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About General Assembly

Location: Online, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne, NYC, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sydney, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, Toronto, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte, Brisbane, Adelaide, Edinburgh, Manchester, Washington D.C., Denver, Singapore, Salt Lake City, Phoenix

General Assembly is creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. General Assembly... Read More

Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at over 25 campuses across four continents.

During the 2020 hiring shutdown, GA's students, instructors, and career coaches never lost focus, and the KPMG-validated numbers in their Outcomes report reflect it. *For students who graduated in 2020 — the peak of the pandemic — 74.4% of those who participated in GA's full-time Career Services program landed jobs within six months of graduation. General Assembly is proud of their grads + teams' relentless dedication and to see those numbers rising. The report can be found at: https://ga-public-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/General-Assembly-Outcomes-Report-Latest.pdf

2020 OUTCOMES DATA FOR FULL-TIME PROGRAMS
Student Outcomes and Demographics

FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Enrolled 5,105 -
• Withdrawals 684 - 13.4%
• Non-Graduates 120 - 2.3%
• Graduates 4,301 - 84.3%
Total Graduation Rate - 86.0%

GA CAREER SERVICES
Full-Time Seekers 2,530 -
• Placement Within 180 Days of Graduation 1,883 - 74.4%
• Placement More Than 180 Days After Graduation 537 - 21.3%
• No Placement as of This Report 110 - 4.3%
Total Placement Rate (Of total placement rate 93.3% are full-time outcomes, 6.7% are part-time outcomes) - 95.7%

Extended Seekers 330 -
• Placement Within 365 Days of Graduation 198 - 60.0%
• Placement More Than 365 Days After Graduation 38 - 11.5%
• No Placement as of This Report 94 - 28.5%
Extended Seeker Placement Rate Of total placement rate 84.7% are full-time outcomes, 15.3% are part-time outcomes - 71.5%

Graduates Who Do Not Participate to Completion 1,441 -
• Unresponsive to Coach Outreach 642 - 14.9%
• Noncompliant With Career Service Requirements 332 - 7.7%
• Job Seeking Outside of Field of Study 149 - 3.5%
• Return to School 104 - 2.4%
• Family or Health Issue 85 - 2.0%
• Return to Previous Job 91 - 2.1%
• Personal Interest Only 22 - 0.5%
• Visa or Geographic Barrier 14 - 0.3%
• Return to Active Duty 2 - <0.1%
Overall Nonparticipant % - 33.5%

Courses

Data Science Immersive

Cost: $15,950
Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Toronto, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte, Brisbane, Adelaide, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Your best course for career transformation. This full-time data science bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired.

Data Science Part Time

Cost: $3,950
Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: Online, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte, Brisbane, Adelaide, Edinburgh, Manchester, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, NYC, Phoenix, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Create robust predictive models with statistics and Python programming. Build confidence and credibility to tackle complex machine learning problems on the job.

Python Programming

Cost: $3,950
Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: Online, Toronto, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte, Brisbane, Adelaide, Edinburgh, Manchester, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, NYC, Dallas, Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne, Washington D.C., Singapore, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, San Diego
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Gain fluency in Python — the world's fastest-growing major programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications.

React Development

Cost: $3,950
Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: Online, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, Boston, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte, Brisbane, Adelaide, Edinburgh, Manchester, Salt Lake City, Toronto, London, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Washington D.C.
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Expand your JavaScript programming skills, and boost your profile at work — and on the job market. Learn to build sophisticated, scalable web applications.

General Assembly Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.29/5 (979 reviews)

Anonymous

8/12/2015

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User Experience Design Immersive

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"I taught design for several years after practicing design for 15 years at Microsoft, and I'm impressed with the UXDI curriculum from GA"

Pros:
You'll emerge from the immersive with a customized, branded, functional UX Design Portfolio which includes at least four design projects.
You'll learn from experienced industry professionals.
You'll have support in your job hunt from GA staff.
You'll... Read More

Cons:
In 10 weeks, you're going to be drinking from the firehose of new information - this is a boot camp experience and it can be stressful if the rest of your life is in any way unsettled. You'll also get exposed to the techniques and tools, but it will be up to you to put in the iterations required to integrate the training and convert it to fluency.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2015

8/11/2015

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"GA is great on most levels"

Pros: Great environment, phenomenal network, amazing camaraderie. In just 10 weeks of the Product Management Immersive (PMI) you can go from a newbie to someone who's well-versed in all things PM. You work through five projects in that time period, including... Read More

For the ten weeks you're in, your class, your teams and General Assembly community are your family and your world. Post-grad - that's your go-to network in case of anything. And I mean it. You do not stop being a part of that community just because you graduated.

Instructors are experienced veterans in the field and impart a great deal of pragmatic/working/applicable knowledge to their students. They also push you a lot. It's not called a bootcamp for nothing. Practical exercises are abundant in every lecture and the learned skills are solidified through projects.

GA has a producer for everything: admissions, course, outcomes (job coaching and recruitment). Those are the people that help you progress from start to job.

We had a chance to present (and defend) out final projects (a full-scale site) at an industry night in front of a panel of industry experts. Additionally, there's a Meet & Greet event upon completion of the program where employers come in to look at your projects and you get a chance to network with them.

Cons: PMI is a relatively new GA program as compared to others (as of the date of this writing - 08/11/2015). There are some curriculum glitches, as the instructors are still trying to adjust it to the needs of every new cohort. Sometimes there was too much information provided which could not be properly soaked into our already exhausted minds. Having said that - everybody has their strengths, whether from prior experience or personal acumen, and some topics might be easier or harder for you specifically. The classmates help each other to catch up on whatever is needed (see "camaraderie" above).

