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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
    Technical specialist • Graduate • Web Development Immersive • Hong Kong
    Jan 19, 2017
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    Quick overview of WDI program

    What is the process like?

    Phone call with Admission Producer --> GA Dash exercise --> Interview with Admission Producer --> Bootcamp pre-work --> 3 Months Bootcamp --> Project Showcase + Networking --> Job Searching

    My experience

    I attended GA WDI HK (May - Aug 2016) and here's what I thought:

    • Inspiring and helpful instructors and classmates. GA is really good at creating energetic ...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • London
    Jan 10, 2017
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    The data but not the science, and poor customer support

    As an introduction I must say I did not enjoy my General Assembly experience, so this post may be biased.

    However I’ll do my best to stay as objective as possible, as in the end I still believe I got from the course 75% of what I was looking for.

    I was moderately satisfied as a learner, but very dissatisfied as a customer. To me the value for money was not there, as when you invest 10kGBP in a course you expect excellence.

    But the worst part was definitely the...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Data Science Immersive • San Francisco
    Dec 21, 2016
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    def Data_Science_Immersive(Not_worth, The_time, Or_money):


    If you are expecting a six figure salary after a three-month crash course in Data Science, stop dreaming. The course is crammed with difficult concepts by individuals who are not educators and rather former professionals who are best at telling you to "just google it." Although there are many takeaways from my experience at GA's DSI program, my most coveted takeaway is that there are no shortcuts to becoming a fantastic data scientist. The for-profit institution that ...

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  • Anonymous
    DS • Graduate • Data Science Immersive • San Francisco
    Dec 19, 2016
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    Best Data Science Immersive

    Entering the data science boot camp at GA was one of the best professional and academic choices I have made. The material I was exposed is directly applicable to the demands of the industry, as I have found many leading tech companies using them. The time and money I invested in this boot camp have been worthwhile.

    The boot camp is indeed heavy on the math and stats - as it should be- after all, data scientist deal with quantitative matters. It combines practical applications of ...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Data Science Immersive • San Francisco
    Dec 12, 2016
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    Data Science Immersive

    After graduating with a B.S. in a non-quant heavy major, I wanted to continue my education and applied to the GA DSI program.  For such a rigorous and math heavy curriculum, the technical assessment assignment only consisted of coding in SQL and then visualizing those results. If GA wanted to assess if an individual was ready for a quantitatively heavy and coding heavy program, the technical assessment should have been more centered on Statistics, Calculus, and Python instead of ...

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  • Anonymous
    alyssa.ackerman@gmail.com • Student • Digital Marketing (Part-time) • San Francisco
    Nov 20, 2016
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    Digital Marketing and UX

    I've taken General Assembly courses online and offline. They're commitment to quality is obvious and consistent no matter the format or topic of the course. In every class, you're working with professionals in the field. This means you're learning applicable tools, understanding how things really work (not theroteically but realistically), and hearing the language as it's used in the industry. You get a real feel for what working in that space is like. Teachers make themselves available fo...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Data Analytics (Part-time) • San Francisco
    Nov 14, 2016
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    General Assembly Part Time Data Analytics

    Instructors: I am so lucky to have a knowledgable instructor along with two other awesome TAs in my cohort. they are really awesome. They are really passionate about teaching and wanting students to succeed. They do know how to teach. I would suggest you to find out who the instructor is before taking this course because instructor is the key here.

    Recommandation: I wouldn't suggest you just go in there and only spend your time in the classroom. Utilizing your ...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development Immersive • San Francisco
    Nov 11, 2016
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    Wouldn't recommend

    After completing General Assembly’s full-time, 12-week WDI (Web Development Immersive) Bootcamp in San Francisco, I highly recommend choosing another bootcamp. There are far better bootcamps out there than GA that will get you where you want to be; hired as a Web Developer/Android Developer/UX..

    What General Assembly is really good at is creating a supportive and encouraging community of students and teachers that support each other and don’t pressure you beyond what ...

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  • Anonymous
    UI Designer • Graduate • Sydney
    Nov 06, 2016
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    A roller coaster 10 weeks

    Like all study's there are ups (fun class great insturctor and assistant) and downs (jam packed with fast moving topics to cover and semi difficult assignments to complete while working) 

    Nick ( the instructor) and Vito (assistant) were well rounded, very pro in all topics , there is never an "I don't know moment".

