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General Assembly

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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 bootcamps and courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science and more. 

To help students land their first job in a tech role, the full time bootcamp experience is led by instructors who are expert practiti...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • San Francisco
    Jul 25, 2016
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    User Experience Design Immersive

    I took the User Experience Design Immersive course that ended in May 2016.  Overall, I had a great experience.  I feel like I gained a really solid foundation for understanding what UX is, and also some great practical skills for moving forward.  I think the fact that the GA course is structured around 5 projects allowed me to gain invaluable experience in working on teams, and design presentation/storytelling that will be very useful for me as I move forward in my career.  I found my clas...

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  • Anonymous
    Web Development Immersive • Washington
    Jul 17, 2016
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    Poorly managed, unprofessional, sketchy curriculum

    I am deeply disturbed by this program and its lack of professionalism, and it makes me really sad since I had great expectations.

    The curriculum is poorly managed and developed. A lot of it is borrowed from, or exactly the same as, free online resources like code school and codeacademy. Yet for this program, you pay 13,500.

    The grading and supervision is all over the map. I've gotten perfect marks on assignments where multiple other students hit the criteria better than...

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  • Anonymous
    Operations Lead • Graduate • London
    Jul 13, 2016
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    Front-End Web Development

    GA's Front-End Web Development (FEWD) course was a fantastic way to kickstart my career and make a long-awaited transition from journalism into tech. 

    I came across the FEWD course shortly after GA moved to London and after meeting Devin Hunt (the lead instructor) and the GA support team I was excited to enrol in the program.

    I had no prior programming experience going into the course and I must admit I was a little nervous but the instructors adapted...

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  • Anonymous
    Project lead and strategist • Graduate • Web Development Immersive • London
    Jul 12, 2016
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    Web development immersive

    intensive 3 month full stack web development course.

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  • Anonymous
    UX Designer • Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • London
    Jul 11, 2016
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    UX Design Immersive

    I not only learned alot on the UX design immersive course, I grew and developed into a UX practitioner, honing and developing my craft as I work on more projects.

    Without GA I would not have been able to change my career and make so many wonderful friends along the way. I think the course has changed my life and it has helped me do what I always wanted to do, make a small contribution and impact, improving lives, products and services incrementally a little bit day by day.

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • London
    Jul 06, 2016
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    The best course I've been on in years

    I studied IT at university and frankly didn't really learn enough to start building a fully responsive website. I recently started my own business offering guided tours around the British Countryside and wanted to create my own website from scratch. 

    I stumbled upon General Assembly's Front End Web Development (FEWD) course in London after a conversation with a friend who had taken one of their workshops. 

    After speaking with one of their friendly Admissions team I was ...

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  • Anonymous
    UX Mobile Designer • Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • Atlanta
    Jul 04, 2016
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    Do what you love - you will!

    I have to admit I was initially skeptical of leaving my current job and committing to the User Experience Design Immersive, looking back, I am so glad I did. It's a big deal to decide to leave what is familiar, have little to no financial support, and be open to something that you don't know will work out, that's why the staff at GA is wholly committed to help you "do what you love". It's a mantra that we've all heard before, but in my experience at the Atlanta campus, it truly underlies e...

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  • Anonymous
    Presentation Layer Engineer • Graduate • Web Development Immersive • London
    Jul 01, 2016
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    GA helped me change the future of my career!

    I went to GA and took the Web Development Immersive course because I was ready to change my career. I wasn't just signing up for classes online in the evening; I was ready to fully take my future into my own hands and DO something about it. GA did that for me, and so much more.

    WDI is an extremely challenging course and not just mentally and physically but emotionally too. I probably spent nearly 100 hours a week learning and practicing the fundamentals of web development from sc...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Immersive • Atlanta
    Jul 01, 2016
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    General disappointment

    If you have a background or degree in tech, great if not good luck. I compare this course to learning Chinese, inside of a Chinese classroom, with a Chinese instructor, who only speaks Chinese and you've never heard a word of Chinese in your life. Some people were able to catch on but the majority of them had degrees or a background in Tech. If you're just a regular person such as myself, I definitely would not recommend General Assembly to you. This course is not designed for every day peopl...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Immersive • New York City
    Jun 29, 2016
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    Web Development Immersive

    At General Assembly we learned full-stack web development. The teachers were very nurturing and cared a great deal about student learning and engagement. Although the curriculum was jam packed, my peers and I left with a great set of skills that go beyond the classroom.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Data Science Immersive • Washington
    Jun 28, 2016
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    Data Science Immersive - What you are and aren't getting

    I've had a great time in DSI and learned a ton. I went from not knowing python to being able to successfully implement complex machine learning techniques in the span of a few months.

    That being said; anyone considering the program should know what they are and are not getting from DSI:

    • DSI is not a python software development course. You will learn how to manipulate and analyze data using python, but python itsel...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • Data Science Immersive • Washington
    Jun 27, 2016
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    Intense, but worth it!

     

    GA's data science immersive has been the single most intellectually challenging experience of my life, making college look like a walk in park.  However, in the past 11 weeks, I have learned an extraordinary amount and feel confident about my prospects in entering the workforce, particularly given the extremely high demand for data scientists right now.