Job coaches are very helpful, but overworked. They teach and assist you regularly, while during especially hectic weeks (like meet and greet weeks) it might be tough to get a hold of them. Nevertheless, these guys are extremely knowledgeable and very amicable. You come out with a great professionally looking resume, a GA profile (don't underestimate the GA profile) and a LinkedIn page worth mentioning.

Conclusion: PMI at GA is an outstanding program overall. Even with a few problems, you get highly rich pragmatic education that manages to compress years-worth of MBA, design schools and project management training into a 10-week program, and with better results. Additionally, you get into a very entrepreneurial/startup spirit during the course. Business development does not seem like a scary arcane monster anymore after you learn as much as you can in PMI: it's just a collection of processes for which you have now been endowed with a set of practicable tools.

The burning question: the job search. I know this is one of the major concerns for every bootcamp applicant and attendee. It's been a couple of weeks since the graduation and I'm applying in batches. So far I have some interviews coming up and replies from companies about when they'll beefing up their staff ranks (it's August, and many companies wait for fall budget approvals). Some of my classmates either already got into an internship through their client project connections or going through rounds of interviews.

During the course we had a number of panels with former students who either currently working or interning as product managers or in similar positions. Similar, that is because product managers are often not called product managers in many companies. You have to go by job descriptions. It might be strategists, marketing managers, producers, and whatnot.

GA has its own job board, which appears to be effective since I've got a couple of interviews out of it coming up this week. Following advices of career coaches seems to help a lot in getting interviews.

The bottomline from lessons of those who've done it before us is you really need to network and ACTIVELY search for the job. Unless you are independently wealthy and can afford a nice year-long vacation. Good for you, I say, good for you.

Carlye Cunniff
Graduated: 2015

8/11/2015

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User Experience Design Immersive

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"General Assembly UXDI an amazing experience, if you're ready for it."

I was beyond impressed by my experience at General Assembly Seattle. The instructors are extremely invested, knowledgable and committed to sending their students into the working world prepared. I loved that the course is constantly being updated and... Read More

I think the biggest con of the course is the intensity of it. I was ready to completely immersive myself in the course - I spend 70-100 hours a week working while in the ten week program. I didn't have another job, didn't see my friends very much and didn't keep up with many of my extra curricula's. I also was careful to take care of myself (mentally and physically) outside of the course. If you don't have the support system, or willingness to invest this much time and energy, I don't know if you would get as much out of the course. GA does provide outcomes support - but it is really support, you need to drive your own job search.

Before taking the GA course, I was working as a professional Irish dancer and movement educator - I currently work as the Designer in Residence for General Assembly, and am consistently going on interviews for UX jobs that I would love to have.

Cody

8/11/2015

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"General Assembly changed my life"

I went to GA Seattle WDI (Web Development Immersive) course. It changed my life. Within 1 1/2 months of graduation, I was offered a great job at a company that's considered one of the top 5 to work for in the pacific NW. Starting next week I'll be a Software... Read More

Apryl DeLancey
Graduated: 2015

8/10/2015

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Data Science

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"Love GA!"

I've not only taken the 11 week Data Science course but have attended many workshops and watched many courses online. Overall, GA has really helped me stay current with my skills and helped me innovate in my company. It's been quite some time since I... Read More

Anonymous

7/23/2015

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"Extremely disorganized, they never fulfilled promises. Job within 3 months? Good luck."

The teachers are a waste of time. What you are paying for is to sit in a room with other people also trying to learn to code.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2015

7/13/2015

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"Incredible Learning Opportunity for Digital Marketers"

I recently completed an Ad Optimization part time course with Bitmaker Labs in Toronto and couldn’t have more positive things to say about my experience. The course focused on building ads on Facebook and Google Ads by learning about copy writing, demographics... Read More

Sana
Graduated: 2015

7/3/2015

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"You get out, what you put in!"

I had a great experience at Bitmaker Labs. I went in with little to no expectations and had a very positive experience. The course was very manageable, being that it was only part-time and occurred once a week. I knew there was no obligation towards,... Read More

Davina

5/7/2015

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"I love their workshops."

I recently got accepted into GA and I couldn't be more excited. I have been taking their workshop classes and decided I wanted to apply for their full time class. The teachers are great and knowledgeable about what they are doing.

John
Graduated: 2014

5/2/2015

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"Good content with poor instructors. Very few cohorts received job offers after 3 months"

Pros:
The content includes many current technologies including Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Angular, etc.

Cons:
Instructors are subpar and many of the cohorts are still looking for a job after months of graduation.
I had heard that the class performance really... Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by General Assembly?

General Assembly offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, Income Share Agreements, Loan Financing, Deffered Payment, Upfront Payments, and 6 Month Deferred loans.

What courses are offered at General Assembly?

There are many courses you can take at General Assembly. These include Data Analytics Immersive, Data Analytics, Software Engineering Immersive, Software Engineering Immersive - Flex, Digital Marketing, User Experience Design Immersive, User Experience Design Part Time, +7 more. Front-End Web Development, Product Management, Visual Design, Data Science Immersive, Data Science Part Time, Python Programming, and React Development.

What types of programs are offered at General Assembly?

General Assembly has Full-Time and Part-Time programs for students that can be taken online or in-person.

In these programs, students can learn from and take advantage of one-on-one/group meetings with career coaches, access to exclusive networking opportunities, and more.

What are the job outcomes for General Assembly?

After graduation, 91.90% of alumni find a job.

General Assembly alumni work at various tech companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Visa, L'Oréal, and more.

What is the application process at General Assembly like?

Prospective students will need to submit an online form in order to apply to General Assembly.

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