    Fun classes and assignments, great encouragement and enthusiasm.

    Fast pace for beginners that will come out at the end ...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Data Science Immersive • Washington
    Nov 05, 2016
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    Mixed instruction. Need more interaction with data scientists

    Mixed bag of instructors. Materials had a some errors. Admin staff was unresponsive at times. Not enough data scientists brought in for teaching and career insight. This could change going forward as feedback was given and the instructors for the next cohort sound potentially better. I was still able to learn machine learning, but the process could have been much smoother.

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  • Anonymous
    Web Development Immersive • Melbourne
    Oct 12, 2016
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    Best Investment

    I attended web development immersive course at GA and it's undoubtedly the best investment of my time and money. I came from a programming background but still I have learnt so many new things and improved my coding skills. It helped me make a career change and landed me in the job I love to do.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Front End Web Development (10 week part-time) • Seattle
    Oct 11, 2016
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    Front End Web Dev

    Build a fully responsive, interactive website that stands apart from the usual templates.

    Understand how a skillful mix of programming and layout powers the web we see – and how teams collaborate to create it.

    Use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, GitHub, and Sublime in concert.

    I was so excited to be in this course and it was marketed as a Beginner course that anyone could take!

    I felt overwhe...

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General Assembly Alumni Outcomes

97%
Employment Rate
82%
Graduation Rate
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Median Salary
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

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

Recent General Assembly News

Jess Feldman
Updated May 30, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Updated March 30, 2023
Course Report March 2023 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Happy Women s History Month! This March on International Women s Day, we hosted a live Q&A with four bootcamp alumnae to hear about their career changes into tech and their tips for other women considering pivoting into tech. Layoffs at big tech companies continued through March, but despite this turbulence, IT hiring predictions for Q2 2023 are looking strong. The popular veterans benefit, VET TEC will wrap up at the ...
Jess Feldman
Updated April 14, 2023
As a response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, most in-person bootcamps quickly transitioned to online or remote classrooms. In 2023, hybrid classrooms and immersive online learning continue to be popular, but in-person bootcamp options are available again. If you ve been waiting for an in-person classroom to start your career change, then here are the 33 in-person coding bootcamps with campuses in the U.S. 3 Reasons to Go to In-Person Coding Bootcamp In-person learning may ...
Liz Eggleston
Updated March 27, 2023
In honor of International Women's Day this year, we hosted a Live Alumni Q&A featuring four women who broke into tech by attending bootcamps! The panel answered real questions from the audience like What inspired these women to make a career change into tech and why they chose bootcamps like General Assembly , Sabio , LearningFuze , and Skillcrush ? What does mentorship look like for women making career changes into tech? Are you ever too old to make a career change into tech? ...
Jess Feldman
Updated March 22, 2023
Welcome to Ask a Career Coach , an advice-column where real bootcamp career coaches answer a question from a Course Report reader. Today, Bradford Smith from General Assembly is answering a question about whether bootcamp graduates are still landing high-paying tech roles in spite of the turbulent job market of 2023. Bradford has a background in technical recruitment and is the Outcomes Manager & Senior Career Coach at General Assembly. Have a question for the Career ...
Jess Feldman
Updated March 29, 2023
Course Report February 2023 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup We re bringing you news of 70M in fundraises and acquisitions this February, and how a few coding bootcamps are making the shift to include apprenticeships. Layoffs at big tech companies continued to loom in the headlines — but are those layoffs actually affecting bootcamp graduates? We dive in! Plus, there was more movement around OPM regulation and a new Pell Grant bill for short-term programs, and 7 bootcamps new to ...
Jess Feldman
Updated 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 their hiring processes to include skills-based hires. Plus, find out which 15 bootcamps we added ...
Jess Feldman
Updated 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, and we were excited to learn of a tech training progra aimed at supporting women. Plus, ...
Liz Eggleston
Updated January 04, 2023
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 translate best into specific tech paths? What are technical hiring managers looking for in 2023? ...

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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 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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