    As earlier reviewers have mentioned, the GA's data science immersive is a pilot program, and GA DC got off to a part...

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General Assembly Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
82%
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Of the students who enroll at General Assembly, 82% graduated. 64% of graduates were job-seeking and 97% 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 2767 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee92.3%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
Download the General Assembly 2021 Outcomes report reviewed by KPMG here: https://ga-public-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/General-Assembly-Outcomes-Report-Latest.pdf
* 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

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

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

$1000 Accessibility Tuition Discount

Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive accessibility 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.
  • Your annual income in the recent 12 months is less than $40,000 USD (£28,000 GBP,  30,000€ EUR, $40,000 AUD, $40,000 SGD, or $40,000 CAD).
  • Your course start date is between October 15th, 2022 and January 31st, 2023
  • Discount is limited to a maximum of 25 students per month across all courses.
  • 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 Immersive (Online)
  • 3. User Experience Design Immersive Bootcamp (Online)
  • 2. Software Engineering Immersive Bootcamp (Online)
  • 1. Data Science Immersive Bootcamp (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 
  • Your course start date is between October 15th, 2022 and January 31st, 2023
  • Discount is limited to a maximum of 15 students per month across all courses.
  • 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

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

Recent General Assembly News

Jess Feldman
Published January 03, 2023
Course Report · 2022: The Year in Review for Coding Bootcamp News As we wrap up 2022, we’re reporting on the biggest coding bootcamp news about fundraises and new campuses that we saw in December. A new study released this month detailed how to increase bootcamp graduate outcomes in today’s job market. A tech-recruiter-turned-software-engineer weighs in on why employers need to update th...
Jess Feldman
Published November 30, 2022
Course Report · November 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup This November, two bootcamps announced acquisitions and $70 million was invested in alternative education. We’re covering how November’s midterm elections here in the U.S. could impact support for education and workforce development in the upcoming years. Tech apprenticeship programs continue to grow and gain bipartisan support, ...
Liz Eggleston
Published November 22, 2022
What is on the horizon for tech bootcamps in 2023? In this Live Q&A, we covered the major trends that our experts from General Assembly, Springboard, Coding Temple, and Code Fellows are expecting in 2023. Table of Contents Jump to the questions that you're most interested in! What were the most popular courses/subjects in 2022? Will Web3 grow in the future? Which past careers ...
Jess Feldman
Published November 16, 2022
When COVID hit, Justin leapt at the opportunity to pursue a career in software engineering. He chose the online Software Engineering Immersive bootcamp at General Assembly (which he could attend from his home in Seattle). And after graduating, Justin got an internship with the U.S. Census Bureau to build a cross-functional app for The Opportunity Project, a platform to turn federal open data ...
Jess Feldman
Published November 02, 2022
Course Report · October 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Happy October, Course Report readers! This month, interest in blockchain continued to gain traction as we saw a new fundraise in the blockchain bootcamp space. We’ve got an update on ISA regulation, and we’re rounding up several public/private partnerships with bootcamps. In this news roundup, we’ll touch on the importance of skil...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 15, 2022
In this Live Q&A, admissions representatives from 5 coding bootcamps – General Assembly, Tech Elevator, Springboard, Devmountain, and Flatiron School – offer their expert insight on the bootcamp admissions process. They’re answering popular questions like: What is the bootcamp application process like? Do I need previous coding experience to apply for a bootcamp? Is there an ideal...
Jess Feldman
Published September 09, 2022
With their hard-working determination and unique ability to clarify difficult material, teachers have long been an asset to their teams. But with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 alongside low teacher salaries and long hours on the job, many educators began to reconsider their career choice. According to LinkedIn, the number of teachers on the site who left for a new career increased...
Jess Feldman
Published September 01, 2022
Course Report · August 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup This August, saw over $175M in fundraises in the coding bootcamp space! Republicans in the US shared what they would like to see in an expanded Pell Grant program, and an OPM giant, 2U, had some growing pains as it shifts to focusing on edX. Skills-based hiring continues to be top of mind for employers, so we’re shining light on th...
Jess Feldman
Published August 10, 2022
Marion “Mell” Lessington III was working at a local bank in Atlanta, but in his 30s, he began second-guessing his career path. When the pandemic struck, Mell used it as an opportunity to reskill by enrolling in the remote Software Engineering Immersive bootcamp at General Assembly. Mell shares how General Assembly ensured his success in his new tech career by helping him land an apprenticeshi...
Liz Eggleston
Published July 07, 2022
Thom Strub worked in a jewelry store, at a local art school, and as a bartender before he enrolled in General Assembly’s Software Engineering Immersive. Find out how expectations met reality for Thom, his advice on knowing when you’re ready to enroll at a bootcamp, and how he landed his first job as a Salesforce Developer at Slalom. And watch the full alumni panel here for advice from 4 othe...

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General Assembly costs around $16,450. On the lower end, some General Assembly courses like Digital Marketing On-Demand cost $950.

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General Assembly offers courses like 1. Data Science Immersive Bootcamp, 2. Software Engineering Immersive Bootcamp, 3. User Experience Design Immersive Bootcamp, 4. Data Analytics Immersive and 15 more.

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.

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