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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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  • Max
    Jon • Graduate • User Experience Design (Part-Time) • New York City
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    Jan 23, 2019
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    10 wk part time program is ok

    I already work as a designer and just needed to learn a bit more about UX. Just wanted to let others know that I enrolled in their part time 10 week course and found it quite useful. Of course this is not a comprehensive career switching course and only provides a good starting point (you will need to do much more in the future on your own or through other programs), but it provides good basic knowledge about the field and skills needed.

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  • Elson Tran
    Designer • Graduate • Seattle
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    Oct 10, 2018
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    General Assembly - User Experience Design Immersive Course

    I'm 6 business days removed from the course and I have an onsite interview with Amazon on 10 days after I graduated for a Designer Role. I am going through a recruiting agency but it was the resume rebuild that the outcomes program helped me with and my portfolio that was also designed in class that helped set me up. I received some prep info from the recruiting agency; after hearing what the company is looking for, I am confident that I have learned the skills needed from taking UXDI cour...

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  • Harry Stirling
    Co-founder at Bunk • Graduate • London
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    Oct 05, 2018
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    Web Development Immersive

    General Assembly taught me enough to co-found and lead the technical development of my startup. Having tinkered around with some web development during uni (although studying Geology) I'd always been interested in coding but didn't have the confidence to make a career change. 

    Fast forward a couple years to when I met Johnnie, a TA(teaching assistant) at GA. I hadn’t heard of General Assembly at this point and within a few minutes of speaking with him, I felt like the ‘dark arts’ ...

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  • Cheer Huang
    Graduate • User Experience Design Immersive • London
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    Sep 26, 2018
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    UX Designer

    My background is in Anthropology and Architecture, and I have recently accepted an offer from a tech consultancy. It took me a lot longer (about 6 months) to get my first UX job compared to my classmates (some of them started working right after the course, and the majority got a job within 3/4 months). 

    The course was very well structured with a mixture of lectures and practical tasks (done individually and in groups). Some of my classmates felt the topics were not as indepth, but...

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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
    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
    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
    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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General Assembly Alumni Outcomes

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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.

What courses does General Assembly teach?

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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