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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 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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  • Jonathan
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    Graduate • Washington
    May 01, 2020
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    Web development

    This course is a waste of 15k. They make it pretty clear that they only care about the money. I was struggling with the program as I had never done programming before and was ignored by the lead instructor when I reached out for help. When I went to the head of the DC program she was very condescending and told me to just get through the program (so I couldn’t get a partial refund for the course). You will be better off teaching yourself and hiring a private tutor, you will save thousand...
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  • Eunice
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    Graduate • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) • Singapore
    Apr 01, 2020
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    Review on Software Engineering Immersive Course

    This course gives a big picture on what the world of web development is about. The course is structured in a way whereby they introduce each concept one by one, from front end -> back end -> a new language -> front end library. There are teaching assistants (TA) to help you as the class can be quite big for the instructor to handle alone. Besides that, after the end of each project, instructor/TA will be doing post mortem and provide you with constructive feedback. Overall, it i...
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  • Dorina
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    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Management (Short Course) • Sydney
    Jan 14, 2020
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    Great experience

    Had a great experience in the part time 10 week product management course. The instructor was very helpful, knowledgeable and very passionate about product with years and years of experience.

    Everyone at GA was really helpful, it's a great environment to learn in!

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  • Ilya Kvyatkovskiy
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    Data scientist • Graduate • 1. Data Science Bootcamp (Full Time) • New York City
    Dec 18, 2019
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    Data Science Immersive

    A great course for someone with a solid background in statistics and calculus, otherwise you're going to suffer.

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  • Lauren
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    Dec 04, 2019
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    NOT WORTH THE MONEY

    After takeing two courses through General Assembly I would highly recomend PASSING onto another university! They are very quick to get you enrolled and will contact you within the same day HOWEVER, they will not refund you your money after you withdrawl during the course. Bootcamps are marketed as a "One and Done" type of course ensuring you will leave with a portfolio presentable for the career of your choosing. What they do NOT INFORM you of, is that you will NOT BE READY to enter the ca...

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  • Michelle C.
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    Student • 1. Data Science Bootcamp (Full Time) • Boston
    Sep 25, 2019
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    Data Science Immersive - Well Worth It

    I took the Data Science Immersive Program in Boston and I'm very happy with the experience. I made the career switch after being in my previous career for more than 10 years and was also 5-8 months pregnant while taking the program.

    My greatest advice to others taking the program: manage your time well the whole time and work hard. It's a short 3 months compared to going back to graduate school/college, so grit your teeth and just push through. The program was 

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  • Andy Lam
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    Product Designer • Student • 3. User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full Time) • Boston
    Sep 04, 2019
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    Art director incorporating UX to become a better designer. Loved the experience. I would recommend it to anyone... with a caveat.

    Understand that this program is only 10 weeks. A lot is crammed into the curriculum, and a lot is left out of it as well.  Understand that you need to put in 100% to get out 100%, inside and outside of the program. If you're not ready for that, you will struggle.

    If you're ready, read on.

    My background is in visual design and management. Those skills flow very nicely into UX. If you have a similar background, you will have an advantage. If you don't, you just have to wo...

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  • Adriana Smith
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    Student • User Experience Design Immersive (Full-Time) • Seattle
    May 22, 2019
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    Very poor execution due to Corporate Culture

    This bootcamp has serious limitations. Unless you have a  background in design, graphic design and/or have previously started working on a portfolio you might probably be better off investing in a different bootcamp that is serious about the quality of its teachers. There is some learning, but it is important for a  prospective student to seriously ponder if such learning justify $14,000, and forgoing at least 3 months of salary.

    The bootcamp is designed for the student to delive...

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  • Jeana
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) • Boston
    Mar 21, 2019
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    Web Development Immersive

    I took the Web Development Immersive in Providence which is supported by the Boston GA office. The immersive was everything I wanted it to be. Expectations for course content were very clear and there was support at every step from instructors and outcomes staff. 

    Taking a bootcamp feels like a big risk and I looked into a few different options before choosing GA. I chose this bootcamp because it had positive reviews, friendly and informative staff, relevant programming langauage...

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  • Mike
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    Graduate • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) • Boston
    Mar 18, 2019
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    Great school!

    Hi,

    I graduated from General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Bootcamp in June of 2018.They offerred amazing support and great lessons in how to build web applications. I didn't have a strong technical background and, at first, the material was hard to grasp. However, I was able to complete the bootcamp and learn a great deal about computer programming and gained a skillset in a number of coding languages!

    Best,

    Mike

     

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  • Ben
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    Graduate • Washington
    Jan 09, 2019
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    Jack of all flavors, master of none

    The course content was nothing more than could be obtained for a fraction of the price on various sites: exclusively lectures that provided a very broad overview of JS and various flavors (jQuery, APIs, React, etc.) but never got into depth with any of them. The scope would have been excusable, but there was none of the interaction/cooperation with peers or the instructor that I expected from an in-person class. Additionally, the little homework that was assigned was barely graded and the ...

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  • Andrew
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    Student • 2. Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full Time) • London
    Nov 10, 2018
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    disappointing

    Here is a honnest summary of my experience at GA:

    The instructor was often disrespectful and would make fun of foreign student accents, show lack of patience or inappriopriate humour.

    During projects, he would just go out to the hairdresser or disappear, and sigh when we ask questions.

    The content of the curriculum was ok, but would not be explained in details. If you want to learn to code, then learn it beforehand...

    At times, the teacher was showin...

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    Julien Deslangles-Blanch of General Assembly

    Senior Regional Director - Europe

    Dec 17, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We always strive to provide a stellar experience to all of our students, and we take your comments very seriously. While we do not have a student matching the name on this review, we would welcome the opportunity to connect and discuss these concerns. We encourage you to reach out to our team at studentserviceslondon@generalassemb.ly? Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon.

General Assembly Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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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:
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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)

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General Assembly Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.4
Curriculum
4.3
Job Assistance
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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. 689 General Assembly alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed General Assembly and rate their overall experience a 4.29 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 689 reviews of General Assembly on Course Report! General Assembly alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed General Assembly and rate their overall experience a 4.29 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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