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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 (Short Course), Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full-Time), Software Engineering Bootcamp (Part Time), Data Analytics Bootcamp (Part-Time), Digital Marketing (Short Course), JavaScript Development (Short Course), User Experience Design Bootcamp (Full-Time), +10 more.
User Experience Design Bootcamp (Part-Time), User Experience Design (Short Course), Front-End Web Development (Short Course), Product Management (Short Course), Visual Design (Short Course), Data Science Bootcamp (Full-Time), Data Science (Short Course), Python Programming (Short Course), React Development (Short Course), Data Analytics Bootcamp (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
  • Online Software Engineering
  • Graduated: 2023



Job Support

"Horrible experience, do not recommend"

So where do I start. I am a former science major who was looking for a career change after realizing that lab work was no longer the road I wanted to travel and decided to leave my comfy position that I had for over 4 years to pursue something that I... Read More

  • Anonymous
  • Online Data Science
  • Graduated: 2023



Job Support

"Part-time flex program"

I enrolled in a part-time data science bootcamp and had high hopes for the course. However, my experience left much to be desired. The curriculum primarily consisted of reading materials with limited opportunities for practical application. This approach... Read More

General Assembly Reviews

  • Ben Sterlini | Data Analyst
  • Data Analytics (Short Course)
  • Graduated: 2022



Job Support

"Great course , helped me land my first data analyst job !"

I approached General Assembly with the goal of switching career into data analytics. I received support from their team to help me understand which course was best suited for my needs, explaining the data analytics space, which hard skills are most in... Read More

I learnt 3 main areas. Excel, Tableau and SQL. I had no previous experience coding prior to the course. Today in my show SQL is probably the backbone of what I do, and all the skills learnt in the course have 100% been useful and this has allowed me to pursue a career in data analytics.

Throughout the course, which I attended online, we had two assistants and the main instructor. All of them were super helpful and patient when needed. They controlled the group really well, so it really felt like there was a good vibe every time I tuned in to a class. It was also quite cool to have a class from all over the world, I'm based in Europe but we had people in the USA, Singapore and even Australia on the call.

I'd recommend General Assembly for anyone looking to change career. They helped me land a job, change my career, increase my earning potential and honestly I only have good things to say about them

  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Software Engineering Bootcamp (Full-Time)
  • Graduated: 2023



Job Support

"Don't go here"

Honestly everything you learn here can be learned on Youtube or by starting your own coding projects. I was lucky to get a job and have great teachers for my cohort but it seems like 98% of the students here aren't finding roles. This is largely due to... Read More

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