1. The course producers had/have no experience in teaching, curriculum design, or coding....Let me reiterate....the people designing the courses have no prior experience, education, or training.  My original course producer I saw only once in 3 months.  Ano...

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  • Julia Lovett
    Julia Lovett
    Product Manager, Framebridge • Graduate
    Sep 15, 2014
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    Julia Lovett General Assembly Review

    I just finished the January cohort of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive in New York last week, and am pleased to share that the quality of my instructors, the curriculum, and my classmates all exceeded my expectations! We started with a strong foundation in Ruby and then built upon that foundation by learning SQL, PostgreSQL, Rails, and basic HTML. We combined all of those tools to build our first independent projects (basic CRUD application utilizing an API with user authorizat...
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  • Shu Ching Goh
    Anonymous
    UX Designer • Graduate • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) • Singapore
    Feb 27, 2024
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    Overall nice course, but be careful of the job placement promises

    I attended General Assembly's bootcamp in UX design, and while my instructor was knowledgeable and supportive, I experienced disappointment with their job placement promises. Initially, I was led to believe that the duration of landing a job post-graduation would be as per advertised, which is 6 months. However, the reality was different. It took me 2 months to land an internship and another 7 months to land a full-time job and I would say I am already one of the luckier ones in this cas...
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  • Methavee
    Anonymous
    Application Support Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Bootcamp (Part Time) • Singapore
    Jan 19, 2024
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    General Assembly (SEI bootcamp)

    The curriculum was well structured which made it easy for those new to the field to pick up and hone the in demand web development skillsets.

    Instructors were experienced and highly proficient.

    Career coaches were encouraging and attentive to the job search progress of the graduants'.

    Overall a very positive experience!
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  • Isabel Herring
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    Jan 05, 2024
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    Data Analytics Immersive - Great Experience

    I took the 12 week, data analytics full time boot camp. Like most folks, I enrolled in this course because I wanted to pivot careers into data. I'll skip to the most important part.  I landed a job as a sales and marketing analyst within a week of the course ending. I also had many interviews with great companies before I got an offer. So for me, it was a resounding success. But there are some BIG caveats people should be aware before enrolling. I believe I found quick success in my job ...
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  • Kiersten Johns
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    Student • 1. Data Science Bootcamp (Full Time) • Online
    Dec 13, 2023
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    Intense - but FUN!

    I recently had the privilege of enrolling in the Data Science Immersive Course, and I must say it exceeded all my expectations. The course was not only comprehensive but also exceptionally well-taught, thanks to our fantastic instructors, Tim and Rowan. The course structure was well-planned, covering a wide range of topics essential to data science. From statistical analysis to machine learning and data visualization, each lesson was thoughtfully designed to build a solid foundation of k...
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  • Alvita
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    Graduate • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) • Singapore
    Sep 27, 2023
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    Good for networking and kickstarting your UX journey

    For people like me who need a more structured learning environment, General Assembly provides a great way to learn UX. 
    I think having community of friends help me stay motivated and engaged. It helps that it provides me with a UX network to go to as well after I graduated from the course.
    The instructors and teaching assistant, Andy and Corinne, helped to provide feedback on my work which I appreciated.
    My career coach, Tania, also helps to look into my profile at a different l...
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  • Loh Xiu Ming
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    Designer • Graduate • User Experience Design (Short Course) • Singapore
    Sep 12, 2023
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    Good instructors

    My course instructors Mervy, Donovan, Clarice (TA) and Samantha (career coach) were perfect for me because they were so kind to share deep industry experience and insights on UX industry & also how I should position myself as a career switcher. I believe that learning from them spurted personal growth not just in UX design but in general my design career. 
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  • Carl M.
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    Student • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) • New York City
    Aug 22, 2023
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    I do NOT recommend General Assembly Software Engineering Bootcamp

    The office hours are limited and for the first weeks very reduced ones.  The instructor does not have a clue of what the student needs to learn to get hired for a software engineering job.  The refund policy is non-existent since they have never returned any money they promised to return for the unused portion of the classes.  The career coach was changed so we never had even one single meeting with the career coach for the first month of the bootcamp.  All material they teach is too bas...
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  • Nikki
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    Jul 13, 2023
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    Scam

    This is a waste.  They lead a person into believing that they can get a corporate job but corporate jobs want employee  with 4 year degrees. Don't ways your money.  You can go to an actual accredited college with your money. If you do pay share once you make a mear $40,000 a year you have to pay $400 a month.  That's a car payment or a nice chunk for housing/living expenses. A graduate is also limited to the program that general assembly teaches so is not versatile. What job assistance? ...
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  • Mira
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    Graduate • San Francisco
    Jul 11, 2023
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    Over promising and most did not land tech jobs

    I attended a UXDI bootcamp in 2021-2022 where the instructors were all recent graduates younger than me. They claimed a 99% hiring rate, which turned out to be false. Now, after more than a year, it's clear that General Assembly (GA) graduates didn't secure jobs as promised. I made the mistake of paying upfront and remained unemployed for the following seven months despite my continuous efforts to apply for positions. Eventually, I did find a job, but it wasn't in UX. This experience was d...

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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 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 ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated October 17, 2023
Did you know that UX Design students at General Assembly have opportunities to work with actual companies? Emily Hoehenrieder, Bradley La Pointe, and their group of General Assembly students conducted a thorough website re-design of the nonprofit, Kuda Vana . Learn what these General Assembly students were able to accomplish in just three weeks, plus the lasting impacts of their website redesign on Kuda Vana s fundraising efforts (spoiler alert the redesign project led ...

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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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