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As of January 1, 2021, Flatiron School no longer offers ISAs.

While Flatiron School provides online and on-campus options in several major U.S. cities, General Assembly's network spans several countries in addition to its online programs. Both schools have part-time and full-time bootcamps. Additionally, both provide several payment options, including monthly installments or an income share agreement (ISA). Flatiron School provides scholarship opportunities for underrepresented populations while General Assembly has a Social Impact team dedicated to supporting students that are underrepresented or may face enrollment challenges, especially veterans and women. General Assembly also works with several employers to find potential sponsorship opportunities. Flatiron School employs the use of JavaScript and Ruby for its main programming languages, while General Assembly uses Python, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Flatiron School General Assembly
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Courses Cybersecurity Engineering, Data Science, Data Science - A.I. emphasis, Flatiron School’s Learn Cybersecurity for Free. Sign Up., Flatiron School’s Learn Data Science for Free. Sign Up, Flatiron School’s Learn to Code for Free. Sign up, Flatiron School’s ‘Intro to Product Design’ lesson for free. Sign Up., +6 more.
Online Cybersecurity Engineering, Online Data Science, Online Data Science - A.I. emphasis, Online Software Engineering, Product Design (UX/UI), Software Engineering
Data Analytics (Part-Time), Software Engineering Immersive (Full-Time), Digital Marketing (Part-Time), JavaScript Development, User Experience Design Immersive (Full-Time), User Experience Design (Part-Time), Front-End Web Development (Part-Time), +7 more.
Product Management (Part-Time), Visual Design (Part-Time), Data Science Immersive (Full-Time), Data Science (Part-Time), Python Programming (Part-Time), React Development (Part-Time), Data Analytics Immersive (Full-Time)
Cost $15,000 - $17,000 $2,800 - $15,950
Location(s) Online, New York City, Washington D.C., Seattle, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Brooklyn, Denver Online, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne, Providence, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Sydney, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, Toronto, Denver, Singapore, Orlando, Scottsdale

What is Flatiron School?

Flatiron School has four bootcamps that prepare students for a career in the tech industry.

Flatiron School is a global school that offers immersive programs that train and prepare people for careers in software engineering, data science, cyber security, and design. Students can attend an in-person bootcamp or learn remotely through their online programs. For those who want to explore a bootcamp is the right fit, several free prep courses and coding classes are also available.

Highlights: Whether in-person or online, program offerings cover in-demand careers. Both data science and cybersecurity bootcamps have been added, and Flatiron's coding bootcamp continues to evolve to teach the most current software engineering skills. Full-time bootcamps last 12-15 weeks.

Financing/scholarship options: Students have the option to pay upfront or sign an Income Share Agreement (ISA). The ISA ensures that students pay tuition once a minimum income is achieved. Students are required to pay an initial deposit, though monthly scholarships are available for individuals who have experienced barriers to education. Interested candidates may also qualify for other scholarships aimed at increasing diversity in the tech field. Additionally, some Flatiron programs include a money-back guarantee; graduates who meet all qualifications and requirements yet are unable to secure employment within 180 days are entitled to a tuition refund.

What makes Flatiron School unique?

Once graduated, students can work with a personalized career coach to practice networking, create a resume, and prepare for interviews.

Go to Flatiron School's full page

What is General Assembly?

Along with an alumni network and professional partnerships, General Assembly strives to improve education access with financing options, free training, and scholarship programs. General Assembly has campuses in six countries. Full-time immersion programs in Web Development, Data Science, and UX Design are available.

Highlights: All students have access to personalized career coaching. There are also flexible course options, including part-time and full-time classes through online or campus-based learning. Online courses are designed to accommodate a student's schedule, with classes lasting between 10-13 weeks.

Financing/scholarship options: General Assembly's Social Impact team is available to provide more information about financial resources and opportunities for underrepresented individuals in the tech industry. Individuals may also consider the company's deferred tuition option that aims to diversify the tech industry and identify new talent. General Assembly offers resources to veterans and their families and accepts GI Bill funds.

What makes General Assembly unique?

Alongside coursework, students have access to workshops and events with industry leaders. Graduates from General Assembly programs have gone on to secure employment at'companies that include Google, Microsoft, and IBM.

Go to General Assembly's full page

Flatiron School Reviews

  • Anonymous | Job
  • Graduated: 2018



Job Support

"Great school"

It's a good place to study..the instructors are industry experts and take their time to explain the nitty gritty of the courses. I would recommend for anyone seeking to break into tech or switch profession. The syllabus is also well crafted and very well... Read More

  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Online Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2021



Job Support

"Waste of time. They want your money."

I found my therapist through Flatiron. That's the only positive I have from them. If you disregard my warning then you're gonna need a good therapist like I got. Their success rates apply to NY or CO hires. If you plan to work elsewhere in the country... Read More

General Assembly Reviews

  • Anonymous | Part-time Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Immersive Remote (Flex)
  • Graduated: 2023



Job Support

"Poor instruction. Students struggling to get jobs in Software Engineering"

Instructors (HW) are not knowledgable and do not know what the student needs to learn to get a job. The outcomes part 3 weeks with no classes at all. The group morale down for not enough support to get assignments done. The cost of this bootcamp for the... Read More

  • Anonymous
  • User Experience Design Immersive
  • Graduated: 2023



Job Support

"General Assembly"

I recently graduated from the UX Design immersive at GA. As a career changer who was looking to build my hard skills using tools like Adobe and Figma, I think the bootcamp was a good place to start. If I had one complaint about my specific program it's... Read More

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